OUR MISSION: Provide community services & assistance for Freeport IL citizens with vision/hearing problems since April 1936.
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Freeport Lions Club accepted donations for Diabetes
Awareness on April 15 and 16, 2016. Lions Andy
Skinner and Terry Anderson co-chaired
the event with help from FHS student volunteers. The
event netted donations of $1,200.14. The Club donated $150 to Freeport High School for
their help, and sent
$1,050.14 to Lions of Illinois Foundation for state programs. We thank all volunteers who helped in this worthwhile project. It is difficult to find anyone
whose family hasn't been touched by this disease.
Freeport High School student volunteers (L-R) Molly Farshtchi, Hannah Downing, and Abbi Goins take time to pose for a photo between Lions Diabetes Awareness Day co-chairs Andy Skinner and Terry Anderson
their April 12th dinner/business meeting, Freeport Lions Club members
celebrated their 80th year of serving
the Freeport Community. Dessert was a large “We Serve” cake baked and decorated
by Mary Jane Zimmerman, wife of Lion
Member, Dennis Zimmerman. The club
was chartered on April 7, 1936.
For 80+ years, the Freeport Lions Club has continued
to provide services for vision- and hearing-impaired individuals of all ages,
as well as support many other projects specific to the needs of the Freeport
community, such as scholarships, school supplies, music and art education, recreation
areas and youth sports.
A big “THANK
YOU” to the Freeport community who support and participate in our fundraising
activities such as our “Say Cheese” sales, Rose Days, Diabetes Awareness Days,
Candy Days, Cruisin for a Cause car show, or simply drop a few coins into the
many mint trays that can be found in city-wide food and drink establishments.
Citizens who donate to these local activities
allow the Freeport Lions Club to continue to be an active force for good in the
community. Thanks again. You make us proud!
During the month of February, the Freeport Lions Club
received a request for a magnifying reader for Katherine M. Simler, a rural Freeport woman with a low-vison
condition. The request was recommended by the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford IL. Because our club
already had 4 machines loaned out and none to spare, the club’s board of
directors voted to approve the purchase of a new digital DaVinci Magnifier/Reader.
On February 29th Lions Terry Anderson and Joe
Serafini delivered the machine, set it up, did a trial run, and explained
how it worked.It was literally a
shining light for Kathy as she was able to see and read once again, and the
smile on her husband David Simler's
face was very much equal to hers. Mrs. Simler is a relative of Freeport Lion David Marcum, so it was especially nice
to be able to help someone truly “close to home”.
Kathy and David Simler were so thankful for the Lions’ help
that they donated a check for $100.00 to our club!
This is a true story about “Mission Accomplished”, and
further supports that we, as Lion's, can proudly say: "WE SERVE".
Kathy Simler checks out a magazine recipe with the help of her new magnifying reader from Freeport Lions Club.