On Saturday, April 8, 2017, nearly 200 adults and children attended the local Lions’ Club Easter Egg Hunt. Sponsored by the Saddle River Valley Lions Club as one of its many community activities, the event is held annually at Lions’ Field located in Upper Saddle River. Participants ranged from toddlers to children up to ten years of age.
Among the highlights for the of this year enjoyed by those present was a special display created by the club’s members. Consisting of large inflatable decorations including the Easter Bunny and other holiday-related subjects, the display served as a backdrop for memento photographs of children taken by their parents.
Especially enjoyed by the participants, family, and friends was this year’s visit by the club’s loveable mascot, a six foot Lion who greeted guests and posed for pictures.
This year, the Saddle River Valley Lions Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary, having been chartered in 1958 by Lions Clubs International. Since then, the club has been an integral part of the communities from which its members are drawn: Allendale, Mahwah, Ramsey, Saddle River, and Upper Saddle River. Membership is by invitation and is open to men and women of legal majority and good reputation within the community.
Classified as a 501C(3) non-profit entity, the Saddle River Valley Lions Club has raised and distributed more than $2,350,000 since its inception. 100% of its net proceeds go directly to the charities that the Club supports with none of the funds raised being used to meet administrative expenses, a cost borne by the Lions themselves.
For more information about the Saddle River Valley Lions Club, membership opportunities, and its many worthwhile programs and activities, visit its Facebook page and the club’s website at www.SRVLions.org.