The first major Bayfield Lions community project was the promotion of a Bayfield Area Fire Department. The Department needed equipment, training and a fire hall before they could begin operations and the Bayfield Lions club became their major sponsor.
To get the project started, the club hosted its first summer carnival and began a tradition that continued for many years.
Most of the fundraising events staged by the Lions Club over the years are planned to not only raise money and add to the social fabric of the community but to also attract more tourists who will bring business to local merchants.
Once the Fire Department had begun operations, the Bayfield Lions Club continued to allocate money each year to new equipment and then it started to look at other projects that would benefit everyone in the community.