Preparations Begin for 2015 Ocoee Christmas Parade

Christmas ParadeThis year’s Ocoee Christmas Parade, presented by the Ocoee Lions Club in conjunction with the City of Ocoee, will run on Saturday December 5th, starting at 10:00 in the morning.

The Parade will start at the intersections of Maguire Road and Enterprise Street, and end at Municipal Lakefront Park at Ocoee City Hall.

Check back here or on our facebook page after the Parade for photos and video, when they become available. You’ll find news updates there too. Tag photos you take on Instagram. Use the hashtags #ocoeechristmasparade, #ocoeeflchristmasparade and/or #ocoeelionsclub.

Rain date will be the next day, starting at 1:00 in the afternoon.

For those of you who plan to enter floats, marchers, walkers, etc, please see the registration forms and lineup information below. There are two options to register–either a printable registration or an online registration page.
Printable Registration Form
Online Registration Form
Parade Lineup Information

For questions, contact Cathy Sills.

Press release from the City of Ocoee.
Ocoee Christmas Parade 2015 Press Release

Christmas Parade Flyer.
Printable Ocoee Christmas Parade 2015 Flyer

And below are Parade route maps.
Printable Ocoee Christmas Parade Route

Parade Route in Google Maps

Join Us for 4th Annual Texas Hold Em Fundraiser

Texas Hold EmThe 4th annual Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser and Eyeglass Collection Day will be held on the evening of Saturday, October 24th, 2015. At the Thomas Ison Center in Ocoee. First prize is a $1,000 VISA gift card. Registration will be at 6 pm, and cards in the air at 7:05 pm. Monies raised will benefit the vision-impaired. Early register and receive 1,000 extra chips by contacing Lion Fred Wilsen. Donate and drop off used and useable eyglasses, sunglasses, readers, eyeglass cases and hearing aids. Receive 100 chips for each eyeglass pair donated to a maximum of 2,000 chips. For all the details see our Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser Flyer. Stop by, have fun. All for a good cause.

Club Partners with Chick-fil-A for 5k & Kids Fun Run

ChickFilA-5K-2015The Ocoee Lions Club has partnered with Chick-fil-A for the 5th Annual Chick-fil-A 5k & Kids Fun Run. The 5k race will run on Saturday, November 14, 2015, in conjunction with the Ocoee Founders Day Festival. This is a timed event on a certified course, and includes Kids Fun Runs. A portion of your entry fee will benefit the Ocoee Lions Club. And bring your used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Right to Sight program. They will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and distributed to developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.
Click for more details and online registration.
Click for 5K Printable Registration Form.
Click for Printable Flyer.
Join us!

2015 Lions Club Turkey Shoot Dates Announced

turkey shoot sign 2015This year’s Ocoee Lions Club Turkey Shoots will be held on:
October 17
November 7
November 21
December 12
(All of them Saturdays).

From 8 am to 4 pm (Sign-ups start @ 7:30 am)
$3.50 per shot

In the field at 881 Ocoee-Apopka Rd, south of the West Orange Girls Softball Complex. Look for the sign on the road.

You bring your own shotgun. We provide the shells. We (usually) also have a house shotgun if you don’t have one.

There will be a 50/50, a gun raffle and a concession stand. See you there!

Proceeds go to the local and international charities the Club supports.

Printable Flyer.

For the uninitiated, this is only shooting at paper targets. And one of our fundraisers. The winner of each round of ten shooters receives a frozen turkey or gift card.