Palmyra-Macedon Lions Club recently installed its officers and chairpersons for 2017-18.
The club’s activities include eyesight screenings for children, raising funds for area food pantries, donations and assistance to Green Angels, Lions International and donation drives for eyeglasses and hearing aids.
Palmyra-Macedon Lions Club is celebrating almost 60 years of service to the Macedon and Palmyra communities through food baskets and delivery; Camp Badger, a weeklong camp for those with sight impairment and a new program for veterans; assistance to Historic Palmyra; road cleanup on state Route 31 four times per year; and the Red Kettle Campaign in December at Walmart in Macedon.
The club annually organizes the Easter egg hunt in Village Park and Halloween costume parade at Palmyra-Macedon Primary School. It collects old and used eyeglasses at multiple sites monthly, which are sent to be reused in countries that need them.
The club takes care of the flags at Port or Palmyra’s Vietnam Memorial. Members also help fund training for guiding eye dogs.
Pal-Mac Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month from September to June at Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra, followed by an annual picnic with awards.
Lions International is celebrating its 100 years of service and is the largest service organization in the world. President Kathi Woodlock has many ideas, and programs for the upcoming year.
Historic Palmyra, 132 Market St., is adding a Pal-Mac Lions Room along with a room to celebrate Palmyra-Macedon Rotary Club with new items from Pat VerPlank to supply both rooms.