Zionsville Lions Club Members Aid Multiple Causes and Local Events
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Lions Club members consist of men and women aged 18 and up who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their local, state and world communities. By conducting service projects and raising funds, Lions strive to help those in need, wherever needs exist. Their motto is “We Serve.”
“We Serve” is not only a motto, but also a definition and philosophy. In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions at their annual international convention, challenging them to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” Since that time, service to the blind and visually impaired has become one of the association’s most significant activities.
Zionsville Lions Club (ZLC), with the help of a few members from other clubs, has screened around 15,000 students for vision this year. ZLC supports five major state projects including Lions Cancer Control Fund of Indiana, VisionFirst – Indiana Lions Eye Bank, Indiana Lions for Leader Dog, Inc., Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing, and Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
ZLC also owns and operates the 23-acre Lions Park with nine baseball diamonds, playgrounds and walk paths. The club holds big events, with the help of Partners in the Park, for the community in the spring, summer and fall. It’s a beautiful park to walk or play in. ZLC also support diabetes awareness and education, childhood cancer, environmental issues, disaster emergency preparedness, eye glasses and hearing aid collection, senior services, and scholarships. One group even restored a cemetery.
In addition to ZLC there are more than 46,000 Lions Clubs in countries around the world, with 1.4 million members. Zionsville has the largest Lions Club in Indiana. Plus, there is a local Alpha Leo Club for 13- to 17-year-olds.
If you have a heart to serve and would like more information, visit zionsvillelions.com. Donations may be made to the club on the website as well.
Zionsville Lions Club – Upcoming Events for 2022
In Lions Park
EGGnormous Egg Hunt – April 16
Heart for Diabetes 5K/10K Walk and Run – September 24
July 4th Celebration (Rain date July 9)
July Sunday Concerts in the Park – July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
Lions Fall Festival – September 9-11
Pumpkins & Hayrides – October 23
2022 Non-Lion Events With Lions Volunteers:
Wednesday Concerts in Lions Park – All Wednesdays in June and July
Miss Indiana Week – June 13-18
Miss Indiana Parade – June 18
Indiana State Fair – August 5-21
British Car Show – August 13
Spina Bifida Event – September 17
Zionsville Fire Department Pancake Breakfast – October 1