They walked, they ran; old, young; they brought babies and dogs. By the time it was all over last Saturday, Sept. 9., the Forest Grove Lions Club's annual Run and Walk for Sight 2017 drew nearly 300 participants. This year, the club tried holding the fundraiser at a different time — a week ahead of Forest Grove's Chalk Art Festival and Corn Roast instead of on the same day.
Although final results are still being tallied, the club's treasurer, Chris Heaton, estimates the 289 runners and walkers brought in a net profit of $9,500.
All proceeds will go to Pacific University, split between three different areas:
Community Service Awards for students; the Amigos program's third-world eye care missions; the Indigent Eye Care Fund and Equipment Replacement Fund.
To learn more about the Forest Grove Lions Club, go to forestgrovelions.org.