One time each year members of the Woodbury Lions Club solicit contributions from the public to assist the blind and to prevent blindness. This annual drive is designated as White Cane Days. This year the event will be on Friday and Saturday October 10 and 11 according to Lois Larimer, chairperson of the drive.
Funds collected during this drive will assist the club in making it possible for patients to be treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center without cost to that patient. Other programs and projects assisted with White Cane Day funds are to provide recorded books, magazines, text books and any other material to blind and dyslexic person upon request: to provide a guide dog to any qualifying blind person at no cost; to provide low vision assistance and equipment to any person qualifying to provide assistance to students at the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville and to provide hearing aids to qualified persons in the county.
Lions Club members will be manning road blocks in Woodbury Friday and Saturday October 10th and 11th from 10 in the morning until 5 in the evening.
Other members will be soliciting donations from business and professional people. Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation may do so by sending a check payable to Woodbury Lions Charities Inc to Lois Larimer 110 College Street Woodbury or giving it to any Lions Club member.