Wednesday, October 29, 2014

1,005 Hours of Community Service

Chix Corn Soup

During the months of July and August, Manheim Township Lions Club members and their partners in service performed 751 hours of service to the Neffsville Community Fire Company in support of their October 2013 Soup and Food Sale. During this period 259 bushels of corn was husked, cooked and cut yielding 2,730 pounds of frozen corn. 500 pounds of chicken were processed.

During October we prepared an additional 350 pounds of chicken and 100 pounds of beef. 400 gallons of chicken corn soup and 80 gallons of beef vegetable soup were made. 137 pies were baked, 128 pounds of chicken salad was made and 95 dozen eggs were processed. 254 additional hours of service were expended during October in preparation for the sale.

Click on the Following link to view a slideshow of the soup sale preparation by members of the Club.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thanks for Your Support - White Cane Days - October 2014

White Cane 2014 Crop

The familiar white cane with a red band at the bottom is used by blind and visually impaired persons in many countries. As a result of a 1964 congressional resolution, the President of the United States annually issues a proclamation designating Oct. 15th as "National White Cane Safety Day." Lions Clubs help to increase awareness of the use of the white cane and laws governing its use.

To further that effort, on October 17 and 18 the Manheim Township Lions solicited contributions to be used exclusively for the support of sight-related projects including the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank, Leader Dog, Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp and Vision Corp, formerly the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Thanks to the community for their generous support, in excess of $2,400 was collected. Thanks to the following site sponsors for their support – A.C. Moore, Savemart, and Stauffers of Kissel Hill, Oregon Pike. Also thanks go out to Lion Kathy Weierbach for her mail solicitation campaign.