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Lioness Club conducts student vision screening

November 29, 2006

Hundreds of children in Washington County Public Schools have had their vision improved through the Hagerstown Lioness Club's annual vision screening, a service the club has performed since 1993.

From Sept. 5 to Oct. 30, the Lionesses screened 7,231 students in 34 public schools. Students in kindergarten through grade 3 are tested for visual acuity, muscle balance and excessive farsightedness. Fifth-graders and eighth-graders are also tested for color blindness.

Of those tested, 821 students were referred to the Washington County Health Department for further testing.

Coordination of this service project was through the efforts of co-chairs May Crabb, Doris Fisher, Sara Jane Hoyle and Betty Morgan.

The following volunteers assisted with student vision screening, fashioned fish-shaped eye occluders, scheduled schools and volunteers, gave clerical assistance, provided photography and public relations assistance, and performed other related tasks.

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Hagerstown Lioness Club: Joan Bachtell, Judy Bauroth, Lucille Beard, Hazel Chilcote, Sherry Cooper, Karen Flohr, Helene Frazier, Pat Gebhart, Audrey Gehr, Jean Hardy, Leslie Hobbs, Anna Mae Hubbell, Audrey Kagle, Janice Keefer, Jo Ann Keller, Pat Kelley, Linda Kesling, Joann King, Marilyn Lazzio, Sylvia Mann, Doris McConnell, Clara McDaniel, Diona Minnich, Hon Moore, Janet Musser, Thelma Myers, Kathy Navin, Sue Nelson, Linda Perry, Sukey Rankin, Jo Rethemeyer, Eloise Shaffer, Elaine Shank, Donnagean Talbert, Linda Tantillo, Paula Trumble, Linda Vestal, Dotty Wallace, Marian Wiebel, Rose Wood and Sue Ann Wynn.

Hancock Lioness Club: Jane Falkler, Betty Bradley, Izora Miller and Mary Stains-Ecker.

Hagerstown Lions Club: Gordon Crabb, Dave Fisher and Tom Perry. From Longmeadow Lions Club: Carol Alphin, Reed Hardy, Nick Shillinger and Sam Tubaugh.

Sharpsburg Lions Club: Roger and Aldeth Moore, Phyllis Stowell and Donna Delauney.

West Hagerstown Lions Club: Jim and Helen Gossard;

Williamsport Lions Club: Joe Ecker.

Others assisting were Girls Inc. of Washington County, Ruben Hoyle, Keefer Martin, Kaye Shank, Dot Truax, Bob and Virginia Walton, Blaine Weaver of Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown, and Marian Paul, a prospective member.

Upcoming December Lioness service projects include gift wrapping for the American Red Cross, staffing the kettle for The Salvation Army at Valley Mall and collecting nonperishable food items for the St. Mark's Lutheran Church food bank in Hagerstown.

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