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Since its inception in October 1983, the men and women of the Carrollton Evening Lions Club (CELC) have been serving the Metrocrest and lending assistance to neighbors in need. CELC has worked on a variety of service projects in Carrollton, as well as the Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Lewisville independent school districts.

Some CELC service projects have included: providing free vision clinics for local school children; collecting used prescription eyeglasses for refurbishment and redistribution; building wheelchair ramps for those in need; providing magic shows and movies for children; cleaning up the community during “Keep Carrollton Beautiful” work days; sponsoring physically challenged children at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville; assisting visually impaired children at the Sports Extravaganza in Irving; hosting youth from abroad through the J.C. Hyer Lions Youth Camp; supporting local charities such as the Ryan Dant Foundation, Mosaic, and Metrocrest Social Services Center; providing bicycles and protective vests to the Carrollton Police Department; providing medical equipment to the Carrollton Fire Department; and more!

CELC fundraising efforts also support Lions Clubs International Foundation, Lions World Services for the Blind, Lions Sight & Tissue Foundation, J.C. Hyer Lions Youth Camp, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Texas Lions Foundation, and Texas Lions Camp.

CELC is one of the most active Lions Clubs in Texas District 2-X1 — a large geographic area that covers Dallas, up to Allen, across to Commerce, down to Mabank, across to Ennis, over to Waxahachie, and back to Dallas.

CELC presently meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Mama's Daughters' Diner in West Plano on Hebron/Park at Midway. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work helping the less fortunate within our community, please attend CELC's next regular meeting.

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If you have any questions, contact Lion John at

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