A Ritual Frozen in Time The Port Edwards Lions Club Fisheree in Wisconsin recalls the more primitive times of the late 1800s when the sale of ice was a major U.S. industry. Using authentic antique equipment, the club oversees the cutting of ice blocks at Nepco Lake. Packed in sawdust at a rebuilt ice house, the ice cools drinks in the months ahead and helps make ice cream for summer events. A Cause for All Seasons Year after year, month after month, Lions battle river blindness in Africa and South America. Dedicated in 2007, the Gift of Sight statue outside the headquarters of Lions Clubs International in Oak Brook, Illinois, symbolizes Lions’ perennial commitment to curtail blindness. The statue was a gift from The Carter Center, Lions’ partner in blindness prevention. Since 1996, Lions, The Carter Center and partners have provided more than 167 million treatments to protect people from river blindness. Nearly 443,000 people in Latin America and 120,000 in Africa now are no longer at risk of the disease.
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