10/2/2017 1:05:00 PM Morning Lions "White Cane Day" is Saturday
Mayor Jimmie-John King, seated in center, signed a proclamation last week declaring Saturday, Oct. 7 White Cane Day in the city of Stewartville. On that day, members of the Stewartville Morning Lions Club will collect donations to help restore the gift of sight to individuals with vision problems. Morning Lions Club members who will assist with the project include, front row, from left, Sharon Bernard, Kay Tvedt, event chair; Sharon McAtee and Dave Hoot. Back row, from left, Gene Bernard, Karen Freiheit, Carol Cole, Lucien Cole and Del Jahns. The mayor’s proclamation also declares that Lions Clubs International, with more than 1,300,000 members in the free world, has been dedicated to serving sight for more than 60 years.
Kay Tvedt is very passionate about helping the visually impaired. That's why she's the chair of the Stewartville Morning Lions Club's White Cane Day initiative. Around the world, the members of Lions Clubs International have worked for many years to restore the gift of sight to millions of people. Locally, the Morning Lions will join the effort by hosting White Cane Day this Saturday, Oct. 7. Club members, working in shifts, will seek donations at the two Kwik Trips, both Casey's stores and Fareway from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Oct. 3 Stewartville STAR.