Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bingo and a Movie Diabetes Fundraiser

At our July 1st meeting we had a brief visit by Mr. Don Dillon. He is the organizer of a yearly block-party-style fundraiser whose proceeds go to the American Diabetes Association.

The event, titled “Bingo and a Movie”, was held on August 7th this summer. Features included (naturally) bingo, and a surprise movie projected onto the side of a home. There were several local bands providing live music, and also a magician.

There were dozens of prizes donated for the event, including 5 Blu-Ray DVD players, gift certificates to many local restaurants and hotels, several rounds of golf, cameras, video game systems, three Apple iPods, and much more!

The Horsham Lions Club was there for the event, handing out literature and meeting the community. With help from District 14-R, we also conducted vision and hearing screenings on site. Interest in these from the community was very high. Due to the music and the sun, we weren't able to screen everyone, but we now know how important this is to parents, and we will be better prepared for next time.

White Cane Days

Each October the Lions hold White Cane Days fundraisers. The event was established in 1964 to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired, and the important symbol of blindness and independence, the white cane.

Benefits to this include meeting the community, spreading the word about Lions, and trying to find new members and sponsors.

We haven't yet set dates for the fundraiser this year. Check back for updates. We do hope to conduct our fundraiser outside Wawa as we have done in years' past. Acme is another viable possibility.

For more information about White Cane Days, Click Here.