The Poplar Hill & District Lions Club Hillbillys really put the FUN in FUNdraiser! Our Hillbilly float attends parades and brings plenty of smiles as it passes the crowds.
Hauled by a specially made outomobile and playing moosical instruments, the Hillbillys drum up a special mystical enthusiasm from the throngs of people enjoying the moment.
We take pride in our appearence
We usually hang a good washing
There is a lot of times we have to work hard at doing nothing
Apart from being world first prize winners, we win at other stuff too
To mark Lion's Club International's 100th anniversary in 2017, the Lions International held their annual convention with a rally in Chicago, Illinois (where the Lion's Club was founded). Lions from all over the world attended this auspicious occasion. Members of Poplar Hill and District Lions Club undertook a huge journey moving their Poplar Hillbilly's float across to the USA. In preparation for crossing the border, they contacted the US Customs who refused the Hillbilly float flat out. The float's cabin being made of wood rang the alarm bells, so the Hillbillys had to scrap the cabin and rebuild with sheet metal. The amazing work behind the logistics of moving the float and the tow car were not easy but they managed to fit it all together in Chicago.
Not only did they partake in the parade with floats from all over the world,
THEY WON FIRST PRIZE! How about that for putting Poplar Hill and District on the world map!
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