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Cloverdale Lions are a busy group this season

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 | Posted by

The holidays are an especially busy time of year for the Cloverdale Lions Club.

Join Santa at the Cloverdale Lions Club's 14th Annual Motorcycle Toy Run.

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving and continuing through Thursday, December 23, Lions Club members will be selling Noble Fir, Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir trees from 4-8 feet tall, 7 days a week, rain or shine.

Be sure to check out the fresh cut Christmas trees at their lot on the corner of S. Cloverdale Blvd. and Hillview Drive in the Ace Hardware shopping center.

Not only will they help you carry the tree out to your vehicle, more often than not, they can even provide free local delivery for you.

Thinking of making a wreath? Feel free to pick from the best of their Christmas tree trimmings while you’re there.

All tree sale proceeds benefit a myriad of Lions Club projects in the Cloverdale community.

Next week on Friday, December 3, from 5-7 p.m., the Lions will host the 48th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in the Cloverdale Plaza. Free music, hot chocolate, cider, donuts and cookies will be provided. Kids can get free pictures taken with Santa, as well.

Admission is one unwrapped toy.

Then on Sunday, December 5, the Lions will join forces with Two Riders Trading Company for their 13th Annual Motorcycle Toy Run at the Citrus Fairgrounds.

Registration is from 9-11 a.m., followed by a pack ride through the vineyards  with Santa Claus from Noon to 1 p.m.  A delicious BBQ lunch from 1-2 p.m. will round out the festivities.

Music will be provided by the Sonoma County Blues Society. Admission is one unwrapped toy.

For more information about the Toy Run, call Geraldo at 894-3910 or Jay at 239-0500.

Looking for a special holiday gift that will keep on giving throughout all of 2011? Consider the new Lions Share Book. It is filled with discount coupons for 61 local merchants, 16 of whom are new advertisers this year. The books are only $20 each, but they have the potential to save you at least $632.50 during the upcoming year.

The 2011 Lions Share Book can be purchased at many businesses along Cloverdale Boulevard, from Hamburger Ranch to the Chamber of Commerce to Magnusen Motorcycle Maintenance. Proceeds support the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Fire & Ice Baseball, Ponytail League, CHS Girls’ Basketball, 4th of July Fireworks, CHS Scholarship Fund, Chargers Football & Cheerleading, Relay for Life, and more.

The Cloverdale Lions Club is an integral part of the Cloverdale community. Members can regularly be found volunteering their time and talent, staffing booths, building exhibits, preparing fundraising dinners, and generally helping out in numerous ways all over town.

I think it’s safe to say many of the programs and events we enjoy in our town each year – like the 4th of July fireworks display, for example – only take place because the Lions have provided financial support.

If you ask me, Cloverdale owes this group a great big thank you. We are really lucky to have them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancyjtl Nancy Turpen Lucas

    Not only are they thoughtful, witty, charming and serve the community, they are nice guys, as well.

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