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Lions Club – Community service via sweet treats, scholarships, vision screening

The Silverton Lions recxently completed two of its major endeavors for the year, one a fundraiser, the other a project is made possible by those funds and others raised throughout the year.

See’s Candy Sale

Boxes of chocolates, peanut brittle, lollipops and more, the See’s Candy sale is a holiday tradition that gives back to the community in many ways.  Lion members and Silvertones volunteers kept the booth open from Thanksgiving until selling out near Christmas. The booth in the Ace Hardware parking lot is a go-to for shoppers with a person with a sweet tooth on their list. One half of the net proceeds are dedicated to Silverton High School scholarships. Last year, the Lions awarded $4,000 in scholarship grants.

Club members are sending out a big “Thank you!” to the Silvertones and the Silverton community for all the smiles, holiday greetings and support of the annual project.

Oregon Lions Vision Screening 

Lions throughout Oregon volunteer to provide the annual vision screening mandated by the State of Oregon. The effort saved school districts staff time and money. From Dec. 5 – 8, the Silverton Lions coordinated with the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation to screen 1,391 children at 11 schools within the Silver Falls School District.

Eleven percent of the students, kindergarten through eighth grade, were identified as being in need of further evaluation for eye conditions. The club appreciated Silver Falls District Nurse Melissa Gengler for her invaluable help.

The mission of Lions worldwide is to save and restore sight and hearing. The Silverton Lions strive to serve the community and support the goals of International Lions Club.

The club is welcoming new members. If you are interested, contact Tomina Wolff,  503-873-2033.

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