MASSENA - Massena Lions Club has been gearing up the past couple of week, as the date of their next fundraiser looms closer. Traditionally the Massena Lions Club hosts an Election Day breakfast.
The Lions Club will be serving breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Main Street. The kitchen will be bustling with Lions and some friends cooking up some ham, home fries, eggs and toast. There will be Lions who will personally serve patrons the breakfast as well as keep keep those coffee, tea and juice cups filled.
Club members currently have tickets for sale at t$7, but patrons can still purchase tickets at the door for that same price. Takeouts will be available upon request. To boost funds a bit and make the morning more eventful, Massena Lions will hold a 50/50 – tickets will be $1 each, three for $2 or 15 for $5.Drawing will be at the conclusion of breakfast, so bring your address labels with you in you are not planning on staying for conclusion.
As with all Lions fundraisers, profits from the breakfast will go directly into the activities fund, which is used for whatever project or need is being supported locally. Most of last years funds were designated toward an expensive optical procedure for Matthew Wright, who works locally at Home Depot, to help with the eye disease that he has. That surgical procedure has made all fundraising efforts all the more important as it put a drain on the treasurery, but what better gift than the gift of sight.
This years profits come at a time when there are so many in need of help from the local food pantries and holiday giving is right around the corner, so Massena Lions have again designated funds for St. Vincent de Paul, Massena Neighborhood Center, and Salvation Army to help during the holiday season.
And, the Lions look forward to continuing withother projects, such as their annual Christmas party/dance for area ARC family members, complete with a visit from Santa, that they jointly provide with the K of C Auxiliary members.
The Massena Lions Club has been providing freevision screening to Head Start, Pre-K and K in the Massena area for the past several years. They have provided a freescreening at Home Depot during Home Safety Day and will begin Screening Eyes Early at all elementary and Trinity Catholic schools within the next month. This is a service the Lions provide to help with the diagnosis of early childhood eye diseases, as well as continue to provide exams and glasses to anyone who qualifies.
If you have any eye glasses that are not broken, Massena Lions would be happy to collect them for Recycling as well.