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Sunday, September 8, 2013 a ‘Community Day’ will be held at the High Ridge VFW Memorial Post # 6516 2220B Old Gravois Rd., High Ridge 63049. VFW Post and its ladies’ and men’s auxiliaries, in partnership with the Meramec Heights Lions Club of Arnold, will be the hosts of the day.
Free Eye Screenings for Glaucoma (adults) and amblyopia or ‘lazy eye’ (children 6 mos. to 6yrs) will be held 12:00-3:00 p.m. by Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation (MLERF). A Flag Retirement Ceremony will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Throughout the day there will be games for the children, snow cones, hot dogs and, information on these service organizations.
Meramec Heights Lions Club has been a part of the community for over 25 years helping support Arnold Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry at St. John’s Catholic Church in Meramec Heights; working with Meramec Heights Elementary School providing additional school supplies, hosting yearly Breakfast with Santa and Easter Egg Hunt; hosting monthly Bingos for residents at the South County Nursing Home and for Christmas presents for residents and Trimming the Tree, and of course providing eye exams and glasses for those less fortunate.
Lions are strictly a service organization and all funds are raised by members’ projects – BBQ’s, Trivia Night, yard sales, snow cone & popcorn sales, an annual golf tournament, dinners with Texas Hold ‘em and, an occasional raffle. New this year is our Breakfast at Arnold’s Farmers’ Market. Fun and fulfillment comes with the comaraderie and joy of our events which in turn help so many.
High Ridge VFW Memorial Post # 6516 and its’ Auxiliaries has helped veterans and the community for many years. Monthly lunches for Spinal Ward patients at Jefferson Barracks Hospital, Christmas baskets for area families in need, scholarship funds through Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen essay contests for area students, knowledgeable help for returning military men and women, facilitating monthly visit, with lunch, to Henges’ Shooting Range for paralyzed veterans, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas (Santa, too) dinners and, a New Years Day breakfast make for an active schedule.
Many fund raisers take place throughout the year – an annual Golf Tournament, monthly dinners, raffles, trivia, dances and even an occasional USO Show – something for everyone.
Please stop by on September 8th, enjoy the day, and learn more about our organizations.
Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much. Join us.