Fishing Day

The 2024 Carson City Host Lions Kids Fishing Day at Baily Pond in Fuji Park, taking place on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00AM to 1:00PM, invites kids under 12 and their families to a free community event focused on fishing and conservation. Volunteers will be on hand to assist kids with fishing and answer any questions. While bringing your own rod and reel is encouraged, a limited supply will be available for those under 12 who need them. Participants 12 and over must have a valid Nevada fishing license, with a two-fish limit per person. Prizes and concessions will be available!

Nevada Fishing License

Kids Fishing Day Baily Pond


2021 Peace Poster Contest Winners

The 2021 Peace Poster Contest Winners are Announced

Cadence Schnaible is announced the 2021 Peace Poster Contest Winner Carson City Host Lions
First Place, Cadence Schnaible, Carson City

The Carson City Host Lions Club is pleased to announce the 2021 Peace Poster Contest winners. Cadence Schnaible, the daughter of Zachary and Shannon Schnaible, of Carson City has won the local competition.  The Peace Poster Contest is an international contest that encourages children, ages 11 to 13, to creatively express what peace means to them.  Ms. Schnaible will receive a $50 award and will move up to the Nevada District level for further competition.  If she wins there, she’ll move up to the international competition.  Cadence is an 11 year-old and attends Carson Middle School.  She said that “Peace means we are all connected, no matter where in the world we are.”

Hailey Haase-Acks from Gardnerville won second place and a $25 award.  Hailey entered the contest through the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada. She is a twelve-year old attending Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School.  Jaicielyn Ryan, Lucy Borse, Peyton Golden, Elisha Nolan, and Douglas Trujillo also competed in the contest.

The Carson City Lions partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada.  Both organizations provided supplies and guidance from art teachers to interested students.  The Nevada Artists’ Association provided display space in its Gallery for viewing by the public.

The International Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to an award ceremony where he/she will receive $5,000 and an award.  23 merit award winners will also be selected and each will receive $500.

Lions Clubs International is a global leader in community and humanitarian service.  The International organization works to improve health and well-being, supports those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourages peace and international understanding.  Here in Carson City, the local club devotes its resources to vision preservation programs, supporting local charities, and providing youth services such as scholarships for Carson High seniors, Kids Fishing Day, and the Student Speaker Contest.  For more information about the Carson City Lions, check out the Club’s Facebook page at or go to one of two websites at or

Jaicielyn Ryan, Gardnerville
Jaicielyn Ryan, Gardnerville
Peyton Golden Carson City Lions 2021 Peach Poster Contest
Peyton Golden, Carson City

White Cane Days 2021

White Cane Days 2021

The Carson City Host Lions White Cane Days 2021 will take place October 16th & October 17th. The Carson City Lions will be at the N. Carson Street SaveMart both days from 10am to 4pm. While there, the Lions will be promoting and raising funds for Clubs local eye care programs.

In addition to continually promoting awareness about local white cane traffic safety laws, the Carson City Lions raise funds to assist the blind and visually impaired in the community, collect used eyeglasses for those in need, and also provide eye exams and new glasse for local people who can afford them.

The Carson City Host Lions partner with FISH and Ron Wood Foundations who refer clients in need.

For more information on the Carson CIty Lions Club sight preservation programs, White Cane Days, and local drop off locations for used eyeglasses visit our White Cane Days webpage or our Eyeglasses webpage.

As a reminder, the Carson Lions have used eyeglass donation locations throughout Carson City. If you have used prescription eyeglasses you no longer need, we encourage you to donate so they can be provided to people in our community in needs. Donation locations can be found at:

  • The Carson Library,
  • Carson Senior Center,
  • Walmart,
  • SaveMart,
  • Raleys,
  • Costco Optical Department,
  • Pritchertt Eye Care,
  • Katrina Van Patten O.D.,
  • Dr. Ferris O.D.,
  • Deputy Optics,
  • Eyemart Express,
  • Stephen Palazolo O.D.

See’s Candy is Now For Sale

We have candy, See’s Candy!!! Once again we are selling See’s Candies to raise funds for Vision Preservation and other programs. You can find our group selling See’s Candies at two locations in Carson City; the candy trailer by Costco and at our booth at the Carson Mall.  The candy trailer is located across from the entrance to Costco and it will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our booth in the Carson City Mall will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are a Carson City resident, but unable to make it to one of these locations to buy candy, you can contact us through our See’s Candy Webpage (click here) and we will try to make arrangements to bring the candy to you. We will sell candy until Christmas Eve or until we sell out. The See’s Candies ranging in cost from $8 to $23 per box.

The Chalk Art Contest Awards Go To…

And the chalk art awards go to….
For the most photos of the event posted on FB: Michael Mansen (If there was an award for the most creative descriptions we’d give you that award too!)
For the 2nd most event photos posted on FB: Jenny Treece
3rd Place Art Entry: A tie between 212 W. Ann St & 310 N Stewart
2nd Place Art Entry: 1637 Molly Drive
1st Place Art Entry: 2702 Marvin

Thanks to all who participated in the chalk art contest. The judges really struggled to choose the winners because all of the entries were great! The judges were asked to make their decision based on who best met the theme, but everyone did a great job meeting the theme……and the artwork was incredible to boot! After much debate winners were selected, but the judges has such a tough time decided that they diced that in addition to awarding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, they will also be sending additional awards out to all who participated!

NV Day Chalk Art Contest Map

The Nevada Day Chalk Art Contest map is now available. Chalk art displays may be viewed anytime between 10am and 2pm on October 31st. Viewers are encouraged to post photos on the Carson City Host Lions Facebook Page, The two viewers who post the most photos of the art contest by the end of the contest at 2PM will also win prizes.  Please visit the contest webpage for additional details. 

Download and Print Chalk Art Contest Map

View Locations on Google Maps

Nevada Day Chalk Art Contest on Good Day Carson

Kassandra Butterfield was kind enough to invite Megan LoPresti, a member of the Carson City Host Lions Club and chair of the Nevada Day Chalk Art Contest, to come on the NGBN.TV’s Good Day Carson to discuss the details Nevada Day Chalk Art Contest.

*Note: the submission date for participation forms has been extended to 10/28/20 at 9:00pm. See additional information

Chalk Art Contest Deadline Extended

Great news, the Chalk Art Contest deadline has been extended! We were able to secure more chalk, so the deadline to sign up for the Nevada Day Chalk Art Contest has been extended to Oct. 28th at 9:00 PM. The contest is open to all Carson City residents. The entry fee is $10.00 which includes free chalk. Art entries can work on their contest entries anytime between Oct 29th after participants receive their free chalk delivery until approximately 10am Oct. 31st when viewing of contest entries by the public and judges begins. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 art entries that best meet the theme and also to 2 viewers who post the most photos of the event to our FB page. Event details, entry forms, sponsorship info, event maps and more can be found on the Nevada Day Chalk Art event page.

White Cane Days 2020

Thanks Carson City residents and patrons of SaveMart North for all the support during our White Cane Days campaign. We received lots of donations to help with our Vision Preservation program, which provides eye exams and eyeglasses to about 60 to 80 persons annually in Carson City who could not otherwise afford them. Thank you, thank you! And if you missed our table at Save Mart this last weekend, please send your donation to: Carson City Host Lions Club, P.O. Box 825, Carson City, NV 89702. Its never too late to help us serve our community!”