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.
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.
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.
Please save the date, February 17, 2019, for the annual Bland Competition held by the Culpeper Mid-Day Lions Club. There year’s competition will be held again at the Culpeper Baptist Church at 2 PM. Each year the Mid-Day club is excited to host some of the best and brightest musicians in Culpeper and the surrounding area. Please join us for this entertaining event. Also, if you know of an aspiring musician who wishes to compete in the event for prizes and a chance to win scholarship money at the Regional, State and National level, contact Justin McFarland at 540-229-4391. We hope to see you there.
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On May 24th, 2018, Culpeper Mid-Day Lions welcomed the 2018 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: Waller Jones Memorial Scholarship Winner, Philip Temple, Liberty University; Matthew Sisk, Christopher Newport University; Kelsey Orndorff Memorial Home school Scholarship Winner, Brandon Embry, Germanna Community College. Front row far left: Jessie Clark, East Carolina University; Holly Thelin, Utah Valley State University; Ben Griffith Memorial Scholarship Winner and LEO Club Scholarship Winner, Allison Woods, Virginia Tech University; Sara Honaker, Virginia Tech University. The Culpeper Mid-Day Lions wish success to all of the recipients.
Culpeper Mid-Day Lions was proud to sponsor “SAFE Night” with our fifth Sunday bingo at Pepper’s Grill on April 29th. Ladies from the SAFE organization volunteered at our regular Sunday night bingo to help raise money for their organization. It was a good opportunity for patrons of bingo to get to know some of the volunteers helping out with this worthy organization. A percentage of the proceeds from instant game sales were donated back to SAFE as a part of the normal yearly contribution that Mid-Day Lions makes to them. Over $800 was raised through the hard work and efforts of these wonderful volunteers. Mid-Day has also made a $1,000 contribution back in October 2017. Mid-Day plans to host other organizations for Fifth Sunday bingo events to help with fundraising and promotion of other charitable organizations in the Culpeper area.