ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Freistatt Lions Club in Missouri helped the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation purchase a new vision screening device. The new equipment was used in screening 38,000 children last year. The Kendal Lions Club in Ontario, Canada, raised more than $5,200 for breast cancer research through its Bra Line for the Cure campaign. The club collected approximately 1,200 bras, along with $2 per bra, and created a nearly mile-long awareness display. The Pinchot Lions in Pennsylvania baked 434 pies for their fall bake sale. The Suffolk County Lions Diabetes Education Foundation in New York donated $50,000 to Stony Brook University Hospital for ophthalmology equipment than enables doctors to give more accurate diagnoses to patients. In return the doctors provide free eye exams to needy individuals, referred by District 20 S Lions. In Delaware, the New Castle Hundred Lions Club transformed an old mailbox into an eyeglass collection container and placed it at a pharmacy. The Stockton Lions Club in Kansas donated a SureSight Vision Screener to the county health department. The Knowlton Lions Club in Quebec, Canada, distributed more than 70 Christmas food baskets, toys for 85 children and 102 poinsettias for seniors. The Wilsonburg Lions Club in West Virginia set up a hat and mitten holiday tree for children in need. The Harbor Mesa Lions Club in California planted 20 trees in different community parks. The Sebastian Lions Club in Florida held a 60-mile motorcycle poker run to benefit the Special Olympics. The Key Peninsula Lions Club in Washington distributed 192 dictionaries to middle school students and 336 dictionaries to elementary school students. To celebrate the town’s Green Day, the Hammonton Lions Club in New Jersey unveiled a new sign and planted a tree in Hammonton Lions Leo Park. Along with help from the Middletown Lions Club in Kentucky, students in the Lions Green Team at Klondike Elementary School planted two trees at the school. The students are also collecting eyeglasses and shoes for those in need. The Auburn 49er Lions Club in Californiawon first place with their motorless vehicle in the Funk Box Derby event. The win was based on creativity and humor. The Arkansas City Lions Club in Kansas installed a stone sign honoring all veterans at the entrance of Veterans Memorial Lake. The New Maryland Lions Club in New Brunswick, Canada, provided holiday food baskets for 150 families. In Florida, the Venice Lions Club held its annual Halloween parade as it has done for more than 50 years. The Manitoba Lions Club in Canada installed a Manitoba Lions Memorial in Warren Lions Park. The Jackson, Middletown, Neptune, Oceanport and West Windsor Lions Clubs in District 16 B joined together to pot more than 800 seedling trees for the New Jersey State Forestry Nursery.
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