Local Lions promote community service
Members currently planning annual Christmas tree lot fundraiser
PETERSBURG — The Petersburg Lions Club has been busy recently with community activities and club meetings. The local club is part of the world’s largest service organization, Lion Clubs International and promotes the organizations’ goals of community service and serving local residents with vision impairments.
In early September, club members provided vision screenings to students at St. Joseph School in Petersburg. Over 100 students were screened to detect any possible vision impairments which could lead to problems with reading and learning.
At the first club meeting of the year, Marco Callender, executive director of the Petersburg YMCA, gave a presentation on the updates and improvements being done to the local YMCA, from programs offered to building renovations.
In early October, Jane Clayborne, director of Community Relations for the James House, spoke to the club about the services provided to victims of domestic violence in the local community.
Club members are currently planning their largest fund-raising event of the year, the annual Christmas Tree Lot. The tree lot will be located in the parking lot of the new Roses store on South Crater Road. This has been an annual project for over 25 years, and the funds raised stay here in Central Virginia to support programs that assist residents with vision impairments.
The Petersburg Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Roma’s Italian Restaurant on County Drive. For updates on activities or membership questions, follow and contact club members through Facebook at PETERSBURG LIONS CLUB.
The Petersburg Lions Club provided vision screenings in September to students at St. Joseph School in Petersburg. More than 100 students were screened to detect any possible vision impairments which could lead to problems with reading and learning.
Marco Callender, executive diirector of the Petersburg YMCA, spoke to the Petersburg Lions Club during the club’s September meeting. His presentation focused on the updates and improvements being done to the local YMCA, from programs offered to building renovations.