The Funkstown Lions have always strived to help those citizens in the Funkstown area, who were less fortunate in their resources or abilities. We have provided eye exams and fitted eyeglasses as well as the collection and distribution of food baskets during the holiday season.

The Funkstown Park Pavillion and Playground was one of our first accomplishments, constructed many years ago.




The Funkstown Lions Club is also proud to reward the young people in our community who excel in their studies and show good citizenship skills. Each year we award several college scholarships in the name of two deceased members and friends, Lion Early "Petey" Bates and Lion Gordon Meek. To date we have provided over $28,000 in scholarship funds during the fifteen years that the program has been in existence. The 2017 recipients of the Bates-Meek Community Service Scholarships are Ms. Chloe Renee Hadley and Ms. Bailey Kay Knight, from Washington County, who both expressed their desire to pursue careers in the medical field. Each student received $2,000 to be credited to their college accounts.

Two 4th grade students from Emma K. Doub School in Hagerstown also received Good Citizenship Awards and a monetary gift from the Club. Judeah Vass and Raiden Crisler-Smith along with our scholarship recipients, received their awards from Funkstown Lion President Joel Rice and Scholarship Chairman Terry Gossard. Bailey could not be with us this evening, so her mother stood in to receive the award.


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