Jumping Jacks-boro For 33 years Jacksboro Lions in Texas have raised funds for the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville by holding a Jump-A-Thon at Jacksboro Elementary School. This year more than $7,000 was raised. Mostly, the students jump and Lions hold the jump rope. But not always. That’s Tim Cassle working on his cardio while Joe Mitchell takes one end of the rope. The Day Lyra Saw Clearly Numbers tell a story, and one child’s experience can tell a whole other story. Indiana Lions Operation KidSight has screened nearly 120,000 preschool children since an LCIF grant launched the program in 2003. Some 20,000 children are screened annually, and 280 Lions clubs have participated. The numbers speak of unstinting dedication to saving sight and untold stories of tragedies averted and normal learning and development ensured. Then there was little Lyra, eager to pick out her glasses after a screening by the Pierceton Lions and thrilled to see herself wearing them. Her parents? Consider them deeply grateful because the screening detected a possible eye condition and their next stop was an eye doctor’s office.
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