During the 1925 Lion’s Club International annual convention Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” Today, Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. SightFirst is Lions’ most ambitious and most successful initiative ever. Thanks to SightFirst, Lions have restored sight to 7.3 million people through cataract surgeries, prevented serious vision loss for 20 million people and improved eye care services for hundreds of millions worldwide. SightFirst has not only been stunningly effective but also startlingly efficient. On average, about every $6 in donations have resulted in a person with vision restored or saved from blindness.
The Blanco Lions have elected as their SightFirst project, to sponsor an exclusive engagement of the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus on Friday, March 7. Many businesses in Blanco have helped the Blanco Lions Club kick off this project by purchasing advance-sale tickets. Tickets are now available to the general public at all three of our banks: Security State Bank, Cattleman’s National Bank and Blanco National Bank as well as our local Lions members. Advance purchase prices are $6.00 for children through age 12 and senior citizens. Adult advance purchase tickets are $8.00. Purchase of advance sale tickets is encouraged for two reasons; not only will you save money, but the Lions will receive a larger share of the proceeds.