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Lions set sight fundraiser for March 29

POSTED: March 26, 2008 5:00 a.m.
Emily Peterson / Coastal Courier/

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas signs a proclamation naming March 29 as White Cane Day as Hinesville Lions Club members, in front, Nancy Aspinwall and Teddi Stevens; in back Fleming Stevens, Ed Moody, Jesse Powell, Riley Martin and Lil Shurtleff watch.

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Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and members of the Hinesville Lions Club gathered on March 6 for the signing of a White Cane Day Proclamation to benefit the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, which has been devoted to helping save the sight of Georgians for more than 50 years.
The foundation provides eyeglasses, eye surgeries and hearing aids to the uninsured and working poor in Georgia. White Cane Day is the official fundraiser for the Foundation.
The red-tipped, white cane is used by people who are visually impaired and is the symbol of the foundation's mission to save sight.
Saturday, March 29, was proclaimed White Cane Day in Hinesville. Members of the Hinesville Lions Club will be out accepting donations on this day in front of Wal-Mart and Kroger to assist Georgians in need of hearing and vision care.
Between 790-800 patients have been served at clinics operated by the Lions Club in Savannah, Brunswick and Waycross, and more than 50 patients were screened for vision at a health fair at Liberty Regional Medical Center in November.
For more information about the Lions Club and its foundation, visit
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