Community Birthday Calendar

After 33 years of consecuative calendars, this project has been discontinued.  Thank you to all that have supported this in the past.

Canoe Landing 2003

Constructed at Four Seasons Park

Easter Egg Hunt

The 19th annual Easter Egg hunt was cancelled due to COVID-18

11:00 a.m. - Four Seasons Park - Ages 9 and under


Through the cooperation of these area businesses, Lion Mints are sold at:
Barneson Insurance Everin Tax Service
Baxa Dental Independence State Bank
Coffee Pot Café TCC
East End Bar Northern Investment
Edison Funeral Home State Bank of Arcadia
Independence City Hall  

26th Annual City Clean-up  April 25, 2020
Independence Lions conducts a city-wide clean-up on the Saturday closest to Earth Day since 1994
April 14, 2018 25th Annual Clean-up
Clean-up 2018

Eyeglass Collection
Drop-off locations
Baxa Dental  
Edison Funeral Home 
Independence State Bank 
State Bank of Arcadia
The Eyeglass Recycling Center is one of only 12 centers in the entire world. Over 1,000,000 pairs of used eyeglasses are processed and shipped to 43 different developing countries throughout the world.
See this information PDF file

Independence Lions collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids that are sent to the recycling center located at the Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin

Shelter at Bridge
The shelter was built in 2007. The bridge is a favorite location for barbequed chicken fundraisers and can now be used by churches, scouts, Lions and other civic organizations.

Lions Campground at
Four Seasons Park


The campground project was in the planning stage for several years. The actual work was started in 2007. Trailer/camper facilities along with rough campsites are available. Reservations can be made through Independence City Clerk.
(715) 985-3055


The Independence Lions responded to the Reading Action Program initiative in a big way again on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by hosting a second Family Fun Reading Night for students in grades 4K through 3 in the Independence school district.  Lions bought and prepared a supper of hot dogs, chips, fruit, bars, and milk at 5:30, and at 6 the reading-centered activities began.  The 80 parents and children who attended could choose from making bookmarks, exploring iPads, or playing language-centered board games.  As well, Celebrity Readers such as the postmaster, the dentist, and Miss Independence read aloud from their favorite books.  There were three 20-minute sessions of each activity, so everyone got a chance to participate in several activities.  Lions members, along with other volunteers, assisted with each of these activities.  At the end of the evening, there was a drawing for reading and language-centered door prizes, and each child got to choose a book to take home, thanks to a grant from the Scholastic Book Company.

 Next year's event will be held on


Thirty-three third graders from both Independence Public School and Saints Peter and Paul School received bike helmets on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, courtesy of the Independence Lions Club.  Officer Matt Pedersen of the Independence Police Department was present to review principles of bike safety before the helmets were distributed.  Lions Paul Tobiason and Paul Vine, both serious bikers, stressed the importance of wearing helmets at all times, and led the children in a pledge to always wear their helmets.



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