“Help the Lions Help the Blind” – New Bern Lions Fund Raiser

>The New Bern Lions are hosting their Fifth Annual Wine Gala & Silent Auction on May 17, 2012 at the Carolina Colours Country Club – 3300 Waterscape Way, New Bern NC 28562, starting at 6:30 pm. The event will be emceed by Major General Tom Braaten, USMC Retired. Delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres are being catered by the Sea Glass Café & Bakery. Cost of this fund raiser is $30 per person. The proceeds from the event are used to support the visually impaired and blind needy of our community with: eye exams; eye glasses; eye surgeries; leader dogs for the blind; white canes; eye research; disaster recovery assistance (Hurricane Irene); diabetes awareness and much more.

The New Bern Lions have been working to provide continued needed community services in Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties since 1945.

Remember by your support you will be helping us to search for new ways to improve and enlarge the lives of the blind and visually impaired. As Helen Keller stated in her address, in 1925 to the Lions International Convention, “Will you not help us hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness, no little deaf child untaught, no blind man or women unaided?”

Deadline for ticket sales is May 14th. Please call Bobbi Fisher at 252-672-0513 for ticket information.

Submitted by: Bobbi Fisher, Co-Chair
About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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