Parkers Prairie Lions
The Parkers Prairie Lions Club has been a service organization in Parkers Prairie since 1963. Their main purpose in the community is to serve others.
Since being chartered in 1963, the Lions have supported local, national, and international projects. The main fund raiser every year is the Smelt Fry followed by a Fall Festival Parade, Classic Vehicle Show, raffle and Food Booth, winter snowmobile fund raiser for youth projects, and more recently a four-wheeler fund raiser for youth.
Locally, Parkers Prairie Lions donate toward school projects, the community’s youth programs, and those in need of medical assistance. Sight and hearing service projects and fund raisers are high on the Lions’ agenda every year.
Over the years the Lions have contributed to the building of Lake Adley Park, helped fund the football field lights, as well as lead the push for the building of the Prairie Event Center. Lions have sponsored the Athlete of the Year award, built several park shelters, and restored the Case Steamer for the City Park display.
The Lions are sponsors of the Boy and Girl Scout troops in the community. When the City built a new City Hall following the 1995 gas explosion, the Lions, through an L.C.I.F. Grant, contributed $75,000.00 to the building of the new City Hall. Also, the Lions have contributed and continue to contribute to the Prairie Event Center with a combined total of $66,504.69 of their own assets as well as held several Lions events to promote the center. The Parkers Prairie Lions club is the largest local organization to donate to such a great venue.
The Lions motto is “We Serve.”
If you are interested in becoming a member please contact any Lions member or,
President: Steven Dobratz at (218) 338-8099 or,
Membership Director: Bruce Stone at (218) 583-2390
Lions Sponsored Calendar of Events:
February – Snowmobile run for Youth
April – 4-Wheeler Run for Youth
April – Smelt Fry
August – Fall Festival Food Booth & Classic Vehicle Car Show