Our first flag set-up and take-down of 2024 is in the books! Many thanks to the Lions who helped. It takes six Poulsbo Lions to set up the flags along Front Street, Viking Avenue and Highway 305. Then it takes another six to take them down. This is an annual fund-raiser for our club, with each business paying $50 for an entire year of flags being set up and taken down on 11 different holidays.
Did you know: Lion Pat Osler averages 2 vouchers a week for eye exams and eyeglasses. Individuals need to qualify by filling out a form at Fishline Food Bank. The need has increased from last year.
Our Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund has reached $15,300 as of today! Contributions may still be made. They will benefit Fishline, ShareNet Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul, The Coffee Oasis and American Legion Post 245. You can donate below, or by mailing a check to: Poulsbo Lions, PO Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370.
Poulsbo Lion Martina Ferguson-Hazen recently traveled to San Pancho, Mexico, to help give out reading glasses, sunglasses, and glass cases for 3-1/2 days of clinic. Lion volunteers bring totes filled with supplies to give out, needing to speak some Spanish while testing people's eyes and giving them eyeglasses we've collected and refurbished. This time, 780 people showed up for vision help.
These eye exams and glasses are so meaningful in areas such as this. People were happy with a nice selection of sunglasses. People could select cases to keep their eyeglasses and sunglasses in good condition. Sunglasses are needed in such sunny places. A little girl gets the gift of sight. Lion Martina Ferguson-Hazen and fellow volunteers.
Happy New Year! This amazing photo was taken by Mark McKnight and is in our 2024 NK Photo Calendar for January. We still have a few calendars left. If you'd like one, please leave a comment. Each calendar is $10, and includes 13 months of gorgeous photos taken in and around North Kitsap.