A Thumbnail View Of Belfast Lions Projects:

Breakfast With Santa

     Held annually, usually the first Sunday in December.  Features full breakfast/brunch menu, including omelets made to order.  Kids have pictures taken with Santa.

Spring Brunch

     Held annually, usually in early May.  Full breakfast/brunch menu, including our popular omelets made to order.  Usually benefits a specific cause, which may vary from year to year.

Holiday Food Basket Deliveries

     Christmas and Thanksgiving food baskets are distributed in conjunction with Waldo Community Action Partners and People For People programs.


Have Hot Dogs, Will Travel

     For more than sixty years, food sales, primarily of the steamed hot dog variety, have been a large part of the Belfast Lions Club annual charitable fund raising effort. Belfast Lions were among the organizers and early supporters of the Maine Broiler Festival which began in 1948, and customarily the club sold hot dogs and cold drinks at City Park during the festival.  In the 1960's, the club built a portable hot dog booth which was trailered to the park during the festival and to other sites when opportunities were presented. The original booth was replaced with our current booth, also home made, in the 1980's.  In 1981, the Broiler Festival became the Bay Festival, and our booth continued to see service there each year until the festival closed in 2005.  Since that time, the booth has been operated at other events around the city, including Belfast Area High School  football games,  the Celtic Celebration, the Maritime Heritage Festival, Belfast Wienerfest, and others.  The menu has varied to suit the individual venue, to include french fries, grilled burgers, dough boys, and fried fish and chips.  

     Currently, the club is in the process of replacing our aging "hot dog wagon" with a newer, cleaner, more efficient and more easily transported booth. Look for our new, bright red trailer at the usual events in 2015.

     Here is a partial list of projects we have supported in varying degrees in recent years:

BAHS Athletic Boosters, Future MSAD 3 First Things First, WCGH Oncology Fund, Waldo Community Action Partners (holiday food baskets), Waldo County YMCA, Senior Spectrum, Wings of Love, Defibrillators for local schools, THMS Robotics Team, LCIF Campaign Sight First II, Maine Lions Sight & Hearing,  Freedom Riders special equestrian program, Belfast Footbridge, Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief,     BAHS Wrestling Jackets, BAHS Project Graduation, Waldo County Hospice Volunteers, CEDARS, The Game Loft, Restorative Justice Project, Habitat For Humanity (local), Waldo County TRIAD, BAHS SAT Breakfast, Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids, Dentures, College Scholarships, ACS Relay For Life, Waldo County Search & Rescue, broadreach, Belfast Museum intern program.

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