Letters to the editor: Arlington Lions do good work

Arlington Lions do good work

The Arlington Lions Club has been in existence for over 50 years and has been a big part of the community. Over the years, the club has participated in many projects and events and contributed thousands of dollars in the form of scholarships, eye glasses, hearing aids, and helping the community and those in need.

While we experienced problems in 2013, the Arlington Lions Club has taken all the correct steps to resolve this matter as well as to ensure that this would not occur again.

Through it all we continued to serve our community. Since 2013 the Arlington Lions have conducted Lions Kid Sight USA vision screening in the Arlington (2014 and 2015) and Sandgate schools (2015) and are scheduled to perform them again this upcoming September and October. Nearly 20 percent of the children we screened were assessed as needing further testing. Proper vision is vital to a child's ability to learn.

We have also given out eight scholarships to graduating seniors, provided residents with eyeglasses and hearing aids, put up the Christmas lights on the town green, conducted a Health Fair and "A Walk for Sight", a Basket Bingo and continue to provide the pavilion and pool at the Rec Park.

The present membership is dedicated to the ideals of LIONISM and hope to continue to be an important part of the community for years to come.

The Arlington Lions are pleased to respond to needs and be a resource for our Community. It is with pleasure we've taken on the sponsorship of the upcoming Norman Rockwell Celebration and Cookout on Aug. 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the West Arlington Green. It's an opportunity to not only meet and chat with the models from Norman Rockwell's Saturday Evening Post covers, witness Governor Douglas' unveiling of the Historical Marker for Rockwell's home here in Arlington as well as tour Rockwell's studio and home, but also enjoy the company of your neighbors and friends at the cookout. We hope we'll see you there.

— Nick Monte, president of the Arlington Lions Club Arlington


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