Lions Club Applauds Support

Published 4:51 pm Thursday, October 27, 2011

Editor, The Herald:

The Farmville Lions Club would like to thank the community for supporting our Lions Recycle for Sight used eyeglasses collection program. Throughout last year, we collected over 1,700 pairs of unwanted eyeglasses and sunglasses from the Farmville community and surrounding areas.

The donated eyeglasses are delivered to Virginia Lions Eyeglass Recycling Inc. headquartered at Roanoke, Virginia where they are 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.

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, Dr. D. Kingsley's Office, Dr. C. Wilson's Office, Jill Dickerson's Office, Lib's Place (Rice), Centra Southside Community Hospital, Ray A. Moore Jr. Rehabitation Center, Longwood Center for Communications – Literacy & Learning, Farmville and Prince Edward Community Library, Shorter Funeral Home, Dr. S. Martin's office, Southside Optical Center, BB&T Bank, Main Street Lanes, Farmville Vision Center, Dr. J. McClellan's Office, Wal-Mart Vision Center, Benchmark Community Bank, Social Security Administration, Farmville United Methodist Church, Southside Virginia YMCA.

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