Spring Fling Cornhole Tournament – April 23, 2022

Our 1st Annual Spring Fling Cornhole Tournament will be held at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, April 23.

Our Recreational Division, held from 10 to noon, is ideal for the casual player who wants to get out and have fun with his or her friends.

The Competitive Division will be hotly competed by experts at the game, so spectators will have a lot of fun!

Only $25 per 2-person team, so RSVP today. (Call Barbara at 307-274-2741).  Cash, check or credit card will be taken at the door!

 

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History of the Cheyenne Noon Lions

Dave Orr of the Lions of Wyoming Foundation interviewed Bonnie Harrison president of the Noon Lions Club, about the 100-year history of the club. Below is the Youtube video of the interview:

Click here to watch the interview on YouTube

Screen capture of Bonnie Harrison talking about the history of the Noon Lions

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Service project for April – Lions Park Cleanup

Our service project for April 2022 will be to help celebrate Earth Day by spending a couple of hours cleaning up Lions Park.

We’ll rendezvous in front of the Scout Lodge, put on our bright yellow vests, and take our pick-up-sticks and head out on the trail that runs around Sloan Lake.

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New sponsors for Chiller in Cheyenne 2021

Here’s our sponsors so far:

     

  • Culvers Restaurant (1239 Dell Range Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82009)
  • The Emporium clothing store (1605 Capitol Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001)
  • The Myria Foundation

This page last updated 10/4/2021

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First Annual Chiller in Cheyenne Cornhole Tournament – 11/14/2021

The Cheyenne Noon Lions are holding their first annual cornhole tournament and fundraiser on November 14, 2021.

Why November? Why the 14th? Well, one of the Lions Clubs focuses is on diabetes awareness. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 14 is Diabetes Awareness Day.

The link for your two-person team to sign up for the tourney is here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cheyenne-noon-lions-club-cornhole-tournament-tickets-169908670407

It cost $40 per 2-person team, and there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

 

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Cheyenne Noon Lions have a new video channel!

Here’s our first uploaded video – our Thank you slideshow for our 2019 Dining in the Dark sponsors and donors.

Currently the URL of our channel is not customized. Before we can customize it with Cheyenne Noon Lions in the URL, we need 100 subscribers! So if you’re viewing our videos, please take a moment to subscribe to learn what the Lions Clubs of Cheyenne are doing to serve our community!

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Dining in the Dark with Helen Keller 2019

Our  annual fundraiser, Dining in the Dark, was held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel on Fox Farm Road. All funds raised go to our Vision Committee Grant, which helps low income youth and adults obtain eye exams and glasses.

This year we had a special program, Dining in the Dark with Helen Keller, with actors from the True Troupe appearing in a one-act play – portraying Keller, Annie Sullivan, Alexander Graham Bell and Mark Twain in specific points of Keller’s life. The play was specially written for this event.

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The cast of Dining in the Dark with Helen Keller. Cast photos by Emilygrace Piel

It was Helen Keller who, in 1925, gave a speech to the Lions Club exhorting them to be “Knights of the Blind in her crusade against darkness.” The Lions – with clubs around the world – took up her call and continue to focus on vision-related service to this day.

During social hour, Cheyenne Brass kept the joint jumping

Dining in the Dark with Helen Keller was held in the Yellowstone Room of the Red Lion Hotel. The event began at 6 pm with a social hour, complete with cash bar.

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Accompanied by music from Cheyenne Brass, guests spent time browsing through our Pick a Prize raffle items. Several local Cheyenne businesses contributed generously to our fund raiser, either with a gift basket or with gift certificates that were combined into themed baskets. We also had items donated from Chugwater and Laramie, as well as Johnstown, CO and Denver,CO.

Click on the image to the left to download the PDF of our sponsors and donors with hot-links to their websites.

Inside the Yellowstone Room at the Red Lion Hotel

Views of all items offered for our pick-a-prize raffles

Dinner was served at 7 pm. Guests had a choice of chicken and steak with seasoned potatoes and a vegetable medley, or a vegetarian pasta dish, topped off with cheesecake for dessert.

Guests – members of the three Lions Clubs in Cheyenne as well as other members of the community, enjoy dinner, as do Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, Alexander Graham Bell and Mark Twain

A few door prizes were handed out by our MC, and then began the performance of:

Dining in the Dark with Helen Keller

Helen Keller (Traci Erickson), escorted to podium by Annie Sullivan (Angie Ingram)

Helen shares highlights from her life while Alexander Graham Bell (Bill Blansfield), Mark Twain (Jack Walts) and Annie Sullivan (Angie Ingram) listen attentively. So does the audience!

Alexander Graham Bell (Bill Blansfield) first met Keller when she was only six years old

Mark Twain (Jack Walts) first met 14-year-old  Keller at a party and was impressed by her wit and sense of humor

Our actors received a standing ovation at the end of their performance

Our actors exited the room in character. While our MC began drawing tickets for all of the bucket raffles, the 50-50 drawings and so on, a theatrical tradition took place in the adjacent room.

Director/producer Adrianna True (not shown) gives gifts and thanks to stage manager Emilygrace Piel, technical supervisor Jacob Marquez, and the actors

Back in the Yellowstone Room, our MC kept the room entertained while drawing for the pick-a-prize raffles.

Our MC, Noon Lion Craig Hibberd, draws tickets from jars for each of our prize baskets, with help from Noon Lions Bonnie Harrison, Ginny Chidsey and Kayla Madler

Noon Lion Howard Last won a Makeover Basket, and is enjoying the boa.

One of three centerpiece designs, crafted by Noon Lion Diann Last. As an appreciation of our guests, one lucky person at each table was awarded the centerpiece to take home.

We’d like to thank the True Troupe for such a wonderful production, our guests for making our fundraiser a success, and the Dining in the Dark committee (Ginny Chidsey, Bob Clary, Bonnie Harrison, Craig Hibberd, Diann Last, Howard Last, Dave Orr and Barbara Peterson) who worked tirelessly for several months to put this fundraiser together.

Dining in the Dark 2020 is already in the works.

We hope to see you then!

In closing, here’s a closeup view of all our pick a prize raffle baskets. We’ll have even more next year!

Pick A Prize Baskets 


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Dining in the Dark 2019: Our sponsors

In addition to donors for our pick-a-prize raffles, several businesses here in Cheyenne have sponsored our tables.

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Sponsors

 

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Dining in the Dark 2019: Donations from Cheyenne Businesses

Several generous businesses throughout Cheyenne, as well as Chugwater and Laramie – and Colorado! –  have donated items for door prizes, raffles and our silent auction, for Dining in the Dark With Helen Keller, March 29, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel.

From Colorado, our donors were:

From Cheyenne, our donors were:

From Chugwater, our donors were:

From Laramie, our donors were:

Individual donors from Cheyenne were:

  • Jean Brown
  • Ginny Chidsey
  • Bonnie Harrison
  • Diann Last
  • Ginny Macey
  • Dr. Carol Madler
  • Carol Mathia
  • Felicia Widger
  • Rob Whittecar

 

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Preparing for Dining in the Dark 2019

We’re working hard to make Dining in the Dark 2019 a success!

Dining in the Dark with Helen Keller will take place on March 29, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel.

The actors portraying Helen Keller, Annie Sullivan, Alexander Graham Bell and Mark Twain have been cast by the True Troupe and are being directed by Adriana True.

Meantime, Lions Fundraiser Committee members are busy with all aspects of holding a fundraiser – soliciting silent auction and raffle items, preparing advertising materials, preparing table centerpieces and so on.

We’ll be sharing a list of the items donated by our generous Cheyenne community in a future post.

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