Community Service   Activities

Eyeglass collection

       Collection Boxes similar to these shown below are placed around the community




Business locations at which the collection boxes are located:

        Yadkin Bank-Indian Trail  13860 E.Independence Blvd Indian Trail

  Good Shepard Funeral Home,  6525 Old Monroe Rd. Indian Trail

        Heritage Funeral Home,  4431 Old Monroe Road  Indian Trail, NC

   Union West  Library    Indian Trail-Unionville Rd. Indian Trail,NC

     Indian Trail Walmart optical      Younts Road , Indian Trail, NC

  First Citizens Bank Indian Trail-Fairview Rd, Indian Trail, NC

    Premier Eye Care, US Hyway 74W, Indian Trail,NC

Saint Luke R.C. Church, Lawyers Rd  Mint Hill

Indian Trail Presbyterian  Church,  Indian Trail




We also collect used hearing aids, Eyeglass cases and cellphones.. These items are picked up monthly and sent to the North Carolina Lions processing center for sorting and distribution


Peace Poster Contest

Each year local middle school students compete in the Lions International Peace Poster contest.

Each district in the world can sponsor a school in the competion. This year the Sun Valley Middle School and the Weddington Middle Schools participated in the project.  About one hundred entries were received by the club. The members of the club judged the entries and the winners are displayed below.

Congratulations  to Jason Patterson of SunValley Middle School, winner again this year of his school's competition and entry into Lions District 31-E competion

Congratulations also to Taylor MacLellan (age 12) of the  Weddington Middle School  for winning her school's contest


Eyeglasses and Eye Examinations for Needy Children and Adults


 The Lions club provides assistance to individuals, both children and adults, who need eyeglasses but can't afford them  This service is provided only to people who are referred by a responsible source such as school counselors or county social services case managers.

 Scholarship Program


For many years the Lions Club has rewarded the acomplishments of our young people. College scholarships have been granted to graduating seniors at the Sun Valley High School and recently to students at Porter Ridge.

To qualify for consideration  the student must have a serious visual or hearing affliction or be the child of a parent with such impairment without any limitation for financal need.

July 4th Parade

For many years  the Indian Trail Lions Club, along with the Town Of Indian Trail, has sponsored and marshalled the Annual Independance Day parade.  The parade draws thousands of spectators to enjoy the celebration.

 Lions Float in the Parade

 Christmas Basket Delivery

At Christmas time each year, the members of the Indian Trail Lions fan out throughout the community to bring some Christmas cheer to the sick and elderly members of our towns and neighborhoods.  In all we visit more than fifty households and six nursing care facilities.

Lions Al Kratzer, Robin McGrath, Bob Flippin, Bill Wooten with 

fruit baskets to be delivered to local assisted living/ nursing

homes and sick and elderly neighbors



Lions and Helpers portioning the Meals for the VIP Guests


Senior VIP s enjoying Dinner With Their

Friends and Their Traveling Companions

The Lions Clubs of Union County all partner to host a Party for the Visually impaired Persons (VIP) from Union County.  Anywhere between twenty five and fifty VIPs attend each year.  Each guest is provided a good meal and a gift .  There is usually entertainment and a lot of good fellowship with people who share their situation.


Support for Local Servicemen Serving in Iraq & Afghanistan


Lion President Robin McGrath and Lion Jim Hinson Mailing Gift boxes for our Troops

Support of Local Firefighters


Lion  Bob Saks presenting Checks to Chief Blythe of Hemby Bridge VFD and Chief Charlie Porter of Stallings VFD

Union County Regional Library

Indian Trail


Library patron using the visual enhancement device to read standard

sized print magnified to a size the visually impaired user can see.

This appartus was provided by the Lions Club and has been in use since 2003








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