Fraser River Valley Lions Club will hand out over $50,000 in grants |

Fraser River Valley Lions Club will hand out over $50,000 in grants

The Fraser River Valley Lions Club, through its Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley, will award 2018-19 grants totaling an all-time high of $52,040 to 34 local nonprofits and other groups working to better our communities. The checks will be presented to the organizations at a luncheon on Sept. 18 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. This grant program is the single largest way the Lions Club gives back to our community,” said Lions Club President Roger Odneal.

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 U.S. 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 ($15,000); and through our vision care assistance programs for Grand County pre-school children, students, and adults ($10,000).

“By contributing to the funding of our local non-profit organizations, the Lions Club helps them do what they do best. Make our community a stronger, more compassionate, and vibrant place to live,” noted Lions Foundation President Kent Wehmeyer.

The following organizations will receive grants from the Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley for their 2018-19 programs and projects:

Advocates for a Violence-Free Community

Bits N’ Spurs Gymkhana Club

CO Lions Camp

CO Lions Kidsight

Eternal Hills Christian Pre-school

Fraser Creative Learning Center

Fraser Valley Hockey Association

Fraser Elementary Kindergarten

Granby Play Days Preschool

Grand Beginnings

Grand County Concert Series

Grand County Council on Aging

Grand County Historical Association

Grand County Library District

Grand County Pet Pals

Grand County Rural Health Network

Grand County Search and Rescue

Grand County Wildfire Council

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition

Grand Kids Childcare (Wapiti)

Headwaters Trail Alliance

Historic Fraser (save the 4 BAR 4)

Little Sprouts Learning Center

Middle Park High School Band

Middle Park High School Post Prom Event

Mountain Family Center

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA

Peaks ‘n Pines Quilt Guild

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Fdn.

Run for Independence

Shining Stars Foundation

Winter Park Horseman’s Assn.

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