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Welcome to the Fargo Lions Club!

The Fargo Lions Club is North Dakota's first Lions Club: celebrating its 100th year of service in 2021. We meet on Mondays at Noon at the Radisson Hotel located in downtown Fargo. Individuals interested in being invited to attend a meeting should contact any club member, or just stop by and introduce yourself.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

SPIRIT OF THE SANDBAGGER 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PROJECT

The Fargo Lions Club is commemorating its 100-year anniversary. To celebrate, the club has facilitated a public art project funded by the community and donated to the City of Fargo to honor the spirit, determination and cooperation of all who volunteered to protect thecommunity from historic flooding in 1997 and 2009 by filling and laying sandbags.

The project is called “Spirit of the Sandbagger”.

A website has been set up where you can find further details about this project. Visit spiritofthesandbagger.com

Prairie Public Broadcasting has produced a video documenting the creation of the artwork. You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvpntVDJGis 

 

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THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS AND DONORS!
As of September 30, 2021 we have raised $200,000 to commission, erect, and light The Spirit of the Sandbagger artwork. For more details about this project, visit www.spiritofthesandbagger.com

Since this project is all about individuals and businesses serving the community, we invited community members and organizations to participate through donations toward the expenses of this project. The following individuals and organizations made this artwork possible. All donations, large or small, were most welcome and appreciated!

Floowall Level ($10,000 and over)

Mike & Peggy Bullinger Family
Heyer Engineering
Industrial Builders, Inc.
Alex Stern Family Foundation

Sandbag Level ($5,000-$9,999)

James R. Dawson Fund
Mayor Bruce & Lorraine Furness
Gary & Ruth Hanson
Mayor Dr. Tim & Kathleen Mahoney
Dick & JoEllen Solberg
AdShark
Dakota Monument Company
Fargo Gateway Lions Club
Fargo Lions Club
Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation
Fargo Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau
Foss Architecture & Interiors, Inc.
Gate City Bank
Horace Lions Club
Houston Engineering
KPH Inc.
Moore Engineering
Northern Improvement
Sanford Health

Shovel Level ($1,000-$4,999)

Robert and Bonnie Ames
Theodore and Marian Appel
Mary Ann Armbrust
Mike & Jan Benson
Dr. Lance & Ruth Bergstrom Family Fund
John and Anita Dobbs
David & Bonnie Johnson
Dr. Max R. Johnson
Neil and Nancy Jordheim
Neil & Nancy Jordheim Fund**
Robert & Kathy Littlefield
Kelly & Todd McComb++
Nikki & Blake Nelson++
Tim & Jane Pettinger
Tim & Jane Pettinger **
Paul & Mary Jo Richard
Toni & Joe Sandin++
Richard Schaefer
Blake & Kathie Strehlow
Ann & Pat Zavoral
AE2S
Apex Engineering Group, Inc.
General Equipment & Supplies
Heartland Trust Company
Horace Lions Club**
Luther Family Buick GMC
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Master Construction
Scheels All Sports
Surgical Associates**
 
      ** In Honor of Dennis Walaker
      ++ Bullinger Family Contribution

Floodfighter Level ($1-$999)

Susan & Troy Anderson
Kelly Binfet**
Patrick Brown
Joe & Dana Dobbs
John Fischer
Mark & Kay Forkner
Brian Grave
Carol & Tom Gustad
John Hoeven
Sandy Huseby
Blake Itterman
Bonnie O. Johnson
Kim & Deborah Kaul
Connie Koehmstedt
Mark Kolstad
Ian Patrick Komorowski
Barb & Ron Martin
Constance Mital-Herold
Karna Nelson
Mel Olson
Milton Ota
David & Vickie Piepkorn
Thomas & Joyce Pettinger
Mona and Keith Rindy
David and Beth Rogness
Scott Seiler
Julie Snortland
John & Sherry Stern
Leland Swanson, Jr.
Diane Syverson
Dick & Pat Tedford
Katherine Tweed
Ene & Nicholas Vogel
Alerus
First Western Bank & Trust
Key Contracting, Inc.
SRF Consulting Group
The Title Company
VISION Bank
Ward Muscatell Automotive Group
 
        ** In Honor of Dennis Walaker

Grants

Alex Stern Family Foundation
North Dakota Lions Foundation
North Dakota Vibrancy Grant
     * Produced in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Commerce.
Sanford Health

In-Kind Gifts

AdShark Marketing
D & S Beverages
Dakota Monument Company
FM Area Foundation
Foss Architecture + Interiors
Heyer Engineering
Industrial Builders, Inc.

Still to complete: bronze plaques describing the project for visually impaired visitors, dynamic lighting, and ongoing maintenance which will be incurred by The City of Fargo as caretakers of this wonderful commemorative artwork. Follow the Fargo Lions Club on facebook or visit www.spiritofthesandbagger.com for updates.

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The Fargo Lions Club is about service to others ... our motto is 'We Serve'.  In the 2019-2020 school year, the Fargo Lions Club volunteered and held vision screenings for nearly 9,500 students in the Fargo, Kindred, Casselton, Mapleton, Northern Cass, Trinity, Nativity and Grace Lutheran school systems. Over 800 students were identified as possibly needing glasses. Plus, we participated in many more service projects throughout the year.  Visit the Club Project page on the left to see a detailed listing of service projects that we participate in throughout the year.♥️

      

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Are you in need of assistance with eyeglasses or eye exams? Please contact our Sight Assistance Committee Chair Derek Johnson he can be reached at (701) 282-3443 ext 108 or Derek@casscountyhousing.org.

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To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

Vision Screenings and Jayden's Story

The Fargo Lions Club provision vision screening for young chidren at daycare facilities and schools around the region. Last year we screened over 10,000 children including Jayden Severson. Here is his story.

https://youtu.be/HFE8orgx4N4

 

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