Lions Clubs from Cornelius/Lake Norman, Davidson, Huntersville and north Charlotte will bring the Lions’ Vision Van to the North Mecklenburg Senior Center’s Harvest Craft Festival Saturday. Community members can visit the van for free vision screenings from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the River Church, 18731 Catawba Ave.
The Lions also will collect used eyeglasses. The glasses will be sorted by prescription and distributed to people who need them.
Also on Saturday, the Lions will be selling items made by visually impaired people, including jackets, dishcloths and accessory belts, and the proceeds will go towards the operation and maintenance of Camp Dogwood, a camp for the visually impaired located on the western shores of Lake Norman, as well as eye exams, glasses, white canes and guide dogs for those who can’t afford them.
“By making a donation or becoming a member of the North Mecklenburg area Lions Clubs, You are truly helping to make a difference in our community,” Cornelius/Lake Norman Lions Club President Angelo Lorusso said.