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A legacy of help to others

On Saturday, the Proctorville Lions Club hosted its annual Easter pancake breakfast.

About 30 volunteers helped to serve up the meal, which is one of three fundraisers the group does each year.

Proceeds for the event, which has gone on for more than 50 years, go back into the county, through the many community efforts the Lions take part in.

Foremost of these is their work in helping underprivileged children get glasses.

According to Lion Club vice president Tom Carey, children are referred from area schools, then get an exam and the glasses, all of which are paid for by the Lions.

In addition, the group helps families in need during the holidays, providing meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This is only a portion of what the group does for our county and we are thankful for the full scope of their work.

The next Lions fundraiser is set for 7 a.m. on May 23, when they will host a 5K race.

We urge all who can to take part in the event or to come out and support it.

And we hope the community spirit of the Lions will inspire others to join their local club or other such service organizations.