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Rice Fest

Lions making repairs to various parade floats including our Rice Festival Queen's Float.

Moving our train tracks from the Lions Warehouse to the Rice Festival grounds. Lots of Lions helped make strides to get ahead of our work schedule setting up!

The 2022 Rice Festival runs from Oct. 20 - Oct. 23. and is held at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds. Free parking all around the fairgrounds and $20 VIP parking passes available. Queens Pageant is on Saturday, Sept. 24th at 7:00 PM at the Bay City High School Theatre Festival. Rice Dish Roundup will be held on October 18th, 2022. Public viewing of Rice Dishes will be from 3:30 to 4:30 PM on that day Award ceremony will be held in the Fairgrounds Multi-purpose building starting at 4:30 PM. For Rice Festival Parade entry please contact Doc Campbell at 979-241-2300

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Welcome Our Newest Members

The Bay City Lions Club is very proud to announce two new members and one returning member to our club. Left to right: Past District Governor Mitch Thames who is sponsoring returning member Mike Ferdinand, New member Matthew Jones who is sponsored by 3rd Vice President Michael Griffith, and new member Tyler Dwight who is sponsored by Chad Craft.   We are looking forward to a GREAT 2023!!!

This Just In

Lion District Governor Vicky Dulin addressed our club and spoke about our upcoming District 2S-4 Convention and awarded Bay City Lion Members chevron pins to wear on their vests designating their years of service and dedication with the club. She also ceremonially initiated 4 new Lion members. She will return to grace us with her presence during our 2022 Rice Festival in several weeks.


The Bay City Lions Club in conjunction with the Bay City Rotary Club went together on a joint project to help Mrs Ruth Grovey of Bay City. Mrs. Grove needed a wheelchair ramp to get to her automobile, since she was becoming unable to group and down the steps of her home. With the help of these men and women, Mrs. Grovey now has a36’ ramp to help her get in and out of her home. Pictured left to right are Jason Childers, Chris Hadesh, Mayor Robert Nelson, Billy Mann, Linda Mann, Michael Griffith, Eric Frankson and Jim Frankson. Not pictured were Jim Huey, MikeFinster, Bill Isaacson, and Patti Frankson.

Christmas Concert

Last Friday, Dec 9th, the Lions Club was treated to a Christmas Concert at the Country Club. The Holy Cross School Eagle Choir performed for us and did a fantastic job. They did some old Christmas favorites and even spiced it up with some newer songs. We even got to here a solo from Rowan Arlitt. Doc Campbell passed out Candy canes to each participant. It just made this Christmas year that much better.