ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Tallahassee Lions held a diabetes screening at the Watermelon Festival in Florida. The Rising Sun Lions in Maryland led a tree planting event during which 600 trees were planted. The Amherst Lions Club in Nova Scotia, Canada, donated a scooter and a wheelchair to two disabled individuals. The Greeley Lions Club in Colorado fed more than 2,000 people at its annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast in conjunction with a rodeo and parade. The Rockaway Lions in New Jersey held “Christmas in August” for 27 visually impaired campers. They also presented a certificate of appreciation to the U.S. Marines at Picatinny Arsenal for their annual donation of holiday toys to children in need. In Florida, the Delray Beach Lions donated an all-terrain surf chair to their community to enable those who are in wheelchairs to access the beach. The Hamburg Lions in Pennsylvania donated a computer with software and assistive technology to a disabled man. The Natoma Lions in Kansas sold calendars with local business advertisements as a fundraiser to help support the club’s scholarship program. The Lincolnton Lions Club in North Carolina collected $1,300 in non-perishable items last year. District 10 Lions in the Upper Peninsula, Michigan, purchased two SPOT digital photo vision screening devices. Trainings are being coordinated so all clubs may use the screeners. District 35-N Lions in Florida are partnering with Miami Dade County on eyeglass collection points in libraries and other public buildings. In Minnesota, the Elbow Lake Lions Club worked with the community to erect “Welcome to Elbow Lake” signs at the three main entrances to the town. The Harrison Lions Club in Michigan planted 900 pine trees with fifth-grade students on school grounds. The Littleton Lions in Colorado held their first food drive, distributing bags of groceries to 200 homes and 550 pounds of food to a food bank. In West Virginia, the Alum Creek Lions are rehabilitating a two-acre tract of overgrown land into a beautiful nature area for the community to enjoy. As a successful first-time fundraiser, the Hamilton Lions Club in Illinois delivered roses by the dozen to surprised and appreciative recipients. Among its many accomplishments in Tennessee over 75 years, the Gallatin Lions Club donated $50,000 to theVanderbilt University KidSight program, provided the library with $25,000 for large print books and has conducted the largest elementary school vision screening program in the state. The Elk City Lions, Lionesses and the Canute Lions Club operated three concession stands at the 74th annual Rodeo of Champions.Among their sales were 1,664 hamburgers, 400 funnel cakes and 81 pounds of nacho chips. The Golden Lions Club in British Columbia,Canada, donated $6,000 for the reconstruction of a former town hall. The building is now used for community events and concerts. District 32-D Lions in South Carolina hosted 12 International Youth Exchange students from 12 different countries last summer.
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