We had a GREAT Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed build day! It was at the Lions Park in Waxahachie and they setup a large tent to shield us from the hot sun.

Lions Vaughn, Galen and Bob travelled together, and Vaughn & Galen ran into Kathleen & David Sinzinger while eating lunch. Soon to be inducted members, Eric and D'Ann Benson were there helping out as well, making a total of seven volunteers from the Burleson Lions Club. It was a sizable crowd of volunteers, and there was some coming and going througout the day. We stayed heads down until we ran out of 2x4s at about 2:45. Best estimate from some of the SHP staff was 160+ beds completed.

2023 Parade Awards Banquet Photos

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2023 Burleson Lions Club Independence Day Parade AWARD WINNERS! 

Antique Fire/Police:  Keith Kelly - 1961 American LaFrance Ladder Truck

Antique Vehicle:  Entry #82 - 1935 John Deer Tractor - Owned by: Korean War Veteran - Mel Heinz 

Business Entry:  1st Pl - Entry #93 - Ol’ South Pancake House

                           2nd Pl - Entry #96 - AKF Martial Arts

                           3rd Pl - TIE:  Entry #21 - Clifco Spice &  Entry #37 - Dental Visions

Civic/Non-Profit:  TIE: Entry # 84 - Cub Scout Pack 11 &  Entry #79 - Cub Scout Pack 620

Classic Vehicle:  Entry #67 - Bob Wolfe - “Big Red” 1966 Ford Convertible

Equestrian:  Entry #3 - N.A.R.C. & S.P - Nat’l Assoc. of Riding Clubs & Sheriff’s Posse

Individual:  Entry #66 - Happy Birthday Carter Lindsey

Jeep:  Entry #13 - Phoenix Jeep Club

Off-Road:  Entry #63 - ABF Fabrication

Military: TIE:  Entry #15 - Arrowhead Chapter/Military Vehicle Preservation Assoc. 

                      Entry #18 - Cowtown Base U.S. Submarine Veterans

Motorcycle:  Individual: Entry #44 - Widowed Persons Service/Support Group

                    Group:  Entry #80 - Patriot Guard Riders 

Other:  Entry #51 - North TX Jellystone Park

Pets:  Entry #72 - Top Dog Texas

School Group:  Entry #32 - Lady Spartans Soccer Boosters

Sport Entry:  Entry #19 - BISA - Burleson Independent Soccer Assoc.

GRAND MARSHAL: Ms. Betty Shelton

Betty was born and raised in Burleson and her Legacy Serving this community is beyond measure! Some of her Accomplishments include but not limited to the following:
1. Formed the Optimist Club - which started the D.A.R.E program, the Christmas   Parade of Lights (now run by Rotary Club); the Fireworks  Show (now run by: City of Burleson) and the 4th of July Parade - Now Hosted by the Burleson Lions Club for the past 19 years!
2. Volunteer with the Military Order of Purple Hearts
3. Coordinated the Veterans Memorial Park at Renfro Square in 2009
4. Formed the Heart for Kids Fundraiser
5. Holiday Friends Toy Run Motorcycle Drive
6. Volunteer Fire Dept. Retirement Board
7. Served on Mediation Board for Police & Fire
8. Athena Society Recipient in 2004
9. Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer for: Good Life Days, Honey Burleson Honey Tour Bike Ride, Founders Day, Miss Burleson Contest
10. Served on Johnson County Child Protective Service Board
11. Volunteer for Harvest House and Angel Concerts
12. Careity Foundation Volunteer & Award Recipient in 2011
13. JW Norwood Award Recipient 2006
14. Oak Grove Treatment Center Volunteer
15. United Way Volunteer & Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient in 1995
16. Created a Project in collaboration with the City of City of Burleson, Texas Government to Mow Lawns of Senior Citizens for Community Service Hours
17. Served on the Johnson County Child Protective Services Board of Directors
18. CEIC Board of Directors at Hughes M.S. & Crossroads H.S.
19. Volunteer for: Patriot Riders Motorcycle Group
20. Volunteer for the Autism School for Kids and Much More!
Look for Betty near the Front of the Parade & help us Honor this Great Community Leader & Volunteer for her Decades of Service!

The Burleson Lions Club is participating with Sleep In Heavenly Peace to build beds for children who need a bed. Video of this project.

The Burleson Lions Club conducted eye screenings and hearing screenings in the Burleson Public schools, Holy Cross Christian Academy, The Center for ASD, and Keene Elementary School. 4,110 students were screened. There were 541 referrals for professional eye exams. Families who could not afford the exam and glasses were provided this exam and glasses at no charge. The Burleson Lions Club members volunteered 600 hours.

An Xbox integrated gaming station was donated to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, TX by the Burleson Lions Club. This was in participation with a project of the District 2E-2 Lions Clubs of Texas.

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2023 Parade Sponsors

Title Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

   Andre Le, O.D

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Bronze Sponsors:

Jim Polis Farms


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Fort Worth Community Credit Union

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Honey Bees Roofing & Solar

Joshua Spine and Health Center

Faith to Faith Ministries

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Goya Foods of Texas

TNT Designs

Good Faith Dentistry

Clifco Spice Sales

Arrowhead Chapter of the MVPA

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