Saturday, June 11, 2005

Children's Eye Screening

Horsham Lions Club conducted free children's Eye Screenings on Saturday June 11th at St. Catherine's church.  Several other clubs, including Willow Grove and Hatboro, assisted us.

Many children, especially young ones, cannot tell us if they are having vision problems. The eye screenings help identify children with potential vision problems.

Screenings consisted of a special photograph of the child's eyes. Trained optometrists examine the photographs to determine possible vision problems. If the doctor feels a child needs to see an optometrist, the parents are notified.

These screenings were done free of charge.  Your donations, as always, allow us to do things like this.  Purchase of the camera, film, and accessories were only possible thanks to the community's donations.

Above are some photos of Lion John Bill operating the special camera, and two of the children who received screenings that day (including Kyle Myers who attends Keith Valley Middle School). Click on each for a larger version.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Horsham Day Fundraising

Hats off to Lion Sam Braccia for arranging a spectacular pig roast fundraiser for Horsham Day this year.

Elda, Sam, and Joe

Sam arrived early on Saturday with a freshly roasted pig, ready for carving. Everything necessary for a pig roast was taken care of by Sam: rolls, napkins, dishes, forks, sodas, ice, coolers, hot-pots, knives. In true Braccia style, Sam single-handedly made this day a success.

Sam's wife Betty and their friend Elda (direct from Italy!) were on hand all day to help serve sandwiches. If pork wasn't your thing, you could always linger and listen to the Italian that was flowing all afternoon.

Thanks to the following Lions who were on hand to help:

Sam Braccia    Joe Nemath   John Bill  
Ted Truver   Steve Girone   Bob Coyle  
Larry Glemser   Andy Weiss     

(am I forgetting anyone?)

Plenty of people asked where the pig came from, and who cooked it. The pig was supplied and cooked by Esposito's, located in south Philly. Their number is 215-271-8418.

Thanks also go to Lion John Campisi for printing up Golf Outing brochures for us to hand out during the day.

Click on each of the photos below for a larger version.

Betty Chef Sam

John & Steve Our Distinguished Guest