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  • Merrillan Wheels & Reels
    Merrillan Wheels & Reels
    Fri, Jul 26
    Merrillan
    Jul 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    DOLITTLE - Free movie, concessions available, all vehicles welcome, sound via outdoor sound system & FM transmitter to car radios, free will donations accepted. Movie Licensing via Swank Motion Pictures Inc. Sponsored by our friends at the Ho-Chunk Casino, Black River Falls.
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  • Merrillan Christmas Tree Festival
    Merrillan Christmas Tree Festival
    Sat, Aug 24
    Merrillan
    Aug 24, 2024, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    Aug 24, 2024, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    Annual Merrillan Christmas Tree Festival, Live Music, Great Food, Car Show, Camping, Santa Visit, $1000 Grand Prize.
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  • Merrillan Wheels & Reels
    Merrillan Wheels & Reels
    Fri, Aug 30
    Merrillan
    Aug 30, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    Aug 30, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    ELEMENTAL - Free movie, concessions available, all vehicles welcome, sound via outdoor sound system & FM transmitter to car radios, free will donations accepted. Movie Licensing via Swank Motion Pictures Inc. Sponsored by Coop Credit Union.
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  • Merrillan Wheels & Reels
    Merrillan Wheels & Reels
    Sat, Aug 31
    Merrillan
    Aug 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    Aug 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    IT's a MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD! - Free movie, concessions available, all vehicles welcome, sound via outdoor sound system & FM transmitter to car radios, free will donations accepted. Movie sponsored by Greenleaf Trucking. Movie Licensing via Swank Motion Pictures Inc.
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  • Merrillan Wheels & Reels
    Merrillan Wheels & Reels
    Fri, Jun 28
    Merrillan
    Jun 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    Jun 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 11:50 PM
    Merrillan, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    Indiana Jones Dial of Destiny. Free movie, concessions available, all vehicles welcome, sound via outdoor sound system & FM transmitter to car radios, free will donations accepted. Movie sponsored by Sonsalla Heating & Controls and Licensing via Swank Motion Pictures Inc.
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  • Merrillan Main Street Cruise-in
    Merrillan Main Street Cruise-in
    Sun, May 05
    Merrillan
    May 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Merrillan, 101 N Main St, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    May 05, 2024, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Merrillan, 101 N Main St, Merrillan, WI 54754, USA
    Free classic car display and music on N. Main St., Merrillan
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2023 Miss Merrillan Lion and the Jackson County Fair Court.

MERRILLAN LIONS ANNUAL REPORT

  The Merrillan Lions are pleased to announce our community events for 2024.

5/5 - Sun – Cinco de Mayo Car Show & Shine on Main Street, Merrillan

6/28 - Fri – Cruise-in & Movie Night at Gile Park, Merrillan

7/26 - Fri – Cruise-in & Movie Night at Gile Park, Merrillan

8/16 – Fri – Cruise-in & Movie Night at Stockman’s Farm Supply, Osseo

8/24 - Sat - Merrillan Christmas Tree Festival & Car Show- All Day - Gile Park

8/30 - Fri – Cruise-in & Movie Night at Gile Park, Merrillan

8/31 - Sat – Cruise-in & Movie Night at Gile Park, Merrillan

 

  The club annual summer picnic has been renamed the ‘Merrillan Christmas Tree Festival’.   The club is adding Christmas tree themed activities to the event.  We have scheduled two bands, Rockabilly Riot and the Shady Glen Band.  To better promote our events the club has purchased two websites, www.merillanlions.org and www.christmastreefest.info.

  To improve our events, the club recently purchased a bouncy house, an inflatable obstacle course, two large event grills, a new movie projector, some custom cookers and fryers, and a commercial cooler for the Gile park shelter.

 

  The club made several charitable contributions in 2023.  We paid for the mushroom carvings at the Merrillan waterfall, we contributed towards the purchase of new village Christmas lights, we sponsored a local college scholarship, we supported the Lincoln High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) trip, and we made donations towards Lion’s international charities like Lion’s leader dogs for the blind, Lion’s kidney foundation, and the Lion’s Camp for disabled children in Wisconsin.  The club has also set aside funds towards construction of a new bathroom at Gile Memorial Park.

 

   In 2023, our club assisted individuals in need and other non-profit organizations.  Our construction projects included helping to install a sidewalk, wheelchair ramp, and parking pad for a newly disabled veteran, and installing a new concrete basketball court at the Children’s Tent Camp in Garden Valley.  We assisted at other non-profit sponsored events including the Humbird Rod & Gun Club Car Show, the Alma Center Strawberry Festival Car Show, the Melrose American Legion Car Show, the Black River Falls American Legion Car Show, the Hixton Fire Department Car Show, the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce Trail of Terror, and we set up our tents, picnic tables and bouncy house for the Countryside Church 40th Anniversary celebration.   We have committed to help with these events again in 2024.

 

   You can help us help the community by donating to our club, becoming a movie or event sponsor, or by becoming a club member.   The club must raise approximately $10,000.00 to cover event start-up costs and movie licensing fees in 2024.  Donations can be made by credit card or by check to the Merrillan Lion’s Club, PO Box 117, Merrillan WI 54754.  Please call with questions.   I thank you for your support.

 

Bill Laurent

Merrillan Lions Club President

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