Lions Club Appreciates Support

Published 6:03 pm Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Editor, The Herald:

The Farmville Lion Club would like to thank the community for supporting our Lions Recycle for Sight used eyeglasses collection program. Throughout last year, we collected over 1,400 pairs of unwanted eyeglasses and sunglasses from the Farmville community and surrounding areas.

The donated eyeglasses were delivered to Virginia Lions Eyeglass Recycling Inc. headquartered at Roanoke, Virginia where they will be cleaned, sorted by prescription, and prepared for distribution. The distribution to needy people in developing countries is performed by Lions and many different organizations hosting optical missions.

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The Farmville Lions Club would also like to express our appreciation to the following businesses for contributing to the project's success by serving as convenient eyeglass collection centers.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville Vision Center, Dr. S. Martin's Office, Dr. C. Wilson's Office, Wal0Mart Vision Center, Lib's Place (Rice), Benchmark Community Bank, Social Security Administration, Benjamin H. Johnson (CPA), Centra Southside Community Hospital, Longwood Center for Communications Literacy and Learning, Shorter Funeral Home, Dr. D. Kingsley's Office, Dr. J. McClellan's Office, Southside Optical Center, Jill Dickerson's Office, Honeycutt and McGuire (CPA), Farmville United Methodist Church, Southside Virginia Family YMCA, Prince Edward/ Farmville Public Library, Ray A. Moore Jr. Rehabilitation Center, and BB&T Bank.

People who did not get the chance to donate their used glasses, but would still like to, or those interested in learning more about other Farmville Lions Club activities, can visit The Farmville Lions Club Website: to find a drop-off location or learn more about the Lions. Thanks again for sharing our vision of helping others to see.

The Farmville Lions Club