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Apex Lions State Fair Restaurant.   1943 – 2023

After all the years of serving Fair-goers food, the NC State Fair Management has decided to demolish Restaurant Row and remove all fair food concessions from the current site.  We enjoyed being a part of the Fair.  When the fair first began it was groups like the Lions who provided food and a place to… Read More »

VIP Fishing Tournament 2023 & New Member

The North Carolina Lions VIP Fishing Tournament is the largest gathering of visually impaired in North Carolina and is believed to be the largest event of its kind in the world. The project has grown from a local tournament serving 12 blind individuals to more than 350 visually impaired persons, 130 sighted guests, and 300 volunteers.… Read More »

Apex Community Risk Reduction Coordinator

The Apex Fire Department has a new position called the “Community Risk Reduction Coordinator”. And our guest speaker this evening was Courtney Butler, the very first person to fill this position. Courtney has a background in sports marketing where she once worked in professional wrestling marketing when she lived in Connecticut. But she decided that… Read More »

State of Apex 2023

Our guest this evening was Mayor Jacques Gilbert. He thanked us for the service that we have provided to the town of Apex over the years and then provided us with a very thorough update on many of the things going on in Apex. In fact, he covered so many topics it was hard to… Read More »

Apex Lions Relays 2023 Update

This evening we had the opportunity to present the proceeds from this years Apex Relays to coach Roy Cooper. The Apex Lions Relays are one of the best run track events in the state of North Carolina. This partnership began in 1979 and has been going strong for many years. We had an amazing year… Read More »

Apex Lions Fish Fry 2023 Update

This year we went back to calling the Fish Fry the “Apex Lions Fish Fry” as it had been called for many years prior. Last year we tried renaming it to the “Apex Community Fish Fry” but we got feedback that it confused a lot of people so they did not realize it was the… Read More »

Food Drive 2023

We had several Lions, Scouts and friends show up for the Food Collection.   It was a very nice morning.  However by 1 pm the temps were well into the 90’s.  We had plenty of cool water and a canopy tent.  It was actually comfortable in the shade with the nice breeze we had. Most of… Read More »

Horse & Buddy

We recently had an insightful meeting featuring Janet Mason, the executive director, and Rosa Scarborough, an instructor at Horse and Buddy. Rosa’s journey from a volunteer to an instructor at Horse and Buddy was highlighted during the discussion. Horse and Buddy is a commendable organization dedicated to offering equine therapy for individuals with special needs.… Read More »

2023 Scholarships

This year all three of our scholarship recipients were from Apex Friendship High School! Michael Aveni plans to attend Appalachian State in the fall for a degree in Journalism. He was a member of our own Boy Scout Troop 209, worked at our fish fry, State Fair and participated in road side clean up services.… Read More »

Officer Installations

This evening we had our officer installations. The ceremony was performed by Past District Governor Wayne Faber. This one was special for him because his sister, Kathy Faber, is this year’s club president. Here are the board member who were present and installed this evening.