Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School Fair

Several members provided vision screening at the Back to School Fair on Saturday. Thanks to Lion Allen for spearheading this screening! 

Lion Becky had the tables set up looking nice with one table dedicated to information about the club--the bulletin board, club brochures, and donation can. 
We tried enticing kids to our table this year by offering a piece of candy if they had their eyes checked!  Hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do!  
Members spend a lot of time providing vision screening and often times the participation is minimal.  It could be because we're put in a bad location--a dark room, an out-of-the way location--but the other part is making the booth pop so people want to come closer to see what we're all about.  
Lion Allen has suggested having the Boy Scouts sell/exchange cotton candy if they get their eyes checked.  That's a great idea!  Another idea is to give a helium balloon in exchange for an eye exam.  What kid doesn't love to carry around a balloon, after all?  We tried candy this time and it seemed as if it attracted kids.  

All in all, it was a good day for screening.  We talked to a lot of people about the benefit of having this screening done.  We screened 60 children and adults and had 5 referrals. 

Thanks to Lions Allen, Mike A., Becky, Bruce, Neil, and Nancy for taking the time to help with vision screening. 

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