With about 35 members strong, the Midway Lions Club is seeking new members to join the community outreach and service organization.
President Fran Daly said the club, comprised mostly of retired professionals, has grown from its focus on vision-related work to help the community wherever a need is found.
Club members recently donated enough money to purchase 31 $20 Giant Foods gift cards for Indian River Inlet Coast Guard members during the federal shutdown.
Well-known for its eyeglass collection boxes throughout the area, the club has also run the Snow Bowl since 2002, working with Milford Bowling Lanes to provide a day of fun and food for Sussex Consortium students and staff.
Fundraisers benefiting organizations such as Leader Dogs for the Blind, Center for the Inland Bays, MERR, Boy Scouts, Meals on Wheels, Little League and the Nanticoke Indian Association include the annual wheelbarrow of cheer, car and rocking horse raffles.
The club offers college scholarships for Cape High, Sussex Tech and Sussex Academy students, and donates money through Lions International toward measles eradication in third-world countries. Midway Lions also provide eye screening for preschoolers and referrals to physicians when needed.
The Midway Lions Club meets at noon on the first and third Monday of every month, except July and August, at the Greene Turtle in the Villages of Five Points. Call Daly at 302-645-2962 for more information.