The Rockton Lions club, with over 120 members is very busy all year long! Our events and services utilize thousands of hours each year in service.
Stateline Business Expo – Find us at the annual Stateline Business Expo (formerly the Ro/Ro Expo) every March. Not only can you find us right up front with information on Lions, but we also offer free vision and hearing screenings. We are unable to participate March 2020, but will resume March 2021.
Rose Day – Sold from February -March of every year. Generally delivered first week of April. For $20/dozen you get beautiful roses delivered to your loved ones while also supporting a charity. Proceeds from this event benefit our various scholarship programs.
River Market Bounce House – Wednesday’s in the summertime. With a Bounce House donated by Brent’s Bouncin Inflatibles, $5 for unlimited bouncing all evening for your little ones. Proceeds benefit the Rockton Lions Clubs.
Scholarships – The Rockton Lions club now has three scholarships a year to award to area high school seniors. Our Rockton Lions Club Scholarship, Our Doctor Loomis Scholarship and our Jack Lovejoy Scholarship. Apply via the Community Foundation.
Old Settlers Days – June 18-21, 2020. Our biggest fundraiser of the year and arguably the biggest event in Rockton every year. This fund raiser helps us fund our Lion Year of donations.
Blood Drives – We hold two annual blood drives a year, one on the opening Thursday night of Old Settlers Days and one of the Saturday of Christmas Walk. It’s always a good time to donate to save a life.
Planting projects – see your Lions out in the spring beautifying the planters on Main Street in Rockton.
Jack Lovejoy Golf Outing – This memorial golf outing is a fundraiser for the Jack Lovejoy Scholarship fund. Help us keep his memory alive and raise funds to help local seniors attend vocational trade schools. #SpreadTheLovejoy
Candy Day – Every October you’ll find us in Rockton taking donations for Lions Candy. Our proceeds are split between the Lions of Illinois Foundation (who supplies our hearing and vision buses) and the Talcott Library.
Last Roar Car Show – join us for our 2nd annual event October 6, 2019.
Pancake Breakfast with Santa – Saturday December 6, 2019 – American Center, Rockton.
Wimpy’s Auction – donated items with the sale benefiting Wimpy’s Fund. The first Saturday of December each year.
Wimpy’s Delivery – Saturday prior to Christmas, delivery of Christmas gifts and food to local families.
Pancake Breakfast – Saturday morning of Christmas Walk, American Legion. Breakfast with Santa.
Charter of Boy Scout Troop #619
Eye Glass donations – See our mailbox at the entrance of the Talcott Library and donate your used eye glasses for recycling. Locations are also available at First National Bank Macktown, Macktown Insurance.
Progressive 50/50. We had our inaugural progressive 50/50 in 2019, and we were able to pay out over $5000 to the winner. For our 2019/2020 year we are getting the tickets out and for sale earlier and our goal is to top 2019 by A LOT! Tickets sold and drawn up til the Sunday night concert of Old Settlers Days.