Sunday, August 24, 2014

Health screening van a hit at Touch a Truck event

Our club had the Lions health screening unit at Poulsbo Village Shopping Center August 23, and screened eyes, ears, took blood pressures and blood sugar readings. Above, Lions JanetMarie Valiga with Leo the Lion (Joe) and Pauline Ostheller.
 

Every year, kids and their families flock to the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center to sit in trucks, climb into a bus and on other equipment, honk horns and sit in police cars and ambulances.
 
 
Lion Ginger Shields (left) chaired this year's Touch a Truck committee for our Poulsbo Lions Club. She was helped by Lion Lynnea Herrman (far right).
 
 
Other Poulsbo Lions helping out (from right) included Jim Schoettler, Larry Linn, and Steve Calhoun.
 
 
Above, Lions Larry and Jim chat with Lynnea looking on. (All photos courtesy of Pat Burch.)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Putting on a picnic at Camp Leo

 A handful of vehicles filled with Poulsbo Lions journeyed more than a couple of hours toward Mt. Rainier to put on a picnic for Camp Leo middle schoolers and their families Friday, August 1 at Buck Creek Recreational Area.
 
 
Here's a view of the camp as you walk up from the parking area.
 
 
The camp offers everything from a zip line and archery, to arts and crafts and a swimming pool, to hiking paths and more for diabetic kids from elementary school to high school.
 
 
The entire back of Lion Chuck Weaver's van was filled with chips, hot dog buns, hot dogs, condiments and the cooking elements. Another vehicle filled with Lions came up with the watermelons, and yet another vehicle came up with the salad fixings. The fourth Lions' vehicle was simply filled with warm bodies.
 
 
Lion Chuck set up a cooking element with two huge metal pots of boiling water for the huge Costco hot dogs. We also had tofu dogs as a vegetarian option, along with gluten-free buns.
 
 
As Chuck (background) cooked the hot dogs, Terry Blais (taking the photo) would put them in the buns and wrap them in foil. Larry Linn not only kept the hot dogs and buns coming, he also packed the hot dogs in coolers and boxes and moved them to the serving table.

 
 
Lions Sherri Burch, Joyce Smith and Greg Supanchek chat, while Pat Burch carries in a couple of chairs.
 
 
Joyce, Sherri and Pauline Ostheller prepped the salad and chips tables. Salads and veggies were popular with everyone.
 
 
Lions Steve Calhoun and Frank Lawson cut up watermelon for the campers.
 
 
There were 89 middle school campers and their families, plus staff members, for a total of around 200 people served. 

 
 
Campers and their families, as well as staff members, grabbed their food and plopped down on the grass to eat, or just stood around talking with food in hand. Lion Dick Risley is on the far right.

 
Lion Dave Risley enjoys a hot dog.
 
 
Once past the food tables, everyone could put everything from ketchup and mustard, to relish and onions on their hot dogs. The camp provided water and Crystal Light as refreshments.

 
 
Lion Pauline stands on a bridge over White River. Her hubby, Lion Karl, was also at Camp Leo all day, but not pictured.

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