ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS District 14 A in Pennsylvania generated excitement among its 47 clubs by presenting them with a membership challenge. In six weeks, the district welcomed 16 new Lions and one new Leo. The Loco Ladies Lions of Dilworth, Minnesota, kept busy last year with a ham Bingo, Halloween party, food bank donations, tree planting and other fundraising events. Their biggest contribution was an AED defibrillator that is mounted in the community center. The Aurora Noon Lions Club in Illinois held its annual Halloween pancake breakfast, with many costumed children in attendance. In the spring, the Lions held their 6th annual Breakfast with the Bunny. Both fundraisers help to benefit the club’s hearing and vision charities and conservation programs. Civic groups and businesses joined the Rainier Lions in Washington for their community Halloween event in the town park. The festivities included candy, hot cider and cocoa and games for hundreds of trick-or-treaters and their families. In Louisiana, the Alexandria Lions participated in a penny drive and raised 25,000 pennies and donated a selection of books for an elementary school library after a budget cut. A benefit sponsored by the Carrington Lions in North Dakota helped raise more than $20,000 to help a teenager whose right eye was severely damaged in a fireworks accident. The West Goshen Lions in Pennsylvania made a donation to the Neighbors in Action program, which matches seniors in need of services with those who can assist them. In Georgia, the Camilla Lions screened the eyesight of approximately 400 third-grade students.
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