About the Colchester Lions Club

The Lions Club of Colchester, Illinois is dedicated to helping the members of the local community. We are always looking for people that want to be involved in servicing their community. Please join us for a community event, volunteer to help, and/or become actively involved with other, like-minded individuals.

Lions Board Meeting: First Thursday of the Month

Lions Regular Meeting: Third Thursday of the Month

Labor Day Donations

THE COLCHESTER LIONS CLUB IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR WEST PRAIRIE SCHOOL DIST. THE COLCHESTER LIONS CLUB WILL MATCH ALL DONATIONS UP TO A TOTAL OF $2500.00

THEY NEED OUR HELP!

 

ALSO, BUT A TICKET FOR $5 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A 40″ TV (6 TICKETS FOR $25.00) ALL PROCEEDS GO TOTHE WEST PRAIRIE SCHOOL DIST.

Just Added to Labor Day Activities – Gun Show

LOCATED AT 303 W. DEPOT STREET COLCHESTER, IL 62326
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH 2015 9AM-5PM

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH 2015 9AM-5PM

TRAP SHOOT MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH
IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COLCHESTER LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

* BUY * SELL * TRANSFER *

* FIREARMS * AMMUNITION * FIREARM RELATED ITEMS *
FOR DEALER INFO CONTACT JASON KREPS AT 309TACTICAL@GMAIL.COM
PRIVATE SELLERS WILL BE ALLOWED, BUT MUST BABYSIT THEIR OWN FIREARMS, AND ALL TRANSFERS MUST BE DONE THROUGH 309TACTICAL!

ENTRY FEES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
$2 WILL GET YOU INTO THE GUN SHOW.
$5 WILL GET YOU INTO THE GUN SHOW, COVER YOUR ENTRY FEE FOR THE TRAP SHOOT, AND GET YOU ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING FOR A FREE ILLINOIS CONCEALED CARRY CLASS WITH 309Tactical.

Questions About the Parade?

Screen Shot 2015-08-19 at 3.55.37 PMLion Ryan would be glad to answer your questions. Give him at call at 776-4803.

A new parade route for 2015. Click to view the PDF: 2015ParadeRoute

2015 Labor Day Entertainment Schedule

A comprehensive entertainment schedule, featuring details of the entertainment, is available as a PDF.

Thursday, September 3
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ham & Bean Supper – Served by the Colchester Lions Club – City Park Food Tent
6:00 p.m. Carnival Armband Night

Friday, September 4
8:30 a.m. Babaloo & Troy Roark – Main Stage
9:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m. Pie & Ice Cream – Served by the Colchester UMC – City Park Food Tent
12:00 p.m. Craft Sales and Displays Open – City Park
1–3 p.m. Check-in for Cakes, Pies, Cookies Baking Contest – City Park Food Tent
3–5 p.m. Judging of Baking Contest
4:30 p.m. Johnny Cash Tribute Show – Main Stage
5:00 p.m. Fish & Chicken Fry – served by the Colchester Lions Club – City Park Food Tent
5:30 p.m. Auction of Baked Goods – City Park Food Tent Carnival Opens
6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies – Main Stage Welcome – Colchester Mayor, Lions President Introduction of the 2015 Labor Day Grand Marshals, Colchester Dist. Librarians
6:30 p.m. Crowning of the 2015 Labor Day Jr. Queen – Main Stage
6:45 p.m. Crowning of the 2015 Little Miss & Master – Main Stage
7:00 p.m. The On Stage Band – Main Stage
2015 Master of Ceremonies – Dean Reeverts

Saturday, September 5
6:30 a.m. Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy – Sponsored by West Prairie Unit 103 After Prom Committee – City Park Food Tent
7:00 – 7:45 a.m. 11th Annual Duane Beck Run/Walk – SIGN UP at Colchester Post Office
8:00 a.m. 11th Annual Duane Beck Run/Walk – START at Colchester Post Office
8:00 a.m. Craft Sales and Displays Open – City Park
9:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m. Pie & Ice Cream – Served by the Colchester UMC – City Park Food Tent
10:00 a.m. Food Vendors Open
10:00 a.m. Sand Volleyball Begins – Sponsored by Teri Paul & Cyclone volleyball girls – next to FS property
12:30 p.m. Raymond Rossmiller and Dave Schwartz – Main Stage
1:00 p.m. Carnival Opens
2:30 p.m. Cross Country Boys – Main Stage
4:00 p.m. Daniel James Caldwell – Main Stage
5:00 p.m. Coal Miner’s Dinner (Oven-Baked Chicken and Trimmings) – Served by the Colchester United Methodist Church – City Park Food Tent
7:00 p.m. Bryce Dexter and the King Graffiti Band – Main Stage
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Street Dance – KrossFire Light & Sound – Uptown at the Fire House
9:45 p.m. 16th Annual Fireworks Display – Uptown

Sunday, September 6
6:30 a.m. Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy – Sponsored by West Prairie Unit 103 After Prom Committee – City Park Food Tent
8:00 a.m. Craft Sales and Displays Open – City Park
9:00 a.m.– 9:00 p.m. Pie & Ice Cream – Served by the Colchester UMC – City Park Food Tent
10:00 a.m. Food Vendors Open
10:30 a.m. Community Church Service – Hosted by First Baptist Church – Main Stage
1:00 p.m. Carnival Opens (last day open)
2:00 p.m. Grand Parade – NEW PARADE ROUTE Theme: “Celebrating the Colchester Library: Doorway to Adventure”
3:00 p.m. Harmony – Main Stage
3:00 p.m. “Minute-To-Win-It” Teen Games – after Parade – Green & White Tent
5:00 p.m. WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra – Main Stage
5:00 p.m. Barbecue Pork Dinner – Served by Argyle Bible Church – City Park Food Tent
7:30 p.m. 34th Annual Variety Show – Main Stage
8:30 p.m. 2015 Parade Winners & Raffle Winners Announced – Main Stage

Monday, September 7
6:30 a.m. Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy – Sponsored by West Prairie Unit 103 After Prom Committee – City Park Food Tent
8:00 a.m. Craft Sales and Displays Open – City Park
9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Pie & Ice Cream – Served by the Colchester UMC – City Park Food Tent
9:00 a.m. Games for Kids and Face Painting – City Park
10:00 a.m. Elsenpeter Marionettes – Main Stage
11:00 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull – Show Pavilion

Duane Beck 10th Memorial 5K Run / 3K Walk

Saturday, September 5, 2015
7:00 a.m. – Registration begins
8:00 a.m. – Run/Walk begins 

Start/Finish Line in front of Colchester Post Office

  • (Rain or Shine) (Flat Course/No Hills)
  • Minimum $10 Donation
  • Proceeds will go toward Duane Beck Memorial Scholarships to be given to 2016 graduating West Prairie Seniors.
  • The ‘Run’ will be 5K with men’s and women’s first, second, and third place finishers awarded ribbons in the following age groups:
    • 10 and under
    • 11-19 yr olds
    • 20-35
    • 36-55
    • 56+
  • The ‘Walk’ will be 3K without ribbons.
  • First 25 to register receive commemorative T-shirt compliments of Yetter Manufacturing.
  • Ribbons donated from Engraving by Lin.
  • For more info contact Les Fowler (309-776-4529) or Rick Battles (309-776-4673), or visit the Colchester Lions web page at http://www.colchesterlionsclub.org

Come participate to honor a great Lion & community member!

Congratulations to the 2015 West Prairie scholarship winners:  Maren Anderson and Paige Webster!

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