Thursday, 29 January 2015
On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Franklin Lion’s Club celebrated its 75th anniversary, not with an extravagant dinner and boring speeches, but by doing the same things it has been doing for the last 75 years ? serving the Macon County area. True to the motto of Lions Club International, “We Serve,” the local Lions Club members were simply continuing to give back to the local community by offering free vision screenings that day.
The Lions Club is perhaps best known for its participation in providing free vision screenings and its collection of old eyeglasses and redistribution to people who need, but can’t afford glasses. The Franklin Lions Club provides screenings for all school age children, grades 1-8, totally without charge to the families or schools.