Sign up to join Sandy Spring Lions Scooping Ice Cream at the County Fair

Lion Rich Collins showing off last year’s Lions Dairy Bar menu at the County Fair

Our Lions Club will once again be scooping delicious ice cream at the Dairy Bar located along the main strip at the County Fair. This year our date is Wednesday, August 17 and we will be manning the location all day long. The Dairy Bar is staffed by Lions the whole week of the fair but our day will be the one you won’t want to miss.

Come and enjoy or if you would like to, come and volunteer if you are 16 or older. It’s one of our most fun and rewarding fundraisers of the year!

Official sign up link is located here. You can get service hours by joining in with our most fun fundraiser of the year! Lions, Leos, and others are welcome. If you volunteer for a three hour shift, we can get you a free pass to enter the fair.

Lion Raye Litten scooping up a whopping cone of cookie dough and peach ice cream.

Sandy Spring Lions Hosting MoCo Lightbulb Exchange

On Saturday September 10th, the Sandy Spring Lions are co-hosting a lightbulb exchange event with free lightbulbs provided by Montgomery County. The location is New Hope Presbyterian Church at 17930 Bowie Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855. Please come and join us to exchange your bulbs and enjoy each other’s company.

This event offers MoCo residents the opportunity to dispose of all incandescent (trash) and CFL bulbs (proper disposal-Mercury) held by the resident.  In return, each person will be provided an exchange of up to three (3) A-19 Warm (w/some daylight) 60 Watt equivalent LED bulbs.  

Christmas Tree Sales Begin Friday After Thanksgiving!

Sandy Spring Lions have been serving our community for 75 years and are once again embarking on a new & improved Christmas Tree & Wreath Sales fundraiser project selling Fraser Firs & handmade Fraser Fir wreaths beginning FRI. NOV. 26th at the old Montgomery General Hospital grounds, located @ Rt. 108 & Prince Phillip Drive.  Our tree lot will be open 4-7PM on THU/FRI’s & 10A to 7P on SAT/SUN’s and will continue until all trees/wreaths are sold.  While there remains a multi-state wide tree shortage making supplies once again limited, we were able to secure 340 trees of preferred sizes.  While selling inventory, we collect recycled eyeglasses in support of the Lions Recycle For Sight Program & have donation buckets available to support our Foundation.  Please spread the word to all in the area to visit us & buy a great Fraser Fir Tree/Wreath before we sell out!  

For a relatively small but active club, we had 2 LEOs, 3-Club friends, & 14 Lions volunteer thus far in the 2 set-up phases totaling over 130 man-hours of volunteerism.  We wish to recognize & thank the Burtonsville Club for their donated assets provided in 2020, which have greatly enhanced the ease/speed of this major annual fundraiser.  Our Lions, LEOs, friends, & wonderful Elves all volunteer their precious hours best exhibiting the Lions motto: WE SERVE!!  

Our wreath construction elves work out of PDG Meredith Pattie’s garage with our own trimmings & donated tree boughs.  Lions Bill Thomas and Meredith Pattie team up with Lions Julie Thomas, Liz Brigham, others, and this year as many as five LEO’s to create/decorate a targeted 75 wreaths this year.  Come and buy them!

Sherwood Leos Celebrate the Season

Even during the COVID distance learning in Montgomery County, MD, Sherwood High School Leos (sponsored by the Sandy Spring Lions CLub) wrote and made more than 125 holiday cards for senior citizens in a nursing home. Here is a picture of Sherwood Leo co-president Joanna Gibbs with some of the cards when she was getting ready to take them to the nursing home.  The bag was full of them and she had another bag too.