Photo submitted by Trudy Rangen.

Photo submitted by Trudy Rangen.

Blindman Valley Lions Club Year in Review

We kicked off this spring with a Bluffton ditch clean. We spent the day picking up lumps for things go in and then go out on this bumpy road to the dump.

We sponsored a hole-in-one, a 10,000 dollar golf prize. Sadly, no player won it but, our hospitals coffers did rise.

We delivered your donated eyewear, which we processed and packaged with care. 10,000 pairs a day, we boxed and sent on their way. This gift of clear sight is more precious than gold. Please donate your used eyewear, no matter how old.

To Bluffton’s community hall to paint, polish and shine, to fix and repair for all to enjoy. Come and see, it’s looking so fine.

Our members made a heartfelt donation at the Annual Lion Diabetes event for screening, support and a special kids camp. We know this is money well spent.

For the famous Beatty House we hosted a BBQ, which helped to raise them a buck or two.

We participated in the Bentley parade, for our decorations we were truly afraid. The wind was a blowin’, but our tape was a holdin’. First place, we were chosen, but, boy were we frozen.

We worked a Co-op fundraiser BBQ and added those funds to our pot. We finally had enough money, so a new swing the soccer club got.

We partnered with EQUS to purchase this swing, a special design, closer connections will bring.

We collected some groceries and much needed funds. At Thanksgiving and Christmas we collected a ton. The Food Bank was needing a big helping hand, and we’re proud to tell you the contributions were grand.

We helped Lacombe’s emergency response crew, which was an eye opening event. Being organized and ready should disaster fall, a practice drill we underwent.

We handed out treats on Candy Lane, where Halloween was enjoyed by all, and we made it through Halloween night before that big snow fall.

We decorated a building at Pas-Ka-Poo Park, assisting them for Santa Claus night. The kids had a ball and so did we. Every smile was so big and so bright. We helped Mrs. Claus with letters. We made our own Christmas cards. We delivered candy n’ cookies and Merry Christmas wishes. Throughout our community we sent out regards.

We answered some calls for help and assistance with gifts for our seniors in care, a cheque for the Blessing Pantry for the Christmas dinner they all share.

So, this wraps up our year of service to others, the people of all generations. Thank you for voting us silver place winners

of your best non-profit organizations.

– Submitted by Trudy Rangen

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