Crookston "Noon Day" Lions     
Lions Mission Statement: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.
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Crookston Lions Mobile Stage debuted at the Downtown Square

The successful fundraising effort led by the Crookston Lions that resulted in their “Mobile Stage” project becoming a reality was celebrated at Town Square Tuesday, with musical performances.
The Crookston Lions set a $25,000 goal to construct the stage, which, as its name suggests, is portable and can be used for events across the community.

Sponsors and “major” donors include Altru Clinic, American Crystal Sugar, Best Used Trucks, Bremer Bank, Crookston Area Community Fund, DeBoer Industries, Otter Tail Power, PolyCell Technologies, RiverView Health, AgriMax, Beggs Insurance, Carman View Estates/Kevin Ross, and Fred Parnow.



About the "Noon Day" Lions

Our Lions club consists of a diverse group of men and women who have fun volunteering together and share the satisfaction that comes from helping others. Our club is part of Lions District 5M-11, which includes clubs from Northwestern Minnesota and Manitoba.  Click the link below to view the district website:
We volunteer at several community activities throughout the year, including: Ox Cart Days Parade, Ox Cart Days Brats & Corn Feed, Crookston High School Triple A Banquet, LEO Club Activities, Junior Golf Tournament, Serve Pancakes at Villa St. Vincent & Riverview, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Meals at Care & Share, Home Delivered Meals, Blood Drive, Highway Clean Up, and Peace Poster Contest. 
We also provide financial support to local groups and international projects.  Local group support includes: Highland Picnic Shelter, National Night Out, Wellness Works, Farm Safety, Blast to Bede, Pirate Fine Arts Boosters, UMC Man and Woman of the Year, Friends of the Library, Crookston Early Childhood Initiative, and Toys for Tots.  International project support includes: Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Minnesota Hearing and Service Dogs, Lions of Minnesota Diabetes, Lions Youth Exchange, Lions Club International Foundation, and Lions Sight First - Fights Blindness for Millions.
Eyeglasses and Hearing Aid Donation Boxes
As part of our mission to support various sight related groups, we have set up donation boxes at several locations throughout Crookston to collect used eyeglasses.  The drop boxes can be found at: Riverview Health Care, US Post Office, Crookston Eye Clinic, Eagle Thrifty While Pharmacy, Opticare, City Hall, UM Crookston Sargeant Student Center and Swanson Law.  Not only are these boxes for eyeglasses, but also hearing aids.  Look for boxes in these locations to donate your used eyeglasses and hearing aids.
For more information about the Crookston "Noon Day" Lions, click brochure image below to view the brochure and application.


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Leader Dogs for the Blind:

Lions MD5M Hearing Foundation:

Minnesota Lions Diabetes Foundation, Inc:

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Project New Hope:

USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum:


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