Welcome To The Online Home Of The Holmen Lions Club!
The Holmen Lions are a dedicated group of community leaders helping the Holmen area through local projects and international goals set by Lions International. From our annual Spaghetti Dinner to the Kornfest Parade and Car Show to ringing the Salvation Army's kettle bells at the Holidays, you're sure to find a Lions Club Member nearby ready to pitch in and give their time and energy to Holmen!
20-Years of Service Recognition
By surprise, the Holmen Lions gave Officer Crystal Lewis an award for 20-years of service and dedication to the Holmen Police Department at the beginning of the Kornfest parade. Giving the award was Lion Dave Bentzen.
The Holmen Lions would like to congratulate Jim Schmeling as the 2019 Holmen Kornfest Parade Marshal.
Jim originally hails from Beech, North Dakota, but moved to the La Crosse in 1977. The railroad brought Jim to the
La Crosse area and kept him busy between supervising the CP line from Chicago to Seattle and moving him from
La Crosse to Holmen to the Twin Cities and back to Holmen when he finally retired in 2005. Jim was also instrumental in
the area Youth Basketball program for over 23 years and assisted with updating the grounds for various sports around
About Lions International And Our Goals
The Lions organization was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1917 by Melvin Jones. At the present time there are over 1,500,000 members in more than 44,500 clubs in over 186 countries and geographical areas. Lions Clubs International serves people throughout the world. Globally, Lions clubs are known for their commitment to blindness prevention. They support Leader Dogs for the blind in Rochester, Michigan. This program provides guide dogs to visually impaired people, FREE OF CHARGE! Second only to the Lions' devotion to aiding the blind and visually impaired is a dedication to serving young people. The Lions-Quest program teaches Skills for Adolescence and targets character development, alcohol and drug prevention, service-learning, academic achievement, violence prevention, and much more. ALL MONIES raised by Lions Clubs goes back into the communities to support international and local programs. Locally, the biggest fund raising project of the Holmen Lions Club is our Car Show and Parade in August, which runs in conjunction with Korn Fest. Not One Dime of any money raised goes into administration expenses, it is all given back to worthy causes.