Ocoee Lions Club


Ocoee Christmas Parade on 12/7 at 10AM

On Saturday, December 7th the Ocoee Lions Club will host the Ocoee Christmas Parade.  The parade starts at 10AM and the route is included in the map to the left.  

If you wish to enter just click on the  Christmas Parade Registration Form link and fill out the form. There is not an entry fee to enter but there is a request of a donation of a NEW toy (or monetary equivalent) to support the Holiday Toys for Kids in Need toy drive that is being hosted by the Ocoee Policy Department.

This year our Grand Marshal for the parade will be Dr. Jeffrey Redding, Choir Director, with West Orange High School.  We are honored that Dr. Redding could participate.

We will have Santa on his sleigh throwing candy to the kids.  Also there are many floats, bands, and marchers that will be impressive.

We hope to see you on the 7th.

2020 for 20/20 Project

The Orange Observer ran an article yesterday about the 2020 for 20/20 Project we are working on with the Orange County Public Schools. The project has 6 high schools (Windermere, West Orange, Ocoee, Apopka, East River and Timber Creek) and 1 elementary school (Washington Shores) collecting eyeglasses, readers, and sunglasses (both prescription and regular). We are very proud of this project and can't wait to see how many pieces of eyewear is collected for reuse for those in need.

If you have any unused/unneeded eyewear lying around, please gather them up for donation. If you have/know a student at one of those schools, you can send them items in with them. Or you can drop them off at our clubhouse, 108 Taylor St, or the Ocoee Walmart Supercenter.

Thank you,

President Lion Melissa Tanner

Ocoee Lions Club

Article:  https://www.orangeobserver.com/article/local-class-of-2020-aims-to-collect-donate-2-020-eyeglasses

We had a great 2019 Season and Thank you!

Hi all!

We have officially finished with the 2019 Haunt Season for the Asylum Haunted House by the Ocoee Lions Club. This has been our most successful year for the haunt. We owe that success to many people/businesses.

First, we’d like to thank you, the patrons, for coming to the event and providing your support. We hope you enjoyed it the haunt this year and that you’ll come back in 2020. The entry fee you paid will help many in the community get the eye, hearing, and diabetic medical assistance they need.

Next, we would like to thank all the businesses and community professionals that donated to our cause such as:

  • Bray Ace Hardware
  • Cariera’s Fresh Italian
  • Franco’s Pizza
  • Fun Faces Balloon Creations
  • Kimberly Holland
  • Sean O’Neil
  • Omega Knives
  • Oriental Trading Company
  • Sweet Chicks Concessions
  • Toll Road Brewery
  • Walmart Super Center in Ocoee

We could not have been as successful as this without your generous donations.

Next, we’d like to thank all of the actors and staff that donated their time and energy to make the haunt a success. They spent many tireless hours prepping and executing their roles / positions and it showed. Over the time we have become a family. We could not have asked for a better group of people.

Finally, we’d like to thank all of the Ocoee, Ormand by the Sea, and Lake Alfred Lions Club members that provided the man power for the house to be built and for support on event nights. It is such an honor to be part of such a great organization.

While the 2019 season is over we have started planning the 2020 season. We hope to see you next year.

Best Regards,

Ocoee Lions Club Haunted House Committee

2019 Turkey Shoots

Due to circumstances beyond our control we will not be hosting Turkey Shoots in 2019. We appreciate your support and apologize for this. Keep an eye out for 2020 dates.

Thank you to our Sponsors and Donaters 

The following businesses have sponsored and/or have donated to the 2019 Asylum Haunted Hospital. 

Gold Sponsors:

Food Donations:

Costumes and Haunts Supplies:

On Site Vendor that provided donations:

Nominated for 2018 Attraction of the Year

The Asylum Haunted Hospital was nominated for 2018 Attraction of the Year by Floridahauntedhouse.com.  We are so very excited to receive this nomination.  Come out in 2019 to see what the fuss is about.

To learn more go to:   https://www.floridahauntedhouses.com/halloween/the-asylum-presented-by-ocoee-lions-club-fl.html. 

Officer Installation and New Member Induction

Ocoee Lions Club (L to R):  1st Row:  Lions Rosemary Wilsen, Diane Isaacs, Melissa Tanner, Julio Ochoa, and Mike McEvers; 2nd Row:  Lions Jim Sills, Cathy Sills, Tracey Tanner, and Brittania Rodney; 3rd Row:  Lions Fred Wilsen, Jeremiah Bradford, Scott William, and Steve Van Varick

On June 10th the Ocoee Lions Club hosted the 2019-2020 Officer Installation and New Member Induction ceremony.  District Governor Elect Greg Evans conducted the ceremony.  It was a Train Theme.

The following officers will be sworn in on Monday, June 10th:

  • President: Lion Melissa Tanner
  • 1st Vice:  Lion Brittania Rodney
  • 2nd Vice:  Lion Jim Sills
  • Treasure/Financial Secretary:  Lion Tracey Tanner
  • Recording Secretary:  Lion Rosemary Wilsen
  • Administrative Secretary:  Lion Kimberly Huffman (pending)
  • Club Administrator:   Lion Cathy Sills
  • Membership Chair: Lion Kimberly Huffman (Pending)
  • Marketing Communications Chair:   Lion Melissa Tanner
  • Lion Tamer:  Lion Scott Williams
  • Tail Twister:  Lion Diane Isaacs
  • 1 year directors:  Lions Cathy Sills, Mike McEvers, and Steven Van Varick (Past President)

The following New Members were Inducted:

  • Lion Jeremiah Bradford

The following awards were presented by Outgoing President Lion Steven Van Varick:

  • Lion Mike McEvers - Lion Star Award
  • Lion Rosemary Wilsen - Secretary Award
  • Lion Fred Wilsen - Rainbow Award
  • Lions Cathy and Jim Sills - Hardwork Awards
  • Lion Diane Isaacs - Lion of the Year Award
  • Lion Tracey Tanner - Master of Coin and President's Award
  • Lion Melissa Tanner - Anchor Award (Pin)
  • Lions Scott Williams and Steven Van Varick - 10-year Wing Pin
  • Lion Diane Isaacs - New Member Pin

In additional we want to thank the officers from 2018-2019 and let you know we appreciate all of the work you do and have done.

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Roaring Jeep and Truck Show

The 2019 Roaring Jeep and Truck Show is a wrap. The event was a huge success and we raised money for local charities. We had 37 Jeeps and 5 Trucks that entered the event. The following items were raffled off: Gift Certificates to Jeeper’s Den, Tire Rotation and Alignment from Crawford’s Tire, Recovery Straps, Tow Rope Set, and Bumper Jack from 4 Wheel Parts, and Shamrock Glassware/Golf Towel from the Ocoee Lions Club.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors and donators: Orlando Dodge, Design-X Restyling, 4 Wheel Parts, Crawford’s Tire Services, Jeeper’s Den and Truck Accessories, Pirate Life Jeep Krewe, Chris Darden, and Johnson’s Wrecker Services. We would like to thank all of the vendors: Mission 22, Legendary 1941, Design X Technology, Rim Squad, Orlando Dodge, Pirate Life Jeep Krewe, Not Normal Graphics, Ocoee Taco Company, The Pretzel Spot, Sweet Chicks Concession, Fun Faces Balloon Creations, 103.1 The Wolf and our DJ Mix on Wheels. We would also like to thank the West Orange Observer for supplying photographer Tim Freed to take photos of the event. Lastly, we would like to thank the community for coming out to support the event.

The following are the Award Winners:

  • Most Original/Stock Jeep – Sharin Faniel (#35)
  • Most Classic Jeep – Chris Darden (#25)
  • Best Non-Wrangler Jeep – Jamie Schelin (#6)
  • Most Creative/Graphics Jeep – Enrique Blanco (#23)
  • Dirtiest Jeep – Joseph Roberts (#22)
  • Biggest Jeep – Martin Pineda (#27)
  • Best Overall Jeep – Kermit Gonzalez (#19)
  • Most Classic Truck – Jim Sills (#5)
  • Best Luxury Truck – Candy Dwyer (#1)
  • Most Creative/Graphics Truck – Tommy Orndorf (#2)
  • Biggest Truck – Karina McAllister (#3)
  • Best Overall Truck – Karina McAllister (#4)

The following are the raffle winners:

  • $50 Gift Certificate to Jeeper’s Den – Janice Shewan and Amy Rojas
  • Tire Rotation and Alignment from Crawford’s Tire – Bo McEvers
  • Recovery Straps from 4 Wheel Parts – Brian Finger and Karina Pereira
  • Tow Rope Set from 4 Wheel Parts - Brian Finger
  • Bumper Jack from 4 Wheel Parts – Travis Watters
  • Shamrock Glassware/Golf Towel from the Ocoee Lions Club – Patrick Shewan

We will start planning the 2020 show soon. So keep an eye out on our website and/or Facebook.

To see photos go to: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ocoeelionsclub/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2655154791180491

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