Grand Forks South Forks Lions


 Christmas in the Park

The holiday season is here.  The tradition continues as the Grand Forks Lions Clubs bring you Christmas in the Park.  This annual celebration in Lincoln Park features beautiful light displays throughout the park.  This event raises crucial funds for the Lions Clubs so they can continue to support numerous community projects.  You still have plenty of time to load up the car or bus and support the Lions by coming to see the lights.  Hours:  5:30 to 10:00 p.m. every evening.  Cost: $6 car, $10 limousine and $20 bus.  The light displays continue every evening through midnight on December 31.  See you there.


Lions Charity Fundraiser Set

It’s that time of year when the South Forks Lions and the Red River Lions Club host their biggest fundraising event.  This years Lions Charity Fund Raiser is set for November 16, 2017 at the East Grand Forks VFW Post 3817 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Events include door prizes, silent auction items and cash prizes.  The Grand Prize is $500 with another five $100 prize drawings.  Also enjoy entertainment and games throughout the evening.  Winners need not be present to win.  Each $50.00 ticket includes 2 meals.  More importantly your purchase of a ticket helps the Lions support many local charities including:
• American Diabetes Association
• Camps for the Disabled
• Red Cross
• Camp Sioux
• ND School For the Blind
• Girl Scouts
• Glasses and hearing aids for needy children
• Boy Scouts
• Leader Dogs For the Blind
• Dakota Lions Sight and Health (Eye Bank)
• Lions Park
• St. Michaels Christmas Program
• Salvation Army
• Northlands Mission
• Many many more local agencies/programs
So, why not purchase a ticket and come out and support a local service club?  You may find out that these folks seem to have a lot of fun and do many great things for our local community.  If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact Bryon at 218-779-2266.  

Look What You’ve Missed

If you haven’t been coming to the weekly Lions meetings, you’ve missed a lot.  Weekly Tuesday meetings at 7:00 a.m. at the Ramada Inn not only include delicious breakfasts but the best the area has in local speakers.  A wide range of topics, programs, businesses and services are discussed by local leaders from their respective fields.  The meeting is fun and informative and is over in 1 hour.  It is the best 1 hour of the week.  Please contact a Lion member and come for a visit, no pressure to join, but once you experience the fun time of gathering with other Lions, you won’t want to miss it.  Now what have you missed recently.

Luke Giever of the North American Shale Magazine

Emilia Hodgson of the Foundation for Education

Mark Kennedy President of UND

Corey Mock of the Greater Grand Forks

Young Professionals

Brad Westrum of Gerrells Sports Center

Melvin Jones Recipients

Ross Jorgenson and Dennis Horner

Lion G Paul Larson receives recognition for hosting a fun evening at his home for his Lion friends

New Member Wayne "Red" Knoll

New Member Dwayne Hafner

UND Fighting Hawks Coach Kyle "Bubba" Schweigert


Leon Comeau Recieves the Robert John 

LePage Service Award

Long time South Forks Lions member Leon Comeau recieved the prestigious Robert John LePage Service Award at the North Dakota Association of the Blind State Convention Banquet on the June 11 ceremony held in Minot.  The award recognized the qualities of - 'quiet, dedicated service to others, without fanfare or accolades.'  No better words describe Lion Leon better.  The list of his efforts on behalf of others and the South Forks Lions Club is long and impressive.  Quiet and done in the background really speak to his commitment to help others.  His time, talents and financial gifts are matched only by his friendly and humble nature.  The Grand Forks South Forks Lions are proud to call Lion Leon Comeau their own.  Congratulations Leon, well done and well deserved.

If you are interested in becoming a South Forks Lions Member or simply would want more information please email us at:

To view photos from Lions events and see photos of the excellent speakers that educate the Lions every Tuesday morning please click on the link below.  Learning about the many agencies, businesses and programs from the Greater Grand Forks area is one of the highlights of Tuesday morning meetings.  Please contact one of the Lions and plan to attend a meeting and see for yourself.

South Forks Lions Photo Gallery of Speakers and Events



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