Lions "Serve" in Many Ways

By Beth Slade

Published in: Update - Issue 2 - 2016 »   

Have fun and support Leader Dog by
attending a Lions fundraiser in your

One thing that Lions know is that summer months are wonderful for bringing communities together. During these long, warm days Lions across the U.S. hold a multitude of fundraisers from dog walks to dinners to car shows.

Another thing that Lions know—nothing brings folks together like food! Whether it’s a pancake breakfast or a fish fry, Lions are great behind a grill! In Texas, you can grab some great grub at the Walter Gonzales Memorial Horseshoe Tournament and Fajita Cookoff—a combined effort with the Taylor Noon Lions Club. If that’s not to your liking, hike up to northern Minnesota where the Lakers Lions hold an annual Memorial Day bratwurst sale.

Do you like some fun with your food? Then look for the Lions logo on food trucks and booths at your local fair. Festival fare can range from hot dogs to fried Oreos. And chances are your local Lions club actually brought the fair to town, like the Rochester Hills Lions Club (MI) and the Rolla Lions Club (MO) both do in their communities. Other Lions-sponsored summer fun includes golf outings, car cruises and fishing tournaments.

Lions club members work hard year-round to raise money to support Leader Dog for the Blind and other organizations. The Lions motto, “We Serve,” starts with serving pulled pork to a hungry crowd but ends when the harness of a Leader Dog is put in the hands of someone who is blind.