Twice a each year, for fifteen years, customers at the Pennington Quality Market have been greeted by Hopewell Valley Lions, clad in their yellow vests, asking for donations in the words of Helen Keller, “Help the Lions in their crusade against blindness.”
This year’s generous response of $1,100 will be donated to Eversight, an organization that collects corneas for transplantation. The Hopewell Valley Lions thank the Pennington Quality Market customers for their contributions and the owners of PQM for the use of their facility.
In addition to a focus on sight, the local Lions are also involved in many aspects of the Hopewell Valley Community, and support a number of activities, such as scouting, sports, a scholarship for a deserving high school student, senior programs, used eye glass collection, and loaning light hospital equipment.
The Hopewell Valley Lions invite those who might wish to become members of the world’s largest public service organization to attend a meeting to become familiar with the group, their mission, and work. Lions business meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 8:30pm at the Mercer County Branch Library next to the high school.
If interested, please contact either Lion Tracey Nixon-Rogers 730-1020 or Lion Larry Mansier 737-0863.