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Lions Club helps out, plans to raise funds


A club screening unit will help with health fairs

The Sandy Lions Club is in for a busy week at the end of May. The club helping with health fairs at the Sandy Senior Center and the Compassion Sandy Clinic, and is deep in planning its golf tournament fundraiser.

The Lions mobile health-screening unit will be set up from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Sandy Senior Center, 38348 Pioneer Blvd., in honor of National Senior Health Day. Free tests will include sight, hearing, blood pressure and glucose levels. Participants should fast for four hours in advance.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, the Lions Club will offer sight and hearing testing at the Compassion Sandy Clinic at the Pioneer Building, 17100 Bluff Road.

Further into the summer, on Saturday, Aug. 2, the club will hold a golf tournament at Eagle Creek Golf Course, 25805 S.E. Dowty Road in Eagle Creek. The event will help finance the Lions Club’s community activities including grade school health screenings, the peace poster contest, eyeglass, hearing aid and cell phone recycling, eyeglasses and hearing aids for low-income people, as well as club involvement in the Sandy Oktoberfest, Sandy Mountain Festival and the Oral Hull Foundation barbecue.

The club is recruiting more sponsors and teams for the golf tournament benefit as well as volunteers to assist with community service events.

For more information, call the Sandy Lions Club at 503-668-0328. The Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Sandy Family Restaurant Banquet Room, 39024 Proctor Blvd. Visitors are welcome.