LIONS CLUB TO HOST BENEFIT MUD SLING FOR ILL 12 YEAR OLD
The Tollesboro Lions Club will host a Mud Sling at their Fairgrounds in Tollesboro, Sat., March 26, 2022 to benefit Mackenzie Forman, a 12 year old diagnosed with Leukemia.
Gates will open at noon and the event will begin at 2:00 PM. The Tollesboro Lions Club has agreed to donate all gate money and food sales (including the cost of food) to the family to provide for her care. Family and other involved persons are promoting the event and obtaining donations and sponsorships so that guaranteed payouts for each class can be provided. There will be a number of raffles conducted as well.
Classes will include the Pro Street, Hot Stock, Pure Stock, 4/6 Cylinder, and County Only. The Tollesboro Lions Club request your support for this worthy event!
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB MAKES AWARD PRESENTATION
The Tollesboro Lions Club presented Glenn Cole with the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award at their monthly meeting February 14th, 2022. Glenn has provided service to the Tollesboro Lions Club for in excess of 40 years. The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award is named for the founder of Lionism and is the highest level award available to Lions. The award was presented to Mr.Cole by Tollesboro Lions Club President Craig Stanfield. There were 11 members and 3 guests present.
Tollesboro Lions Club President Craig A. Stanfield presents the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award to Glenn Cole at the Tollesboro Lions Club February, 2022 meeting.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB RECIPIENT OF FLAG
Woodmen Life, by and through member Larry Tucker, presented the Tollesboro Lions Club with a 5' x 8' American Flag at their regular monthly meeting February 14th, 2022. The flag has embroidered stars and sewn stripes and is made in the USA by Annin. The flag will be placed on the flagpole located on the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds at the intersection of KY 9 (the "AA" Hwy) and Lions Club Lane once weather improves. In the photo, Lion Larry Tucker, assisted by Lions Club member Charles Kendall, presents the Flag to the Club. Larry is the longest serving active member of the Tollesboro Lions Club and the Tollesboro Volunteer Fire Department.
Tollesboro Lions Club member and Woodmen Life member Larry Tucker and Lions Club member Charles Kendall display the new flag presented to the Tollesboro Lions Club at their February, 2022 meeting.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB APPROVES GROUNDS IMPROVEMENTS
AND USE AT MARCH MEETING
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB TO BE TRAINING SITE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ADULTS TRAINING FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
At the March 14, 2022 meeting of the Tollesboro Lions Club approved the use of the Tollesboro Lions Club Community Park Walking Track for use as a training center for Special Needs Adults training for the Special Olympics. Special needs adults will be utilizing the blacktop walking track for training. The group will led by Lighthouse Farms and plans to train on Mondays and Thursdays at the Fairgrounds to compete in future scheduled Special Olympics events.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB APPROVES ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS TO PLAYGROUND
At the March 22, 2022 meeting of the Tollesboro Lions Club, the Club approved the erection of a 4' black chainlink fence to be placed around the new Playground at a cost of $5,526.62 to improve the safety of children utilizing the playground as well as making it easier for parents to watch over their young children. The majority of the cost of this improvement is from donations specifically towards the Playground.
ARBOR DAY IS APRIL 1ST! TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB
PARTICIPATES IN A TREE-GIVEAWAY
Above, Center: Tollesboro Lions Club Treasurer Steve Pedersen receiving trees from Michael Carter Lewis Co. Forest Ranger for a Tollesboro Lions Club Arbor Day Tree GiveAway in 2019. Flanking the center photo are various oak leaves and acorn images.
While National Arbor Day is April 29th, in Kentucky Arbor Day for 2022 is April 1st (Arbor Day is celebrated in all 50 states, however many states establish different dates in order to coincide with the best tree planting weather). The Lewis County Fiscal Court will be giving away oak trees (Willow Oak, a variety of Red Oak) AND Paw Paw trees (while they last; only 12 trees were acquired and as they require a pollinator, only 6 persons will be able to obtain Paw Paw trees) at the County Judge's Office at the Lewis County Courthouse the week ending April 1st (April 1st is a Friday). In addition, the Tollesboro Lions Club will be offering 100 oak trees as well, also available to pick up at the Judge's office in the Lewis County Courthouse (this means that 200 oak trees will be available as well as 12 Paw Paw trees). These will be 2-year-old trees ready to transplant.
NOTE: Any trees not claimed/left over from the County Judge's office, will be made available for pickup at the Tollesboro Lions Club Meet The Candidates/Fish Fry/Cake Auction Event, Saturday, April 2nd.
The oak trees were provided and delivered by Michael Carter, Lewis County Forest Ranger through the Northeast Region Division of Forestry. Tree planting is a project recommended by the Lewis County Judge/Fiscal Court and by Lions Club International's Initiative to Improve The Environment. Lewis County Judge Executive Craig Stanfield (who is also the current President of the Tollesboro Lions Club) made arrangements through Michael Carter of the Division of Forestry to provide these trees free to the public. The Paw Paw trees were provided by Kentucky State University of Frankfort and were picked up by the County Judge who met Sheri Crabtree, Sheri Crabtree, MSc, Horticulture Research and Extension Associate Academic Affairs, Kentucky State University College of Agriculture.
NOTE: The Paw Paw trees have proven to be extremely popular with all 12 of the Paw Paw trees claimed by persons calling in to Judge Stanfield, going to 6 individuals prior to Judge Stanfield's return from Frankfort with the trees!!!
While trees provide natural beauty to the areas in which they are planted, it is not just their inherent beauty that improves the environment. Oaks produce acorns, one of the most beneficial nuts for providing energy to deer, squirrels, and other wildlife, especially during the winter months. Oaks become large trees (each can grow in excess of 50 feet in height, with the Shumard Oak capable of reaching heights greater than 100 feet) that provide shady canopies in which many birds nest and as necessary to the survival of many other plants and animals. The shade created by trees also acts to cool the earth, providing an important defense against global warming. And of course, once trees mature, they sometimes become homes for different wildlife and also produce timber which we use for a variety of purposes (fuel, building materials, furniture, manufacture of paper, etc. Shumard Oaks - as well as other varieties of oaks - are hardwood trees, with lumber well suited to a variety of uses). However, the most important benefit to the environment is that trees act to clean air, taking in carbon dioxide from the air that we exhale and converting it through the process of photosynthesis to oxygen which we inhale.
Many thanks to Michael Carter, Lewis County Forest Ranger through the Northeast Region Division of Forestry and Sheri Crabtree, Sheri Crabtree, MSc, Horticulture Research and Extension Associate Academic Affairs, Kentucky State University College of Agriculture for providing the trees!!!
MACKENZIE FORMAN BENEFIT MUD SLING
The Tollesboro Lions Club hosted a Mud Sling at their Fairgrounds in Tollesboro, Sat., March 26, 2022 to benefit Mackenzie Forman, a 12 year old diagnosed with Leukemia.
The Tollesboro Lions Club agreed to donate all gate money and food sales (including the cost of food) to the family to provide for her care.
Gates opened at noon and the event began at 2:00 PM. The Tollesboro Lions Club donated the proceeds from all food sales and gate money towards the benefit.
Family and other involved persons were successful in obtaining donations and sponsorships so that guaranteed payouts for each class could be provided, ultimately permitting the addition of two additional classes (MRA Super Stock Class and a Side-By-Side Class). In addition to the event, gate, and food sales, there were a number of raffles conducted as well.
Classes held included the MRA Super Stock, Pro Street, Hot Stock, Pure Stock, 4/6 Cylinder, and County Only. There were 46 entries in the various classes, and drivers came from West Virginia, Indiana, and Michigan (as well as Kentucky and Ohio) show up to compete.
While rains and cold weather hampered the crowd participation (and likely impacted the number of competitors as well), the event was successful in raising nearly $8,000 for the Forman Family.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB AND LEWIS COUNTY FARM BUREAU
SPONSOR MEET THE CANDIDATES FISH FRY & CAKE AUCTION EVENT
The Tollesboro Lions Club will host a Meet the Candidates Fundraiser, Fish Fry and Cake Auction Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 to be conducted at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds in Tollesboro. This event is co-sponsored by the Lewis County Farm Bureau. The fish fry will begin being served at 6:00 pm. All 43 candidates on the Lewis County ballot for office in May -- including four statewide candidates for US Congress Representative, ten 4th Congressional District US Senate candidates, and 29 candidates for local office -- have been sent postcards informing them of the event and encouraging their participation (regardless of whether opposed or unopposed, regardless of party affiliation). Candidates wishing to place signage on the fence are encouraged to contact Tollesboro Lions Club Treasurer Steve Pedersen (606-301-1904) prior to the event to make arrangements. Neither the Tollesboro Lions Club nor the Lewis County Farm Bureau endorses any political candidate, political party, or political ideology/agenda and this event is sponsored solely as a fundraiser and to permit the public at large to meet the candidates.
LIONS CLUB ZONE MEETING SCHEDULED AT ORANGEBURG LIONS CLUB
Tollesboro Lions Club member/Lions Club Zone Chairman Clinton Applegate has scheduled a ZONE MEETING for Monday, April 4th, 6:30 PM at the Orangeburg Lions Club Clubhouse. All Lions Clubs within the Zone (Orangeburg, Maysville, Washington, Lewisburg/Mill Creek, Mays Lick, Tollesboro, and Vanceburg) are encouraged to attend. A meal will be served. To ensure adequate food for the attendees, representatives from each Club are encouraged to contact Lion Clinton by April 1st by contacting him at 606-782-2884.
ARBOR DAY TREE GIVEAWAY WELL RECEIVED
The Tollesboro Lions Club and the Office of the Lewis County Judge Executive gave away 212 trees to the citizens of Lewis County for planting in recognition of Arbor Day. While National Arbor Day is April 29th, in Kentucky Arbor Day for 2022 is April 1st (Arbor Day is celebrated in all 50 states, however many states establish different dates in order to coincide with the best tree planting weather). Lewis County Judge Executive Craig A. Stanfield, who is also the President of the Tollesboro Lions Club, made arrangements for 200 oak trees (100 on behalf of the Tollesboro Lions Club and 100 on behalf of the Lewis County Judge Executive's Office) through Michael Carter, Lewis County Forest Ranger through the Northeast Region Division of Forestry, to giveaway to the public for transplant throughout the county. Due to specific requests, Craig also made arrangements for the provision of 12 Paw Paw trees through Sheri Crabtree, MSc, Horticulture Research and Extension Associate Academic Affairs, Kentucky State University College of Agriculture. All of the trees were 2-year old trees ready to transplant. The trees were well-received by the public, with many persons taking advantage by stopping by the Judge's office to pick up the trees, some of which exceeded 4 feet in height and with many having quite large/advanced root systems.
Tree planting is a project recommended by the Lewis County Judge Executive and the Lewis County Fiscal Court --- as well as by the Tollesboro Lions Club and Lions Club International's Initiative to Improve The Environment, for just that very purpose: Improving the Environment.
The oak trees were Willow Oak (a variety of Red Oak), a hardwood capable of reaching heights greater than 100 feet.
Paw Paw trees, while considerably smaller in stature, produce a wonderful fruit, the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States (excluding gourds), with a flavor described as resembling that of a sweet banana custard; it can be eaten raw, or processed into jam/jelly or even ice cream and other desserts. Paw Paw trees require a pollinator so as to produce fruit; therefore only 6 persons received Paw Paw trees. Surprisingly, the Paw Paw trees proved to be extremely popular with all 12 of the Paw Paw trees claimed by persons calling in to Judge Stanfield, going to 6 individuals prior even to Judge Stanfield's return from Frankfort with the trees!!!
While trees provide natural beauty to the areas in which they are planted, it is not just their inherent beauty that improves the environment. Trees provide shade canopies in which birds nest, and are necessary to the survival of many plants and animals. Flowering trees provide nectar for bees to produce honey; fruit and nut trees provide food sources utilized for human consumption as well as for deer, squirrels and other wildlife; and the bark of trees can provide for homes for insects which in turn become food sources for other animals (such as the woodpecker). Further, the shade created by trees acts to cool the earth, an important defense against global warming. Once trees mature, some varieties produce timber which we use for a variety of purposes (fuel, building materials, furniture, manufacture of paper, etc.). However the most important benefit to the environment is that trees act to clean air, taking in carbon dioxide from the air that we exhale and converting it through the process of photosynthesis to oxygen which we inhale.
County Judge Executive Craig Stanfield offers many thanks to Michael Carter, Lewis County Forest Ranger through the Northeast Region Division of Forestry and Sheri Crabtree, MSc, Horticulture Research and Extension Associate Academic Affairs, Kentucky State University College of Agriculture for providing the trees and also extends his thanks to the citizens of Lewis County for their assistance in improving the environment and making this project an overwhelming success!!!
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB/LEWIS COUNTY FARM BUREAU EVENT A SUCCESS!!!
Despite cold weather that turned colder as the evening progressed, the Tollesboro Lions Club/Lewis County Farm Bureau "Fish Fry/Meet the Candidates/Cake Auction" fundraising event April 2nd was overall a wonderful success. While the temperatures hovered in the low to mid-50s with a sunny outlook for most of the afternoon, by the time the event started at 6 pm the temperatures had already began to drop and by the end of the event the temperatures had dropped down into the 30s with a fairly brisk wind showing up as well. The weather conditions did impact the number of candidates who participated and undoubtedly hampered the number of persons in the crowd as well. However in the face of adversity, the event went on and was overall a great success, with the Tollesboro Lions Club raising funds to make further improvements to the playground (funds raised from the event were earmarked to provide for a chainlink fence to be constructed around the new playground).
The fish fry (which included hot dogs, pork tenderloin, and other foods as well) was sponsored by the Lewis County Farm Bureau. Opening prayer was offered by Tollesboro Lions Club Treasurer Steve Pedersen. Donations only were accepted for those who attended who ate, and all persons that expressed opinions about the food were complimentary about the taste (especially complimentary of the fried cod!!!!).
The Meet The Candidates event began promptly at 7 pm. Lions Club President Craig Stanfield was the Master of Ceremonies in addition to wearing other hats as he is also the (appointed) current Lewis County Judge Executive, the Auctioneer of the cakes and other desserts, and is a candidate for County Judge Executive. He thanked those in attendance for showing up and supporting the Tollesboro Lions Club and made the introductions of the candidates. Each candidate was provided up to 5 minutes to introduce themselves to those in attendance and to make their appeal to the crowd for their voting consideration. A draw of a card determined the order of speakers. Due to the number of candidates in attendance and the cool temperatures (and as the cake auction was to take place at the end of the candidate's appeals), questions from the audience were not accepted, and no time was provided for rebuttals by any candidates (however all candidates were friendly to those in opposition and there was no need for any rebuttals as no candidates attempted to smear or "sling mud" at their opposition).
The event drew two candidates for US Senate, Tami L. Stainfield and Joshua Wesley Blanton, Sr. who were first introduced the crowd. Both were provided an opportunity to address the crowd, and Ms. Stainfield further provided handouts to those in attendance.
Next, those elected officials who were not opposed were provided an opportunity to address the crowd. The first to speak was Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens. He was followed by Lewis County Attorney Ben Harrison. Lewis County Property Valuation Administrator Kenny Ruckel next addressed the crowd. It should be noted that Lewis County Coroner Tony Gaydos was in attendance but chose not to speak, and unopposed candidate for Jailer Bryon Walker was present early but had to leave before the Meet the Candidates event began.
Next, all 6 candidates for Lewis County Judge Executive were introduced and addressed the attendees. The candidates for Lewis County Judge Executive included 5 candidates for the May Primary and one candidate for the General Election in November. The candidates for Lewis County Judge Executive included: George Sparks, Tony Palarie, Carey Highfield, David Iery, Steve Applegate and Craig Stanfield.
Next, the two candidates for Lewis County Court Clerk were introduced and addressed those in attendance. The candidates for Lewis County Court Clerk were (appointed County Clerk) Stephanie Story and Leslie Collier.
Next, the three candidates for Magistrate District 1 (which includes Tollesboro, the site of the event) were introduced. The candidates for Lewis County Magistrate District 1 include (incumbent) Terri Thomas, Johnny Osborne, and Mike Grayson who each took an opportunity to appeal for votes.
Next, Cindy Applegate, one of two candidates for Magistrate District 2 was introduced and she took the opportunity to appeal to those members of the crowd eligible to vote for her to consider electing her to the position.
Two of the four candidates for Magistrate District 4 were then introduced. The candidates for Magistrate District 4 present included Mark A. Horsley and Mitchell Wilson and they both appealed to the crowd for their aid.
Following the Meet the Candidates Event, the Cake Auction took place. Craig Stanfield donated his time and talents to conduct the auction, selling all the cakes and desserts while his wife Beverly clerked the sale and collected the funds following the auction. There were several homemade cakes and desserts available for purchase including Red Velvet Cake, Jam Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Apple Pie, Peanut Butter Pies, Cinnamon Rolls, Strawberry Dessert, and more, in addition to some store-bought desserts. All sold very well, with most (but not all) going to the various candidates who were still present, but with others purchased by Lions Club members and supporters and with some supporters purchasing a cake or dessert and then donating it back to be resold!
Overall the event was a huge success and the Tollesboro Lions Club would like to thank the LEWIS COUNTY FARM BUREAU, Jim Meadows and crew who did the cooking, those who served the meal, all of the candidates (opposed and unopposed), and the public in general for their attendance and continued support!!!
LIONS CLUB ZONE MEETING WELL ATTENDED
The Orangeburg Lions Club hosted a Zone meeting Monday, April 4th, 2022, 6:30 pm, at their Clubhouse located at the intersection of the AA Hwy and Day Pike, with 22 members present representing 5 local Lions Clubs. Orangeburg Lions Club President Donald Toller called the meeting to order and asked District 43Y First Vice District Governor to ask the blessing, before breaking for dinner. Following dinner, Orangeburg President Toller led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and then introduced Zone Chairman Clinton Applegate and District 43Y First Vice District Governor Steve Pedersen (both of whom are members of the Tollesboro Lions Club) and yielded the floor to begin the Zone meeting.
The Clubs were asked to introduce themselves and announce which Clubs they represent and then what projects they had either recently conducted or had planned for the near future.
The Mill Creek/Lewisburg Lions Club was represented by two members, Mike Merrill and Debbie Merrill. They indicated that they had held a Pancake Breakfast and a Fish Fry recently and that their next event was their annual Horse Show, their main fund-raiser.
The Mays Lick Lions Club was represented by two members, Charles Thomas and Richard Newberry. They indicated that they were hosting a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, April 9th and invited/encouraged those present to attend and support their Club at this Event. They further indicated that their membership meets to play Euchre and that they have been taking advantage of a Mason County program picking up litter and trash from roadways to earn additional funds. They had raffled off a processed hog recently.
The Vanceburg Lions Club was represented by two members, Treasurer Roger Brown and Secretary Michael Edington. They were currently without a President as their elected president had relocated and rather than elect amember to a short term, were going to wait until the next election to elect new officers. They had recently hosted a Basketball Tournament, provided three $300 scholarships, planned a gun raffle during the upcoming First Annual MayFest to be held in Vanceburg May 21st (an event hosted by the City of Vanceburg and the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce which would include the travelling Viet Nam War Memorial/Monument), would likely have an additional gun raffle during the City of Vanceburg Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks Show, and then would host a Heritage Festival in October.
The Tollesboro Lions Club was represented by three members, President Craig Stanfield, Treasurer Steve Pedersen (First Vice District Governor) and First Vice President Clinton Applegate (Zone Chairman). President Stanfield informed those in attendance of the Tollesboro Club's recent and upcoming events/projects (the Meet the Candidates/Fish Fry/Cake Auction conducted last weekend, the upcoming Trade Days Events scheduled throughout 2022, the use of the Fairgrounds for an upcoming Lewis County Cattlemen's Association dinner, improvements to Playground, the recent Mud Sling Benefit Event, the production of Historic Videos, the use of the Walking Track by Special Needs Adults for future Special Olympics participation, and the upcoming 65th Annual Tollesboro Lions Club Fair (July 15th through 23rd). Lion Stanfield also encouraged the other Clubs to host a Meet the Candidates Event and Cake Auction as a fund-raiser prior to the May Primary election.
The Orangeburg Lions Club, the hosts, were represented by 12 members: President Donald Toller and Mary Toller, Wilda Frye and John Frye, Eric Crawford and Michelle Crawford, Mary Dixon, Sarah McKibben, Brittany and Mark Robbins, Garnett Trimble, and Debbie Newberry. They had hosted a Pancake Breakfast the past weekend which was a great success. They planned a Fall Festival and a Fall Pancake Breakfast. They were going to try to take Craig's advice and attempt a Cake Auction event.
With no further business, Lion Pedersen asked Lion Craig Stanfield to deliver a prayer for safe travels home after which the meeting adjourned.
WOODMEN LIFE TOLLESBORO CHAPTER 890 SUPPORTS
THE TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB IN HONOR OF ARBOR DAY
In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day (and the 50th Anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation), members of Woodmen Life Tollesboro Chapter 890 donated 4 shrubs to the Tollesboro Lions Club for placement at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds at the Horse Show Ring. Members of the two organizations met Friday, April 23rd, 2022 at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds. The shrubs donated to the Club were Boxwood and it was decided to place them at the sign within the Horse Show Ring.
Representing the Tollesboro Lions Club were President Craig Stanfield with fellow Tollesboro Lions Club members Larry Tucker (currently the longest serving member of the Tollesboro Lions Club, maintaining membership since joining the Club in 1967; Larry is also a member of Woodmen Life Chapter 890), Charles Kendall, and Paul Hampton. Craig Stanfield and Charles Kendall, assisted by volunteer Mitchell Clemons, dug holes for placement of the plants under the direction of Tollesboro Lions Club Horse Show coordinator Paul Hampton and his wife Betty (Paul and Betty were not included in the photo as they left prior to the planting being completed), and then planted the shrubs. Woodmen Life Chapter 890 was represented by members Shirley Williams (local representative), Brenda Tucker (Immediate Past President) and Mary Jane Baldwin (Woodmen Life Chapter 890 Secretary).
Woodmen Life Tollesboro Chapter 890 presented the Tollesboro Lions Club with a 5' x 8' flag at their February meeting for placement on their flagpole located at the intersection of the "AA Hwy" and Lions Club Lane. They also support the Tollesboro Lions Club during the annual Tollesboro Lions Club Fair as both an Elite Sponsor and Horse Show Class Sponsor each year. The Tollesboro Lions Club appreciates Woodmen Life for their dedication to the community and continued support of the Tollesboro Lions Club.
Woodmen Life Tollesboro Chapter 890 plans to host American Flag Retirement Ceremonies in the near future, possibly one during the Vanceburg MayFest Celebration May 21st, as well as at the Black Oak Fire Department.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB RETURNS TO TWO MEETINGS A MONTH, SECOND APRIL MEETING
The Tollesboro Lions Club met Monday, April 25th, the second monthly meeting in April (the Club meets twice monthly, the second and fourth Monday of each month, except from November through March, during which time they only meet once a month, the second Monday of each month) with 13 members in attendance.
President Craig Stanfield opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance. Lion Phil Cropper led the group in prayer, Lion Charles Kendall led the Pledge of Allegiance, then the group broke for dinner.
Following dinner, Lion Club Secretary Phil Cropper read the minutes of the last meeting, which were approved as read.
As Lion Club Treasurer Steve Pedersen was not in attendance, no Treasurer's report was presented.
Under Old Business: It was mentioned that there was damage to the Floral Hall as recent winds had dislodged a piece of the guttering. While discussing needs for fairgrounds improvements, it was mentioned that the State Highway sign from KY 10 showing the location of the Fairgrounds had been pulled out of the ground with the post destroyed (likely an automobile mishap). President Stanfield indicated that he would contact the State Highway Department to see about a replacement. It was also mentioned that a flagpole had been donated to the Club for placement at the Mud Sling/Demolition Derby Track by Jeff Barbour of Jackie's Deer Lures, and that a flag had been donated by Woodman Life for placement on said flagpole, and that the flagpole needed to be installed prior to the Annual Lions Club Fair. Still under fairgrounds improvements, the members were informed that the chain-link fence had been installed around the Playground, and that Woodmen Life had recently donated 4 shrubs for placement at the sign at the Horse Show Ring, said plants installed last week.
While discussing fairgrounds improvements, President Stanfield informed the group that he had obtained the bid to place garage doors along the south side of the Pavillion that would allow for the Pavillion to be partially enclosed (at least to the point of eliminating heavy winds and rains from entering from the south when events were held in the structure), the bid being $18,772. As the Treasurer was not present and as there were only a limited number of persons in attendance, no action was taken or attempted, the Club only being informed as to the cost of such an improvement.
Still under Old Business: The Club was reminded that the Spring Trade Days Event was fast approaching, Derby Weekend, Mays 5th through 7th. They were also reminded that the Summer Trade Days Event would be the weekend of June 16th through 18th and that the Fall Trade Days the weekend of Sept. 8th through 10th. Skeeter Shaw has done a great job building this event up, with last year's event being well attended both by vendors as well as patrons.
Under New Business: President Stanfield informed the Club that the County had been providing mowing services on the fairgrounds and that he (as County Judge) had been asked if the Club would contribute $75 for fuel every other mowing (the Club currently provided meals for those providing mowing services every time that the mowing is performed. The County also mows on behalf of the Food Pantry, and as Craig owns the real estate on which the Food Pantry operates --- so as to not cause the Food Pantry to be out any monies --- had already offered the County 10 gallons of weedkiller at his cost even though he and his wife Beverly donate the use of the real estate in which the Food Pantry operates and receive no funds from the Food Pantry for the use of the building/real estate). A motion was made by Clinton Applegate and seconded by Clarles Kendall to authorize this contribution, and motion passed unanimously.
It was mentioned that the Maysville Community and Technical Center (MCTC) Nursing Program has qualified for a grant to permit the College to provide transportation services to and from homes within the area to an authorized provider of Covid-19 vaccines for vaccinations and/or boosters.
Lion Larry Tucker then informed the group that he had been in touch with Treasurer Steve Pedersen as a representative of Woodmen Life and that Woodmen Life Chapter 890 would contribute to the cost of feeding Special Needs individuals during the Annual Tollesboro LIons Club Fair's Event whereby Special Needs individuals would be permitted an opportunity to ride rides free of charge during Thursday afternoon prior to the Fair's opening that evening. This event has been a success with Special Needs individuals being able to participate in the fair without the overwhelming crowds that exist during the evening, with the Club providing lunch for those individuals.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB PARK IMPROVEMENTS
The Tollesboro Lions Club Playground has been a welcomed improvement to the community. The Tollesboro Lions Club recently put a chainlink fence around the park for security purposes and to aid parents in keeping watch over their children while their children used the playground equipment. Funds to pay for the fence were acquired by means of local donations made specifically to the Playground coupled with the funds raised at the recent "Meet The Candidates/Fish Fry/Cake Auction Event" hosted earlier in the month (April 2nd), co-sponsored by Lewis County Farm Bureau!
On a recent semi-warm evening, nine kids were playing on the swings and other playground equipment (as shown in photo), while other children were making use of the basketball court and the baseball diamond!
The Tollesboro Lions Club would also like to thank the Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 for replacing the "Fairgrounds Entrance" sign on KY 10 which was recently heavily damaged. The Club President called them on Tuesday and the sign was up on Wednesday! How's that for service! Thanks KDOT9!!!
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB SPRING TRADE DAYS: OFF TO A GREAT START, WEATHER FORECAST IMPACTS EVENT, FINISHES WELL!
The Tollesboro Lions Club Spring Trade Days Event scheduled for May 5th through 7th started off great with approximately 80 vendors located on the Fairgrounds to market their wares. However with the forecast of heavy rains and inclement weather, nearly 50 of those vendors opted to move out Thursday evening. HOWEVER, those vendors that braved it out on Friday and Saturday (some of which stayed over until Sunday) were able to continue with moderate to fair success (especially Sunday with pretty sunny skies!!).
The Summer and Fall Trade Days Events are still scheduled (Summer Trade Days scheduled for June 16th through 18th; Fall Trade Days scheduled for September 8th through 10th) and hopefully better weather and sunny days will prevail! Last year's event was the best showing that had transpired, with significant vendors and buyers participating. To reserve your space, contact Richard "Skeeter" Shaw at (606) 798-6134.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FIRST MAY MEETING A BUSY ONE.
ELECTION OF 2022-2023 OFFICERS, SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS & MORE!!
The Tollesboro Lions Club met Monday evening, May 9th, for their regular scheduled meeting, the first meeting in May, with sixteen members in attendance. Lions Club President opened the meeting, giving the blessing and leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The members then broke for dinner, a fine meal provided by Skeeter and Sonia Shaw.
Following the meal, in the absence of Secretary Phil Cropper, in lieu of the minutes, the President read the article relative to the actions of the Club last meeting from the website. This was accepted as the minutes as read.
Treasurer Steve Pedersen provided the Club with the Treasurer's Report which was approved as read.
Based upon the Treasurer's recommendation, a motion was made and approved to purchase two $250 Visa cards (one to be presented to the Tollesboro Christian Church, the other to the Tollesboro Volunteer Fire Department) to be provided to families that require lodging and meals in the event of a fire or other disaster.
Next, Lions Club President Craig Stanfield presented new member John Redmond with his membership packet, certificate of membership, and official Lions Club pin. John was sponsored by Craig Stanfield who also received a Sponsorship pin from Lions International.
The President then informed the group that he was contacted by Sam Moore who requested the use of the Clubhouse on June 25th for the 90th Birthday of his mother, Betty. Although the Lions Club had not been permitting the use of the Clubhouse, with the understanding that use of the Pavilion would not be ideal for the celebration of a 90th birthday, a motion was made and approved permitting the use of the Clubhouse for this event with the understanding that a lease fee of $150 would be due and payable, $100 of which would be refundable, with the users to be responsible for cleanup and trash removal. The Club also wished to wish Betty a Happy 90th Birthday!
Treasurer Steve Pedersen (who is also the 2nd Vice District Governor) informed the Club that Giving Day for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation was fast approaching and encouraged the Club to make a donation at this time as donations made during Giving Day were typically matched. A motion was made and approved for a donation of $200 to be made to the KLEF.
It was mentioned that this past weekend was the Spring Trade Days and that $740 had been collected from vendors which was more than enough to reimburse the Club for the cost of the expenses of hosting the Event (mostly related to portapotty rentals, signage, and promotion). Hopefully better weather would prevail for the Summer and Fall Trade Days Events. NOTE: THE SUMMER TRADE DAY EVENT will be June 16th through 18th, 2022. The FALL TRADE DAY EVENT will be September 8th through 10th. To reserve your space, contact For additional information regarding upcoming dates and to arrange setting up your merchandise, contact Richard "Skeeter" Shaw at (606)798-6134.
It is time to elect officers for the 2022-2023 year. A motion was made, seconded, and approved to keep the current slate of officers as it exists for a second term. Also included in the motion was that provided no additional nominations were made from the floor, that to consider this the first and second reading, and upon approval that the slate would be the official elected officers. A call was made for additional nominations from the floor and seeing none, this was approved. Thus the 2022-2023 officers are officially re-elected, and are as follows: President Craig A. Stanfield, First Vice President Clinton Applegate, Second Vice President Lee Thomas, Secretary Phil Cropper, Treasurer Steve Pedersen, Club Membership Chairperson Denny Hornback, Club LCIF Coordinator Lee Thomas, Club Service Chairperson Steve Pedersen, and Club Marketing Communications Chairperson Craig Stanfield.
Next, the President was asked to go over the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Elite Sponsor list with each sponsor assigned a member to make contact to make arrangements for sponsorships for the 2022 Tollesboro Lions Club Fair (which will take place July 15th through 23rd). This is an involved process and is an important aspect of ensuring that the Tollesboro Lions Club can continue to operate in the event of a poor fair turnout due to adverse weather conditions.
Following this, the Tollesboro Lions Club Scholarship committee made a report to the members. There were 8 applications for scholarships. At a prior meeting, it was decided that the Club would provide three $500 scholarships for a total of $1500 (in the past, a total of $1000 to $1200 was provided to scholarship recipients). However the Scholarship Committee had dead-locked on four students to consider to receive scholarships. A motion was made to increase the amount of the scholarships to $1600, with the amount of each scholarship reduced to $400. Motion carried.
Being no further business, and as the meeting had been productive while lasting well over an hour, the meeting adjourned.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB THE SITE OF 2022 LEWIS COUNTY CATTLEMAN ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER
The Tollesboro Lions Club was the site of the 2022 Lewis County Cattleman's Association Annual Dinner May 12th, 2022.
2022 SUMMER TRADE DAY EVENT JUNE 16-18, 2022
There next 2022 Trade Day Events (Trade Day Events are Flea Market/Court Day type events with vendors set up on the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds alongside the road frontage of KY 9, the "AA HWY") will be June 16th through 18th, 2022.
BENEFIT EVENT FOR 8 YEAR OLD YOUTH JUNE 25, 2022
The TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB will be the site of a fund-raiser for 8 year old Raylen Poe, the son of Amanda and Michael Poe. Raylen recently broke his collar bone, and scans revealed he had a tumer and an osteosarcoma on his kneee. Amanda and Michael will both be out of work helping Raylen with his medical treatment. They also have a 1 year old son and are expecting another little one soon. Raylen will go through roughly 29 weeks of chemo and surgery to have a partial prosthetic.
The Event will begin with a Side-By-Side Poker Run with participants driving a pre-determined course picking up a card at each stop. Registration will be between 2 and 3 pm at the Lions Club. The participants will return and a meal open to the public will be served at 5 pm with a live auction at 6 pm at the Tollesboro Lions Club Pavillion.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS AT MAY MEETING
The Tollesboro Lions Club met Monday, May 23rd, 2022 for their regularly scheduled meeting, the second meeting in May. There were 16 members and one member's guest present, and also in attendance were 13 additional guests, these being the 2022 Scholarship recipients, their parents, and a sibling.
President Craig Stanfield opened the meeting by welcoming all guests and members present. Then Lion Larry Tucker gave the blessing, followed by Charlie Kendall leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The group then broke for dinner with the guests leading the line for the dinner that Skeeter and Sonia Shaw had provided.
Following dinner, President Stanfield opened the meeting beginning first with an introduction of this year's Scholarship recipients who each then stated to the members in attendance their plans for higher education and plans for future employment. They also introduced their parents and guests to the members of the Club. President Stanfield then asked all of the recipients and their parents to come forward and check presentations were made and photographs taken. This year's scholarship recipients were Jenna Wallingford, Hanna Thomas, Mallory Bane, and Blake Biddle. Each recipient was presented a check in the amount of $400. President Stanfield then invited all members of the Club to introduce themselves to the guests, before entering into the business session.
As Secretary Phil Cropper had been absent last meeting, President Stanfield read the actions taken at the last meeting of the Club from the newspaper press release posted on the Tollesboro Lions Club website, which was accepted in lieu of minutes, and approved as read.
Under Old Business, the upcoming Tollesboro Lions Club Fair (July 15th through July 23rd) was discussed, with members reminded to contact Elite Sponsors and to get all information to the Fair Committee for publication of the Fairbook.
Under New Business, it was mentioned that International Paper had donated metal poles to the club that had been used for rolling paper, that these poles could be welded to create light poles which would permit lights to be placed at the baseball field which has seen significant use this year. A motion was made, seconded, and approved for this improvement to the grounds be made.
Next, it was suggested that concrete parking curbs be acquired for placement by the fence near the playground as an individual had run into the fence the other day (luckily no damage was done). A motion was made and approved for purchase and delivery/placement of concrete curbing.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
JUNE MEETING OF THE TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB
The Tollesboro Lions Club met Monday, June 13th, 2022 for their regularly scheduled meeting with 15 members present. The blessing was presented by Lion Larry Tucker and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Lion Charles Kendall, after which the group broke for dinner.
Following dinner, Tollesboro Lions Club Secretary presented the minutes of the May meeting, which were read and approved. Tollesboro Lions Club Treasurer Steven Pedersen then presented the group with a rundown of the Club’s Finances.
Under Old Business, the main topic of conversation was the upcoming Tollesboro Lions Club Fair (although the Trade Days Event for this week was also discussed). Members went over the events and went through the Fair Book making changes as needed.
Under New Business, it was brought up (due a suggestion from a parent of a child who had expressed her thanks for placement of the fence recently installed around the playground, but who nonetheless suggested that gates were also needed to control young children who might be tempted to “escape” from the playground) that gates be installed on the fence of the playground. A motion was made and approved authorizing this improvement.
The upcoming fund-raiser for young Raylen Poe which would take place on the grounds June 25th was also discussed, with Lions Club members encouraged to offer their aid and support during the event.
It was announced that Mike Mineer of First Guaranty Bank would be making a donation to the Club and replacing the signage on the Pavillion.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
BENEFIT PLANNED FOR ILL YOUNG LADY, JAYCEE CUSHARD
The HICKORY GROVE CHURCH, in conjunction with the Tollesboro Lions Club, will be hosting a benefit event to raise funds for the care of Jaycee Cushard, a young lady who has been diagnosed with Liver Cancer. Jaycee was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 fibrolameller liver cancer and will also require part of her aorta to be replaced as the cancer has damaged it. The benefit take place at the Tollesboro Lions Club July 9th, 2022 and will begin with a meal at 5:00 PM, followed by a live auction beginning at 6:00 PM. Contact Sue Kennedy (606-796-2901) to make a donation of monies or items to include in the auction, or for any further details.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB APPROVES PURCHASE OF US FLAGS FOR PLACEMENT THROUGHOUT TOWN
The members of the Tollesboro Lions Club approved the purchase of US flags for placement throughout the town in advance of the Fourth Of July/Independence Day and throughout the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair (July 15 through 23).
Lions Club President Craig Stanfield suggested the project and purchase through Lions Club Treasurer Steve Pedersen after discussing the project with Lions Club Second Vice President Lee Thomas (as chief of the Tollesboro Volunteer Fire Department). The Tollesboro Lions Club had organized a similar event several years ago in honor of Army Spc. Christopher S. Wright, who was killed in action Aug. 19, 2010 in Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom. No one knew now though where the flags were, but Lee indicated that he had a bucket truck and would be happy to place the flags throughout town. Steve inquired as to what the projected cost would be. Craig contacted Lowe’s in Maysville to inquire as to what price the flags could be purchased for and to see how many flags were in stock and could be obtained. After reporting this information to Steve, Steve sent out a mass email to members of the Club to inform them of the project and the cost to put the project into play and to see their level of support.
As a majority of Club members responded affirmatively (with none responding in opposition), Craig picked up the flags and delivered them to the Tollesboro Lions Club Clubhouse, where they will soon be picked up and placed through town, in time for Independence Day and in advance of the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair (and particularly in advance of the annual Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Parade).
UPDATE: Forty-six flags were placed through Tollesboro along the Parade route so as to be up during the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair (July 15 through 23rd), the Parade (July 17th) and July Fourth/Independence Day. Additional flags may be placed if additional sources can be found and provided that time constraints permit placement prior to Independence Day.
In the photo above, Tollesboro Lions Club members Lee Thomas (operating lift, which he provided), Craig Stanfield (installing a mount on a pole) and Charles Kendall (both in bucket/cage; Charlie is unfurling a flag and placed the flags in the mounts), place flags in Tollesboro on June 24th. NOTE: The Lions Club members mentioned above were assisted in putting the flags together by Lion Daymond Thomas and by Robin Barker (Lee Thomas' girlfriend) and her daughter, Taylor Patrick. NOTE ALSO: Members of the Tollesboro Fire Department also followed the lift as it went through town with lights on to slow down traffic and increase safety.
CLINTON APPLEGATE NAMED TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR PARADE GRAND MARSHALL
The Tollesboro Lions Club would like to announce that CLINTON APPLEGATE has been named as the 2022 TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR PARADE GRAND MARSHALL. Clinton is a Tollesboro native and resident who graduated from Tollesboro High School. He joined the Tollesboro Lions Club in 1990 and has served 5 consecutive terms as Tollesboro Lions Club President, has been chair or co-chair of the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair for several terms, is serving his second consecutive term as Zone Chairman, and has been involved in the Livestock Shows and Tug Tractor Pulls since joining the organization.
Clinton was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Following the Parade, a COMMUNITY RALLY in Clinton's honor will be conducted at the Tollesboro Lions Club which will include a meal, ice cream, and a live auction. Come on out and celebrate Clinton with us!
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB HOSTS A COMMUNITY RALLY FOR CLINTON APPLEGATE JULY 17TH
The Tollesboro Lions Club is planning an event to honor one of their own, Sunday, July 17th at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds. The honoree, Clinton Applegate, is a member of the Tollesboro Lions Club (he has maintained membership for 32 years) who has served as President five consecutive terms (2012 thru 2017), has served as the Fair Chairman or Co-Chairman many years, and is currently serving as First Vice President and Membership Chairperson, and is serving his second consecutive term as Zone Chairman. He has been involved in the Tug Tractor Pull since joining the Club, and is active in the Livestock Show and as a member of the Lewis County Youth Supporters (who support Lewis County residents who show livestock at the annual livestock auction at the Germantown Fair).
The Tollesboro Lions Club has selected Clinton to be the 2022 Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Parade Grand Marshall.
Clinton was recently diagnosed with ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). Come out and join us in celebrating Clinton's contributions to the community and to the Lions Club by attending this event, Sunday July 17th (roughly at 4 o'clock, following the Annual Lions Club Parade), with a meal, ice cream, and a live auction.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB RALLY FOR CLINTON APPLEGATE AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
On Sunday, July 17th, following the Tollesboro Lions Club Parade, the Tollesboro Lions Club hosted a Community Rally for Clinton Applegate at the Tollesboro Lions Club. The Rally consisted of a dinner and ice cream followed by a live auction. Clinton, a 32 year member of the Tollesboro Lions Club, served 5 terms as President, 3 terms as Zone Chairman, and served as Fair Chairman and Co-Chairman many times. He was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Without actively seeking donations from businesses, over 150 items were donated to the cause, showing Clinton how much he is loved and respected by the community.
The auction was conducted by Tollesboro Lions Club President Craig Stanfield and Clinton was present for much of the event. The first items offered for sale were the cakes and desserts. Two cakes were sold for $1,300 each, with several other cakes selling for $800 to $1000 each. In all, nearly $10,000 was raised from the sale of desserts alone! There were 4 quilts offered, two of which sold for $1,300 each, one for $1,100 and one for $1,000!!! Many other items sold for high marks as well, with five guns donated the sale and no fewer than 10 knives, new Stihl weed-eater and leaf blowers, Dewalt and Milwaukee cordless tools, hand-made charcuterie boards, and gift cards to local businesses and restaurants, most of which sold for prices (far) exceeding their value (some of the gift cards were purchased for 3 times their face value). The entire auction was well-received by the public, an overwhelming success and far exceeding everyone's expectations, far eclipsing all prior records for fund-raisers hosted by the Club for an individual (more than double)!
Tollesboro Lions Club Parade Grand Marshall 2022 Clinton Applegate
TUG TRACTOR PULL FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT THE TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR
The Tollesboro Lions Club Fair hosted a Tug Tractor Pull on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th at their annual fair, their 65th. Participants came out from all over to celebrate Clinton Applegate, Tollesboro Lions Club member who has been a major part of the event for years. Participants tied blue balloons on their tractors printed with the words "Pullin' For Clinton" to show their support of Clinton.
On Friday night, 115 entries in the 3500 to 6000 pound class. Tractor brands represented included John Deere, Farmall/ International Harvester, Case, Allis Chalmers, Long, Massey Ferguson, Oliver, and Duetz. Taking first place percentage was Jerry Ross on a John Deere 40; second place was snagged by Tyler Cooper on a Case 430; third went to Jason Smoot on a John Deere B, with fourth going to Preston Northcutt on a John Deere B. In the Heavy Load competition, first went to Aaron Utterback on an Oliver 77; second was taken by Daulton Fryman at the wheel of a John Deere A; third was captured by Tyler Cooper on a 630 Case, with fourth going to Jacob Hester on a John Deere 2030.
On Saturday evening, 99 entries participated in the 6000 to 9000 lb. class. First percentage was captured by Alicia Holly operating a Long 610; second was taken by Charlie Tumey on an Allis Chalmers 170; with third claimed by Bobby Cracraft on a John Deere 4010 and fourth going to Daulton Fryman on a John Deere A. In the Heavy Load competition, first was captured by Tyler Cooper on a Case 630 with second claimed by Josh Lykins on a Case 870. Third was taken by Roger Neal on a Duetz 8006, while fourth went to Bobby Cracraft on a 4020 John Deere.
2022 TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR PARADE: SUCCESS!! SUCCESS!! SUCCESS!!!
The 2022 Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Parade was held Sunday, July 17th and was it a beaut! Truly something to talk about!!! As the pre-cursor to the main week of the fair, this year's event was especially impressive and participation was at a high level due to the participation of Clinton Applegate as this year's Grand Marshall (Clinton is a 32 year member of the Club, who served 5 terms as Club President, 3 terms as Zone Chairman, and several terms as Chair and Co-Chair of the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair and was recently diagnosed with ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease).
While the weather forecast called for rain and storms, the weather held off and was very accommodating to the Parade, those participating in the Parade was well as for those gathered in groups in yards and businesses along the Parade route to watch the spectacle. The Parade left the Tollesboro Lions Club at 2 pm., travelling down Fairgrounds Road to Ky 10 and extending eastwardly through town, passing out candy to the many children and families in yards and at businesses alongside the roadway whom had gathered to view the passing vehicles (several families host parties or dinners annually to invite friends and relatives to watch the Parade from their yards, an annual get-together event).
The Parade included participants in classic cars, on floats, fire engines, semi-trucks, ATVs and Side-by-Sides, tractors, Shriner's vehicles, horseback riders, as well as a few brave souls walked the parade route! Parade participants tied balloons to their vehicles with the words "Pullin' For Clinton" in honor of Clinton Applegate. At the intersection of KY 10 and KY 57, Craig Stanfield Real Estate & Auction Services passed out drinks (tea, lemonade, orange drink) from their office location to thirsty Parade participants (as they have done each year since 2004). The Parade then extended past the intersection all the way to the Elementary School where the participants
then turned around and travelled westwardly back to the Fairgrounds. Upon the return to the Fairgrounds, some awards were presented to participants for Best Float and other honors.
Following the Parade, this year a special event was held, a Community Rally in support of Clinton Applegate.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB MEMBER HONORED WITH FINIS DAVIS FELLOWSHIP
The Tollesboro Lions Club presented Clinton Applegate with the FInis Davis Fellowship Award, Sunday, July 17th at the Community Rally to honor Clinton on the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds.
The Finis Davis Fellowship Award is the highest honor bestowed by Kentucky Lions Foundation. Finis Davis, the namesake of the award, served as Kentucky's only International President, serving in 1960-1961, and later spearheaded the drive to build the Kentucky Lions Eye Research Institute.
Clinton received the honor for his contributions and dedication to the Tollesboro Lions Club. Clinton has served the Tollesboro Lions Club for 32 years, has served 5 terms as President, has served 3 terms as Zone Chairman, and has served several terms as Chairman or Co-Chair of the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair. In addition, he has spent numerous hours in charge of Tug Tractor Pulls for many years, during the event not only at the Annual Fair, but as an additional fund-raising event throughout the years.
The award was presented to Clinton by Tollesboro Lions Club Treasurer and First District Governor Steven Pedersen and by District Governor Mac Ferguson of the Lexington Lions Club prior to the beginning of the auction at the Community Rally honoring Clinton.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB RECIPIENT OF FLAGPOLE AND FLAG
Jeff Barbour of Jackie’s Deer Lures has donated a flagpole to the Tollesboro Lions Club for placement at the new announcer’s stand at the Demolition Derby pit/Mud Sling Track. The pole is made of lightweight aluminum and a substantial pole capable of flying a large flag.
Craig Stanfield, Tollesboro Lions Club President and Lewis County Judge Executive, donated a 5’ x 8’ flag for placement on the flagpole, compliments of his business, Craig A. Stanfield Real Estate & Auction Services/Stanfield Auction Center.
The flagpole was put together and installed Monday, July 11th following the regular meeting of the Tollesboro Lions Club (although the steel pipe upon which the pole is mounted was placed previously, set in concrete). Several members of the club assisted with mounting and installing the flagpole, including Lee Thomas, Jim Meadows, Charles Kendall, Craig Stanfield, and Terrell McCall.
2022 TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR QUEEN PAGEANT
The 2022 Tollesboro Lions Club Queen Pageant was held Thursday, July 21, 2022. There were 9 contestants competing in the Pageant. Competition was stiff and the young ladies included those in high school as well as those enrolled in college, and some of the contestants drove a considerable distance to compete. The young ladies competed in swimsuit and evening gowns and the judges had a genuinely unenviable and tough decision to make.
When the final scores were tallied, Clarice Shirley received the Tiara and Sash and crowned the 2022 Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Queen. First Runner-Up was Jessica Harris. Mia Kaye Ferguson was selected as the Second Runner-Up; and Third Runner-Up went to Taylor Lippert.
2022 TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR
The Tollesboro Lions Club 2022 Fair will be July 15th through July 23rd, 2022. For individual events, go to the TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR & HORSE SHOW SCHEDULE page on this website. The Fair Schedule follows. The Tollesboro Lions Club Annual Fairbook may be downloaded by clicking on the yellow button below.
65TH ANNUAL TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR
JULY 15TH THROUGH JULY 23RD FULL OF EVENTS!
The 65th Annual Tollesboro Lions Club Fair & Horse Show is rapidly approaching. The Fair will begin Friday, July 15th with the two events, the Tug Tractor Pull and the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Rocky Mountain Horse Show (which includes additional classes including road ponies, road horses, and two Mule events!). This event will be sanctioned, RMHA high points and KHBIF apply, and subject to rules and regulations of RMHA, SCHA, KAOFHS, and KHBIF. There will be twenty-eight classes offered including: 1. RMHA Juvenile Show Pleasure 17 & under (sponsored by Casio Management, Maysville, KY); 2). Juvenile Exhibitor Road Pony (Sponsored by State Farm Insurance Brian Payne, Maysville Ky), 3). RMHA 3 Year old Show Pleasure (Sponsored by Bank of Maysville, Maysville, Ky); 4. RMHA AOT Show Pleasure (Sponsored by US Bank Maysville, Ky); 5.RMHA Juvenile 17 & under Country Trail (Sponsored by Community Trust Bank Flemingsburg, Ky); 6. Pleasure Driving Pony (Sponsored by Lewis County Circuit Court Clerk Teresa Callahan); 6A). Walking Mule Class (Sponsored by Graham Lumber, Flemingsburg, Ky); 7. RMHA Stallions Show Pleasure (Sponsored by Gaydos Funeral Home, Vanceburg, Ky); 8. RMHA Amateur Country Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by McFarland Chevrolet, Maysville, Ky); 9. RMHA Mares & Gelding Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Total Care Pharmacy, two locations Flemingsburg, Ky); 10. 52 inch & under Road Pony (Sponsored by Mike’s Body Shop, Garrison, Ky); 11. RMHA Amateur Show Pleasure (Sponsored by Primary Plus all locations); 12. Junior Road Pony (Sponsored by Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens); 13. RMHA Juvenile 17 & under Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Mann Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Trucks, Jeep, Maysville, Ky); 14. RMHA Open Country Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Arrick Propane, all locations); 15. RMHA Mares & Gelding Show Pleasure (Sponsored by Carmeuse Lime, Maysville, Ky); 16. RMHA Stallions Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Young Farm Machinery Flemingsburg, Ky); 17. Amateur Road Pony (Sponsored by Southern States Cooperative all locations); 18. Mule Race (Sponsored by Peoples Bank of Kentucky, Flemingsburg, Tollesboro, Maysville); 19. 48 & under Road Pony (Sponsored by Brown County Construction, Aberdeen, OH); 20. RMHA Amateur Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Double A Trucking, Amber & Micheal Kielman, Tollesboro, Ky); 21. Amateur Road Horse to Bike (Sponsored by Big Boys Toys In Memory of Terri Lyn Phillips); 22. RMHA 3 Year Old Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Leslie Collier Candidate for Lewis County Clerk November, 2022 ); 23. RMHA Open Trail Pleasure Championship (Sponsored by Tire World, Maysville, Ky); 24. RMHA Amateur Show Pleasure Champion (Sponsored by Globe Funeral Home all locations); 25. Road Horse to Bike Championship (Sponsored by Penny Stanfield Maysville CPA, Maysville, Ky); 26. RMHA Open Country trail Championship (Sponsored by KY Farm Bureau Insurance, Vanceburg, Ky); 27. RMHA Amateur Trail Championship (Sponsored by Rip’s Farm Supply, Tollesboro, Ky); 28. RMHA Open Show Pleasure Championship (Sponsored by Mark & Kim Ripato, Tollesboro, Ky).
On Saturday morning, the David Iery Foundation 5K Run/Walk event will begin (registration 8 am; event 9 am).
Saturday evening, the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Walking Horse Show will take center stage, with the heavier tractor Tug Pull. The Walking Horse Show event will be sanctioned by the KWHA, CKFHSA, EKWRHA, American Horse Service, HIO, and SSHAK. There will be 34 classes Saturday night including: 1. Stick Horse (Sponsored by Bane Farms, Tollesboro, KY); 2. Lead Line (Sponsored by Bane Farms, Tollesboro, KY); 3. Men Only Country Pleasure Walking (Sponsored by Stober Drives Inc., Maysville, KY); 4. Juvenile All Day Pleasure (Sponsored by Fannin Trucking, Orangeburg, KY); 5. 4 Year Old Walking (Sponsored by Brell Funeral Home, Maysville, KY); 6). SSH Juvenile Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Hardymon Lumber, Maysville, KY); 7. 11 & Under Walking (Sponsored by Thomas Bertram Attorney at Law, Vanceburg, KY); 8. Juvenile Country Pleasure (Sponsored by Mike Rice, Blue Licks, Ky & Doug’s Glass, Maysville, Ky); 9. 2 Year Old Walking (Sponsored by Austin Truesdell, Tollesboro. KY. Trophy presented by Finn Salyer); 10. Amatuer Owned & Trained Walking (Sponsored by Leslie Collier Candidate for Lewis County Clerk November, 2022); 11. Open Park Performance (Sponsored by Trace Creek Construction, Vanceburg, Ky.); 12. Plantation Pleasure Open (Western or English Attire); On The Sycamore, Tollesboro Square, Tollesboro, Ky); 13. Amateur Show Pleasure (Sponsored by Lewis County Clerk Stephanie Story); 14. Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Fleming Mason Energy RECC); 15.Trail Pleasure Racking (Sponsored by Lewis County Judge Executive Craig A. Stanfield); 16. Novice Amateur Walking Horse (Sponsored by Kenny Ruckel, Lewis County Property Valuation Administrator); 17. 3 Year Old Walking (Sponsored by Sammy & Kathy Applegate In Memory of John Sherman Applegate and & Jeanette Applegate); 18. All Day Pleasure (Sponsored by Bryon’s Auction, Tollesboro Square, Tollesboro, KY); 19. SSH Juvenile Country Pleasure (Sponsored by Hines Insurance Agency, Maysville, Ky); 20. 17 & under Walking (Sponsored by Standard Quick Print, Maysville, Ky); 21. SSH Open Shod (Sponsored by Woodman Life, Vanceburg, KY); 22. Ladies Amateur Walking Horse (Sponsored by Agpro, Flemingsburg, Ky); 23. Juvenile Walking Pony (Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Maysville, Ky); 24. Ladies Country Pleasure (Sponsored by Eagle Creek Chevrolet GMC Buick Morehead, Ky); 25. Show Pleasure Open (Sponsored by Craig A. Stanfield Real Estate & Auction Services, Tollesboro, Ky); 26.Juvenile Country Pleasure (Sponsored by Chuck Marshall Real Estate & Auction Service, Flemingsburg, Ky); 27.Lite Shod (Western or English attire), (Sponsored by Boone-Nickell Funeral Home, Flemingsburg, Ky); 28.SSH Trail Pleasure (Sponsored by Back’s Auto Auction, Mt. Sterling, KY); 29. 15.2 & Under Open Walking (Sponsored by Story Realty, Flemingsburg, Ky); 30. Amateur Walking Horse Championship (Sponsored by UK Health Care); 31. Trail Pleasure Championship (Sponsored by Peoples Bank of Ohio, Tollesboro, Ky); 32. All Day Pleasure Championship (Sponsored by Tire World, Maysville, Ky); 33.Country Pleasure Championship (Sponsored by Globe Funeral Home Tollesboro, Ky); 34.Walking Horse Championship (Sponsored by Osman Pharmacy Vanceburg, KY, Cheap’s Chevrolet, Flemingsburg, Ky., and Security Bank & Trust, Maysville, KY. Trophy & Ribbons Donated by Wills Family In memory of Douglas Wills). Also continuing on Saturday is the larger tractor class Tug Pull.
Sunday, July 17th, is the always popular Tollesboro Lions Club Fair Parade (line-up 1 pm.; Parade 2 pm) which will begin on the grounds of the Tollesboro Lions Club and extend through town and back. Included in the parade will be floats, walkers, motorcycles, classic cars, semi-trucks, tractors and farm equipment, horses (riders and potentially buggies/wagons); ATVs and Side-By-Sides; Fire Engines and Rescue Vehicles; and Shriners vehicles.
Beginning Monday July 18th through Saturday July 23rd, the Carnival will be in operation each evening.
On Monday, events include the 3D Archery Event; the Demolition Derby; and the Youth Sheep and Goat Show.
Tuesday's events include Floral Hall Entries from Noon until 6 pm. Evening events include Baby Show (birth to 18 months); Semi-Truck/Truck/Car Dirt Drag Racing; Hog Show; Cutie Pie Contest (18 months to 36 months).
Wednesday is FARM BUREAU NIGHT (sponsored by Lewis County Farm Bureau) when an ENTIRE CARLOAD OF FAIR GOERS IS ADMITTED FOR JUST $10 INCLUDING RIDES!!! (regardless of the number of persons in the vehicle). We have a full night of events planned for Wednesday, including the Dairy Show; 3-on-3 Basketball; Garden Tractor Pull; ATV/Dirt Bike/Side-By-Side Racing; Toddler Show (3 and 4 year olds); and Little Miss & Mister (5 to 7 year olds, couples only).
On Thursday, from 11 am until noon, Special Needs persons may ride Carnival Rides free, and lunch will be provided at 1 pm. (compliments of the Tollesboro Lions Club and Woodmen Life).
Thursday evening has a full slate of events with the Steer Show, the Lions Queen Pageant (16 to 21 years); the Beef Show; and ATV/Dirt Bike/Side-By-Side Drag Racing.
Friday evening will be the always popular Battle of the Bluegrass Speed Pull; the Mud Race (Speed Pit); Miss Teen (13 to 15 year olds) Pageant; and the Miss Pre-Teen (8 to 12 year olds) Pageant.
Saturday evening will be the Mud Sling and the Lucas Pro-Pulling League Silver Series events.
Gate admission on Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th is only $5 per person. Gate Admission Monday July 18th through 23rd (excepting Wednesday, July 20th, the Farm Bureau Night when admission in ONLY $10 / truckload including rides) is $10 per person. 3 year olds and under are admitted free (bracelets for children 3 and under are just $5). Paid admission includes rides. No fees for parking!
You can download the Fair Schedule and Fairbook, as well as check out upcoming events, recent projects and successes, club history, and additional information from the Tollesboro Lions Club website, www.tollesborolions.com!
LIVESTOCK SHOW RESULTS TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB FAIR
On Monday, there were 44 goats and 46 lambs in the Goat and Lamb Show. In the Novice Division Sheet, the Grand Champion Showmanship prize went to Emily Mullikin with Reserve taken by River Gobin. In the Novice Division Goat, the Grand Showman went to Chase Crupper with Annabelle Bronagen taking the Reserve. In the Grand Lamb 4H/FFA Open Class, Grand Champion Best Lamb went to Corey Miller with Chandra Hill taking the Reserve; In the Grand Goat 4-H/FFA Open Class, Audrey Holbrook received the Grand Champion Goat Award with Macie Hazelrigg receiving the Reserve.
On Tuesday, 126 Hogs competed. In the breeder competition, Carsyn Raines received Grand Champion Honors with Emma Emnett getting Reserve. In the Hogs FFA/4-H Open Class, Drew Ramey was awarded Grand Champion and Kyndall Sutton took Reserve.
On Wednesday, the Dairy Show had 36 entries, with Supreme Champion award going to Gabe Howard.
In the Beef Show, 44 animals were shown. Savannah Marsh had the Grand Champion Steer with Lindsay Dotson selected as the Reserve Champion. In the Feeder Competition, Helen Caudill had the Grand Champion with Kennedi Campbell chosen as Reserve Champion. In the Lewis County class, Kayson Crawford had the Grand Champion Steer and Sonia Cooper had the Reserve.
THE TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB SAYS "THANK YOU!!!" FOR A SUCCESSFUL FAIR EVENT!!!
The 2022 Tollesboro Lions Club Fair (July 15th through 23rd) was a very successful event. The Tollesboro Lions Club's main annual fund-raiser and a community staple for 65 years was filled with numerous successful events and every evening was blessed with good weather and great attendance! Although not to the number of attendees as last year (after everyone wanted to just get out after the Covid Pandemic), the number of attendees was second only to last year's event.
Friday and Saturday evenings Tug Tractor Pulls and Horse Shows were good. Sunday's Parade was an extremely large event and rivaled most prior year's event with lots of participants in the Parade and large crowds gathered throughout town along the streets and in yards adjacent to the street to view the Parade and with the weather (which was predicted to be wet and stormy) perfectly suited to the event. Following the Parade, the community truly rallied in TRULY UNPRECEDENTED FASHION to support Clinton Applegate!
Monday appeared with the Demolition Derby leading the events and was very well attended, as was Tuesday with the Dirt Drag Racing. AND WEDNESDAY, the $10 CAR-LOAD EVENT sponsored by the LEWIS COUNTY FARM BUREAU was a full-house with the carnival experiencing long lines as did the concessions! Thursday began with the Special Needs Carnival and Lunch, and extended through the evening and saw the crowning of the 2022 Lions Club Queen Clarice Shirley. Friday and Saturday with the Speed Pulls and Mud Slings made parking the huge crowd a job with overwhelming attendance and long lines for the concessions and rides as well!
The Tollesboro Lions Club would like to offer a big "THANK YOU!!!" to all of our many Sponsors (our many Elite Sponsors who have supported us for many years and this year's addition of Diamond Elite Sponsors: Ribolt Fabrication, Meadows Excavating, Peoples Bank of Kentucky, R & S Pallet, First Guaranty Bank, Fannin Trucking/Fannin Truck Repair, Rip's Farm Center and Lewis County Farm Bureau), our many supporters and volunteers, the wives and families of our membership, the concessionaires, the Carnival, all of those who attended the Fair whether for one night or every night, and all of our friends and neighbors (especially those living in close proximity who have to put up with a bit of noise one extended week a year) for helping our Club celebrate it's 65th Annual Fair and our 68th Year as a Club and Community Partner! WE COULD NOT ACCOMPLISH ALL THAT WE DO WITHOUT YOU!!!
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB JULY MEETING
The Tollesboro Lions Club hosted it's regularly scheduled second July meeting Monday, July 25th. The meeting was opened by President Craig Stanfield who asked Lion Secretary Phil Cropper to offer blessing, followed by Lion Charlie Kendall leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The group then broke for a wonderful dinner prepared by Skeeter and Sonya Shaw.
Following dinner, the minutes from the last meeting were presented by Secretary Phil Cropper and the Financial Report (excluding the Fair) was provided by Treasurer Steve Pedersen. Steve reported that he would provide a report on the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair at the next meeting, but he did report the gate information to the Club, with this year's fair experiencing a wave of attendance that has only been exceeded by last year's event (with both year's having great weather, but with last year's event blessed by the first crowd gatherings since the Covid Pandemic with people coming in droves last year and with each night last year setting record attendance numbers). Next, two new members were approved to join the Club, and two recently admitted members were in attendance.
Under Old Business, the gates for the playground were discussed as were the concrete vehicle parking curbs which were approved for purchase previously. The gates were ordered and should arrive and be installed soon; the curbing will be acquired and placed soon as well.
It was mentioned that a short work night would progress following the meeting in order to put away chairs, tables and picnic benches utilized during the fair. It was also discussed that the Club needed to take down the flags placed throughout town and store them for next year.
Under new business, a motion was made to make a donation to the Amish School in appreciation for the Amish Volunteers who donated their time to park cars 4 nights during the Fair. Also, due to the increases in costs of food and as the Club has added several new members lately, a motion was made to increase the price paid for food at the monthly meetings by $25; this motion was seconded and passed.
As improvements were being made to the grounds to increase electrical services (this would have been completed prior to the beginning of the Fair, but had to be scaled back as some electrical components needed could not be obtained due to materials shortages), it was suggested that a 2 inch waterline be extended in a trench that was going to be dug; a motion was made and seconded to proceed with the 2 inch waterline to provide for future growth. As a practical matter, a parking plan was discussed to be implemented before next year's fair, a fluid plan that could be altered to consider the events being held and the placement of the event on the grounds. It was also discussed to work with the Department of Transportation to provide signage along the "AA" Hwy during Fair Week to inform the public to expect slow-downs and delays, as well as the possibility of changing Lions Club Lane to a one-way (northbound) thoroughfare during Fair Week. A Command Post was discussed (again; this was brought up a few years ago but has not been implemented to date) whereby a central location could be utilized for First Aid, Lost and Found, and other uses. It was suggested that perhaps an Amish-built building could be utilized, electrified, plumbed, and provided with heat and air conditioning for such use.
It was also suggested that a newspaper article be prepared and submitted to local papers thanking the public, our sponsors, concessionaires, volunteers, and attendees for their support of the Tollesboro Lions Club and the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair. The president, Craig Stanfield, who is also the marketing communications chairperson and the writer of most of the Club's press releases, offered to prepare such an article and provide to local papers for publication.
Being no further business, and as the members were encouraged to assist in a short work night following the meeting in order to put up tables, chairs, picnic tables, gather traffic cones, etc., the meeting adjourned.
FIRST GUARANTY BANK SUPPORTS TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB
Lewis County's newest bank, FIRST GUARANTY BANK of Vanceburg, showed their support of the Tollesboro Lions Club and their community involvement by becoming a DIAMOND ELITE SPONSOR of the 2022 Tollesboro Lions Club 65th Annual Fair. The accompanying photo shows First Guaranty Bank's Ammon Cooper presenting a check to Tollesboro Lions Club President Craig Stanfield.
LEWIS COUNTY GROUP OFFERS AID TO EASTERN KENTUCKY
A group of Lewis Counties, including members of the Tollesboro Lions Club, the Lewis County Farm Bureau, and the Tollesboro Christian Church recently went to Hindman, Knott County, KY to aid those suffering from the recent devastating flooding. The group included 10 teenagers who worked diligently with adults to set up tents and cooking equipment. The group then began cooking and eventually served and fed 945 people. The citizens of Hindman were so appreciative. Even though restoration efforts have been ongoing, the scars remain from the devastating flood, including damages to homes, businesses, churches, roadways, bridges, and infrastructure. Truly indescribable. It will take a lot to rebuild and recover and our prayers are with our Eastern Kentucky neighbors.
SERVING THE TOLLESBORO COMMUNITY SINCE 1954
September 23rd, the Crosspointe Church will use the facilities from 5 to 9.
September 26th, the Tollesboro Elementary will make use of the Pavillion.
October 1st, the Tollesboro Lions Club will host a Mud Sling.
October 28th, a fund-raiser for the Tollesboro Elementary School, Auntie Ann's Pretzels, will set up on the Fairgrounds on the southwest corner, visible from the AA Hwy.
On October 29th, the Tollesboro Lions Club will host a Demolition Derby.
UPCOMING MUD SLING AND DEMOLITION DERBY EVENTS PLANNED FOR OCTOBER!!
The Tollesboro Lions Club will host a Mud Sling on Saturday, October 1st at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds. The Tollesboro Lions Club will host a Demolition Derby on October 29th at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds. Watch for more details to be posted soon.
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
WEBSITE HOSTED, SPONSORED, BUILT AND MAINTAINED BY CRAIG A. STANFIELD REAL ESTATE & AUCTION SERVICES
Recent Projects and Successes!
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE 2018 THROUGH 2021 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 2022
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
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 Chaper 890; Yoder's Dinner Bell; Young Farm Machinery.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB MEMBER ASSISTS KY LIONS EYE FOUNDATION
Tollesboro Lions Club member and Treasurer, as well as Lions Club District 43-Y First Vice District Governor, Steve Pedersen, traveled to Louisville during the Kentucky State Fair and assisted fellow Lions Club members from throughout the state in offering free vision testing services to the public at large. Several Tollesboro Lions Club members have volunteered their time in years past to provide vision testing service, however this year only Steve was available, and Steve has been assisting in providing this service for several years, and served two days this year offering vision testing, which the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation offered throughout the entire run of the State Fair.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB 3-D ARCHERY TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS
The Tollesboro Lions Club hosted a 3-D Archery Tournament Saturday, August 27th at 6:00 PM at the Tollesboro Lions Club Fairgrounds. The event was well-attended, with several persons showing off their skills to take top prizes, honors, and most important BRAGGING RIGHTS!. There were several classes, and the event was sponsored by Kentucky Bow Shop and Flat Shootin' Archery, with impressive prizes provided to the winners, including gift cards, binoculars, arrows, and more! Plus, door prizes were provided as well!
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB SITE OF FARM TO PLATE EVENT
The Lewis County Extension Service 4-H and Agriculture and Natural Resources programs conducted a Farm to Plate Program for all fifth graders in Lewis County. The program was designed to teach youth where their food comes from and was held at the Tollesboro Lions Club fairgrounds. It was sponsored by Lewis County Farm Bureau who paid for the meals and transportation for students to attend. Rip’s Farm Center provided ice cream for everyone and farm equipment for the youth to see. The Kentucky Dairy Development Council provided milk for everyone that attended. RIP’s also provided employees to teach youth about beef and field crops.
Other businesses and individuals that provide educational resources for the program were Greenup County Farm Bureau, Lewis County FFA, Ag-Pro of Flemingsburg, Rose Farm Supply, Montgomery Tractor Sales of Flemingsburg, State Fire and Rescue Training District 9, Mike Setters, Sonia Cooper, and Diana Wilson. Greenup County Farm Bureau provided Gerdie the Milk Cow so youth could learn about milk and where it comes from. Ag-Pro of Flemingsburg provided a lawn mower and an employee to teach lawn mower safety. Rose Farm Supply provided a tractor and an employee to teach youth about tractor safety, and Montgomery Tractor Sales of Flemingsburg provided a Utility Vehicle (UTV) for State Fire and Rescue Training District 9 to teach youth about UTV safety. The Lewis County FFA program provided their Leadership Team to teach youth about lambs and goats, by-products from animals, and about dairy. Sonia Cooper brought her favorite pigs to teach the youth about the swine industry and pork products. Program Assistant Diana Wilson taught participants about chickens and poultry products.
The FFA officers also helped with setup, teaching, and cleanup. Mike Setters provided his cooking skills to grill hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone that attended the program. Setters was assisted in cooking with FFA advisor Tyler Clark in cooking hamburgers and hotdogs. With the help of Mr. Clark and the FFA officers the task of serving about 200 meals was accomplished in a very short time. Teachers and participants said they had a really good time and that they liked having the program at the fairgrounds. The program was organized by 4-H agent Sherrill Bentley and Ag. and Natural Resources agent Philip Konopka.
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.
FALL TRADE DAY EVENT September 8th through 10th.
The Tollesboro Lions Club Fall Trade Day Event (a large flea market/court day type event), will be conducted on the grounds of the Tollesboro Lions Club September 8th through 10th. For additional information regarding setup, upcoming dates and to arrange setting up your merchandise, contact Richard "Skeeter" Shaw at (606)798-6134!
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB EVENTFUL MEETING SEPTEMBER 12TH
The Tollesboro Lions Club met Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 at the Tollesboro Lions Club Clubhouse for their regularly scheduled first meeting in September. Thirteen members were present. The meeting was opened by Tollesboro Lions Club President Craig Stanfield who gave the invocation, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Lion Charles Kendall. The group then broke for dinner before starting the business portion of the meeting.
The business portion of the meeting began with a reading of the record of the last session by Lions Club Secretary Phil Cropper. As President Stanfield, also the Communications and Marketing Chairman, was unable to attend the August 22nd meeting (August 22nd), the report from the last meeting follows: There were 12 members present, meeting was opened by Second Vice President Jim Meadows, prayer offered by Secretary Phil Cropper, the Pledge of Allegiance led by member Charles Kendall. The group then broke for dinner. The minutes from the August 8th meeting were read and approved. The first item reported was a report
to the members about the Club's recent participation offering aid to persons in Eastern Kentucky recovering from the unprecedented recent flood disaster. The Tollesboro Lions Club contributed $3,000 towards the cost of feeding those displaced by the flood waters as well as providing a number of members who volunteered to help and offer aid to the recovery efforts. The Tollesboro Lions Club was assisted in this venture with financial support, aid, and volunteerism being offered by members of the Tollesboro Christian Church and the Lewis County Farm Bureau (members from all three organizations participated not only financially to this project, but also in the preparation and distribution of meals). This group visited Hindman, Kentucky and set up tents, six 5' grills, and other equipment. They then cooked, prepared, and distributed 940 dinners in styrofoam clamshells with tenderloin sandwiches, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, cookies, pop or water which were served to persons who drove-thru to pick up meals for themselves as well as for distribution to families in the region affected by the flooding (many of whom not only lost their homes and most if not all of their belongings, but with many losing their vehicles as well). The devastation witnessed just along the roadways was truly of unprecedented proportions. The second item of business from the August 22nd meeting was a motion to replace the old window air conditioning unit in the Clubhouse, which was seconded and approved. Being no further business, the meeting adjourned. The Secretary's report was approved as read.
Next, the Club heard the most recent financial report. The Club's financial outlook has never looked better following the 2022 Fair which provided the second largest attendance the Club had ever witnessed, beat only only marginally by last year's fair (the 2021 Tollesboro Lions Club Fair met with a relative "perfect storm" effect: After the Covid Pandemic Restrictions which impacted 2020, 2021 had a crowd "eager to get out and about", coupled with extremely favorable weather, AND with a booming economy, created an atmosphere that resulted in the largest attendance the Fair had ever been able to attract), with 2022 --- while having good weather and with great attendance --- could not quite match.
Under old business, it was evident that the new air conditioning unit was purchased, installed, and working to cool the building.
Next, the Treasurer mentioned that the Club should now consider an improvement that President Stanfield had suggested earlier in the year for an Fairgrounds improvement for the Club to consider, that being to place garage doors on the south side of the main Pavilion to permit the Pavilion to partially cut off the effects of weather (rain and wind) so as to make the Pavilion more suited to some of the events (such as the fund-raising auctions that the Club has held during the year to raise funds for persons suffering from the effects of Cancer and other diseases) as well as making the building more suited for some events during the fair. Lion
Jim Meadows had contacted a company about installing garage doors on the south side of the building. The bid that he received was $15,000, more than $3,000
less than the bid that had been received from another company just a few months ago. Treasurer Pedersen made the motion to approve the bid and improvement
project, which was promptly seconded, all discussion was favorable, and the motion passed unanimously. This will be the next great improvement that the Club
makes to the ever-improving Fairground facilities.
Next, Lion Denny Hornback and Daymond Thomas reminded the members that the Club had approved placement of concrete parking curbs/bumpers to be
placed in front of the Playground fence. Also, the gates had yet to be installed on the chain link fence at the Playground. Treasurer Steve Pedersen would work on
getting the concrete curbing pieces to place in front of the Playground (the gates will have to be ordered and installed by someone else as the installer who built
the chain link fence has taken on a new job and no longer has time to perform the fencing improvements; an installer has been contacted to schedule this
Next, the Trade Days over the past weekend was discussed, and overall considered a very successful event (albeit the weather was not predicted to be as
balmy this past weekend as it had been in the Summer Trade Days and the Spring Trade Days which did impact the number of vendors and likely the crowds as
Next Treasurer Steve Pedersen, reported that the Club would provide another meal to those in Eastern Kentucky as it had already received donations to
support such an event from Brown County Construction, Lion George Lohman, the Flemingsburg Lions Club, and the Tollesboro Christian Church. He made a
motion that the Club offer to donate up to $1,000 towards such an event as a contingency in case the donations were not quite enough to complete the event. The
motion was promptly seconded and approved unanimously.
Next, Steve Pedersen, who is also Lion Vice District Governor, reported that Lions International had provided a grant in the amount of $10,000 to aid Eastern
Kentucky flood victims. He also reported that the Kentucky Lions Clubs and District 43-Y had donated $30,000 additional aid to Eastern Kentucky Flood Victims
(this DOES NOT include those donations made directly to the recovery efforts, such as the dinner that the Tollesboro Lions Club had contributed to recently). This
past week Steve accompanied Lions from other parts of the state and made deliveries of goods (building materials, generators, water, etc) and $12,000 in gift cards
to Lions Clubs in Eastern Kentucky (Hindman, Pikeville, Neon, and Jackson), including appliances for the Church in which the Jackson Lions Club meets.
Next, Lion Lee Thomas went over the upcoming planned uses of the Fairgrounds of which he was aware: On Thursday, September 15th, the Pavilion will be
used for a 5th Graders Youth Day "Farm To Plate" Dinner event. Friday evening, September 23rd, the Crosspointe Church will use the facilities from 5 to 9. On
September 26th, the Tollesboro Elementary will make use of the Pavillion. On October 1st, the Tollesboro Lions Club will host a Mud Sling. On October 28th, a
fund-raiser for the Tollesboro Elementary School, Auntie Ann's Pretzels, will set up on the Fairgrounds on the southwest corner, visible from the AA Hwy. On
October 29th, the Tollesboro Lions Club will host a Demolition Derby.
Next, it was announced that at the next meeting, all new members would be formally inducted into the Club. This year, the Tollesboro Lions Club has grown
substantially, with 8 new members joining the organization. Members were encouraged to contact those new members not in attendance about the next meeting
plans; members were also asked to bring their vests to allow the new members to "look the part" until sizes could be obtained and orders placed for the new
members to have their own vests.
Finally, with no additional business to come before the Club, Lion President Craig Stanfield and Treasurer/Vice District Governor invited Lion member Clinton
Applegate to come forward and he was surprised to be presented with the Lions Club International Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. This award is the highest
award presented by Lions International. The Tollesboro Lions Club has 4 members who have received this recognition, plus presented the recognition recently to a
non-member (for a total of 5 presentations, 4 of which occurred in 2022). Photos were taken presenting Clinton with the recognition, and a hearty round of
applause was given to Clinton for all his contributions to the Club.
Being no further business, the meeting adjourned.
TOLLESBORO LIONS CLUB PRESENTS CLINTON APPLEGATE WITH MELVIN JONES FELLOWSHIP
On Monday evening, September 13th, 2022, Tollesboro Lions Club member Clinton Applegate was honored by the Tollesboro Lions Club as a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest honor that may be bestowed on a Lions Club member by Lions Club International. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is named after the founder of Lionism. As a surprise, the presentation was made to Clinton following the business portion of the regular meeting of the Club. Clinton was bestowed the honor in appreciation of his service to the Tollesboro Lions Club, having served 5 terms as Lions Club President, the current Zone 43-Y chair (a position he has held for 3 terms), and having served several terms as Chairman or Co-Chair of the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair, Clinton has served with dignity the Tollesboro Lions Club for 32 years, during most of which he was instrumental in hosting the Tug Tractor pulls, both during the fair as well as fund-raisers held during the year. He also serves as a member of the Lewis County Livestock Boosters and is active in most of the agricultural show competitions during the Tollesboro Lions Club Fair.
Clinton is only the fourth member of the Tollesboro Lions Club to receive this honor (the third member to be so honored this year), with the Club also having bestowed the honor on a non-member earlier this year; he is also the third Tollesboro Lions Club member to be the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship as well as the Finis Davis Fellowship (the highest honor bestowed by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, named for Kentucky's only International President, Finis Davis, who served as the President of Lions Club International in 1960-1961), all of whom obtained their dual Fellowships in 2022.
Above: Tollesboro Lions Club member Clinton Applegate being presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship by President Craig A. Stanfield and Club Treasurer/Vice District Governor Steve Pedersen at the Sept. 13th meeting of the Tollesboro Lions Club. All three of these members are recipients of the Melvin Jones Fellowship as well as the Finis Davis Fellowship (Tollesboro Lions Club Charter Member W. B. "Buddy" Grant was a Melvin Jones Fellow; the Tollesboro Lions Club bestowed the honor on Glenn Cole, a non-member who has served the Club honorably for over 40 years, earlier in 2022).