Grin Determination Children compete at Camp Abilities in Brockport, New York, a sports camp for children who are visually impaired or blind. The camp is supported by Lions. Either through donations or service such as serving meals, Lions support about half of the 25 Camp Abilities locations in the United States and abroad. Extra Digital Content Watch an inspiring HBO special on Camp Abilities. Read how Texas Lions let the blind experience the joy of sports competition (September 2009 LION). Dialing Daddy Days before Christmas in 1961, nine of Harold Lehnherr’s children and two of his grandchildren got on the phone in Monroe, Wisconsin, to talk to Lehnherr, stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington, as part of Wisconsin’s 32nd Division. Thirty other families called relatives in the military thanks to Monroe Lions. The Lehnherr children had good news and bad for dad. Joan, 6, lost two teeth and got a shiny dime from the tooth fairy. But Joe, 10, lost control of his sled and cut his lip when it ran into barbed wire. All kinds of Lions’ service over the last century, both world-changing and, as with the Lehnherr’s, local in impact, will be highlighted in a special keepsake centennial issue of the LION. The combined November/ December issue will arrive in your mailbox and also be available in the new digital LION in late November. You can be contributor: look through your closets and attics for photos or video clips of Lions service projects and events from the last century. Share your historical photos and videos on your club or district’s Facebook page with the hashtag #LIONS100, and the photo or video could end up in the special centennial issue. The fun side of Lions as well as the impact of our service will be shown in historical videos in the digital version of the special centennial issue of the LION in November. Extra Digital Content You can also watch the latest historical Lions video on how Lions built peace and international understanding across borders and generations.
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