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For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.
Our club had six entries for the Peace Poster Contest. These children worked hard and did a fantastic job. The first-place winner will advance to the District 2-T3 competition this Saturday, November 14, 2020.
For more information please visit https://www.lionsclubs.org/en/start-our-approach/youth/peace-poster
By: Susan Driscoll, El Paso Downtown Lions Club President.
Peek at the Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day Parade.The parade will exclusively be shown on KTSM TV station – a physical parade will NOT be held on Montana on Thanksgiving Day. The floats and units were filmed ahead of Thanksgiving Day to eliminate gathering to reduce community spread of COVID-19. The El Paso Downtown Lions Club float and Lion float were filmed on Oct 18 traveling down Myrtle Ave. The Theme of our float was “Salute our Heroes”. El Paso Downtown Lions paid tribute to all the first responders who take care of us and keep us safe every day. Six large heads carved from styrofoam were painted to be doctors, nurses, fireman, ENT, policemen and soldier medics. There were real life doctors (ER doctors form Del Sol), nurses, fireman (to include the chief Mario D’Agostino), policeman, ENT and medics (Ret. SGM Robin Johnsons). We say THANK YOU to those on the front lines who risk their lives for us. Also, thank you to our sponsors, Union Finance –Kaplan’s Mortgage Co. We are grateful to all the volunteers who worked on the floats – Lion volunteers, UTEP ROTC, Sharon Moore – seamstress, Diamond A Farm Equipment Fernie Aguilar for use of his tractor, Home Depot for donation of the generator, Trinity First United Methodist Church use of their flag poles, Nate Lopez Jr., Commander, VFW Post 812 for lending us the Armed Forces flags. The float is 10 ft by 40 ft. long. It normally takes 4 months to design, tear down, rebuild and decorate the floats. This year, we buil it in about 2 months due to the parade going virtual and filming early.
The second float by El Paso Downtown Lions “Lion” float was accompanied by Lion members from El Paso Downtown Lions Club, Executive Women’s Lions Club, Centennial Lions Club, Ysleta Lions Club and Monahans Lions Club. Thank you to Lion Marc Almkolv for the use of this jeep to pull the Lion float. Thank you to volunteer David Herrera for refurbishing the robotics inside the head and tail to synchronize the sound of a Lion’s roar and mouth movement.
Building the floats are a labor of love. El Paso Downtown Lions Club helped start the Parade and is the only civic organization to have a float in the parade since its inception. We take pride in this traditional, historic event, the largest community event in West Texas. We are a local and global organization. Contact President Susan Driscoll for more information about our projects or joining us at 915-539-6834 and go to our Facebook page for pictures of our events at https://www.facebook.com/groups/341117025931101
83 Years of Parade History: The El Paso Downtown Lions Club organized the Parade in 1935. The parade was held on New Year’s Day from 1936 until 1978 when the event was rescheduled for Thanksgiving Day. The holiday pageant is planned, coordinated and produced by volunteer efforts and draws an annual crowd of over 250,000 spectators. The Sun Bowl Parade is the largest community event in the West Texas, New Mexico and Mexico area and brings together service clubs and civic organizations as well as all sectors of business and industries within the community.
Original article: http://spotlightepnews.com/2020/11/06/salute-our-heroes/
El Paso Downtown Lions are selling shelled pecans!!! YUM!!! One pound bags of halves for $11. Orders will be taken until Sept 30. Pecans will be delivered to EPDT Lions in Oct/Nov for delivery or pick up. Fresh Crop! Grrrreat for snacking, Thanksgiving baking, or Christmas gifts!
Proceeds are to help replace the male Lion at the El Paso Zoo and for Lions Charity projects like eye exams and glasses, send kids with disabilities to Texas Lions Camp, etc. Thanks in advance for your support!!!
Call or text any EPDT Lion or Lion Susan Driscoll at 915-539-6834.
Contactless delivery or pick up.
Everyone must wear a mask.
Buy your pecans HERE
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — It’s an El Paso tradition that will live on in a different format this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 84-year Borderland tradition will take an in-person break in 2020. That won’t stop the 80-plus year tradition from coming to your family through your television.
Please join us for our next Virtual Club Meeting on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 12pm. Our speaker will be Mr. Luis Quesada, FBI Special Agent in Charge.
Mr. Luis Quesada serves as the special agent in charge of the El Paso Field Office. He previously served in the Training Division in Quantico, Virginia. Mr. Quesada joined the FBI as a special agent in 1995 and was assigned to the Miami Field Office. He investigated violent crimes with a focus on bank robberies, extortion, and kidnappings. He transferred to the San Juan Field Office in 1998 and returned to Miami in 2001 to work drug investigations. He also served as an Operator on SWAT teams In 2003, Mr. Quesada was promoted to supervisory special agent and transferred to the Terrorist Screening Center. He then served as a defensive tactics instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico from 2005 to 2007. Following this, he returned to Miami as a supervisor. Thereafter, he was selected as the acting assistant special agent in charge of Miami’s Criminal Branch. In 2010, Mr. Quesada was named the assistant legal attaché in Buenos Aires, Argentina, responsible for promoting FBI interests in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In 2012, he was promoted to the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters, where he focused on counter narcotics efforts in Latin America and the U.S. Southwest border. Mr. Quesada was named legal attaché of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2014. He was appointed assistant special agent in charge of the Jackson, Mississippi Field Office in 2015. He transferred to the Training Division in 2017, and was promoted to Section Chief in 2018. Mr. Quesada earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Florida International University and served as a police officer and detective for the Miami Police Department before dedicating his service to the FBI.
Please join us!
All mics will be muted during his presentation, unmuted for questions at the end of his presentation and please no background noise. If you are eating, please be discreet.Please sign in 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.Below is the information that you will need to join us. Hope to see you all there.El Paso Downtown Lions Club “Virtual” Meeting
Fri, Sep 18, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (MDT)
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