Lions learn about Shriners

June 04, 2007

On May 21, Dick Sanders from the Ali Ghan Shrine Club told members of the West Hagerstown Lions Club about the work of the Shriners Hospitals.

There are 22 Shriners Hospitals throughout the U.S. dedicated to patient care and research, the members were told.

Children up age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burn injuries of all levels, spinal cord injuries, or cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission at no charge, regardless of financial need or relationship to a Shriner.

Call 1-800-237-5055 if you know of a child in need of assistance.

Also at that meeting, the Lions Club gave scholarships to three high school seniors. Scott Stevens of North Hagerstown High and Brittany Shadrach of South Hagerstown High will attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall, and Sativa Voley of North High will go to Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

The West Hagerstown Lions Club will have its 27th Charter Night today. Please dress in Hawaiian style for the luau.


On June 9 and 10, the club will sell hot dogs and steamers at the Roundhouse Museum on Burhans Boulevard during Railroad Heritage Days.

To contact Shriners Hospitals:

If you know of a child who needs assistance from the Shriners Hospitals, call 1-800-237-5055.

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