Second annual Walk for Sight raises money for Lions vision program

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Banner created by Molokai High School art department under the direction of Perry Buchalter with graphics by Leo Mala Tancayo.

Banner created by Molokai High School art department under the direction of Perry Buchalter with graphics by Leo Mala Tancayo.

Molokai Lions Club News Release

Two major events have occupied the Molokai Lions Club for the past several months: one has passed and the other is fast approaching! First, the Lions held the second annual Walk for Sight on Molokai Sept. 28 and the second event is the Halloween Costume Contest coming up on Oct. 31.

Walk for Sight on Molokai successfully netted the Lions Club nearly $2,500 to help keep its vision program on target. This program brings a team of doctors from Maui Optics to Molokai to help screen preschool and elementary students. It also helps the retina Vision Van project and assists the community with financial aid in vision.

All money donated during the walk stays on Molokai. The Lions Club thanks its corporate sponsor Monsanto, and specifically Dawn Bicoy, for securing this donation. Kaunakakai Elementary School, with the help of Principal Janice Espiritu, gave a donation through collection jars in the various classrooms! Way to go Kaunakakai School!

The Lions Club would like to thank the following people: Teri Waros of Kalele Bookstore for allowing the Molokai Lions Club to use the store front as its event headquarters; Lee Mott for his continuing support with making banners; the Molokai Leo Club under the direction of Julia DeGeorge and Malia Lee; the Molokai Dispatch and The Molokai News for their continued support in helping the Lions roar; the many Lions and their companions; and most importantly, the support of more than 60 community residents who donated money and participated in the walk. To you all, the Lions Club says “mahalo” for the support and understanding of the mission of the Molokai Lions Club to serve the community of Molokai. Lion Bob Dreyer chaired this event and is available to accept further donations. Call 552-0342 for information.

Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween is right around the corner! The Molokai Lions Club is “thrilled” to be back at the helm in sponsoring its annual Halloween Costume Contest. Lion PJ Berfield chairs the event and calls on the many Lions, Leos and non-Lion volunteers to help make this year’s event a “howling success!”

Registration starts at 4 p.m. sharp on the Molokai Public Library lawn on Thursday, Oct. 31. Registration ends promptly at 4:45 p.m. Winners will be announced by MC Lion Mike Jennings at 5 p.m. All contestants will receive a bag of treats. All ages are welcome and the costume contest has three categories: most original, scariest and cutest.

Molokai community … let your imagination run wild! You can reach Lion PJ at 567-6713 for further information.

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