Christmas parade, activities canceled
Burleson’s annual Parade of Lights has been canceled because of inclement conditions, according to Lions President Jerry Payne. The Lions Club had planned to serve hot chocolate and coffee and enter a vehicle in support of the Rotary Club’s parade. The parade will not be rescheduled.
Ringing bells for Salvation Army
The Burleson Lions Club will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army at J.C. Penney and City Market. Lions will be needed to volunteer to ring bells from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, along with Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21.
Lions will be asked to cover two-hour shifts. A sign-up sheet with available times will be available at the next Lions Club meeting at noon Wednesday, Dec. 11, at First United Methodist Church. Lion Lance is taking time, day and place reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact him at email@example.com.
Join us at the Lions’ Christmas party
The Burleson Lions Club’s annual Christmas party will take place at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at First United Methodist Church, 590 N.E. McAlister Rd.
Entertainment will include Lion Mike Culppeper and friends. Food will be provided by the ladies of FUMC, who prepare meals at regular Lions meetings.
Lions are being asked to bring at least one unwrapped toy to be donated to Heart for the Kids, a Burleson charitable organization which collects clothes, toys and other items to be given to needy children and their families at Christmas.
Lion Ted Whitley is asking for an RSVP…ASAP to provide FUMC with an accurate accounting for food preparation. Reserve your place via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email message, provide your name with a “yes” if you plan to attend and provide the number of persons you will be bringing.
Lions turn out for Veterans Day
(Thanks to Lion Lance for this report)
About 13 members of the Burleson Lions Club turned out Nov. 9 to join in Burleson’s annual Veterans Day Tribute at Veterans Park in Old Town.
The day included a keynote address from U.S. Rep. Roger Williams and presentations on the merchant marines and “Rosie the Riveter.” Residents who served in those capacities were located and attended the event.
The Lions Club had several veterans who were honored for their military service. Lions also served free hot dogs from the “Chef’s Kitchen” and raised about $80 in donations for the club’s charitable efforts.
Veterans Day was officially observed by the nation on Monday, Nov. 11.
Pause to remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans, and active duty military personnel currently in harm’s way.
Leo Club is forming
If you are a young adult with a desire to serve the community, earn volunteer service hours and associate with adult Lions, contact the Burleson Lions Club here.
The Leo Club is under the direction of Lion Philo Waters, formerly the principal at Brock Elementary School. To find out how to become a Leo Club member, email Philo Waters or ask Centennial High School principal Lance Campbell. For more information on the Leo Club program, click here or visit the Burleson Leo Club page here.
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The Burleson Lions Club was founded in 1945. Members have served the Burleson community for 68 years. Club meetings are at 11:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of most months at First United Methodist Church, 590 NE McAlister Rd.
Members of the Burleson Lions Club are active in the community, volunteering for the annual Independence Day Parade, through our Chef’s Kitchen project and at White Cane Days and by ringing the bell for Salvation Army at Christmas.
Burleson Lions Club is a member of Lions Clubs International, Lions District 2E-2 and supports the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas.
Contact the Burleson Lions Club here or email a member of our board for information about how you, too, can become a member and enjoy service to our city, the nation and the world ! If you have any questions, you may e-mail from this site using the Contact Us form.