St. Helens Lions Club Projects  -  2016/2017


  • Community Flag Display

Members line the main streets of St. Helens and Highway 30 with over 250 large American flags on 7 patriotic holidays throughout the year.

  • Newspaper Recycling

The Club provides a newsapaper and magazine dropbox recycling location.

  • Backpack Program

Members work with the United Methodist Church and First Christian Church to provide 140 to 150 bags of food each weekend of the school year to children in need in the St. Helens School District. The bags include 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners plus snacks.

  • Kids Night Out

Lions staff a fun evening of games at the local swimming pool to give students in the St. Helens School District a “night out” and parents a “night off”.

  • Relay for Life

Members man the Survivor’s check-in table at the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.

  • Veteran’s Stand Down

Lions participate in the south Columbia County Veteran’s Stand Down by providing vision and diabetes screening to local veterans who would otherwise go without.

  • Flags for First Graders

A traditional Lions project, we provide small American flags to each first grader in the St. Helens District.

  • Elementary Student Vision Screening

With the help of the Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation screening equipment, our members check the vision of all elementary students at McBride, Lewis and Clark, and Rainier elementary schools.

  • Provide vision or hearing exams and eyeglasses or hearing aids as needed by members of our community in financial need
  • Bill Heber Memorial Bench

Lions maintain (painting and weeding) a bench and rest area along the Columbia City bike path.

  • Antique Aircraft Fly-in and Car Show

Members offered two dinners (Friday and Saturday evenings) at this event held at the Scappoose Airport.

  • McCormick Park Exercise Path

Lions maintain 18 exercise stations situated on a path through the City park. The exercise stations were originally installed as an Eagle Scout project.

  • Collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Highway 30 and St. Helens High School Spring Clean-up
  • Riverfest Festival Beer Garden

Lions manned the entries to the beer garden at this community festival.

  • Santa Claus Project
  • Individual members of the St. Helens lions Club volunteer their time to participate in community service such as delivering Meals on Wheels, Christmas Eve meals, 4-H, assisting in local elementary school classrooms, and other projects.
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