ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Calais Lions in Maine have diverse fundraising efforts which include a used book rack at a supermarket, casino nights, an auction and a “Weenie Wagon.” During the holidays the Lions provided turkey dinners, along with gift certificates to buy gifts for low-income families at local stores. In Maryland, the Deer Park Lions Club cleared debris, cut trees and spread grass seed for elderly residents. The Lions also presented the Boy Scouts with a donation for assisting with a mulch sale. The Rising Sun Lions Club in Maryland welcomed an inspirational speaker, 14- year-old Katelyn Siple, to a meeting. Blind since birth, Siple spoke about the challenges she has overcome and thanked the Lions for the help they have offered throughout her life. Several Bay Area Lions clubs in California worked together to assist the families of two children who traveled from Australia for ear surgery. The Lions provided car seats, transportation, groceries and a guided tour for the families. The clubs— the San Francisco Marina-North Beach, San Mateo, Peninsula Special Interest, Burlingame and San Francisco Host Lions—responded to the request for help from the Mooloolaba Lions in Australia, who have sponsored hearing therapy for the children. The Walden Lions in Ontario, Canada, partnered with a school to collect 163 pairs of eyeglasses. The Marceline Lions Club in Missouri handed out 50 pounds of candy on Halloween. The Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, Lions recently breathed new life into the Lions Outdoor Center so Boy Scouts may use the area to learn outdoor skills. The Lions and partners cleared overgrowth, painted, graded the road and installed new equipment.
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