The Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Festival is a community event for all ages. The Festival is hosted by the Duncanville Lions Club and the City of Duncanville. The Duncanville Lions Club hosts several fundraisers throughout the year – with the goal of sending children to a camp in Kerrville.
The Lion’s camp is located in Kerrville, TX and is for children with health issues or physical disabilities. The Texas Lions Camp, now in it’s 62nd year, has the capacity to hold 250 campers at each weekly session. Participants (depending on their individual abilities), enjoy activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, cookouts, hiking, swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, fishing and much more. There is one counselor for every two campers, plus the camp has a fully equipped infirmary and trained medical staff.
Special needs children, who may be blind, deaf, diabetics, mobility impaired, have prosthetic limbs, Down’s syndrome and other developmental challenges, are all welcomed with cheers and high-fives when they arrive at the camp. The excitement these children have at reuniting with a favorite counselor, or a friend from another part of the state is obvious– from the big hugs to squeals of delight.
Camp graduates are so enthusiastic they often return in subsequent years, until they reach the maximum age limit. Quite a number of the camp counselors, now young adults in college, were once campers themselves! They lead by example, and the self confidence is instilled in the new youngsters, who return from camp more confident and mature.
If you are a parent of a child with illness or disabilities, the Lions are looking for YOU, and your child. The Lions Clubs invite you to call and learn how your physically disabled child (including vision/hearing impairment, diabetes or Down’s syndrome) might qualify for a free week of Summer Camp at the Texas Lions Camp.
The Lions work closely with schools, and other organizations to identify those children who might qualify to attend a fun-filled, challenging week at camp in Kerrville, in the heart of the beautiful Hill Country. Naturally, the Lions Clubs pay all expenses and even provide transportation.
About the Duncanville Lions
Those two words tell you everything you need to know about us, the Duncanville Noon Lions Club and Duncanville Noon Lions – Evening Branch Club.
This is not just a motto! It is a requirement to each and every Lion to embrace the business of serving.
Serving Our Community, Our Country and Our Club.