C - Lions Club Experiences Growth 194

FRANKLIN — Franklin Area Lions Club has doubled its membership since it was established three years ago.
The club, chartered in June 2010 with 13 members, has grown to 27 members. Together they have helped raise money to provide eyeglasses, cataract surgery and hearing aids to needy area residents.
Club meetings take place on the first and third Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Soda Shoppe restaurant, 501 Central St., Franklin.
In addition to these efforts the club, whose members come from Andover, Hill, Franklin, Tilton, Northfield and Sanbornton, sponsor the Reading with a Lion at the Bessie Rowell Community Center, food drives for the Twin Rivers Food Pantry, participation in the Franklin Boy Scout Liberty Elm project, a Peace Poster
and Patriotic Essay contest in middle schools, the new Leos Club (junior Lions) for high school students, Operation Kidsight for ages one through six to scan for amblyopia, sight and hearing testing in higher grades, hosting blood drives, awarding scholarships for local students, the White Cane Public Education Initiative, a clothing drive for "Warmth in the Millyard," and a bike rodeo in the spring.
Further information is available from Forrest Powers, the club's King Lion, at (603) 768-3617.