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