Local club hears about Lions Sight

From left, Lions Cody Davis, Kevin Garrett, Barry Elliot

Atmore Lions Club President Renee Hardy called the October 4 meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and said the blessing. 
Barry Elliot and Cody Davis from Alabama Lions Sight were introduced as guests. 
Following a delicious meal of Chicken Parmigiana, Lion Hardy showed the members the cutting board the club received for Best Drink at Taste of the South this year. 
Sign-up sheets were passed around for the food drive for Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry on Saturday, October 21 from 8 until noon at Walmart, and for the mop and broom sale at Williams Station Day on October 28.
Lion Bub Gideons shared with the group that Alabama has been chosen as the site for the USA-Canadian Lions Forum in 2027. The event will be held in Huntsville. He also shared with members the opportunity to purchase a brick at Ivy Green, the home of Helen Keller, money which will go towards renovation of the house and grounds.
Lion Kevin Garrett introduced Lions Barry Elliott and Cody Davis. Elliott, the Executive Director for Alabama Lions Sight in Birmingham, spoke about sight programs in Alabama, including the Oct. 28 traveling vision screening truck and the Lions truck which will be at the Satellite Health Department on Nov. 17 for eye exams and glasses fittings. Elliott said that since its founding in 1944, 500,000 indigent people in Alabama have received eye care through Alabama Lions Sight.
Lion Nancy Karrick was recognized upon the release of her new book on the history of Main Street buildings and businesses, Memories of Main Street. Copies will be available for purchase at Atmore News and Philanthropic Seed after the official ceremony on October 17.