Thursday, April 4, 2013
This weekend marks the launch of the West St. Louis County Lions' annual barbecue meals to raise money for community donations.
Spring is truly in the air, especially this weekend near the ballfields in Eureka. April 5 and 6 is the launch of the annual barbecues hosted by the West St. Louis County Lions' Club members in Eureka. Lions Club volunteers work from a trailer located at Missouri Route 109 South at Central Avenue, which is on the spur that is four blocks south of Interstate 44. Lions Club member Bryan Kiefer said the barbecues then will be offered for the next three weekends after that. Customers can purchase ribs, pork steaks, chicken, bratwurst and sandwiches, as well as dinners. Proceeds from the barbecue sales go toward charitable needs in the area, such as the Missouri School for the Blind, Lions Eye Research and Eye Clinic, college scholarships to …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Here's a good example of what the holiday spirit is all about. 2012 is the tenth consecutive year the Lions' group has done this good deed.
West St. Louis County Lions members from Eureka shopped Tuesday morning for six Missouri School For The Blind MO school students at the Walmart Supercenter in Eureka. Lions' member Bryan Kiefer said they had an "awesome day" with the activity. Kiefer said seven members helped buy a little more than $2,000 worth of gifts Tuesday, and packed the presents. He said they will present the gifts on Dec. 20 at the Christmas pageant held at the school. "It is heartwarming to do, and see for your own self at Christmas time. It makes all the hard work we do come to life," said Kiefer. Kiefer said West St Louis County Lions do this gifting donation each Christmas. Read about last year's effort: Lions Club Members Donate $1,500 Worth of Gifts West St. …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Missouri School for the Blind students in St. Louis will enjoy a special round of new, holiday and Christmas gifts, thanks to the generosity of local West St. Louis County Lions Club members.
In the midst of other holiday shoppers recently darting about at the Walmart Supercenter in Eureka, members of the West St. Louis County Lions Club gathered items to purchase and donate to Missouri School for the Blind students. Lion member and Eureka resident Bryan Kiefer said the group has been doing this holiday gift project for the school's students for the past decade. He said it was an extension of the Lions Club collecting unwanted eye glasses as a community service effort. "We do fundraisers with almost 60 members, and the money all goes back to the community for projects, such as these annual holiday gifts and for scholarships, with no gain for the club," said Kiefer. All Lions Club members contribute, in one way or another, he …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Alderman stays active with church, civic organizations and 28 grandchildren. This is the third in a series of features that profile Eureka's board of aldermen. Check back each day this week for the next feature.
If one wants to see Eureka Alderman Bob Kee Jr. this fall, the best chance of finding him almost will certainly be at a Eureka Wildcats football game, watching his grandkids. “Playing with my grandchildren is how I relieve stress,” said Kee. All five of Kee’s children have stayed in or near Eureka, and most of his 28 grandchildren live in the area, as well. And the Wildcat sports program has been a way to bond with his family for two generations. At age 72, Kee insists he’s taking things easy, but you couldn’t tell it from his schedule. In addition to his work as Eureka’s Ward 2 Alderman, he remains active in the Elks, Lions and Jaycees, as well as at Sacred Heart Church. While he’s given up golf, he continues to garden and fish. The one …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Owner Sean Quinn invites patients to participate in the annual West St. Louis County Lions Club Run for Sight on Sept. 10 as one way to celebrate Eureka Days. He is covering entry fees for a 25-person team.
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Monday, August 29, 2011