Boat Giveaway / Raffle 2024

Southport Lions Club Boat Giveaway Raffle returns for 2024 with our biggest watercraft to date. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold! A Southport tradition for over 40 years, the boat raffle is the Southport Lions’ primary fundraiser to maintain our programs, and provide assistance to charities, organizations and individuals in need. The raffle has evolved into one of the most anticipated and cherished events in Southport.

Live Drawing: July 4, 2024 7:30 PM North Carolina 4th of July Festival in Southport Waterfront Park *

Winner does not need to be present at live drawing.

Grand Prize: 2024 Carolina Skiff 19 LS
with 115 HP Suzuki Engine and Wesco Trailer

Second Prize: One year’s membership Freedom Boat Club *


Refers to the Freedom Boat Club in Southport, and the South Carolina clubs in North Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island, and Murrells Inlet. The winner will be eligible to reserve a boat every day during the year at these clubs. Additionally, at any of the other 370+ Freedom Boat Clubs throughout the US and Canada, the winner may reserve four times during the year.

Buy Raffle Tickets – Click Here
2024 Carolina Skiff 19 LS Features
  • Length – 19 FT 2 IN
  • Beam – 96 IN
  • Gunnel Height – 23 IN
  • Weight – 1,900 LB
  • Fuel Tank – 30 GAL
  • Draft – 7 IN
  • Max Persons – 8
  • Carolina Blue Gel Coat Wave
  • Front & Rear Live‑Wells
  • Stainless Hardware
  • Removable Cooler
  • 800 GPH Bilge Pump
  • 500 GPH Aerator Pump
  • Prewired for Trolling Motor


2023 Labor Day Car Show

and Boat Raffle Drawing

Thanks to all who participated in the Southport Lions 2023 Car Show

September 2, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Southport Waterfront Park

Southport Lions want to express gratitude to all Labor Day Car Show (and Boat Giveaway) participants for helping make our annual fundraiser a success. It was a beautiful day and all the splendid cars, trucks, and motorcycles made Southport shine even brighter.

Congratulations to all 40 trophy winners and 44 sponsors (listed below). A big thank you to the Mayor, Chief of Police, Director of Community Services, and all citizens of Southport for their support!

Some Fun Facts

  • 141 registered vehicles total
  • Vehicles were registered to 17 different car clubs
  • Participants journeyed from 2 different states
  • Participants were from 28 different towns
  • Participants traveled from locales as far as 228 miles from Southport

2023 Car Show · Top 25 Trophy Winners

Always Ready Cars Sponsor
Christopher Bolen Winner
1940 Ford Deluxe Vehicle
American Fish Company Sponsor
Raymond Grant Winner
1957 Chevy 210 Vehicle
Anna Almond & Co. Real Estate Sponsor
Paul & Carol Ebert Winner
1933 Ford Coupe Vehicle
Artisans Gallery on Howe Sponsor
Tony Tew Winner
1969 Buick 225 Vehicle
Beach Road Furniture Sponsor
Tim Milligan Winner
1955 Chevy Belair Vehicle
Bear Creek Residence Sponsor
Mike Ramey Winner
1970 Chevy Chevelle Vehicle
Bianchi Brickyard Sponsor
Kevin Weimann Winner
1964 Chevy Nova SS Vehicle
Burney’s Bakery of Southport Sponsor
Ed Shultz Winner
1970 Corvette LTI Vehicle
Cape Fear Yoga and Wellness Center Sponsor
Tom Jaccoud Winner
1937 Ford Coupe Vehicle
Debi Gallo Realty - St James Properties Sponsor
Scott Smith Winner
1963 Dodge 330 Vehicle
Dry Street Pizza and Pub Sponsor
Dennis Favor Winner
1963 Chevy Impala Vehicle
Evan’s Electric and Outdoor Lighting LLC Sponsor
Steve Marshall Winner
1963 Austin-Healey Vehicle
Francesca Slaughter, Realtor Sponsor
Craig Price Winner
1969 Chevy Nova Vehicle
Haven of Southport Sponsor
Jon Cutright Winner
1957 Thunderbird Vehicle
Hippie Chick Granola Co. Sponsor
Frank Dibella Winner
1968 Dodge SB Vehicle
John Azzato, MD Sponsor
James Meredith Winner
1965 Chevelle SS Vehicle
Marketplace on Howe Sponsor
Alan Anselmo Winner
1967 Chevelle SS Vehicle
Oliver’s on the Cape Fear Sponsor
Eric Skipper Winner
1966 Ford Mustang Vehicle
Ricky Evans Gallery Sponsor
Bob Babcock Winner
1939 Chevy Master Vehicle
Sherol Lappala, Southport Realty Sponsor
Tim Terry Winner
1967 Pontiac GTO Vehicle
Sign Shoppe Sponsor
Paul Wisenor Winner
1970 Corvette Vehicle
Southern, A Gathering Place Sponsor
Kevin Goodway Winner
1970 Chevy Chevelle Vehicle
Southport Health and Rehab Center Sponsor
Tom LaRosa Winner
1972 Volvo Vehicle
Southport Realty Sponsor
Ronnie Parker Winner
1966 Ford Mustang Vehicle
Troon, LLC Sponsor
Rick Leifels Winner
1967 Corvette Vehicle

2023 Car Show · Specialty Award Winners

San Felipe Mexican Restaurant Sponsor
Collen Teifer Winner
1963 VW Split Window Bus Vehicle
Jones Ford Sponsor
Bob & Peggy Lilly Winner
1956 Ford Victoria Vehicle
Will Rogers State Farm Sponsor
Bill Haden Winner
1959 Cadillac Coupe Deville Vehicle
Will Rogers State Farm Sponsor
Peter Ziehl Winner
1961 Chevy Corvette Vehicle
Provision Company Sponsor
Lenny Winters Winner
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Vehicle
Blue Cow Grille Sponsor
Rick Carter Winner
1957 Chevy 3100 Long Bed Vehicle
Northrop Antique Mall Sponsor
Randell Bork Winner
2002 HD Fire Fighter Edition Vehicle
Frying Pan Sponsor
Tom Delio Winner
1963 Buick Skylark Vehicle
Flava’s Sponsor
Joe Edmonds Winner
1970 Oldsmobile Rally 350 Vehicle
Margaret Rudd Reality Sponsor
Elvira Benson Winner
NA Vehicle
First Bank Sponsor
Curt Mason Winner
1937 Ford Woody Vehicle
Southport Hotdog Company Sponsor
Troy Weeks Winner
1970 Datsun 240Z Series 1 Vehicle
Bob and Dot Smith Sponsor
Terry Kaneece Winner
1967 Chevy Camero Vehicle
Carl and Linda Cook Sponsor
Perry Dixon Winner
1961 Chevy Impala Vehicle
State Port Pilot Sponsor
Bob Lambert Winner
Pontiac GTO Vehicle

Community Flag Project

The display of the American Flag throughout Southport provides a sense of pride and patriotism. These displays leave a lasting and positive impression — on adults, young people, and the community at large (including visitors). Over 120 flag sites are sponsored by private businesses, local merchants, and individual Lions members. In past years, the project has raised over $2,800 — helping to support local charitable causes and vision programs. Flags will be displayed on the following holidays and special observances.

Event Observance
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Third Monday of January
Presidents Day Third Monday of February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Flag Day June 14
Juneteenth June 19
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday of September
Patriot Day September 11
Veterans Day November 11
Pearl Harbor Day December 7
Become Flag Sponsor – Click Here

Meetings & Speakers


Luncheon Meeting


1st and 3rd Thursday (each month)


11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Visitors are always welcome.

The Southport Lions Board of Directors also meets privately, once-monthly, on the first Thursday of every month at 10:00 am (prior to the regular member’s luncheon meeting).

Two of our meeting days are reserved for an annual Officers Installation Ceremony and a Christmas Dinner. Various social events are also scheduled throughout the year.

Guest Speaker

We strive to have a speaker at every luncheon meeting. This is truly an important part of our overall program. Speakers usually give a 20‑minute presentation followed by a short Q&A session. Topics can range from local government matters and town events — to leisure activities, entertainment, or even sports. However, most of our speakers talk about what their organization does for our Community.

If you are an administrator of a local charitable organization or would like to speak to the Lions Club on a matter of local interest, we would greatly value your viewpoints at one of our meetings. Being a guest speaker can be an excellent way to promote your mission — while seeking financial or friendly support from our Club and its Members. Guest speakers dine at no cost.

Ask about becoming a Speaker