Winchester Lions resuming operations

Published 9:00 am Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Winchester Lions Club met Tuesday at Arby’s to discuss future plans and projects after spending several years as a “status quo” club.

Club members stand behind the club’s record of service to the community through the years and are looking for new members willing to work to restore the 86-year-old club.

Best known for its eyeglass collection program, the club continues to collect used cell phones, printer ink cartridges, hearing aids and aluminum cans which benefits Lions Camp Crescendo in Lebanon Junction. The camp is free for children who are blind, deaf or have other physical disabilities.

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The glasses are refurbished and given to those who need glasses.

The club also supports Lions Community Park, Head Start and an outreach program for utilities assistance. Club members are anxious to resume project fund raisers and are looking for others to join the effort.

For more information about the club and future meetings, call Frank Farmer at 744-7293. Donations may be mailed to Winchester Lions Club, P.O. Box 405, Winchester, KY 40392-0405.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Arby’s on Bypass Road. Guests are welcome.