By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Two major fundraisers for the Preston Lions Club will be held during the next few weeks and monies raised from the events help with community projects and help offset costs of eye screening for area children.
Club members will sell hamburgers at the Lions booth at the rodeo arena on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 31 and Aug. 1-2.
The Lions eighth annual Night for Sight golf tournament will be held on Sept. 6.
“Purchasing a delicious hamburger or cheeseburger will support the many community service projects the Lions provide each year. This year’s super project was funding for the repainting of the Worm Creek Theatre,” said David Kunze, a club official.
“Ongoing signature service is assisting those in need with eyeglasses and other eye-related problems. Vision screening has been expanded to service both Preston and West Side school children, in addition to the community at large during the FCMC Health Fair and the Franklin County Fair.
“Our new state-of-the-art vision screener purchased last year enables us to examine children as young as six months and identify conditions such as amblyopia, which can lead to the loss of sight in one eye if not detected early.
“The screening process is also incredibly fast and accurate, permitting us to expand our service beyond what we have done in the past,” Kunze said.
“And the Lions will be at the Franklin County Fair again this year to offer free screening to the public.
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