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April 10, 2013 - Lions' White Cane Week

Members of the Clarkston Area Lions Club take to Clarkston area streets and stores, April 26-May 4, during White Cane Week.

Donations support sight and hearing projects including Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan Eye Bank and Transplant Center in Ann Arbor, Lions Bear Lake Camp for Physically Challenged Youth in Lapeer, Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Beaumont Silent Children Fund, and the District 11A2 Lions Hearing Program for Oakland and Macomb Counties.

Money raised during White Cane Week is also used to buy eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need and vision screening of pre-school children.

Previously, the club used donations to buy an automated vision assessment tool used at monthly vision screenings at the Independence Library, said club President Mike Mercier.

The club also provides reading facilities and materials for the sight impaired at the library, and support local organizations including Clarkston Lighthouse, O.A.T.S., Christmas in Action, and SCAMP.

Check www.clarkstonlions.org.

Rite Aid plans carnival

A Children's Spring Carnival to benefit Children's Miracle Network will feature the Gratitude Steel Drum Band, face painting, fire trucks, glitter tattoos, and much more on April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at Rite Aid on Ortonville Road. Cotton candy, hot dogs, popcorn, and pizza will be served.

Businesses and vendors can rent space for $20 to set up a display with a fun activity and sell their products or crafts. Along with tax-deductible donations, Rite Aid is seeking apple baskets, beanbags, fish bowls, squirt guns, ping-pong balls, and other items for the carnival activities. Call 248-625-5271 for more information.

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