2020 Independence Day Parade is
To see the 2019 parade again click here:https://youtu.be/4oEA9cnxqpo
June 30, 2020
The Burleson Lions Club would like to announce the POSTPONEMENT of our traditional 16th Annual Independence Day Parade scheduled for this Saturday, July 4th . This was a very difficult decision, However, in light of the current Covid 19 situation, The Lions Club has elected to postpone the parade in order to protect the health & safety of our participants, partners, first responders, Lions, volunteers and the citizens that have supported the Lions Club and this parade for the past 15 years. Last Friday, Governor Abbott released new guidelines and orders with regard to large gatherings as a result to the significant uptick in Covid 19 cases. This Monday, City Leadership approached the Lions about safety measures and consideration to postpone the parade to a later date. Lions Leadership was amenable to the idea of postponing and the suggestion of combining the Independence Day Parade with the Veterans Day celebration already scheduled for November 7 th, But, ONLY IF the same recommendation applied for the CITY FIRE WORKS display. Today, Burleson Mayor Ken Shetter recommended and agreed to postpone the fireworks and combine the celebrations into a joint partnership event on Veterans Day. Given the current situation with Covid 19, we feel this is the best decision for all concerned. We are pleased to honor our Veterans on November 7th and hope that all our past supporters and participants will join us. We would like to thank all those Patriots, Citizens, Sponsors & Participants that have stood by our side during these uncertain times and look forward to your continued support as we plan for the future. The Lions Club also looks forward to building a better working partnership with City Leadership in the future. Happy Independence Day and let’s start preparing for a really big celebration on November 7th!
Note to Burleson Lions Club members and guests: Beginning, Wednesday, July 8th, at 11:45am the Burleson Lions Club will meet in person at Rudy's Bar-B-Q, 12369 South Fwy, Burleson, TX. It will be in the private dining room. You can park in back and come directly into this room. Please follow the current safety guidelines for indoor dining and wear a mask coming in and going out. Space is limited so register in advance: Events The program will be presented by Bud Kennedy, Columnist for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Four $500 scholarships were awarded this year to Seniors who applied for the annual Burleson Lions Club scholarship. Those receiving scholarships this year are:
Texas Lions Camp - Summer 2020
Unfortunately due to the current situation the Texas Lions Camp will not have in person camp this summer. They are planning some online activities. The Online Camp goes live on July 5th for those young people registered for summer camp. For more details look at the Texas Lions Camp website: www.lionscamp.com
The Lions Club float in the annual New Year's Day parade in Pasadena, California highlighted the vision screening of young people by the Lions Club.
During 2019 the Burleson Lions Club screened the vision and hearing of young people in the Burleson area. More than 4,000 were screened in 10 elementary schools, private schools, a Day Care, a Middle School, and new students to the district in one High School. Several of our members are state certified to do this in both the public schools and in private schools. Some students were referred for follow up to receive glasses or for further hearing testing. These referrals were offered at no cost to the the students or their families.We also sponsor young people to attend the Texas Lions Camp each summer at no cost to the families. See details at www.lionscamp.com
The Burleson Lions Club is always looking for service minded people to join us to serve our community and the world. Look at Member Application for details on joining the Burleson Lions Club. Look at www.lionsclubs.org for information about Lions Club International.
2020 Parade Sponsors
Bill & Patricia Taylor
Top Producers Real Estate- Dorcas Willis
Hoaldridge Grace Place Ministries
In Loving Memory of PDG Ted Whitley
McClendon Construction Company
Tye Cemetery Association
ADS Steel Services
Bill & Gloria Ayars
Top Producers Real Estate-Neal Jones
Top Producers Real Estate-Wayne and Rebecca Fleming
Adam Crawford-Constable Pct. 2
In Loving Memory of Les Todd
PDG Rick Carlson
Philo & Diana Waters
Top Producers Real Estate-Howard Wright
Burleson Lions Charitable Programs, Inc dba Burleson Lions Club
Mail Address: PO Box 322, Burleson, TX 76097-0322
Burleson Lions Club is a member club of Lions Clubs International www.lionsclubs.org
and Texas District 2-E-2 www.lions2e2.org