Welcome to the Boone Area Lions Club 

To Request Vision or Hearing Support, or to inquire about Lion Club memberhip, click "Contact Us" on the Menu Bar.   Additional connections are also at the bottom of this page.

To make a donation electronically to support the work of the Boone Area Lions Club, click on the secure link below or scan the URL Code to donate with your phone. You can also mail  your donation to the  Boone Area Lions Club 156 Virgil's Lane, Boone, NC 28607

The Boone Area Lions Club announces Free Mobile Vision and Hearing Screening Saturday June 8th at the Food Lion by Walmart.

It was a great successwith over 80 people enjoying the Annual Lions All You Can Eat Breakfast 

 Many, many thanks to all the local Lions Club supporters shown below on our Breakfast Table Placemat. Their adverisements helped make the breakfast bigger and better and supports Boone Lions community service and services to the visually Impaired and blind. Please support these organizations as they have supported us. Lions 2024 Placemat

Boone Lions Sponsor Red Cross Blood Drive May 7-2024

The Boone Area Lions Celebrated Christmas and the Holidays with fellowship and luscious food at the Peddler Steakhouse in Boone on December 5, 2023.










The Boone Area Lions-sponsored VIP Group had a fun and food-filled Christmas Lunch at the Lois Harrill Senior Center on December 12th and Santa was there to add to the glee as he had all his elves help three members each became a Christmas Tree.



In Memorium: Rennie Brantz - Historian - Past Mayor of Boone, NC and Past Boone Lions President

Congratulations to the Boone Area Lions Club on its recent recognitions for outstanding service to the community. 







On Wednesday August 9, 2023, the Town of Boone Council offered its gratitude, recognition, and continued support of the efforts of the Boone Area Lions Club to the community of Boone  Click to see the full procolmation!

Second: Boone Lionachieved the rank of Top 3 of the clubs in our distruct participating in the Natioal Lions KidSight USA Foundation's Program to measure and preserve Kids' Sight. In the early part of 2023 the Boone Area Lons spearheaded a team that in one week screened the vision of over 3,000 kids from pre-K to 6th grade. 

Third;: The Boone Area Lions Club received the Best All Around Club award in the NC 31I district. AND ... Along with that, Boone Lion Betsy Anderson receive a plaque for outstanding work at the Boone Club Secretary. Our small cub has managed to do some big things! Imagine what we could do with a few more new members! 


NOTE: From October 2nd through the 6th, 2023 the Boone Lions will again be doing KidsSight USA screening at Watauga Public Schools for Pre-K and up. Watch for details.

The Boone Lions are in their 85th 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.  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 2022 Flags will be raised on May 21, May 30, June 14, July 4,  September 5, October 10 and Nov. 11

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The Boone Lions Country Breakfast was a great success and folks gave rave reviews on how good the food was. Thanks to all who dined with us and who had a chance to see what the Boone Lions do besides cook a great breakfast.


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In just 6 school days, 1/30 to 2/6 2023, the Boone Area Lions Club members and Lion helpers conducted Vision Screening of more than 2,900 Watauga County pre-school and Grade School students.


The Boone Area Lions VIP Club Celebrated Christmas with Pizza, treats and trivia on Friday December 9, 2022 and The Boone Area Lions Members Celebrated with a fun Dinner at Makotos Japanese Steakhouse



Boone Area Lions Club Announces "Got Sneakers" a 3-part Service:

  1. Recycles used Sneakers for Reuse by the needy or deconstructed for recycling the materials

  2. Provides funds for Lions to serve the blind and vision impaired, serve community needs, and support youth.

  3. Provides a way for our High Country neighbors to care for the environment and Boone Area Neighbors.

​​Current drop off box locations are at the Lois Harrill Senior Center at King Street and Poplar Grover Road and at the Watauga Rereation Center. More will be added.


Boone Lion at Boon NC Health Fair

Boone Lions Club crew Was at the High Country Health Fair Saturday 8-19. Good turnout and collected eye glasses for recycling, used sneakers for fundraising and sold a few Lions Brooms. Of course we partook of the various treats and bling the other health exhibits were offering. L-R, Lions Norman Crotts, Teresa Greer, Barbara Ann Groh, Bennie Anderson, Betsy Anderson, and Roger Bodo.😉

Below, Lion Jerry Traudt proudly displays boxes of hundreds of eyeglasses donated for sorting and recycling to those in need. When it comes to vision support and research it is clear that where there is a need there is a Lion.

Rennie Brantz, Boone Mayor Emeritus Receives Plaque from Boone Area Lions Club


Boone Lions Attendeded the November 6, 2021 NC Lions District 31-I Annual Convention

It was a great array of Lions, displays of what the NC Lions have been doing even during the pandemic to serve their communities, contribute to vision research, offer free vision screenings and support and assist the Vision Impaired, and provided eye exams and glasses for those in need. 

Display of NC Lions Services Camp Dogwood - Camping experience for Vision ImpairedBoone Lions Ready to Dine

Congratulations to Boone Lions club secretary, Betsy Anderson!!!!

July 24.2021 at the District 31- I cabinet awards and officer installation Betsy received the Best Secretary award from the 90+ Lions clubs in our district.

Lions Vision Van 2013The Lions Mobile Vision and Hearing Screening unit was at the Watauga Agriculture Center in Boone, June 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to provide free vision and hearing screening for adults and children and we are so proud of all the volunteer help we had from Boone Optical establishment. 
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Boone Lions Hoist the Flags in Boone Once Again in 2021

On Saturday May 15, 2021 the lions will once again began a year of posting the American Flag all around Boone, NC . This is just a few of the 115 flags that Boone Lions will post on the 7 major National Holidays. 

Here's to Betsy and all of our Flag Raisers  during Covid 19 times

COVID19 NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE The Lions will NOT meet at Noon the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at the Sagebrush Steakhouse for lunch, fellowship and a brief business meeting. Once meetings are resumed, all are welcome to come, be our guest and see what Lions are all about and hopefully join us and become a fellow Lion.

 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.
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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