Members of the Grand Island Lions Club will conduct their annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25. This is a major fundraiser for Lions Clubs around the world. Monies collected are used to support programs and services for people who are blind or visually impaired as well as for sight conservation.
The GI Lions Club helps with a number of sight programs in the community, including supporting the Grand Island Memorial Library large print book section, screening preschool children for eye disease, vision correction for people in need, and support of the Ira Ross Eye Institute.
White Cane Chairman Henry Lobl along with Annette Boies-Lobl are pictured with the White Collection Canes made by Lions member Earl DeGlopper. Look for Lions collecting donations in front of Tops Market, at local bank entrances and on local streets on the above dates.