The Sycamore Lions are once again sponsoring the Decorated Pumpkin Contest and Lions Raffle at this years Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, its 55th year.
Raffle Tickets are available from any Sycamore Lion, or at the Display on the courthouse lawn during the Festival. Winners will be drawn after the parade on Sunday.
All proceeds raised during the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival benefit the Sycamore Lions Charities
The Sycamore Lions Club is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the handicapped, the poor, the sick and the aged. Its primary focus since Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be "Knights of the Blind" has been preventing blindness, and supporting programs for visually impaired individuals. In addition to vision programs, the Sycamore Lions Club supports or sponsors scholarships, hearing programs, diabetes awareness, and a number of humanitarian, civic and charitable projects.
Since 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community. Today with more than approximately 45,000 clubs in 197 countries and geographical areas, the Lions Clubs are the largest service organization in the world. The official motto of the Lions is "WE SERVE" and the Lions sponsor over a half million projects annually spending over $275,000,000 globally. Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever-increasing needs of our global community. Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered: "We Serve."