Attention: Eye Doctors and overseas missionaries, The Uniontown Lions Club has recycled eyeglasses for distribution

Lions Recycle For SightThe Uniontown Lions Club recycles used eye glasses, both children and adults. We separate by class, clean and read the prescriptions of the eye glasses collected from various counties in our area.

These glasses are recorded with our lensometers, the prescriptions noted and placed in individual plastic see-through bags and packaged in boxes-of lots of 100.

If you know of any organizations, in need of our services of eye glass inventory-kindly let us know by completing the form below.

Sorry, we are unable to fulfill individual requests at this time.


Lions Clubs work together to send band to Rose Bowl

Ohio State marching band for the blindBy Scott Rawdon Buckeye Lake, Ohio – The Lions Club Foundation, including the Millersport Lions Club is raising $80,000 to send the Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band to march in the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

Millersport Lion Rondia Sexton said the OSU Blind Marching Band is the only one of its kind in the US, and being asked to perform in Pasadena is a great honor. The trip won’t be cheap.

A sighted person must join each band member during the parade and Sexton said the band’s uniforms are more than 20 years old and need to be replaced. “They’re not used to marching in a five mile long parade,” she said. Sexton said the Lions Club accepted the fundraising challenge because the OSU Blind Marching Band is very difficult positioneven though the band was asked to play in Pasadena, none of the members is allowed to solicit funds his or her self.

All donations are tax deductible through the Ohio Lions Foundation. Contact Ron Robbins at (614) 888-8773 or Sexton at (740) 405-9871.

Lions Clubs International 2009 Rose Parade Float

Lions Clubs International 2009 Rose Parade FloatSince 1992, Lions Clubs International has had a float in the New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.  Two of our entries, in 1993 and 1994, won awards for the most beautiful floats in the parade.   But all entries have been winners, presenting Lions an opportunity to promote our service activities to people worldwide who watch the float each year.

The Rose Parade is seen by an estimated 400 million people in 85 countries worldwide.  The parade is covered by several hundred domestic and international newspapers.  Every major newswire service features related stories before, during and after the parade.

Lions Float, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was formed in 1994 to direct the preparation and funding of the Lions float in the Rose Parade.  This is a year-round activity involving the designing, fundraising and coordinating of volunteer decoration of the float in December.

Lions Clubs International in Oak Brook, Illinois has provided approximately half of the funds; the remainder is raised by the Lions of Multiple District Four (California).

FLOWERING:

The “floragraph” depiction of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan is created with ground onion seed, light lettuce seed, poppy seed and powdered rice; its gold frame and the lion’s head are covered with strawflower, clover seed and ground white rice.

The cane features red strawflower and ground white rice.

The glasses are decorated with silverleaf, and the books are covered with orange lentil, red strawflower and parsley seed – the pages are created with ground rice and poppy seed.

The base of the float is bedecked with roses, daisies and carnations in a mix of orange, gold, pink, lavender, yellow and gold.