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Programs and Fundraising Activities


  • Vision and Hearing Financial Assistance
  • This provides assistance to residents of our local area for needs such as eyeglasses, exams, hearing aids, tests, exercises and other hearing and vision needs. Please use our online form or email us at info@FairburyLionsClub.org for more information.

  • Camp Lions
  • We are excited to be able to support Camp Lions. This is a unique summer experience, hosted by the Lions of Illinois Foundation, which is designed for kids with vision and hearing impairments. Camp Lions provides a safe environment for kids with special vision and hearing needs to relax, make new friends, and have fun expanding their independence and self-confidence. Because of our support, and other Lions Clubs, there is only a nominal deposit required to hold the camper's reservation. Campers must be between the ages of seven and 17, and must have either a vision impairment of 20/200 (after correction) and/or a hearing impairment which requires daily usage of communication alternatives such as sign language or lip reading*. All Camp Lions Counselors are selected for their experience with children with disabilities, are at least 18 years old and are American Red Cross Certified in CPR and First Aid; most are fluent in sign language; health care staff are present at each camp.

    There are three campsites - one in northern Illinois, central and southern Illinois. Activities offered range from swimming, horseback riding, archery, water sports, nature hikes, games, arts and crafts, cookouts, hayrides, singing, campfires, beeper baseball, captioned movies, and other team-building events.

    *Other requirements apply - please contact us for more information if you are interested in attending!

  • Eyeglasses Recycling Program

    Fairbury Drop-Off Points for used eyeglasses are:

    • Dr. Coady's office
    • Myers, Inc.
    • Fairview Haven
    • or any Lions Club member

  • Fairbury Lions Club Scholarship
  • Our chapter offers a yearly scholarship to Prairie Central High School graduating college-bound seniors. Please see your school guidance counselor to apply, or print our PDF-format 2023 application.

    Deadline for high school seniors: Completed application must be received in the Prairie Central High School Guidance Office April 1, 2023.

    Alternatively, you may mail to:

    Guidance Office
    Prairie Central High School
    411 N Seventh St
    Fairbury, IL 61739
  • Community Project Donations
  • We have given financial assistance to various local organizations and community projects. We have donated a shelter to a local park, made contributions to a local girls' softball league for diamond improvements, and many other projects that we feel benefit our community.

Fundraising Activities

  • Candy Day
  • Make a donation, get a roll of candy! Sometime every October, club members will be out and about for our long-standing "Candy Day" fundraiser! Look for the yellow aprons!

  • Tootsie Pop Day
  • Make a donation, get a Tootsie Pop! Look for the yellow aprons in May!

  • Chili-Oyster Feast
  • Please join us for a delicious meal of chili and oysters - perfect for those "chilly" December days! This event is a lunchtime meal and usually corresponds with Fairbury's Christmas Parade at the Odd Fellows Hall.

  • Bingo
  • Join us each year at the Fairbury Fair for Bingo, hosted jointly with the VFW. The Bingo tent is usually open during normal Fair hours, five days in mid-August!

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