Lions Club members

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FROM LEFT: Kenny Gilmore, Bill Hedrick, Mike Pudden, Luke Schmidt, Carol Goldwater, Danice Sweet, Bonnie Gilmore and Tim Hays.

The Arkansas City Lions Club, Early Bird Lions Club and Arkansas City Lioness Club recently made donations to local art teacher Danice Sweet.

Early last December, Sweet was diagnosed with macular edema due to diabetic retinopathy.

She has been attempting to raise $3,200 to continue treatment of her condition. Each of the local Lions Clubs donated $300.

The Lions Clubs assist where they can with eyesight issues in the community. Any prescription glasses that are not being used anymore can be donated in the yellow Lions Club box located next to the post office drop box on Washington Avenue. The Lions Clubs collect about 1,000 pairs a year in Arkansas City.