ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Fort Wayne Central Lions in Indiana continued their more than 80-year holiday bell ringing tradition for the Salvation Army. The Avon Lions in Ohio raised $1,025 through bell ringing for the Salvation Army. The Lions also sponsored a field trip for young adults with developmental disabilities to the Cleveland Aquarium. In Wisconsin, the Washington Island Lions helped a school basketball team travel to a tournament. The Spokane Central Lions in Washington held their annual holiday dinner for 30 children from Big Brothers Big Sisters and provided gifts and groceries for 13 families in need. For the past 19 years the Kingston Nova Scotia Lions in Canada have served a Christmas Eve breakfast to the community to show appreciation for their support. Last year they served 705 people and raised $2,715. The Wood Ridge Lions Club in New Jersey hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for 350 residents from a neighboring community whose homes were flooded and severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The Whiting Lions in Indiana held their 29th annual Christmas party for ill and disabled children. In Virginia, the Cave Spring Lions planted 50 white pine seedlings at an elementary school. The Smithton Lions in Illinois purchased a scanning and reading machine for a blind individual. They also sponsor eye screenings and glasses for schoolchildren. The Milwaukie Lions and partners in Oregon provided holiday food and toy baskets for more than 620 families. Over the past seven years the Lake Tomahawk Lions in Wisconsin have collected and processed 84,000 pairs of eyeglasses for distribution to developing countries. The Sun Prairie Lions in Wisconsin are reading monthly to kindergarten students. The Dover Noon Lions in Ohio had a successful annual food drive, collecting enough food to provide 1,000 meals. The Columbus Southeast Lions in Ohio have been supporting a community learning center for 20 years to help fight illiteracy. The Barre Lions in Vermont have been active in their community since 1938. The club raises an average of $17,000 annually to help the deaf and those with vision impairments. They donate funds and equipment to a medical center, school for the deaf, summer camp and many other causes. In Texas, the Alamo Heights Lions Club and the recently chartered San Antonio University of Incarnate Word Campus Club worked together to staff concession stands at a high school football game and coordinate a rummage sale. The Burgeo Lions in Newfoundland, Canada, held a special Bingo fundraiser for an 11-year old boy with a neurology disorder to help with medical expenses. The Miami Managua Lions in Florida held a blood drive with 25 people donating blood. The Kreutz Creek Valley Lions in Pennsylvania erected a new Lions club sign. The Lionville Lions Club made a $1,000 donation to the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Tioga-Nichols and District 20 E2 Lions in New York provided books to 350 elementary school students. The Solvay-Geddes-Camillus Lions in New York held their 54th annual Palm Sunday pancake breakfast.
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