Community Service


The Lions Club is responsible for cleaning up the roadside on Highway 44 (State St.) between mile markers 7.5 and 9.5.  This section begins just west of Can-Ada Rd.  This project is completed at least twice a year.

Street Banners

The Lions Club places banners and flags along State Street for holidays and special occasions.  The club decorates with holiday banners and garland at Christmas and puts up spring banners in April and May.  American flags are placed for Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day.

Flags for Veterans

The Lions place American flags on Veterans' graves at the Star Cemetery on special holidays to honor Veterans.  More than 225 Veterans are buried in the Star Cemetery.

Patriotism Essay Contest

The Star Lions Club participates in the statewide Lions Patriotism Essay Contest by sponsoring the contest at Star Elementary.  Students write essays on a patriotic topic and have a chance to win prizes. 

Christmas Activities

The Lions Club has a booth at the annual Chamber Christmas Bazaar. Each year may bring a different activity to the booth. The past two years has been "Photos with Santa".  The Lions serve cookies and hot chocolate at the Christmas tree lighting.  They "adopt" families to provide clothing and essential needs. 

Scholarship Program

The Lions partner with Mayor Bell to review applications for the Mayor's Scholarship Program.  High school seniors in the Star community are eligible.

Serving with Other Community Programs

The Lions pitch in where help is needed.  They assist the Star Volunteer Firefighters Association at their annual Pheasant Hunters Breakfast by serving coffee and cleaning tables.  They support the Senior Center's Potato Bake by donating pies. The Lions help the Star Outreach food bank by bringing canned food to meetings throughout the year and assisting with flyer distribution for food drives. They also cook and serve hotdogs for the summer lunch program every Thursday during the summer.

Sight and Hearing

Eyeglass Recycling

The Lions Club collects used eyeglasses which are cleaned, sorted, and processed in Boise at the Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation facility.  The glasses are used in Lions missions to countries in need.  Collection boxes are located at Idaho Independent Bank,  Eye 2 Eye Vision Center, Star Outreach Food Bank, City Hall, and the Library.  Hearing aids are also collected for recycling.

Eye Exams and Glasses

The Lions Club provides public assistance to those who cannot afford eye exams, eye glasses, and eye surgeries.  Qualifying applicants may be served locally through partnerships with optometrists and the Idaho Lions Vision Clinic or may be referred to the Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.

Eye Screenings

The Lions screen vision and hearing in the community through the use of PlusOptix vision screeners and portable audiometers from the Idaho E. Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.


Advertising Banners

The Lions sell advertising banner spaces on the outfield fences at Hunters Creek Park. Proceeds are divided betwenn the city and the Lions Club.

Golf Tournament

The Lions Club holds a golf tournament in the fall to raise money for projects and donations.


Star Lions Club makes monetary donations to the following organizations.:

  • Star Senior Citizens
  • Star Friends of the Library
  • Star Volunteer Firefighter Association
  • Star Elementary Boosters
  • Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation
  • Winter and Summer Camps for the Blind
  • Camp Hodia
  • Star Outreach Food Bank
  • Mayor's Scholarship Fund
  • Eagle Scout projects
  • and others
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