Ocoee Lions Club Golf Tournament is May 21st

The Ocoee Lions Club 12th Annual Golf Tournament at Forest Lake Golf Course is scheduled for Saturday, May 21st. Come and play in the tournament individually or bring a team. We are also accepting hole sponsors and multiple hole sponsors. Entry deadline is May 18th, 2016. Remember, your contributions are tax deductible under 501(c)(3) guidelines. Profits raised will go to eyeglasses and hearing aides for Ocoee residents and to the other local and international charities the Club supports.
Fees are:
$80 Entry fee per person
includes greens fee, cart,and lunch
$300 Entry fee per foursome
$150 Hole Sponsor
Beverages will be available on the course
Lunch and Prize Giveaway afterwards.
For contacts, the registration form and for more information, click and print the Golf Tournament Flyer.

Lions Club Will Provide Health Fair

blog-diabetes-screening-core-4The Ocoee Lions Club Presents its first “Giving Back to the Community” Health Fair. It will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 10 am to 3 pm. At the Ocoee Lions Clubhouse Location at 108 Taylor Street.

We will be performing, free to the public:

Diabetes Screening;
Retina Screening;
Hearing Tests;
and providing Eye Health and Nutrition Information.

Come join us for this event as “We Serve” you.
Printable Flyer

About the Ocoee Lions Club:

Since the Club’s chartering in 1948, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as providing eyeglasses and hearing aids, organizing the Ocoee Christmas Parade and providing food baskets for those in need at Christmas. Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to the West Orange Girls Club, the Boy Scouts, S.T.A.R.S., Haiti relief, and Leader Dogs for the Blind, to name a few. The Club is currently preparing for its fall fundraising events.

The Ocoee Lions Club has 33 members and meets on every second Monday at 7 pm at 108 Taylor Street. Lions Clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.4 million members and approximatley 46,000 Clubs in 193 countries and geographical areas throughtout the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong committment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

Parade Brings Holiday Cheer to Ocoee

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Residents managed to avoid late day rain showers and instead enjoyed warm weather as they watched the 2015 version of the Ocoee Christmas Parade roll by.

The Ocoee High School Marching Knights, the West Orange High School Warrior Marching Band, the Ocoee Bulldogs, and finally, Santa and his sleigh, all paraded through the City.

The Parade started at 10 am, at the intersection of Maguire Road and Enterprise Street, and wrapped through the old center of Ocoee, finishing at City Hall.

The Parade was presented by the Ocoee Lions Club in conjunction with the City of Ocoee. Lions Club members organized the event and handled set-up on Parade day. Former Ocoee Mayor Scott Vandergrift was the Parade Grand Marshal. Teresa Lemons and Sean Gleason served as tv hosts. Parade entrants also provided a large number of toys and donations for the Police Department’s Holiday Toys for Kids in Need program. Thanks to all the entrants and spectators.

All-In-One-Entertainment was chosen as the best overall entry, according to the Parade judges. Here are their top entries in each category.

Church:
1. Knights of Columbus
2. First Baptist Church of Ocoee
3. Liberty Lighthouse Church
Honorable Mention Starke Lake Baptist Church

Commercial:
1. Martial Arts World of MetroWest
2. Ready, Set, Dance!
3. West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
Honorable Mention H & R Block

Non-Commercial
1. American Legion Post 109
2. Mrs. Orange County International 2015
3. Bahia Shrine
Honorable Mention Metro-State Special Services

Youth
1. Young Blacks in Action
2. Central Florida Youth Football League (CFYFL) Ocoee Cardinals Cheer and Football
3. Ocoee Bulldogs
Honorable Mention Cub Scout Pack 217

Click on Santa’s photo below for many more.

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And watch the Christmas Parade video, from Orange TV.

Former Mayor Scott Vandergrift Named Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

Scott VandergriftcropFormer Ocoee Mayor Scott Vandergrift has been named Grand Marshall of the 2015 Ocoee Christmas Parade. Mayor Scott, as he has been known to City residents, has been a resident of Ocoee for 75 years. He served as Mayor for a total of 25 years and has been a member of the Ocoee Lions Club for over 30 years. In addition to representing the interests of Ocoee residents, he raised three children. He worked for Bellsouth Corporation for 25 years and has been a Real Estate Broker for over 30 years. According to his daughter, Donna Deitrick, one of his proudest and most profound achievements was working diligently to have Ocoee High School constructed. Scott Vandergrift dedicated many hours of support for all events at the School and also donated funds to the athletic department for lighting for the baseball field. Deitrick says her father loves the City of Ocoee and loves Christmas.

The Ocoee Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday December 5th, starting at 10:00 in the morning.