The Plain City Lions Club has proudly served the Plain City, Ohio community for over 73 years!


Our members are very different in many ways, but we share a common belief of serving our community.  We follow the Lions motto – WE SERVE.


The Plain City Lions Club was organized February 29, 1940 with 40 members and was chartered on April 25, 1940. Currently there are 53 members in the Club. Our Club has had one member serve at the District level of the Lions organization as a governor and several as zone chairs and on cabinet committees. 


Throughout the years the Plain City Lions Club has spent hundreds of dollars each year to purchase eye glasses for school children, the elderly and others who are in financial need. During the first years, several children were transported to a doctor in Michigan to correct crossed eyes.


The Club has been active in many service projects:

  • Started the Plain City School Library
  • Organized a School Safety Patrol
  • Donated $1000 towards the construction of the grandstand at the park
  • During WW II sponsored War Bond Drives and Red Cross Blood Bank collections and Red Cross Fund Drives
  • Furnished a room at the Madison County Hospital (twice over the years)
  • In 1950 a $900 donation from the Club helped start Little League Baseball in Plain City.
  • In the mid 1950’s the Club spent two years cleaning the state fairgrounds to finance the purchase of all the uniforms for the first Jonathan Alder football, basketball, track, baseball, and cheerleader teams as well as building the football stadium and laying the sod for the field
  • Supplied $1,200 to purchase new playground equipment in Pastime Park and furnished the labor to re-locate the playground
  • Provided approximately $2,000 for material and furnished the labor to build the Lions Club Concession Stand in Pastime Park.
  • Purchased three Pilot Dogs at a cost of over $3,000 each in the years 1983, 1984, and 1985
  • Purchased a dog for Happy Canine Helpers
  • Held Community Health Screenings
  • In the early 1990’s the Club started awarding a Plain City Lions Scholarship to a Jonathan Alder Senior. (Two $1,000 scholarships are currently awarded)



These projects have been funded over the years by Light Bulb and Broom sales, Children’s Coloring Books sales, a Hog Raffle, a Pancake Day, a Concession Stand at the Plain City Fair, Corn Carnival and the Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show, the sale of Entertainment Coupon Books, Gum Ball and Lions Mint sales, a rose sale and, lately, the Annual Lions Auction.




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