The World Hears The McGregor Lions Roar!
In a past issue of "The Lion", the worldwide publication of the Lions International, the McGregor Lions were featured in an article highlighting activities of the McGregor Lions Club. This magazine is sent to 1.4 million members in over 180 countries and is printed in 20 languages! Some of the following was printed in an article by them:
There is no doubt that the leading organization in the small town (population 396) of McGregor, Minnesota is the McGregor Lions Club. The McGregor Lions are 100 percent participants in Lions International Programs, as well as those of their District 5M-9. The entire community benefits from the Lions' efforts.
The top fund-raiser is the Annual Corn Feed, held on Labor Day Weekend. The Corn Feed has become more than just a fund-raiser, it is a community celebration and has been for more than 40 years. Each year, more than 2,500 people pay a minimal admission price to eat as much sweet corn as they desire, enjoy wonderful entertainment, participate in many fun-filled games, and have the opportunity to register for many fine prizes that are given throughout the day. Virtually every Lion works alongside grade school students, teachers, members of McGregor High School teams and National Honor Society, as well as other volunteers for the community.
The affinity with the Lions and McGregor School is a strong one that dates from the club's early years, when the Lions began giving gifts and grants to fill a variety of educational, athletic, and recreational needs of the school. One highlight of this union is the annual Lions-sponsored banquet honoring scholars and athletes from the school. Scholarships are awarded to the top academic achievers, with others receiving plaques and certificates.
The second top fund-raiser of the McGregor Lions is the Annual Auction. Many items are donated for this auction and some larger ones may be auctioned off on consignment. Once again, it brings our small community together and 100 percent of all profits are put back into it.
We have also started an annual Golf Tournament, profits from which, once again, go back to the community.
Winter months don't slow the McGregor Lions down! We have purchased a fish house that is available for use by individuals with handicaps, and senior citizens 62 years and over. The Lions put this fish house on Lake Minnewawa, weather permitting, and time can be reserved by calling the number that appears on the fish house. Individuals furnish their own bait and tackle, but the house is heated.
There's More to the Story
Space limitations kept "The Lion" magazine from mentioning some of the many individual contributions of Local Lion members. Many of the McGregor Lions have received international recognition for their involvement and dedication to Lionism. There's more about this organization in this website.
Why don't you consider joining the McGregor Lions.
You will be surprised what one more member can do.
If you can't join them - support them. They need you!