Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A grand “Wel­come to the Land of Chero­kee” goes to Mar­iusz Szeib and his fel­low en­er­getic run­ners as they visit in the county be­fore trav­el­ing to Tus­cumbia and the child­hood home of He­len Keller AND run­ning (Yes!!!) on to Chicago to at­tend the cen­ten­nial con­ven­tion of Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional.

The run­ners are mak­ing their jaunt by foot to call at­ten­tion to the plight of the chil­dren of Aleppo — and hope­fully rais­ing funds to help sup­port a hospi­tal for the chil­dren.

Dr. Szeib is a past district gov­er­nor of Lions Clubs in Poland. In the al­most three years that he has been do­ing longdis­tance run­ning, he has made 23 ma­jor runs — in Europe and Ja­pan.

Lions in north­east Alabama will be host­ing a lun­cheon and a break­fast for the run­ners. The run­ners will lay wreaths at two war memo­ri­als in Cen­tre — as a way of show­ing ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the work and sac­ri­fices of Amer­i­can mil­i­tary per­son­nel dur­ing World War II.

A round of ap­plause goes to all donors of eye­glasses and cases to the Lions Club’s eye­glass re­cy­cling pro­gram! THANKS, EV­ERY­ONE! More than 1,500 pairs of good — though used — eye­glasses have been de­liv­ered within the past sev­eral weeks to the Lions Eye­glass Re­cy­cling

by Anne Shu­maker

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