The Tollesboro Lions Club would like to acknowledge and thank our First 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



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/; 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 Chaper 890; Yoder's Dinner Bell; Young Farm Machinery.     

​​​​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!.



      The Tollesboro Lions Club met Monday, January 9th, for their first meeting of 2023 with 16 members and 2 guests present. President Craig Stanfield opened the meeting with a moment of silence in deference to the recent loss of members Larry Tucker (passed away Nov. 27th) and Darrell Dixon (passed away Dec. 9th) and the father of member Shane Wallingford, Johnny Wallingford (passed away Dec. 23rd) who was a long-time supporter and who showed horses at the Tollesboro Lions Club many, many years. Following the moment of silence, Craig welcomed back members Ritchie Cunningham, Clinton Applegate and Denny Hornback, all of whom had experienced health issues recently. Craig then led the group in Prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by member Charles Kendall, after which the group broke for dinner. 
      Following dinner, Lion Craig read Thank You cards that had been mailed to the Club from the families of Larry Tucker and Darrell Dixon. The minutes from the November meeting and the December Christmas Party were then read by Secretary Phil Cropper; the minutes were approved as read. Treasurer Steve Pedersen mentioned some recent financial activity and made a report about continued statewide contributions to Eastern Kentucky flood victims. President Craig Stanfield mentioned that the Club had provided funeral throws in memory of Larry Tucker, Darrell Dixon, and Johnny Wallingford. He then announced donations to the Club from the Eyecare Group in memory of Larry Tucker, from Tony and Angela Sweeney in memory of Darrel Dixon, and $790 in donations for continued Eastern Kentucky flood victims that he was able to raise from the Mason County Men's Club and the Ringgold Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows (individuals who contributed to this included Barbara Boone and Larry Poe, Bill and Dorinda Leet, David and Carolyn Collins,  Mike and Vieda Stitt, Tony and Angela Sweeney, Gary and Jo Ann Bowers, and Craig and Beverly Stanfield). Craig also reported that he had submitted the events/projects of the Club from July 1, 2022 through the end of 2022 (first half fiscal year) to Lions Club International for consideration for the newly established Lions International Marketing Award. He also informed Fair Chairman Lee Thomas that the Bluegrass Mule and Pony Pullers Association had reached out for inclusion in this year's fair. 
     Next, under New Business, Phillip Bussell of Family Tradition Motorsports was introduced to the Club as he is considered for hosting this year's Demolition Derby event during the Fair. He is already conducting the event for Ewing, Germantown, and Carlisle. After discussions, questions and answers, the Club dismissed Mr. Bussell for private consultations. Based upon a recommendation by Fair Chairman Lee Thomas and member T. J. Palmer, and after consideration by the membership, a motion was made by Lion Clinton Applegate, seconded by Lion Charlie Kendall to approve Mr. Bussell's proposal for this year's fair Demolition Derby Event. The motion passed unanimously.
      Lion Steve Pedersen then suggested that a posthumous Melvin Jones Fellowship Award be ordered for recently departed member Darrell Dixon (the award had been ordered for Lion Larry Tucker back in September, but has yet to arrive for presentation), with the plan to present to Darrell's wife and family at a future meeting, to coincide with the presentation of the award to Larry Tucker's family. Seconded by Lion Charlie Kendall. These two members together have been members for a combined 100+ years. The motion passed unanimously. 
       Next, it was suggested that the Tollesboro Lions Club offer the use of their grounds for an event for 13 year old Mackenzie Forman, suffering from leukemia. A mud-sling event was hosted on her behalf last year, and due to some complications, another fund-raiser would be necessary. The Club approved the event under the same conditions as last year, said event to be held in March or April, with a firm date to be set soon. 

      Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.




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RECENT HAPPENINGS  & ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​UPCOMING EVENTS


     The first 2023 Tollesboro Lions Club Trade Days Event will be May 4th through May 6th, 2023. The Trade Days Event is a Flea-Market type event that is conducted upon the grounds of the Tollesboro Lions Club along the "AA" Hwy frontage. It has grown substantially in popularity and attendance over the past several years, with an ever growing number of vendors and prospective purchasers attending. For additional information or to reserve your space, contact Richard "Skeeter" Shaw at (606) 798-6134. The Tollesboro Lions Club typically hosts 3 Trade Day Events annually.




       The Tollesboro Lions Club lost a long-time member Sunday, Nov. 27th, 2022 with the passing of Larry Tucker.
       Larry joined the Tollesboro Lions Club Oct. 1, 1967, an active member of the organization for 55 years. At the time of his passing, Larry was the Club’s longest serving active member (since the Tollesboro Lions Club’s chartering in 1954, only 4 members have served for 50+ years, with Larry’s tenure in the organization only surpassed by two members: Charter member Mack Wright, who at the time of his passing in 2015, had been a member for 61 years; and Don McCann, who at the time of his passing in 2019, had been a member for 60 years. Charter member Elmo Gillespie served the Tollesboro Lions Club for 50 years).
      While a member of the Tollesboro Lions Club, Larry served at least two terms (there are a number of years where the record as to whom served as President is incomplete and it is entirely possible that he served an additional term/terms during this period) as President of the Tollesboro Lions Club (1969-1970 and 1976-1977). Larry was also named the Tollesboro Lions Club Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 1990. 
     Larry was a retired educator with the Lewis County School system, teaching English and serving as a guidance counselor and basketball coach. He also was well-known locally as a minister serving the Concord Christian Church for 44 years; served as the last Mayor of the City of Tollesboro; was a 50+ year member of the Tollesboro Volunteer Fire Department; and a long-time member/leader of the Woodmen Life Chapter 890.
    Larry was a respected and vital member of the Tollesboro Lions Club,  present at almost every meeting, a fixture at the gate collecting gate money throughout the fair each year, and a trusted advisor to the Club. He will be missed...

    Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 11918 Ky 57 at Tollesboro, with Bro. Phil Cropper officiating. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Garden of Memories.
     Friends may visit after 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

        NOTE: The Tollesboro Lions Club had voted at their Sept. 26th meeting to make a $1000 donation to the Lions Club International Foundation so as to make Larry Tucker a Melvin Jones Fellow; the award had been ordered but had not been presented to Larry prior to his passing. A posthumous presentation will be forthcoming.

Larry Tucker 1942 - 2022

Obituary - Tollesboro Funeral Home

     Larry Gene Tucker, age 79, of Tollesboro, Kentucky, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, November 27, 2022 at his home after an extended illness. 
     He was born Friday, December 25, 1942, on Cabin Creek, Kentucky a son of the late Harold Edwin Tucker and Leona Mae Craycraft Tucker Lanthorn.
     Larry attended the Tollesboro Christian Church where he was encouraged to attend Milligan College to become a minister and he was the pastor of Concord Christian Church for 44 years. Larry was employed by the Lewis County Board of Education as a teacher and counselor and was a member of the Tollesboro Lions Club and Tollesboro Volunteer Fire Department serving more than 50 years in each organization. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, reading and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
     Mr. Tucker is survived by his wife of 58 years, Brenda Willocks Tucker; three children, Scott (Melissa) Tucker of Madison, Indiana, Ann Marie (Shaun) Scott of Manchester, Ohio, and Michael (Andrea) Tucker of Louisville, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Brooke Tucker, Bethany Tucker, Makenna Scott, Jack Tucker, and Scarlett Tucker; one sister, Carolyn Hughes; one nephew Matthew (Mary) Hughes of Vanceburg, Kentucky and numerous other family and friends that will sadly miss him.

     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 11918 Ky 57, Tollesboro, Kentucky with Brother Phil Cropper officiating. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Garden of Memories.

     Friends may visit after 11 a.m. until the service hour, Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Tollesboro Funeral Home.

     Tollesboro Fire Department will serve as pallbearers. Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services is caring for all arrangements for Mr. Larry Gene Tucker. 

     In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tollesboro Fire Department, Tollesboro Lions Club, or Concord Christian Church.


      The Tollesboro Lions Club was saddened to hear that Darrel Dixon, a long-time member of the Club, passed away Friday, December 9th, 2022. This is the second long-term member that the Club has lost in less than a two-week period (Lion Larry Tucker, a 55 year member of the organization, passed away November 27th).
     Darrel had been a member of the Tollesboro Lions Club for over 40 years, was Instrumental in sponsoring a number of the current members and was an involved member who - at the time of his passing - was a two year Administrator. However, he served the Club in several capacities, having served many terms alternating between the Lion Tamer and the Tail Twister, and also as a Club Director. Always ready to provide his opinion, seconding many motions in meetings over the years, and always ready to provide a comment for a good laugh: Darrel was a welcome member of the Club who will be missed by all.  

Obituary --- Tollesboro Funeral Home

​     Mr. Darrell Boyd Dixon, age 79, of Tollesboro, Kentucky passed away Friday, December 9, 2022 at the Maysville, Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family.
     He was born March 14, 1943, in Lewis County, Kentucky, to the late Esten (Eck) and Frances Tully Dixon.
     Darrell was a member of the Tollesboro Christian Church; a active member of the Tollesboro Lion’s Club for 50 years; an employee of Emerson Electric for 40 years; co-owner of the G & D Restaurant in Tollesboro for several years; a Head Start bus driver for the past 10 years. He really loved his Head Start children and gave most of them nicknames. Darrell was a seasoned traveler and an avid camper. He loved doing word searches and was a fierce Rook player. He enjoyed announcing races and watching all sports.
     In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Katrina Dixon; one brother in law, Norman Mineer.
     He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Loretta Hord Dixon; one son, Troy Dixon of Tollesboro, Kentucky; one daughter, Melissa Henderson and her husband, Shawn of Tollesboro, Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Kim Centers and her husband Joey of Berea, Kentucky; grandchildren, Hannah, Rachel and Sarah Henderson of Tollesboro, Kentucky, Jared Dixon and his wife Kelli, Taylor Dixon, Whitnee Broaddus (John) of Lexington, Kentucky, Bethanee Rogers and her husband, Andrew and Jayden Centers of Berea; five great-grandchildren, Preston, Blakeley and Sutton Dixon of Lexington, Kentucky, Lilee and Lainee Rogers of Berea; one sister, Joyce Mineer of Wallingford, Kentucky; the mother of his children, Kathleen Dixon, along with several nieces and nephew who will sadly miss him.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 11918 KY 57, Tollesboro, Kentucky with Brother Rex McGinnis officiating. Burial will follow in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Lewis County.
     Friends may visit after 10 a.m., December 14, 2022 and until the service hour at the Tollesboro Funeral Home.
     Shawn Henderson, Jared Dixon, John Fetters, Jim Meadows, Mark Mineer and Jayden Centers will serve as pallbearers.
     Gerald Meadows, Kirby Wright, Steve Petersen, John Kilgore, Gary Breeze, Daymond Thomas and Gary Mason will serve as honorary pallbearers.
     Tollesboro Funeral Home and Cremation Services are caring for all arrangements for Mr. Darrell Dixon.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Tollesboro Christian Church and Tollesboro Lion Club.


     The Tollesboro Lions Club would like to offer their condolences to Shane Wallingford and family on the passing of his father, Johnny Wallingford, December 23rd, 2023. Johnny was a long-time supporter of the Tollesboro Lions Club and showed horses at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair for many years. 


​     John Clinton Wallingford, age 79, of Cabin Creek Road, Tollesboro, Kentucky passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2022, at his residence.
     John was born November 2, 1943, the last of eleven children to William Gaines and Mamie Martin Wallingford.

     John was a 38-year employee of Emerson Power Transmission in Maysville, Kentucky, He was a farmer and landowner who enjoyed the outdoors. His passions included showing walking horses, rabbit hunting, listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his friends and neighbors in search of a good time with plenty of laughter. His love and passion was pursuing his grandchildren's events, which defined the twilight of his life.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his oldest son, Travis C. Wallingford; four brothers Charles, Walter, Leo and Kenneth Wallingford; six sisters Mary, Nannie, Edna, Ida, Alice, and JoAnn.

     John is survived by his wife of 58 years Linda A. Hughes Wallingford; one son Shane Kimberly Wallingford of Tollesboro, Kentucky; three grandchildren Seth, Bryce, and Jenna Wallingford of Tollesboro, Kentucky; John is also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family who will sadly miss him.

     Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2022, at the Tollesboro Christian Church in Tollesboro, Kentucky with Brother Mike Rice and Brother Rex McGinnis officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Garden of Memories Cemetery in Mason County, Kentucky.

     Friends may visit after 11 a.m. until the service hour on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Tollesboro Christian Church in Tollesboro, Kentucky.

     Harry Tully, Rob Johnson, Kevin Burton, Wesley Wallingford, Seth Wallingford and Bryce Wallingford will serve as Pallbearers. Marty Wallingford, Kelly Wallingford, Scotty Wallingford, Matthew Hughes, Mike Parker, Randy Parker, Terah Tracy and Jim Bill Tracy will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

     Tollesboro Funeral Home in Tollesboro, Kentucky is caring for all arrangements for Mr. John C. Wallingford.



     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, To view the videos, type in the following URLs into your web-browser:

Local Historic Videos
    Cabin Creek Covered Bridge, Tollesboro, KY -
    Tollesboro, KY and It's Connection to Horse-Racing Royalty -
     Goddard Covered Bridge, Fleming Co., KY -