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Tales from the Lion's Den

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The Willapa Harbor Lions, along with the Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce, just finished a most successful Annual Eater Egg Hunt the day before Easter. Over 200 children had the opportunity to find Easter Eggs with special prizes inside donated by many local Raymond and South Bend Merchants. This event could not happen without the generous contributions from these local businesses. And a BIG thank you goes to the Easter Bunny, Taileen Wilson, who posed for many pictures with the kids. A Great Easter Bunny!

Coming up Saturday is the opening of fishing season and a special fishing derby sponsored by the Willapa Harbor Lions and the Dennis Company. Prizes are awarded for the largest fish. The State Fish & Game Department provided several thousand 8" to 10" fish and the Lions purchased larger fish over 12" to stock Case's Pond for the special event. It is a sight to see the many children all around Case's Pond; hoping to catch the big one. Check with Dennis Company and they will tell what to catch them on.

These two projects listed above are community service projects paid for by the Lions with proceeds from the Rain Derby, Community Birthday Calendars and a food booth at the Pacific County Fair in August. You always know that when you buy something from the Lions or donate to a project, the money goes back into the community for many worthwhile projects.

Coming up on May 1st and 2nd is the Lions Annual White Cane Days. Lions pass out White Canes making people aware of our international project of Sight. In 1924 Helen Keller asked the Lions to be Knights of the Blind and the Lions World Wide and here in Raymond and South Bend make sight our number one service project. White Cane Days support one of the largest eye banks in the world right here in Washington. White Cane proceeds are used for cornea transplants. A Lions health screening unit provides FREE vision check-ups for more than 30,000 people annually, and Patient Care Grants provide funding for sight related medical procedures and special equipment for blind children and adults and support grants to help with vision programs in local communities. Your White Cane donation is used locally and throughout Washington.

Lions will be at Everybody's and Pioneer Grocery on Friday and Saturday the 1st and 2nd of May. If you would like to volunteer for White Cane Days or have an interest in volunteering by becoming a Lions, call Dick Woods, 509-670-6174, Ron Bell, 360-581-1767 or Ron Brummel, 942-5165.

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