Sweetest Day

October 15, 2010 by USA Post 

Sweetest Day, Friday morning in downtown Willoughby, a driver in a white SUV saw the sign that says “Roses, $ 15″ and shouted to the people Wearing Purple Willoughby varsity Lions, “Why pink?”

“Sweetest Day tomorrow,” one of the Lions responded.

“Aw sht*,” said the man, realizing he had forgotten.

“Pull around and get a dozen,” Leo suggested.

“How late you are here?”

“Up to 18 hours,” replied the Lion.

“I’ll be back,” he said as the light turns green and he hunts.
Sweetest Day rose sale is a major fundraiser of the local club of the year, Willougbhy Lion Bruce Hutton said.

Much of the money they and other groups to go to Lions help people with visual impairments.

They set the dogs, to help sponsor an eye clinic of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and give money to FIRSTSIGHT, the mission of Lions Clubs International to build systems of eye care in underserved communities.

“Many people we are helping young students, students from elementary age. Many of them need help with their eyes more, “said Hutton.

One of their guide dogs in training, Victor, joined the Lions on Friday. He played in the bed of the truck that held their supply of flowers.

Though the Lions began in Chicago and spread to Asia, Europe and Africa, their mission to help the visually impaired began in Ohio.

In 1925, Cedar Point, Helen Keller urged a group of Lions to be “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.”

The Lions will continue to sell roses on Saturday in the center of Willoughby by Wes Point Park while supplies last.

Hutton added that the Lions Willoughby also sell carnations on Mother’s Day.

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