January 7-- Congratulations to Jackie Alexander (left), the lucky winner of the $10,000 Lyons Lions Club Raffle held on December 22 at the Gazebo in downtown Lyons!
The fundraiser chaired by Lion Wallace Gordy (right) was successful and raised enough money to enable the club to purchase a device that will enable them to do vision screenings for children in the area schools. The hand-held device helps detects vision problems in people of all ages and, unlike old style devices, doesn't require children to read letters or symbols.
Statistics show that young children with vision issues do not know that the way they see is not the way everyone else sees. Without early detection and treatment, vision problems can lead to learning difficulties and even permanent vision loss. Vision screenings do not replace the need for an eye doctor, as only they can diagnose and treat vision problems, but the screenings help determine which children need to see an eye doctor.
The members of the Lyons Lions Club extends its thanks to all the people in the community who purchased a ticket and to Lion Wallace Gordy who served as the chairman of this fundraising event.