Letter to the editor of the Gainesville Times from our president Mike Hall:
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 fund raising 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 eye glasses but are having difficulty paying for them. Every month, we approve applications for assistance with eye glasses. 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, which is our major fund raiser. We are now calling residents and businesses for our fall Children’s Theater show, which will be held Saturday November 30, 2013 at the Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green Street in Gainesville. The puppet Guy is returning for one big show, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Bring your family and join us for a trip to the Zanny Zoo. Even though this program is a fund raiser, 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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Mike Hall, President
Gainesville Lions Club