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Lions goal of vision insightful

Published 12:47am Wednesday, November 6, 2013

There are few meals that seem to bring the community together better than a pancake breakfast.

On Saturday, the Rome, Proctorville, Chesapeake Lions Club has its annual pancake breakfast to support the club’s mission of improving eyesight for those in need.

Dry batter and water mixed together and fried on a hot skillet for a few minutes and you’ve got a filling meal that raised money for a good cause.

The money raised from placemat advertising, which broke $1,800 this year, goes toward to the purchase of eyeglasses and exams to those people who could not otherwise afford it.

And those who have been helped by the Lions Club in the past include school-aged children.

What a difference a pair of glasses can make to a child who before struggled to read the blackboard at school.

Eyeglasses and contact lenses, even elective vision-correcting surgeries, seem commonplace for many of us. For those of us who have worn glasses from a young age, it would be hard to imagine going through life without them.

That’s why it is important to keep supporting the efforts of the Lions Club, not just on the eastern end of the county, but everywhere, so they can continue their mission of providing sight to those who can’t afford it on their own.


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