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For more information about club activities, please email EdinburgVALions@gmail.com

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  Scholarship

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  Socktober

During the month of October in 2022 amd 2023 the Edinburg Lions Club collected new and gently used men’s, women’s, children’s, and infant socks for distribution to homeless and needy individuals.  1,283 pair were collected the first year, and 553 the second year.  The generosity shown by our community far exceeded expectations.

There were multiple collection sites around town, including F&M Bank, the VFW, Wholesome Foods, the Library, the Post Office, Valley Baptist Christian School and St. John's Methodist Church.  The club really appreciates these organization's efforts to help with this project. 

One of the goals of this project was to engage organizations in our community to help distribute the collected socks and to establish an on-going relationship with those groups.  The Edinburg Lions Club distributed socks through Family Promise, Search, Response, the Pregnancy Center, Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter, and the Shenandoah Community Clinic, Central Outfitters, and a Small Hand.  

 
Club Service Chair Adam Soroka presented socks at Family Promise


Cathy Ettinger presented socks to The Pregnancy Center


Adam Soroka presented socks to Reponse

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      Eye Exams and Glasses

The Edinburg Lions Club provides grants to Edinburg residents to defray the cost of eye exams and glasses for those who cannot afford vision care.  

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 Eyeglass Recycling

The Club has Eyeglass Recycling boxes in most churches in town, at F&M Bank, Valley Baptist Christian School, and VFW Post 2447 whre you may drop off your used glasses.  There is a great demand for children's glasses and single-vision glasses, but any type of glasses are accepted, including sunglasses and readers.  The Club sends the glasses we collect to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center.  There they are cleaned, screened for the prescription, sorted, and packed for shipment.  They are sent throughout the world to areas where there is a need.  Following an eye exam, these glasses are provided to individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford them. 


Lions Luther Santiful, Cathy Ettinger, Bill Ettinger, and Charlie Ross
volunteered at the Eyeglass Recycle Center to clean, sort, and package donated glasses

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   Sight and Hearing Screening

Edinburg Lions Club members volunteer each year to help with vision and hearing screening at area schools.  Kindergartners, 3rd graders, 5th graders, 7th graders, and 10th graders as well as new students at the elementary, middle, and high schools are screened and notices are sent home by the schools if an issue is identified so that families can follow-up with an optometrist/opthamologist or audiologist.  Thanks to the use of a camera-like Spot Scanner, vision screening is like having your picture taken.  New audiometers were purchased in 2022, that hearing screening more accurate.  The screening is a wonderful service, especially for the younger kids who may not realize that their vision or hearing could be improved.  The program really makes the Lions Clubs visible in the community. 


Lions use the new audiometers to test student's hearing

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        Brooms for Sale

A lot of people are familiar with the great quality of the Lion's corn brooms.  In addition to the special events noted above, the brooms are always available in Edinburg at the Mill Gift Shop and F&M Bank.  Contact Lion Randy Miller at 540-459-2785 for more information.

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 Edinburg Christmas Parade

The Edinburg Lions Club partipates in the annual Edinburg Christmas Parade, passing out goodie bags to spectators.  


Lions  Lois Fisher, Wanda Caballero, Kathy Pietri, and Bill Ettinger, ride the float in the 2023 parade

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    Route 11 Yard Crawl

On August 12, 2023, the Edinburg Lions Club had a booth at the Route 11 Yard Crawl.  This event, which consists of over 43 miles of yard sales and business sales along the Old Valley Pike, U.S. Route 11, is a partnership of the Towns of Strasburg, Woodstock, Edinburg, Mt. Jackson and New Market, the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce and the Shenandoah County Tourism Office. 
https://shenandoahcountychamberofcommerce.wildapricot.org/Rt-11-Yard-Crawl/

The Edinburg Lions set up at the Edinburg Mill on Route 11, selling corn brooms and home-made baked goods.  We will be back again in 2024 on August 10th.