On August 21st the Valley East Lions Club (VELC) created a “Back to school program” for children in need, from kindergarten to college.
VELC purchased and handed out school supplies consisting of a backpack, lunch bags, crayons, pencils, etc., and included a listing of healthy snacks and suggested healthy lunches.
Three hairdressers were on site for free haircuts, providing 18 students a fresh look for the start of school. All of this was held at the Valley East Lions den.
Overall 25 children/teens attended along with a parent. The families served were most appreciative and VELC is hoping on supplying 50 students next year.
Valley East Lions Club Chairperson for this event was Lion Sylvia Legrove-Emmell and co-chair was Lion Jeanne Lachance. An additional 8 Lions were on present for the day to assist.