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The Coon Rapids Lions Club is very busy throughout the year with various events, projects and fundraisers! Clicking on the links will take you to more photos of the events which are posted on our Facebook page. Click here for more information on how YOU can get involved with the Lions!

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Books for Bango! is our club's Signature community project. The club donates the funds to purchase books for every elementary student in the Coon Rapids Area. Lions then run the game of Bango, and every student manages to win a book. Events take place once per school year at each of the elementary schools.  
     
  Holiday Gifts for Seniors in the Coon Rapids Area!  Lion members donate small gifts during the holiday season which are combined, wrapped and delivered to citizens of Coon Rapids whose names have been submitted to the Lions through the Senior Center.
     
Collecting Socks for Soldiers! Lion Brian's daughter is a medic with the National Guard in Afghanistan. Her unit flies wounded soldiers to the hospital on the other side of the mountains. Most of the soldiers they transport are both shoe- and sock-less, so they are apt to suffer from shock due to the high altitude. The Lions are collecting socks and knit hats to keep the wounded soldiers warm while being transported via helicopter to the hospital.  
     
 

Feeding the hungry in Coon Rapids through Loaves and Fishes at the Salvation Army! Loaves and Fishes feeds the hungry on Mondays and Wednesdays every week. Civic and faith-based organizations are encouraged to participate in this worthy cause.

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Through the Coon Rapids  Lions Foundation, the Lions recently donated the funds to purchase an electronic  message board to the city to be installed at Lions Coon Creek Park!

The Lions are currently seeking donations for the upcoming remodeling of the park, which will take place sometime in the next 3 to 5 years.
 Click here for more information on Lions Coon Creek park and how you can Contribute!

Click HERE to see videos on parks in Coon Rapids!

 
     

 

Annual Lions in the Park Open House community outreach and membership drive. 
Showcasing our events and partnerships in the community gives residents an idea of what we are involved in and offers information on how to get involved as a member of our Club.

     
Annual Pancake Breakfasts, spring and fall, the proceeds going to benefit youth organnizations. 
Area youth organizations such as the Scouts, the high school marching band and Police Explorers sell tickets, then receive 50% of their sales in return as a contribution. They are also encouraged to help at the breakfasts by serving coffee and clearing tables.

 

     

 

 

Helping with summer recreation camp programs at Camps Friendship, New Hope and Needlepoint.
Lions clubs donated funds to camps for both maintenance as well as "camperships" to help those who cannot afford the costs associated with attending the camps.

     
Annual Spring Classic Golf Tournament! 
Funds raised help to pay for our Lions for Literacy "Books-For-Bango" program which  gives books to every child in elementary school in Coon Rapids. In some instances, it happens to be the only book the child owns!

 

     

 

Annual Mid-Winter Wine & Epicurean Delights Extravaganza!
A fun way to raise funds for general giving such as donations to the police and fire departments, local food shelf, and women's and homeless shelters and guide-dog programs!

     
Lions Park Memorial Garden
Every spring Lions get together to clean out the garden, weed, and mulch the memorial garden located at Lions Coon Creek Park.

 

     

 

Bagging Groceries!
At least once or twice a year the Lions will bag groceries for tips, which are donated directly to the ACBC Food Shelf or CEAP.

     
Hooked on Fishing!
The Coon Rapids Lions Club donates the funds for, and volunteers to serve lunch at the annual Anoka County Hooked on Fishing program which teaches both water safety as well as fishing how-to's to local youngsters.

 

     
     
 

 

 

     
     

 

 

 

 

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