Often referred to as the "Duck Pond Lions!  Every year since 1949, Springfield Host Lions have operated a Duck Pond at the Ozark Empire Fair as its major fundraiser for providing community services in Springfield and Greene County, Missouri.  All money raised is rspent for service projects!

About 1/3 of the club budget is spent for eyeglasses and sight projects, 1/3 for funding Lion sponsored organizations that serve a wider area and about 1/3 for providing other services in Springfield.

Chartered as the Springfield Lions Club, September 7, 1921, the club has sponsored at least nine other clubs, including the newest:  The Christian County Lions Club, meeting in Nixa and Ozark, MO.  2016 marked the 95th year of our club.

The Clubs mission includes:    Providing eyeglasses and hearing aids for needy persons;  Sponsoring an annual Picnic  and an annual Christmas Party for Blind and visually  impaired persons;  sponsoring the 4th Grade + Lions = Teamwork projects in 2 classrooms to help students understand blindness, eyecare and to meet blind persons in the community; eyeglass recycling.

The Lions History Walk is a long term project in Nathanael Greene Park that memorializes "Americans Who Have Made A Difference".  Nearly 30 stones explain the contributions of Melvin Jones, Helen Keller, George Washington Carver, Harry S Truman and many others who contributed to a better society.

 CHRISTA McAULIFFE, America's first teacher in space, is honored by the most recent stone, dedicated in June, 2017..  Despite her untimely death in the space shuttle Challenger, she continues to inspire students, teachers and ordinary persons with her dedication to education. She is truly an "American Who Made A Difference".


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