OUR CLUB SERVICE PROJECTS
Used Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
Do you have used eyeglasses or hearing aids you no longer need? If so, please stop by the Lions Clubhouse on Chautauqua Blvd. in Millersport and drop them off into our collection box so we can recycle them for reuse by others in need. Most used eyeglasses go overseas to serve populations struggling with sight problems.
Our Lion members three to four times per year remove debris on a two mile section of State Route 204 from the western edge of Millersport to Cherry Lane as a service project for the Ohio Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway Program. It's hard work, but the end result is beautiful. Our environment is too important not to take time to give it a good cleaning once in a while.
White Christmas Cheer
Just a few days before Christmas, a bunch of us arrive at Millersport High School with our pick-up trucks and vans to serve as drivers for the Walnut Township Schools' Annual White Christmas Project. Lion members take several high school students in each vehicle loaded with food baskets and start making deliveries to several hundred senior citizens and families to bring Christmas cheer to our community. This partnership with our youth has been one of our most rewarding service projects since the 1960s.
Lions World Service Day
Every fall our members gather with tools and supplies in hand and fan out into the community to assist local residents not able to prepare their homes for the approaching winter. After we put a "Millersport Lions At Work" sign in the front yard we get busy clearing out gutters, raking leaves, installing storm windows, putting away lawn furniture, trimming trees, etc. This annual project always bring smiles to the faces of those that expect our arrival and the reward is a satisfaction in our heart, a pat on the back and sometimes a fresh baked cookie or brownie in the stomach. Benefits you always remember!
Maintaining Historic Lions Park
Our members spend several days each week from April to November, painting, mowing, building, repairing, landscaping, and much more to maintain Historic Lions Park for use as a site for family reunions, company picnics, wedding receptions, anniversary parties, community fundraisers and other related activities. Our Lions Clubhouse since 1967 has served as the community's Senior Citizens Center too. It is a busy place that requires lots of labor from a bunch of dedicated members. We have been maintaining Historic Lions Park since 1958.
Staffing a High School Football Game
Whether it is roasting hot dogs, popping hot popcorn, making hot chocolate or serving a cold drink, our Lions Club always looks forward each fall staffing the concession stand at a Parent Night or Homecoming Night at Millersport High School Football Stadium to free up an evening when the parents or athletic boosters don't have to worry about the food sales, thus enjoying the spirit of the game. It's fun and we never get tired of doing it.
Other Notable Service Projects
Over the years we have done some major community projects such as managing the Walnut Township Recycling Program and building a shelter house and picnic tables for the Millersport Veterans Park.