Lions Club of Northumberland County will conduct White Cane Days Friday, August 31, and Saturday, September 1, at Callao Market, Allison’s Ace Hardware, Lillian Lumber and Food Lion.
“Please be generous with your donations,” said Frank Kober. “The Northumberland Lions Club praises the help of these stores. Please give all you can to support the fine work done by the Lions.”
Historically, Northumberland Lions support the community by providing hospital equipment to the sick, reported Frank Kober. Beds, chairs, walkers and wheelchairs are a few of the items supplied.
Additionally, the Lions collect eyeglasses for the visually impaired and hearing aids for those who need help with hearing, said Kober. Lions vision tests every school child in Northumberland County Public Schools. This enables the schools to identify and assist children early on in their education.
The Lions Club also sponsors a Peace Poster Contest. This program has middle school students create peace posters, he said Lions Clubs from around the state and nation participate. For several years, Northumberland students have submitted creative entries which have won state, regional, national and international competitions.
The Lions Club also sponsors the Bland Competition, said Kober. This program has musically talented students participate in contests. Students are feted in both events enjoying cash prizes and dinner with the Northumberland Lions at Tommy’s Restaurant.
The club receives no government funding and relies on contributions from the public to finance its operations. No one in the Northumberland Lions is paid a salary, he said.
To fund its many programs, the club sponsors twice-yearly White Cane Days. During these events, the public is asked to donate what they are able to give. The money collected provides the services identified above.