Lions Club raises money for Eye Care with a dress down day

Darian Graivshark
Noelle Graham, Sorrento Primary teacher and Lions Club member, stands next to students who supported the Dress Down Day.

Where there's a need, there's a lion.

Gonzales Lions Club is a local group of service-minded men and women who volunteer to support the community every day. They help provide eye glasses for those who qualify, and have recently began working on supplying hearing aids.

Central Primary School participated in a Dress Down Day on October 9 to help raise money for the community based on need. Organizations they donate to range from the Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts, or public high schools to name a few. The cost was one-dollar for students to wear clothes other than their uniform. They were able to raise $500 dollars from both students and staff.

Noelle Graham, the Special Education Lead Teacher and new member of the Lions Club, said, "It's so great to be a part of an organization that gives back so much. It's especially nice when we help give back to the students, too. As a teacher, I really enjoy being able to see that."

The Gonzales Lions Club chapter was established in 1943, making it one of the oldest established organizations in the state. Typically, the Gonzales chapter is able to provide approximately 150 pairs of eye glasses annually to the people in Ascension.

If you are interested in serving the community, Gonzales Lions Club is always looking to recruit new members.

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