Our local club joins the international organization with 1.7 million men and women members, in supporting sight, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, and environmental issues. The local club raises funds for its programs through the White Cane sales and Mint sales and locally collects used eyeglasses which are taken to missions in other countries. Lens prescriptions are matched with those in need. Funds raised by the club also helps pay for eye exams, hearing aids and work with Leader Dogs for the Blind.
The local club is known for supporting the development of Lions Park along the White River Marsh in Whitehall, and encourages residents at SKLD nursing home in Whitehall by holding an annual Strawberry Ice Cream Social and birthday parties.
The Whitehall-Montague Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Algot-Johnson American Legion Hall, 803 E. Colby St., Whitehall. For more information feel free to contact JR Savoie.