Community Service in Action

The following are photos from some of the service activities that the Culpeper Mid-Day Lions have been a part of over the last two months. We have been trying to not let COVID stop the Lions club from being in action since the start of the new year.

Grady Botens, Hank Milans and Cecil Starkey working in the kitchen helping to prepare food on March 25th, 2021 for Manna Ministries feeding lunch at the Culpeper Presbyterian Church in Culpeper, VA
Grady Botens and Lynn Garver helping organize take home bags for Manna Meal recipients March 25th, 2021


Grady Botens and Lee Simpson helping pack take home weekend meals for elementary children with Power Packs – March 5th, 2021 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
Lynn Garver presents a check to William Vega for $2,000.00 to help pay for corrective eye surgery. The Culpeper Mid-Day Lions were able to help pay for the surgery through their Sunday Night Bingo fundraiser. The surgery donation was matched by a grant from Lions Club International Foundation.

Manna Meal

The Culpeper Mid-Day Lions and the Culpeper ’92 Lions spent a rewarding day feeding the community on March 26th, 2021. The two Culpeper clubs spent this Friday morning preparing meals for approximately 50 folks here in Culpeper County. Manna ministry provides meals for folks who are hungry on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year. The Culpeper Presbyterian Church on Main Street here in Culpeper provides space and facilities to help with Manna ministry’s mission. Manna Ministry is always looking for volunteers to help with meal preparation and distribution. Contact Betsy Smith at (540) 718-3427 if your interested in helping out with this terrific organization. Both Lions clubs in Culpeper plan to continue helping serve meals on the fourth and fifth Friday of each month throughout 2021.

Lions who participated in the Manna Meal included Joanne Durr, Minna Vogel from Culpeper ’92 Lions; Chuck and Lynn Garver, Lee Simpson, Dave Durr, Hank Milans, Grady Botens and Cecil Starkey

BINGO IS RESTARTING!

MID-DAY LIONS CLUB BINGO IS STARTING SOON!

Hi all! Wanted to pass along a quick note to let everyone know that Bingo will be restarting on March 7 at Pepper’s Grill, 791 Madison Road, Culpeper inside the Best Western banquet area. Doors open at 4:30 PM, Early bird games start at 6:30 PM, Regular games will be at 7:00 PM.

MID-DAY LIONS BINGO IS RESTARTING SEPTEMBER 13th, 2020!

Culpeper Mid-Day Lions Club bingo will resume on Sunday, September 13 at Pepper’s 791 Madison Rd.  Doors open at 4:30 with Early Birds beginning at 6:30.  Attendance is limited by occupancy regulations, so come early.  Be sure to read the attached document with the Covid 19 rules.  Pepper’s will not be serving food during bingo at this time.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Culpeper Mid-Day Lions Bingo

Please review the updated precautions that we are implementing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please help us keep patrons and volunteers safe.

Additional rules:

            If you are experiencing the following symptoms, please stay home:

Self-screen before entering our building.  If you are displaying any symptoms of corona virus, please do not enter.  Anyone displaying symptoms during the game of bingo will be asked to leave the bingo hall.

 All players must wear face masks or coverings over their mouth and nose. We will have masks for sale.

Temperature checks will be taken before entry is permitted and disinfectant hand sanitizer will be available. At this time, you will receive a packet containing the program, rules, order sheet and a number.  You will then proceed into the bingo hall and select your seat and wait for your number to be called to purchase your bingo supplies

Courtesy will be shown to other bingo players and the volunteer workers. 

Cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off or silenced.

Only paying players are permitted in the bingo hall. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted.

Chairs and tables in the Bingo Hall are not to be moved by the players.

The Bingo Hall opens at 4:30 PM, and not before, on bingo days.

Seats may not be saved. Only the number of chairs placed at tables may be occupied, as placed.

Before leaving the cashier area, please make sure that you have the correct number of packs, your admission ticket, and the correct change. No adjustments will be made after you have left the cashier.  

No soiled/sweaty or wet currency will be accepted. 

Wash or disinfect hands before and after any interaction with workers or other customers in the hall.

All bingo players are playing at their own risk.

Compliance with social distancing and other pandemic rules is expected.  Anyone not complying with the rules, which will be strictly enforced, will be asked to leave immediately without a refund.

These rules are subject to change at any time depending on the state and local pandemic outbreaks, or to enhance the safety of all our patrons and volunteers.  Thank you for your continued support of the Culpeper Mid-Day Lions Club.

Culpeper Mid-Day Lions holds it’s annual Bland Competition

Culpeper Mid-Day Lions hosted their annual Bland contest on Sunday, February 23rd at Culpeper Baptist Church. This event was arranged by Culpeper Mid-Day members Dr. Robert McCall and Mr. Justin McFarland. This event celebrates the life of Mr. James Alan Bland, an African American musician and song writer. Mr. Bland was born to a free family in Flushing, New York. He began performing at the age of 14 and graduated from Howard University. Mr. Bland wrote more than 700 songs including “In the evening by the Moonlight,” “Oh them Golden Slippers”‘ and “Carry me back to Old Virginny”. He was often referred to as the Worlds Greatest Minstrel man.

The local winners were Kamryn Michelle Davis, vocal, and Annabel S. Lee, Instrumental. First runner-up was Michael Alexander Fowler, vocal, and Clara Kim, Instrumental.  First Prize winners received a check for $100.00 while first runners up received a check for $75.00. After the regional winners are selected they continue on to state competition. Final competition will result in the award of a $2,500 music scholarship to both vocal and instrumental winners. All local residents, especially music teachers in the local system are invited to attend the regional contest and cheer our candidates on.

A Huge thank you to Justin McFarland for all of his efforts to coordinate the event.  Thanks, Justin!

The winners are pictured in the lower left picture.

Left to right: Michael Alexander Fowler, Clara Kim, Annabel S. Lee, and Kamryn Michelle Davis

All participants are pictured in the lower right photo.

Culpeper Mid-Day Lions holding DOUBLE BINGO SESSION! Come on out on Sunday, February 16th, 2020.

Just a quick note to let you know about an exciting evening of fun. The regular Sunday Night Bingo session held by the Culpeper Mid-Day Lions will be supplemented by an additional afternoon session on Sunday, February 16th, 2020. Doors will open at 1:00 PM for the afternoon session with bingo starting at approximately 2:30 PM. We will also offer our regular bingo session with door admission sales starting at 6:00 PM and early bird bingo starting at 6:30 PM. Come on out for an afternoon (and an evening) of fun and prizes. I don’t know how we do it. More money to be won.

Sunday Night Bingo

Come on out to Sunday Night Bingo at Pepper’s Grill at Best Western in Culpeper. All 3 of the bingo progressive games are over $1,000. Spotlighted by the $2,000 Lucky 7 progressive. Tell your friends and come play bingo. Have fun and possibly win big.

Are you bored?

Come on out and play bingo with the Culpeper Mid-Day Lions this Sunday evening. Early bird games start at 6:30 PM and regular session starts at 7:00 PM. We use all funds that are raised through bingo sales for the purchase of eyeglasses and eyeglass exams for needy folks here in Culpeper County. Come on out, have fun and help raise money for a good cause.

2019 Culpeper Mid-Day Lions Scholarship Winners

On May 23rd, 2019, Culpeper Mid-Day Lions welcomed the 2019 Scholarship recipients from Eastern View and Culpeper County High Schools to their General Membership Meeting. It is an honor to be able to provide assistance to such an outstanding group of graduates who have proven themselves over their four year high school career. The graduates pictured include back row left: Carllee Hitt, Penn State University; Ben Griffith Memorial Scholarship Winner, Mikayla Jenkins, Christopher Newport University; Waller Jones Memorial Scholarship Winner, Riley Reynolds, Oberlein College in Ohio and Alison Sanitra, Virginia Tech University. Lion Hank Milans presented the check to each deserving graduate. The Culpeper Mid-Day Lions wish success to all of the recipients.

2019 Bland Music Competition

Culpeper Mid-Day Lions hosted their annual Bland contest on Sunday, February 17th at Culpeper Baptist Church. This event was arranged by Culpeper Mid-Day members Dr. Robert McCall and Mr. Justin McFarland. This event celebrates the life of Mr. James Alan Bland, an African American musician and song writer. Mr. Bland was born to a free family in Flushing, New York. He began performing at the age of 14 and graduated from Howard University. Mr. Bland wrote more than 700 songs including “In the evening by the Moonlight,” “Oh them Golden Slippers”‘ and “Carry me back to Old Virginny”. He was often referred to as the Worlds Greatest Minstrel man.

The local winners were Juliana Marie Cardine, vocal, and Allison Y. Oh, Instrumental. First runner-up was Laura Perez,Instrumental.  No were no other Vocal entries in the competition.  First Prize winners received a check for $100.00 while first runners up received a check for $75.00. After the regional winners are selected they continue on to state competition. Final competition will result in the award of a $2,500 music scholarship to both vocal and instrumental winners. All local residents, especially music teachers in the local system are invited to attend the regional contest and cheer our candidates on.

A Huge thank you to Justin McFarland for all of his efforts to coordinate the event.  Thanks, Justin!

The winners are pictured in the lower left picture.

Left to right: Laura Perez, Juliana Marie Cardine and Allison Y. Oh

All participants are pictured in the lower right photo.

Left to right: Marie-Claire Matricardi, Lindsay J. Sanders, Laura A. Perez, Juliana M. Cardine, Vaden R. Sanders and Allison Y. Oh.