Winterfest Chicken BBQ

Calling all Lions to participate in this year’s Winterfest Chicken BBQ.  This is our first fundraiser of the year so lets get busy selling tickets, picking chicken and freezing our butts off.

Tickets are 9 dollars pre-sale and 10 dollars on the day of the event.  Chickens will be available for eat in/drive thru take out between noon until 2 PM.

Holiday Party

Bring your ugly sweater and if you don’t have one, well, just yourself.  Please RSVP to Jim Ehrmentraut by Thursday January 12th.  Includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and open bar.

The party will be held on Saturday, January 21st at 6 PM at the Cobblestone.

Village of Churchville Luminaria Service

The second annual Village of Churchville Luminaria Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday Aug 3 following the conclusion of the summer concert  at the village gazebo that evening.  The luminaria ceremony is sponsored by the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and represents an emotional and moving remembrance of loved ones who have battled cancer.  As cancer touches each and every family, luminaria bags may be purchased to honor or memorialize those loved ones at $ 5.00 per bag. Members of the Churchville-Chili LEO Club will decorate the bags either in honor of or in memory of with the names applicable.  Orders for these luminaria bags can be found at the Village and Town of Riga offices, the library, and the local banks and businesses.  At the conclusion of the ceremony those wishing may take the decorated bags home with them.  The concert starts at 6:30 PM.

Luminary Ceremony

Churchville Lions Country Fair 2016

The 2016 Churchville Country Fair will be held on August 13-14th at Churchville Park on Park Road in Churchville, NY.


A preliminary schedule of events:


9:30 AM-10:00 AM Churchville-Chili Teen Brass Ensemble at village four corners before the parade

10:00 AM  parade/float contest (starts at Churchville Elementary and winds around Churchville

village, ending at the fairgrounds)

11:00 AM-9:00 PM  craft/food vendors, kids games, bounce houses, petting zoo/pony rides

11:00 AM-8:30 PM  Lion’s auction

12:00 PM-1:00 PM  The Lonely Meese

1:00 PM-5:00 PM  Garden Tractor Pulls

4:30 PM-until gone  Lion’s clams/potatoes/corn dinner

5:30 PM-8:30 PM Josie Waverly & Band

9:15 (dusk) fireworks


7:00 AM-10:30 AM  Boy Scout Troop 133 pancake breakfast

10:00 AM-6:00 PM  Western NY Pro Pulling series

11:00 AM-3:30 PM  Lion’s auction

11:00 AM-5:00 PM  craft/food vendors, kids games, bounce houses, petting zoo/pony rides

12:00 PM-gone  Lion’s chicken barbecue dinner

12:00 PM-3:00 PM  Johnny Bauer

4:45 PM  raffle drawings totaling $6000.00 (raffle tickets available at the information booth and

throughout the fairgrounds)

Please keep checking back for updates on events/schedule.

Music Fest


This year’s Churchville-Chili Community Music Fest will be held this Saturday, June 4th at the senior high school.  The music runs from 12 PM to 4:15 PM and features the band and choral programs from the entire school district.  Weather permitting the event will be held under tents in front of the school just like last year.  Will be in Performing Arts Center if inclement weather.

This event also features our famous Chicken BBQ.  Pre-sale dinner tickets are available for $ 7.00 and day of event price will be $ 10.00.  Pre-sale tickets are strongly encouraged and are available at the school Fine Arts Dept; Town of Riga and Village of Churchville offices;  Westside Credit Union;  Bank of Castile and Riga Library.  Pre-sale pick-up will be from 12 to 3 PM only.  Proceeds from BBQ will fund our Scholarship Awards to be presented on June 9.
We will need a grill team to cook the chicken that day; helpers on the serving line which will also be manned by LEO Club members, and a clean up crew.  We will also provide drive-up service so we will need helpers at that location – will be to the left from Buffalo Road main entrance. I will not be available until after Memorial Day so if you want to help, please sign up with Lion Barry or Lion Al.    Thank you.

Winterfest 2016

Winterfest will be held on January 31st and the Lions will be serving up their famous chicken barbecue.  Tickets are $9.00 pre-sold and $10.00 the day of the event.  Dinners will be served from noon until 2 PM.

All Lions are asked to help out with this annual event.

Contact Lion Al Arilotta, Lion Debbie Landers or Lion Marty Molinari with questions.1503284_1563147853924265_6381656855363832819_n

The Bill Keidel Memorial Food Pantry

food pantry

The Bill Keidel Memorial Food Pantry is in the process of getting names and sending out letters to those in need of assistance during the holidays. If you are aware of anyone in  need please send the name and address to Lion Pam at

The BKM Food Pantry is in need of a new place to store and box our food supply before we distribute it to the community.

The Club owes Lion Bob and his better half, Fran, a huge thank you for the many years that we used their home. We were always welcomed with open arms, coffee, and cookies. Thank you Lion Bob and Fran!

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