I want to take this opportunity to thank the Gainesville-Hall County community and even surrounding counties for their support of the Gainesville Lions Club. You have bought our mops and brooms, donated to our White Cane project which pays for eye surgeries and you have contributed to our fundraising endeavors over the years. The community we serve is the community that supports us.
Since becoming president, I have found that most of the phone calls and emails I receive concern folks who need eyeglasses but are having difficulty paying for them. Every month, we approve applications for assistance with eyeglasses. Last summer, we sent three students to the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind. Currently, we are supporting an effort by the Georgia Lions Light House Mobile Eye Clinic to provide eye screenings to Gainesville and Hall County schools.
The Gainesville Lions Club would not be able to provide these services without the proceeds we receive from Children’s Theater, our major fundraiser. We are now calling residents and businesses for our fall Children’s Theater show, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St. in Gainesville.
The Puppet Guy is returning for one big show beginning at 10 a.m. Bring your family and join us. Though this program is a fundraiser, no child will be turned away from this fun show. If you miss our call, you may make a donation to Children’s Theater by sending a check to P.O. Box 963, Gainesville, GA 30503. The Gainesville Lions Club and the people we serve appreciate your support again this year.
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president, Gainesville Lions Club, Flowery Branch