Candy Day: TBA - October 2016 Your Rockton Lions give out candy for your cash donations- Main Street Intersection, Rockton. 60% of the funds collected will go to the Lions of Illinois Foundation, the balance will be donated to the Talcott Library. Allison Ebany, Chair
Peppermint Swirl Blood Drive: Come to the Peppermint Swirl Christmas Craft Show at Hononegah High School and give blood in the gymnasium 10-2pm. Those who wish to give blood can sign up in advance online or by calling RRVBC at (815) 975-8751. We had a successful 2014 and plan on doing it again in 2015! Karen Martin, Chair.This event is in process of finding a new home with the Peppermint Swirl closing down.
Pancake Breakfast: Hosted with the American Legion, and with the generous help of local Boy Scouts, this pancake breakfast helps kick off the Christmas Walk Weekend in Rockton. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the American Legion, Main Street Rockton 6-11am. John Peterson, Chair
Charity Auction benefiting Wimpy's Fund: Local Merchants and residents donate goods and services that are auctioned off, all funds used go to Wimpy's Fund. Saturday December 3, 2016 at the American Legion, starts 1/2 hour after lighted Christmas parade ends. Jon Arcouette, Chair
Wimpy's Fund: Every Christmas the Lion's Club delivers food baskets and gifts to local families in need. To donate, or to help in distribution, please contact the Lion's Club. For more information see our Wimpy's Page. Tami Verstraete, Chair
Ro Ro Expo: March 12 & 13 2016 Get free hearing & Diabetic Retinopathy vision exams on the Lions of Illinois buses and bring your used eye glasses to be recycled. New location, All World, Roscoe IL. Kevin King, Chair Lions Club Rose Day: Roses Delivered April 16 2016 $18 dozen delivered across the state-line area. Proceeds stay with the Rockton Lions Club. Dick Adams, Chair Purchase Roses Online
Downtown Planting Projects:
Every spring you will see the Rockton Lions out bright an early on a weekend morning clearing out the planters and corner flower beds and planting new flowers for the season. In the fall we clean them up and decorate with Christmas decor. Jamie and Lindsey Swanson, Chairs.
Old Settlers Days: Our biggest fundraiser of the year every June we take over Settler's park and throw an unforgettable festival for Rockton! June 16-19 2016 www.oldsettlersdays.com for full details. Steve Pomahac, Chair
Lion's Club Steak Fry: Every summer we have a private party for Rockton Lions members and their spouses to wrap up the year and swear in our new officers. By invitation only. Kerri Wallace, Chair
Eye Glass Collection: Year around project, You can find one of our drop off boxes at the following locations: First National Bank-Macktown, Stillman Valley Bank, McCorkle Funeral Home-Rockton, Jacks Tire- South Beloit, Rogers Barber Shop, Shirland School, Forest City Therapy, American Legion-Rockton, Walmart-Rockton, Illlinois Central Bus Company, Cyndys Country Cottage-Rockton, Talcott Free Library - Rockton, Cathy Bellich State Farm Insurance - Rockton, Taylor Freezer. We collect your used eye glasses and hearing aids and deliver them to the Center for Sight & Hearing for recycling. Jerry Wallace, Chair
Eye Exam Vouchers: Year around project: In conjunction with Rockton schools, we give vouchers to children who need eye exams and glasses who could otherwise not afford them. Referrals come directly from the school. Karen Martin, Chair
Summer Reading Program: The Rockton Lions Club sponsors the Dairy Haus ice cream given as an award for school children who reach their summer reading goals with the Talcott Library Summer Reading Program.
Boy Scout Troop 619 The Rockton Lions Club holds the charter for this local boy scout troop and sponsors their Eagle Scouts and yearly supply needs and charter fees. David Kiesewetter, Chair