Concerts in the Park
Concerts in the park is a fundraiser and community event. In partnership with the City of Middletown, Lions Club members show up one Sunday afternoon per month from March to September (subject to change annually) to cook and serve Free Food courtesy of the City of Middletown. The music is a wide variety that changes each month and makes for a fun spring, summer or fall day.
Every year, we all get together with about 100 of our closest friends and play a golf scramble to raise money for the various causes we Lions support. To see a list of the causes we support click Middletown Lions Club Donates Generously .
This past July 11, 2022, we held the 44th annual Lions Club scramble. We raised about $ 14,000 with another $5,000 to come from the Pappy offering for charity. Although the event has moved around quite a bit over the years, we’ve found a nice home at Weissinger Hills Golf Course just down 1-64 in Shelbyville. Bryan Slone and his staff have been great to Middletown Lions Club and we’ve been able to fill up his course every year.
State Fair Eye Screenings
This is one of our longest standing events. It also represents Lionism more than any other. Our club helps other clubs around the state screen for glaucoma, lazy eye (using a digital camera for children under 6 years of age), near/distance vision. This happens each August during the Kentucky State Fair.
Middletown Family Fun Festival & Craft Show
Although our participation in the Middletown Lions Club Festival has changed several times over the years, we have always had some type of role in helping with this event. Whether running the event, cooking our famous brats or being the useful hands- we have tried to stay connected to Middletown biggest annual event.
Light up Middletown
This is another annual event that really brings the entire Middletown community together. The city provides FREE FOOD and DRINKS while performances go on within the Middletown Community Center on Main St. Then Santa stops by and we flip the switch to turn the Christmas Tree lights.
Every year in December we all gather for a nice Christmas dinner and secret Santa gift exchange. This is great time when awards and thanks are given for the previous years efforts and blessings