Sustaining our Community
Karval boasts several clubs and organizations that all have a role in supporting the town. All are welcome and are heartily encouraged to participate.
4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. In Karval, 4-H participants learn these skills through preparing and presenting livestock, handiwork, and projects at the Lincoln County Fair in August. Karval 4-Hers like to give back to their local community and can often be seen around the Karval Community participating in service projects like cleaning lawns and mowing in the spring or picking up trash at the Karval State Wildlife Area. The club currently meets at the Karval Community building. For more information about how you can get your child or yourself involved in 4-H, please contact the Lincoln County Extension Office 719-743-2542.
Blue Cliff Community Building
The building is located 7 ½ miles South of Karval. It was a former school building that was sold for 1 dollar to the Blue Cliff Community when the school consolidated with Karval School District 11. The building was several yards west of the present location. Community members constructed a basement, split the building and moved it over the basement, doing the necessary remodeling work, then hired someone to stucco the enlarged building. The community group became Incorporated and is governed by a board of 5 members. Currently they are Carl Stogsdill, president –—John Savage, treasurer—Cherry Stogsdill, secretary—Melvin Wolf and member at large. The building is available for meetings, etc. with rental fee.
The Karval Friendship Circle started as a club in 1932. The club has given many stork and bridal showers, served lunches at farm sales, served funeral dinners, and sponsored blood drives. Monthly meetings provide opportunities for members to socialize and to plan upcoming service. Rummage sales bring in money to support charitable projects. Many dollars go from the club to charities. Club dues remain at their original 5¢ per month. For more information about Friendship Circle, contact Janet Seymour at (719) 446-5294.
Karval Community Club
Lincoln County Stockmen and Cattlewomen’s Associations
These organizations represent cattle producers in Lincoln County. For more information about the Stockmen Association, contact Mark James at (719) 446-5318. For more information about the Cattlewomen’s Association, contact Janelle Reid at (719) 446-5210.
Lion’s Club is an international organization dedicated to community service and vision care. Our motto is ―We Serve‖. The Karval chapter was chartered in 1979 and currently has about 18 members. They meet the 1st and 2nd Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Community Building, August through May. Annual activities include SpringFest, a high school scholarship drive, and the Fall Consignment Sale to raise money for community improvement projects. For more information about the Lion’s Club, contact Mark James at (719) 446-5318.
The club was organized in 1916 with 8 charter members in the Amy community northwest of Karval. The ladies drove horse and buggy to all day meetings every 2 weeks, they did quilting, embroidery, patching or whatever work the hostess had set up for their help. In later years meetings were only in the afternoon, still doing projects for the hostess. Members also have worked on community service projects, such as bibs and favors for the Lincoln Community Hospital and Nursing home, lunched sales, etc. made quilts for Colorado Boys Ranch and gave donations to them and other charitable organizations. We recently made cold packs to send to our troops and have participated in the Karval Homecoming, by making and entering floats in the parade, serving lunch at some of the Homecomings, donating picnic tables to the Karval Wildlife area and Karval Park. Willing Workers Club currently meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month rotating among members homes. We are striving to work for the betterment of ou rcommunity, county, state and nation and are always ready to help when action is called for. For more information about becoming a Willing Worker, contact 2016 President, Jan Pepper 719-446-5299
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