Dear Kirkland 4th of July supporter:We are excited to announce our upcoming 75thAnnual Kirkland Lions Club 4th of July Celebration. We have continued to be the LARGEST fireworks show in Northern Illinois. In 2018 we were ranked #4 and in 2015, we were ranked #7 in the state of Illinois! We are excited to once again bring the greatest small town festival to life in 2023!The Kirkland Lions Club is a non-profit organization that depends not only on our members to serve our community, but also on our community members to help us fund those in need. The 4th of July Celebration is our main fundraiser each year. We have been able to prosper and serve our community each year with the support of local businesses and individuals who sponsor our not-for-profit event.If you, your business, or someone you know would be interested in supporting our efforts, please click on the links to the left and let us know!As always, a sincere thank you to our previous sponsors!We couldn’t do it without you!We look forward to an exciting year ahead, and for your continued support.
Dear Potential Volunteer,Every year over several days, we put on the premier 4th of July Festival in Northern Illinois. We do this through many months of planning, coordination, and execution. We accomplish this by working together with many local organizations, the tireless efforts of our members, and with the dedication and support of many volunteers. We are always eager to partner with individuals, teams, companies and organizations who seek to volunteer their time in support of their communities. If you, your company or organization are interested in volunteer opportunities, we are eager to work with you!Click here to connect with us via e-mail and we’ll work together with you to find the right way to work together! The Kirkland Lions Club is a non-profit organization that depends not only on our members to serve our community, but also on our community members to achieve so many great events and accomplishmentsWe couldn’t do it without you!
THE RULES1. Ticket must be legible.2. Winner must fill out a IRS W-2G Form and taxes will be withheld from the winnings.3. Winner must provide a photo-id.4. Prize money will be dispersed within 30 days to the winner.5. If the winner does not respond to our attempts to contact him/her within 5 days of the drawing, Kirkland Lions Club reserves the right to draw another winner.6. Raffle chairman reserves the right at his/her sole discretion to disqualify any person that tampers or attempts to tamper with the ticketing process.7. Kirkland Lion's Club 50/50 Raffle will comply with the DeKalb County Raffle & Poker Run Ordinance rules as well as IRS rules and laws.Click here for the Dekalb Co., IL. Raffle and Poker run ordinanceClick here for the Illinois State. Raffle and Poker code
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2022 Mr / Ms 4th of July ContestWhen the Queen Contest started in 1952, only one Lions Club served Kirkland, Fairdale and Monroe Center. In 1955 our Queen was from Monroe Center and in 1956, Monroe Center and Hiawatha split school districts as Kirkland built a new $800,000 school! In 1952 Queen Ruth Silvanus Peterson said voting for queen was done as a fundraiser through purchased tickets and in later years shifted to a panel of judges that would select the queen from candidates. In 1963, classmates chose candidates on the basis of personality poise and beauty. Today the tradition remains but updated for a more modern style. Winners are chosen by apanel of community judges on basis of interviews, as well as community participation.
We serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Our club is a place where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving our community, and the world. During these unpredictable and unprecedented times the Kirkland Lions Club remains committed to serve through whatever ways we can. In early March of 2020, we were able to raise over $2,000.00 for a local food pantry that allowed them to meet the unpredictable surge in need. The Kirkland Lions Club will remain committed to following local and state guidelines to protect the health of our members, volunteers, and supporters. As always all funds and donations to the Kirkland Lions Club are used to support local and regional Lions initiatives including area non-profits. We accept general donations electronically and through conventional means. As always please stay connected to the Kirkland Lions Club social media accounts for continued updates on potential events, news or opportunities as we release additional information.We are so grateful and encouraged by the continued support and dedication to our mission. Your unending support renews our dedication to serve.Kirkland Lions Club
32 team true double elimination tournament playEntry Fee: $20 per team1st Place $1002nd Place$753rd Place$504th Place$405th Place$256th Place$257th Place$208th Place$20
REGISTRATION INFORMATIONNO preregistration. Registration will be @ noon on the day of the tournament.You must be present to register, first come, first served.Tournaments are limited to the first 32 teams to register !!!SATURDAY WINNERS (1st & 2nd Place) will not be eligible to register MondayRules governing our tournament are those outlined by the American Corn Hole Assoc.Note: You MAY use your own bags, provided they are ACHA approved.
ENTERTAINMENT TENT - Franklin township parkFranklin township park, kirkland, Il SATURDAY, July 2nd & monday, July 4thRegistration @ 12:00pm // Play begins @ 1:00 pm
We are actively seekping an individual, team, or class that cantake the reigns and chair/sponsor/organize the 2022 open house. If you are interested please reach out to us.Thank you for considering this opportunity.Nova Quigley, has spent the past several years as event organizer.“It’s been great and I thank all who have helped or come in the past years.”The Kirkland Lions Club and the community at largeThanks Nova for her support and efforts!AlumniFormer K-H AttendeesFormer & Current Faculty & StaffCurrent & Future Community MemebersAll Welcome