Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Darien Lions Club has its annual community blood drive on Feb. 12 at Lace School.
The Darien Lions Club will host its annual community blood drive on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Lace School, 7414 Cass Ave. The blood drive, which will last from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., is conducted in conjunction with the local blood bank, LifeSource. Darien Lions Club members have been involved with the blood drive for more than 30 years, with an average of about 50 people donating blood in recent years. The drive is staffed by Lions Club members, community volunteers and health care professionals. The donation process takes about one hour, including registration and a snack after donating is completed, which itself takes around 10 minutes. This year staff from Adventist Hinsdale Hospital will also be present and will provide free cholesterol and …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Darien Lion’s Club and Darien Park District are collecting items for the annual Food Basket program and toy drive.
Looking to spread some cheer this holiday season? The community is invited to help two Darien organizations who are working together to help the area’s needy families. Starting Nov. 24, the Darien Lions Club will begin collecting non-perishable food items for its 38th annual Food Basket program. Bags containing goods such as canned food and boxed macaroni and cheese, as well as fresh meat and produce will be given to about 200 families in need in and around Darien. In cooperation with the Lions Club program, the Darien Park District is conducting its annual toy drive. The items will be distributed along with the Lions Club's food baskets. “This is by far the largest outreach program in our community and we are helping so many families to …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Local club gave back to the community to the tune of $26,550.
The Darien Lions Club membership recently approved donations ranging from $250 to $3,000, to 16 different organizations based in or near the community. Recipients included: During the past year the club also made financial donations to eight local families in financial need, four other Lions-related programs for the vision/hearing impaired, scholarships for college-bound students at Hinsdale South and Downers South High Schools, a learning initiative at District 61 schools and funds for tornado victims in downstate Harrisburg. Donations totaled $26,550, and supplement club-sponsored annual community activities such as the Fourth of July Parade, Halloween party, blood drive and distribution of holiday food baskets to the needy. According …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the north side of Hinsdale South High School.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
This year, the Darien Lions Club’s annual Fourth of July parade will follow the theme “Honoring Our Veterans.” Residents will want to arrive early to get a prime viewing spot. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, from the north side of Hinsdale South High School, then heads from Clarendon Hills Road to Plainfield Road, on to 75th Street and concludes at Eisenhower Jr. High. The Lions have invited kids to participate in a bicycle-decorating contest, and kids who decorate their bikes with the theme “Honoring our Veterans” will get to ride in the parade. The boy and girl with the best bike will each win a trophy. Judging starts at 8 a.m. July 4 at the Hinsdale South parking lot.
Monday, June 25, 2012
This year's parade celebrates veterans and kicks of at 9:30 a.m. July 4.
Thought the big day is just about a week away, but it's not too early to begin your preparations for the Darien Lions Club 4th of July Parade. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. July 4 from the north side of Hinsdale South High School. It will wind from Clarendon Hills Road to Plainfield to 75th Street before concluding at Eisenhower Jr. High. You'll want to get out plenty early on parade day to snag a prime viewing spot. This year's theme: Honoring Our Veterans. If you're going to be in the parade, make sure to arrive at Hinsdale South by 8:15 a.m. The Darien Lions website has more information for parade participants, including an application if you want to enter a float. Judges at the announcing station will award trophies to the top entries…
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Darien Lions Club is bringing back its bike-decorating contest, while Darien Girl Scout Troop 1479 seeks a veteran to ride with them in the parade.
Two groups are looking for a little help to make this year’s Darien Lions Club 4th of July Parade the best ever. The Lions themselves invite kids with bikes to participate in a bicycle-decorating contest, a long-held tradition that’s being brought back this year. Kids who decorate their bikes with the theme “Honoring our Veterans” will get to ride in the parade. The boy and girl with the best bike will each win a trophy. Judging starts at 8 a.m. July 4 at the Hinsdale South parking lot. Contact parade Chair Dennis Brier at 630-969-3412 or email@example.com for more information. In keeping with the theme, Darien Girl Scout Troop 1479 is looking for one to two local veterans to ride with them during the parade. “If the veteran was a …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Darien financial services business expands into insurance
Brian Kiefer and Jim Valenti set out on two different paths in life. Kiefer earned an economics degree and planned to work in the financial world. Valenti got into the transportation industry, eventually owning his own trucking company. Their paths have now converged to create the Kiefer Insurance Group. Kiefer has always been interested in the world of finance. He had hoped to turn his college internship at the Board of Trade into a full-time job upon graduation. “But when I got out of college, they introduced computer trading," he said. "My friends who were pit bosses there said, ‘We’re going to be out of here in 5 years. If you want a future, this is not where you want to be.’” So in 1999, Kiefer turned to financial advising. He earned …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The club can now upload photos and add information.
We're happy announce that the Darien Lions Club has claimed its Patch listing. By claiming its listing, the club is now able to upload and feature photos, provide additional information about goods and services, link to its own website and Facebook page via Patch, and more. Here's a video on how to claim your business listing.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Darien Lions hosted their 41st annual pancake breakfast Sunday at Eisenhower Junior High.
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Monday, March 12, 2012
The annual event will happen this Sunday at Eisenhower Junior High.
For seven years, he’s been known as the egg man. But this year Steve Hiatt is stepping out of the kitchen to chair the Darien Lions Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast. The Lions will be serving up breakfast favorites at Eisenhower Junior High from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. As is tradition, diners will be able to enjoy pancakes hot off the griddle with a side of eggs and sausage, as well as milk, juice and coffee. Admission is $5 in advance if you buy a ticket from a Lion and $6 at the door. Kids younger than 5 eat free. Last year, the Lions served a whopping 1,300 meals, and Hiatt said he expects another big crowd Sunday. All of the profits will go to charities such as local food banks, SEASPAR and other organizations that express need…