Who thought that the end of September would feel more like July, even with the leaves starting to change colors!!!
Anyway, thanks to our President and OKS Coordinator, Mark, September was a very busy month doing vision screening in the Lakes Region. On September 7, Mark and John screened 173 InterLakes Middle School students (with 24 referrals). On September 12, Mark, Don, Peter and Kathy, screened 170 students at Laconia Middle School with 25 referrals. Mark, Peter and Kathy were at Thornton Elementary on September 19 and screened 194 students with 27 referrals. And on the 22nd of September, Mark, Sally, Peter, and Don screened 226 students during picture day at Moultonborough Academy (with 17 referrals). Pretty amazing — that’s 763 area students who had their vision screened in four September days!
And of the helping but fun side, on Saturday September 9 Lions George and Carol Englehart, Bob and Betty Purdy, John Menken and Sandy Meskys donated their afternoon to helping Community Caregivers with their Mini-Golf annual Fundraiser. Dressing up in costume on one hole, using the handle side of the club on another, and putting with the incorrect hand were just some of the challenges and fun they faced.
And, of the very last day of September, four Lions (see below) went to do a fall cleaning of our bunkhouse at Camp Pride. Since it was raining we vacuumed, took down and cleaned the window screens, and took down the curtains. Removing the drain pipes and painting trip will have to wait until the spring. The new metal roof has been done!