Jim & Phyllis Wilkins
Every May, Lions join together to celebrate Recycle for Sight Month. Through support for the Recycle for Sight program, people around the world are seeing clearly. Here in Fairfield Bay, our Lions Club program is coordinated by Nancy Johnson, who travels to North Little Rock three to four times a year to donate hundreds of pairs of glasses that have been collected locally. From the Lens Crafters location in McCain Mall, the glasses are redistributed to those in need here in the United States and around the world. Several drop off points are available for eyeglass recycling in the local area including the Fairfield Bay Post Office, Senior Citizens Center, Regions Bank, Eagle Bank, Simmons First Bank, Dr. Stones office in Greers Ferry and of course, the Fairfield Bay Lions Club. Contributions accepted include eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and reading glasses. So if you have any unneeded glasses, please drop them off at one of our collection points and help us celebrate May as the Lions Recycle for Sight Month.
Due to the severe local storms on April 10 County Judge Roger Hooper was unable to be the Lions Club guest speaker on April 11 but will join us for our meeting on May 23. Our next regular meeting will be Thursday, May 9, when our guest speaker will be Fairfield Bay Mayor and Community Club Director Paul Wellenberger. Thursday meetings begin with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. (reservations by contacting Lion Mary Meadows @ 884-6388) and guest speaker and regular meeting at 6 p.m. Visiting Lions and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
BINGO is held each Monday evening at the Lions Den on Dave Creek Parkway with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the first game called at 7 p.m. The Mark McCord show is held at the Lions Den each Tuesday from 7 – 9 p.m. and tickets are available at the door.