The Spring Green Lions Club in Wisconsin joined with Boy Scouts to plant 2,500 trees on Earth Day. In the first quarter of 2012 the Highland Village Lions in Texas collected 744 pairs of eyeglasses/ sunglasses and 274 eyeglass cases. The Boardman Lions Club in Ohio observed Arbor Day by giving tree seedlings to fourth-graders as part of the Fourth-Grade Foresters program. The Aurora Noon Lions Club in Illinois held its annual picnic for 55 hearing impaired students, their families, interpreters, counselors and audiologists who work with the youths. Members of the Key Peninsula Lions Club in Washington designed and constructed four wheelchair ramps at the home of a family in need. The Shillington Lions in Pennsylvania held a Lions Give Back Day event during which they educated the public about what the Lions do and provided vision screening for children. Community organizations shared information as well as services such as hearing testing and children’s activities. The Granger Lions Club in Washington donated $300 to a high school for a Lions Club athletic banner. The Lansing Lions in Illinois cooked and served more than 1,300 hot dogs and beverages to participants of the Lansing Good Neighbor Parade. Bailey’s Crossroads Host Lions in Virginia worked with a middle school to begin creating a school garden by planting 16 tree seedlings. The school donated a bench and plaque to acknowledge the Lions. Cecilton, Maryland, Lions have collected and donated more than 6,000 pairs of shoes so far to people in developing countries. Members of the Perryville Lions Club recently gave 127 pairs of shoes to Cecilton Lions for shipment. The Grand Coulee Dam Lions in Washington received first place for their “kayak” float in the Colorama Festival parade. In Florida, the Sarasota Lions Club held its first free glucose screening event with 53 screening recipients. The Natoma Lions Club in Kansas surprised three high school graduates during commencement with $250 scholarships. The Cameron Lions in Texas held their 47th annual fundraising auction. Through radio call-in and Internet bids, the club raised $20,600 for community projects. The Lions used some of the funds to install new playground equipment in the city park. Seventeen Missouri Lions clubs partnered with the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation’s Children’s Vision Screening program to provide 2,555 screenings in one week.
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