Elburn Lions Open House
The Elburn Lions are hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 23rd, 1-4pm, to invite the community to visit the 25-acre park and to learn about the Elburn Lions. Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become her “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” during the association’s 1925 international convention in Cedar Point, Ohio. Helen Keller’s speech in 1925 inspired a group of individuals here in the Elburn area to be charted as a Lions Club in 1929. The Lions are also involved in a variety of other activities to improve their communities and help people in need, such as assisting the hearing impaired, and working with diabetes awareness and education, environmental projects, youth programs and veteran programs.
Information on all the events the Lions host throughout the year will be showcased at the Open House and Lion’s Club Members will be available to answer questions. For the pre-teens and teens of the community, members of the Elburn Leo’s Club will also be available to answer questions. The Elburn Lions Club owns a portable vision screening making, which is a camera capable of basic vision evaluations for people of almost any age – as early as 6 months old. Volunteers will be offering free eye screenings during the Open House and food and beverages will be provided. Through Recycle for Sight, Elburn Lions collect new and gently used eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aids, cell phones and cell phone chargers, a drop box will be available. The Elburn Lion’s Park is located at 500 Filmore St, Elburn. Everyone is invited and additional information can be found at www.elburnlions.com.