TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB
Located at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds and Community Park, KY 10, KY 9 ("AA" Hwy), and the Lions Club Road, Tollesboro, Lewis County, Kentucky.
Past Projects & Successes
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE 2018 THROUGH 2022 TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB PROJECTS AND SUCCESSES, feel free to review or download the stories by clicking on the appropriate buttons below. NOTE: Although small in numbers, our club is a very busy organization. The 2018 stories are 31 pages in Legal Size; the 2019 stories are 71 pages in Letter Size; the 2020 stories are 36 Letter Size pages (and this in a year where our organization -- like all other organizations -- were impacted by the CoronaVirus and the restrictions placed on meetings and gatherings during most of the year), and the 2021 stories consist of 86 pages. Please keep these factors in mind if you decide to print the stories (you might want to print two-sided?). If you want to forward the stories to others by e-mail, they are also quite large - the smallest file download is in excess of 2.3 MB even after being compressed - so it may be wise to submit links to their download locations). NOTE: If you are interested in our Club's History since it's 1954 chartering, a comprehensive history of our organization is available to review or download from our "HISTORY" page. It is VERY LARGE, in excess of 250 pages and with a file size (compressed) exceeding 20 MB and to date ONLY includes the history through June of 2020 (however you may download the 2020 and 2021 histories in their entirety so as to make the History "complete"). NOTE ALSO: From our "HISTORY" page, lots of other files are available to review or download about our organization. Check them out!.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR DIAMOND ELITE SPONSORS 2023
The Tollesboro Lions Club would like to acknowledge and thank our DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORS for making significant contributions to the Tollesboro Lions Club in support of the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair.
RIBOLT FABRICATION MEADOWS EXCAVATING
PEOPLES BANK OF KENTUCKY FIRST GUARANTY BANK
LEWIS COUNTY KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU R & S PALLET
FANNIN TRUCKING/FANNIN TRUCK REPAIR RIP'S FARM CENTER
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR ELITE SPONSORS 2022
The Tollesboro Lions Club would like to acknowledge and thank all of our ELITE SPONSORS for their continued support of the Tollesboro Lions Club and the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair.
606 Real Estate & Auction; A & B Farms/Linda Breeze; A. W. Graham Lumber; Advanced Diesel Performance;
Ag Pro Equipment; Al & Sue Jane Bane; Andrew Malone Livestock; Applegate Farms; Bane Farms;
Bane-Welker Case IH Georgetown; Benjamin Harrison/Lewis County Attorney; Best-1 Storage; Big A Tire Service;
Big Blue Outdoor; Bill Boggs State Farm Insurance; Medical Arts Pharmacy/Fred Toncray; Black's Welding;
Bluegrass Stockyards Maysville/Mt. Sterling; Boone Nickell Funeral Home; Bradley Schultz; Brown County Construction; Brown County Rental; Bruner Land Company/www.brunerland.com; Buffalo Trace Surveying/Travis McGlone;
Burton Fencing; C & D Electronics/The Shack; Carmeuse Lime; Central Farm Supply;
Charlie Thompson/Independent Excavating; Cheap's Chevrolet; Collier Distributing; Community Trust Bank;
Craig A. Stanfield Real Estate & Auction Services/Stanfield Auction Center; D & A Wholesale; Darrell & Loretta Dixon; Double AA Trucking; Double S Entertainment/JB's Grill; Craig A. Stanfield Lewis County Judge Executive/Vote Nov. 8;
Family Medicine Associates of Flemingsburg; Fannin Trucking & Fannin Truck Repair;
Farm Credit Services of Mid-America; Farmers Mutual Insurance; Farmers Stockyards; Fleming Mason Energy; Flemingsburg Machining; Ginn's Sealing and Striping; H & S Excavating; Harmon's Concessions; Harris Farms;
Hawk Predator & Wildlife Control; Henderson's Fuel Station; Hinton Mills; Howington Dixie Cafe; Hunt For The Gospel;
In Memory of Mack & Lois Wright; In Memory of Pat & Jeree Ruark; Jackie's Deer Lures/Jeff Barbour & Family;
Jim's Car Wash; Johnny & Linda Wallingford; Johnny Bivens Lewis County Sheriff; Johnny Breeze & Sons Farms;
Johnny Osborne Magistrate Elect; JSB Industrial Solutions; Kenton Meadows Trucking/Excavating;
Kenny Ruckel/Lewis County Property Valuation Administrator; Leslie Collier Lewis County Court Clerk Elect;
Lewis County Cattleman's Association; Livewire Printing/Winston Reeder; Mark & Kim Ripato;
Mark Horsley Magistrate Elect District 4; Marshall Hauling; Meadows Excavating; Meadows Used Cars;
Mike Ruggles Land Surveying; Mudlick Valley Cattle Company; Mullins Towing, LLC; NAPA of Maysville & Flemingsburg; On Target Archery; Peoples Bank of Kentucky; Peoples Bank Of Ohio; Petersville Church of God/Pastor Milt Stanfield; Pollitt Trucking, Inc.; Primary Plus; Quality Carpet; R & J Farming; R & S Concrete/Joe Potter;
R & S Pallet; Relentless Transport; Resurrection Systems; Rex & Chris Elam Insurance; RGM Construction;
Ribolt Fabrication LLC; Rick Butler & Sons Logging; Rip's Farm Center; Roger & Glenda Ferguson;
Ron's IGA (Tollesboro/Maysville); Rose Farm Supply LLC; Sims Dairy Queen of Flemingsburg;
Southern States Flemingsburg; Southern States Maysville; Standard Quick Print & Office Supplies;
Stephanie Story, Lewis County Court Clerk; Stober Drives; Storage Plus/Tony Sweeney Appraisals;
Take It Personal Gifts/Tabby Liles; Temperature Solutions; Teresa Callahan Lewis County Circuit Court Clerk;
The Clark Family & Denny Hornback; Threads & Inks; Tire World; TNT Logging/Tom Fetters; Tollesboro Christian Church; Tollesboro Funeral Home; Top Notch Spray Foam/Zane Pope; Total Care Pharmacy; Trace Creek Construction;
TRAM Construction/Terry LeMaster; Tri-County Vet/Dr. Darin Stanfield, DVM; Truesdell Trucking; Tully Transport;
Tully's Backhoe & Rock Hauling Service; Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Restaurant; Turner Tractor Sales; Valor Oil;
Weaver Construction; Westway Feed Products; Woodmen Life Chapter 890; Yoder's Dinner Bell; Young Farm Machinery.
SERVING THE TOLLESBORO COMMUNITY SINCE 1954
WEBSITE HOSTED, SPONSORED, BUILT AND MAINTAINED BY CRAIG A. STANFIELD REAL ESTATE & AUCTION SERVICES
2024 UPCOMING PROJECTS
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB 2024 TRADE DAYS EVENTS
The Tollesboro Lions Club will host Trade Days Events on the grounds of the Tollesboro Lions Club, set up along the frontage of the AA HWY (KY 9) several times this year. To date, three Trade Days Events are scheduled, the first to occur May 2nd through May 5th (Derby Weekend) designated as SPRING TRADE DAYS. The second, SUMMER TRADE DAYS, will take place June 20th through June 23rd. The third event, FALL TRADE DAYS, will be September 5th through 8th.
The TRADE DAYS Events are Flea Market type events, offering arts and crafts, baked and home-made goods, new items, antiques, tools, guns, knives, and other items. Weekend rate is just $30 without electric connections, of $45 with electric connections. Admission is free, parking is free. Events open on Thursday at 9 am until dark, on Friday and Saturday from 8 am until dark, and on Sunday vendors are encouraged to continue to setup.
For additional information or to reserve vendor space, contact Richard "Skeeter" Shaw (606) 356-8043 or (606) 798-6134.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FEBRUARY MEETING BUSY WITH NEW MEMBERS, NUMEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS
The Tollesboro Lions Club met Monday, February 12th at 7 pm at their Clubhouse on the grounds of the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds with 15 members present.
President Craig Stanfield opened the meeting with Prayer, followed by member Charles Kendall leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The group then broke for dinner provided by Skeeter and Sonia Shaw.
Following dinner, Secretary Phil Cropper provided the minutes from the January meeting, followed by Treasurer Steve Pedersen going over the Club's finances.
District Governor Steve Pedersen then presented two new members with pins and membership packets. The Club welcomed new members Alan Henderson and Brendan Bussell. Member Denny Hornback sponsored Alan Henderson and Brendan Bussell was sponsored by Steve Pedersen. Denny and Steve were provided with Sponsor pins.
Under Old Business, Craig presented the Club with the specs of the building being ordered from Kountry Korner Barns & Cabins for use as a shelter for those working the gates during the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair and other events held at the Fairgrounds (this to replace a structure that had been irreparably damaged at the closing of last year's Fair). The structure is to be an 8' x 12' overall structure, metal sided, 8' x 8' enclosed, with a 4' wide covered porch, red metal siding, white roof, with a door and two windows.
Under New Business, several items were discussed. Steve Pedersen, Club Treasurer and also the District Governor, mentioned the 2024 District 43-Y Convention to be in Lexington, March 9th, encouraging membership to attend (President Craig Stanfield and Second Vice President Jim Meadows will be in attendance, and will be voting members representing the Tollesboro Lions Club).
Craig, also serving as Zone Chairman, then invited members to attend a Zone Meeting at the T.ollesboro Lions Club Monday, March 4th at 6 pm. There are 6 Clubs within the Zone, including Tollesboro, and Craig had already been in contact with members from the Mays Lick, Vanceburg, Orangeburg, and Maysville Lions Clubs and will contact members of the Lewisburg Club, and all Clubs within the Zone are encouraged to attend and encouraged to turn-in the numbers of members planning to attend as a meal will be provided so as to ensure that adequate food is prepared.
Next, Steve mentioned District 43-Y's program "A JOURNEY TO RECOVERY" intended to offer Eastern Kentucky Flood Victims additional funds for those who lost everything, who have now been provided with housing, but who are still in need of basics (pots, pans, dinnerware, flatware, towels, sheets, blankets, glassware, coffee pots, blankets, toasters, etc.). The District is applying for a grant from Lions International and is encouraging Clubs throughout the District to donate additional funds for this project. Funds raised will be used to purchase basics for presentation to those in need through Lions Clubs located at Hazard, Neeon, Hindman, and Jackson. A motion was then made and properly seconded for the Tollesboro Lions Club to donate $2,500 towards this project, a motion that was approved unanimously.
Craig then brought up that Skeeter had provided him with a flyer for the upcoming 6th Annual Tollesboro Spring Trade Days to be held at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds May 2nd through May 5th. This Flea Market Event has been growing steadily - especially over the last 2 years - with vendors offering new and used items, antiques, tools, guns, baked and home-made goods, arts and crafts, and more! For additional information and to reserve vendor space, vendors are encouraged to contact Richard "Skeeter" Shaw by phone (606) 798-6134 or (606) 356-8043.
Secretary Phil Cropper provided a letter from Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation requesting support of the Kentucky Mr. & Ms. Basketball Program. The Club opted to support this program by means of a $250 donation.
The Club also opted to contribute $250 to the ION Center (formerly the Womens Crisis Center) or Maysville as well as $250 to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Maysville.
The Club discussed this year's Annual Tollesboro Lions Club Fair. This year the Fair will be July 12th through July 20th. Normally, the Horse Show is held at the first weekend of the Fair, meaning July 12th and 13th. However, Lion Paul Hampton informed the Club that this timing would place the Tollesboro Lions Club Horse Show in direct competition with the Owensboro Horse Show. Therefore, Paul made a motion, which was properly seconded and approved, to hold the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Horse Show July 26th and 27th, the weekend following the Fair so as not to conflict with other Fair events. The Club is looking at new events to add to the first weekend of the Fair (in addition to the Tug Tractor Pull).
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB PARTNERS WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES TO PRODUCE HISTORICAL VIDEOS
The Tollesboro Lions Club recently partnered with a number of local business to produce videos about several historic sites in Lewis and Fleming Counties, Kentucky. Three videos were produced, featuring "The Cabin Creek Covered Bridge" in Tollesboro, KY, "The Goddard Covered Bridge" in Fleming County, KY, and "Tollesboro and It's Connection To Horse-Racing's Lucille Markey".
The videos were produced by "History In Your Own Backyard", produced by Satolli Glassmyer with Susie Celek conducting the interviews. Craig Stanfield, President of the Tollesboro Lions Club led the organization of the production and contacted local businesses to arrange for the financial requirements to create the videos, and is a co-sponsor as well as narrator of two of the videos. Businesses that sponsored the project include PrimaryPlus (all locations); Hinton Mills (all locations); A. W. Graham Lumber, LLC of Fleming County; Craig A. Stanfield Real Estate & Auction Services; Rip's Farm Center, Inc.; L & L Auto Center; Bruner Land Company; Jackie's Deer Lures; and JSB Industrial Solutions.
The videos are posted on YouTube and available for the public at large to view (they will also be available to view from the Tollesboro Lions Club website, www.tollesborolions.com). To view the videos, type in the following URLs into your web-browser:
Local Historic Videos
Cabin Creek Covered Bridge, Tollesboro, KY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTEEh2ShgLk
Tollesboro, KY and It's Connection to Horse-Racing Royalty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IbtwrfHe_w
Goddard Covered Bridge, Fleming Co., KY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QolHPiwzAZ4