After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Carson City Host Lions are hosting once again the well-known Crab Feed on Saturday, March 26th. The 2022 Crab Feed features not only Dungeness crab, but also tri-tip beef, broasted chicken, and a new addition this year, shrimp cocktail. Salad, garlic bread, and ice cream round out the feast. Typically, the Lions serve about 400 people, and call upon about 100 volunteers to help put the Crab Feed on. This year, the Carson High School Band members will be helping the Lions serve the food.
This year, the Lions have added a special event during the 2022 Lions Crab Feed. On behalf of the Lions, Carson City Mayor Lori Bagwell will present several “Local Hero” awards to individuals who by their actions helped save lives in 2021.
The Lions are grateful to have established a Platinum Lion partnership with Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) to host the Crab Feed. GNCU has supported the Crab Feed for many years in the past and continues to provide support, including silent auction items such as Aces Baseball gift packages.
Carson City Host Lions are also grateful for all the community support of this function over the years. Businesses in Carson City have donated all kinds of fun and valuable raffle and silent auction items, including Carson Tahoe Healthcare, which has generously become a Silver Lion Partner.
Tickets are still available and may be purchased for $75. For a great time and a lot of wonderful food, call (775) 721-9947.
The 2021 Peace Poster Contest Winners are Announced
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 https://www.facebook.com/CarsonCityLions or go to one of two websites at https://carsoncitylions.com/ or https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/carsoncitynv/.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!”