UNION — An evening of magic for members and their families and a morning walk in downtown Union that’s part of a larger statewide campaign made this past week a busy one for the Union Lions Club.
The club held a “Walk For Sight” along Main Street in downtown Union Saturday to promote public awareness of its activities and those of the South Carolina Lions. The Lions Clubs of Union and South Carolina raise funds to support vision programs including vision screenings, eye banks, and the recycling of eyeglasses.
George Goings, Past District Governor for the Lions Club, said Monday that Saturday’s walk was a success, not only enabling the club to publicize its activities but to also raise some funds to support those activities in the process.
“The walk was real successful, we had a good time doing it,” Goings said. “We had 15 Lions participate and two non-Lions who decided to walk and support our cause. We also had people come up and stop us and say ‘Hey, we want some brooms,’ so we helped them out.”
Lions Club fund raising activities include the sale of brooms.
Saturday’s walk was part of a series of walks by Lions clubs across the state which Goings said will culminate in a walk by all the clubs in Columbia in April.
“What we did Saturday is that each club in the state is asked to have their own walk for sight,” Goings said. “This is all going to culminate April 6 in a Walk For Sight in Columbia at the statehouse. We’re going to participate in that.”
Earlier in the week, the club met Thursday evening at the Lions Building at 134 E. Main St., Union, for an evening of magical entertainment courtesy of Channel 7 host and Union native Jack Roper.
“Jack was Jack if you’ve ever seen him on television you know what I mean,” Goings said. “We all brought our children and he put on his magic show and it was a blast for the kids and the adults too. We had a very good time.”
Goings said Roper also enjoyed the evening.
“Jack is a native of Union,” Goings said. “He enjoyed being back home for the evening.”
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