Boone Area Lions

Boone Lions are in their 83rd  year of serving the community. Boone Lions provide vision and hearing screenings, support those in need of eye exams and vision correction, and collect and distribute eye glasses and hearing aids for distribution to those in need world wide.  
Lions Vision Van 2013The Lions Mobile Vision and Hearing Screening unit will be at the Boone Wal-Mart on  Saturday, June 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to provide free vision and hearing screening.  No appoitment is necesary. 
The Boone Lions sponsor a local Red Cross Blood Drive, the Cub Scouts, a youth baseball team, and (through financial support of local Boone businesses, raise the American Flag along Boone streets on national holidays. In 2019 Flags will be raised on May 18, May 27, June 14, July 4, September 2, October 14 and Nov. 11.

Boone Lions Hoist the Flags in Boone Once Again in 2019

On Saturday May 18, 2019 the lions once again began a year of posting the American Flag all around Boone, NC . This is just a few of the 115 flags Boone Lions will post on the 7 major National Holidays. 

The Lions meet at Noon the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
at the Sagebrush Steakhouse for lunch, fellowship and a brief business meeting. All 
are welcome to come, be our guest and see what Lions are all about and hopefully join us and become a fellow Lion.

In Memoriam: Lion John Dinkins
January 7,1943 - August 4, 2018 

The Boone Area Lions Club mourns the passing of John Wayne Dinkins who passed away Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Boone, and was a member of the Appalachian Alumni Association. Mr. Dinkins was a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in 1984. He started his career at Appalachian when he was still a student there in 1961. Mr. Dinkins was the technical force behind the ASU’s teleconferencing operation which serves the university and region with voice and slow scan communications. He was also a member of the Watauga Amateur Radio Club and a former officer of the Lion’s Club., one of its long-time members and active supporter and champion of the Boone Area Vision Impaired and Blind. His leadership and participation for those with vision challenges were a blesing to the Lions and those he served. He will be greatly missed and long remembered.

Be sure to see details on our Calendar Page for all the upcoming events, lunch meetings and ways to be involved with the Lions Club service to the Vision Impaired and others in our local communities.

Also, please see the page honoring our Boone business supporters.
Click here for a new source for health care and vision help at low to no cost: Community Care Clinic - 141 Health Center Drive, Suite B, Boone, NC 28607
For information about senior adult services and programs contact the following:

Billie Jo Lister
Lois E. Harrill Senior Center Director

Watauga County Project on Aging
132 Poplar Grove Connector, Suite A
Boone, NC 28607
828-265-8090 ext 895
(fax) 828-264-2060 - Interactive online prescription eye glass & frame fitting 

See "Contact Us" page for procedure to request Vision/Hearing Help 


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Lions Clubs International was founded by Melvin Jones in Chicago, Illinois in 1917.  At an early international convention, Helen Keller asked the Lions to be her Knights for the Blind, and since that time, the Lions have concentrated their efforts to serve the visually impaired, hearing impaired, young people and others in need. Today there are 45,000 clubs in 205 countries and geographic areas.




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