NORWAY – The Norway/Paris Lions Club held a “White Cane Days” drive during the 2006 Chamber of Commerce Showcase at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School on Oct. 28. All funds collected will go for various educational avenues in the instruction of the use of white cane laws that state that motorists must yield the right of way to the blind and visually impaired.

In efforts to advocate for the blind and visually impaired, Lions clubs often purchase white canes as well as advocate for “beep” traffic lights and other aids. White Cane Safety Day is celebrated during October, and Lions clubs publicize the needs of the blind and visually impaired.

Those who would like to donate can mail a check made payable to “Maine Lions Sight and Hearing” to Norway/Paris Lions, PO Box 49, South Paris, ME 04281.

The club meets the first and third Monday nights of each month in the basement of the Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Church streets, South Paris. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner provided by the members of the church, with a business meeting or a speaker rounding out the evening.

For more information or to get involved with the Norway/Paris Lions Club, contact President Mark Danico at 744-0023 or Secretary Patty Cornell at 539-4234.

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