ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Pinetops Lions in North Carolina held a raffle for donated items including a riding lawn mower, gas grill and recliner chair, raising $9,300 for those in need. The Bedford Township Lions in Michigan welcomed the mayor of Hofu, Japan, as an honored guest at a meeting in May. Mayor Masato Matsuura, a Lion in Japan, wanted to visit a Lions club during his threeday stay in Michigan. In Ohio, the Doylestown Lions held their 34th annual Lions Safety Village for children. More than 2,700 students have completed the program which includes lessons from firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers. The Salt Lake City Lions in Utah celebrated the state’s Pioneer Day with a luncheon shared with the royalty of the annual parade. In Delaware, the Indian River High School Leo Club held its first annual book drive. Homerooms competed to collect the most books; the winning classroom won a free breakfast. In Tennessee, the Southside Lions Club held its 5th annual Drive for Sight golf scramble. The Lions have raised more than $20,000 over the five tournaments. District 37 L Lions in Alberta, Canada, distributed 2,300 child identification stickers for children attending the Edmonton Heritage Festival. This effort helped all reports of lost children over the three-day event to be resolved within 15 minutes. The Piney Woods Leos in Texas performed two puppet shows and read to children at a library as part of LCI’s Reading Action Program. Lions from District 23 C in Connecticut undertook a one-day eyeglass processing project. At the end of the day they shipped 15,320 pairs of eyeglasses to the New Jersey Eyeglass Recycling Center for further processing and distribution. The Whiting Lions in Indiana sponsored the “Battle of 119th Street” football trophy, which honors the winner of the 78-year-long annual high school football battle. The Lions also made a donation to the fire department to purchase new defibrillator training mannequins. The Onaping Falls Lions in Ontario, Canada,made a $5,000 donation to the Sam Bruno PET Scan Fund. The Lions are also donating 5 percent from all of their fundraising projects to the local charity. In Pennsylvania, the Ephrata Lions Club provided a donation to a hospital toward 25 car seats for lowincome families with newborns. The Amherst Lions in Nova Scotia, Canada, honored a Little League team by presenting them with medals and treating them to hot dogs. During an annual parade, the Monrovia Lions in Indiana turned a convertible into an eye-catching lion float with a mane, eyes and a tail. For more than three decades the Washington Island Lions in Wisconsin have hosted a Fly-In Fish Boil with more than 200 planes arriving for the event. In 2012 more than 600 pounds of whitefish were served.
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