Lions Club hands out grants |

Lions Club hands out grants

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Getting grants

The following organizations will receive grants from the Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley for their 2017-18 programs and projects:

Advocates for a Violence-Free Community

Bits N’ Spurs Gymkhana Club

Boy Scout Troop 104

CO Headwaters Land Trust

CO Lions Camp

CO Lions Kidsight

Eternal Hills Christian Pre-school

Fraser Creative Learning Center

Fraser Elementary Kindergarten

Fraser Valley Library

Granby Play Days Preschool

Grand Angels

Grand Beginnings

Grand County Concert Series

Grand County Council on Aging

Grand County Historical Association

Grand County Pet Pals

Grand County Rural Health Network

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition

Grand Kids Childcare (Wapiti)

Headwaters Trail Alliance

Horizons Specialized Services

Middle Park High School Jazz Band

Middle Park High School Post Prom Event

Mountain Family Center

National Sports Center for the Disabled

Project Sanctuary

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Fdn.

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

Run for Independence

Shining Stars Foundation

Winter Park Christian School

Winter Park Horseman’s Assn.

The Fraser River Valley Lions Club, through its Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley, will award 2017-18 grants totaling an all time high of $42,600 to 34 local nonprofits and other groups working to better our communities. The checks will be presented to the organizations at a special luncheon on September 19th at Snow Mountain Ranch. The Lions Club’s annual call for grant applications generated a record number of applications. As usual, funding requests exceeded the funds available.

“Speaking for all of our hard-working Lions Club members, we are proud to give back this record amount of money,” said Lions Club President Roger Odneal. “This grant program is the single largest way the Lions Club gives back to our community.” The Fraser River Valley Lions Club raises funds all year long through various activities, including a golf tournament, management of the local campgrounds for the US Forest Service, Christmas tree sales, volunteering as Powder Partners at Winter Park Resort, and serving pancake breakfasts from the familiar big yellow trailer. All these funds go back to the community in three primary ways: through this annual grant program; in college scholarships to Middle Park High School graduates ($14,300); and through our vision care assistance programs for Grand County pre-school children, students, and adults ($7,000).

“We are so pleased that we can help so many organizations that work to make our community stronger,” said Lions Foundation President Bob Boynton.

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