Meetings

Alto is a rural club. We meet year round, less frequently during the winter months.  During the winter many of our members leave for warmer climates.

Our fund-raising activity begins in August with two local festivals, the Alto Harvest Festival and the Fallasburg Festival of the Arts.  We host a community Christmas party for Alto's children.  Over the winter we concentrate on supporting our charities in the community. We resume fund-raising activity again in May with White Cane.  Charter Night is usually held in July.

Alto Festival and Car Show

The Alto Festival is a one-day event in downtown Alto showcasing local clubs, organizations and musicians. A car show is held at the same time.  Depending on weather and other factors we may sell French fries and elephant ears, or we may provide donuts and cider, asking for a donation.     

Fallasburg Festival of the Arts

Fallasburg is a two-day juried arts and crafts festival sponsored by Lowell Arts.  We made French fries, elephant ears and fish dinners almost non-stop for two days.  We can turn a potato into French fries in just under 10 minutes and serve it hot and sizzling to our customers.  We use hundreds of pounds of fresh potatoes each year.   The Lions booth has been a fixture at this festival for over 20 years.

Alto Children's Christmas Party

The Alto Lions Club hosts a free Christmas party for every Alto child under the age of 12 .  This event has been held in Alto for over 60 years.   Some of the Alto Lions attended when they were children. The Lions, helped by donations from area businesses and individuals, began hosting the party over 20 years ago. 

Santa works the crowd handing out candy canes.  Children are called at random by number to pick out an age-appropriate gift.   We make sure that nobody leaves empty handed. This year we served over 100 children.  Leftover gifts are always given to charity.

White Cane

The Alto Lions hold White Cane in May of each year.  Businesses in Alto and the nearby towns of Caledonia and Lowell allow our members space in their parking lots and on their sidewalks to raise awareness and funds for the blind.

 

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