“I think it was great!” said Lion Paul Foster, Pancake Day Chairman 2004. “The guys really pitched in and supported it. We had a lot of walk-ins too!”
Local Lions prepared and served the meal, consisting of pancakes, sausage, coffee, soft drinks, or juice for a $3 donation from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Part of the proceeds from this year’s event will be used to purchase an eye testing machine to be used in local schools and health fairs. The machine, which was displayed at Pancake Day, can screen for various eye problems. Total cost of the machine is around $2,500.
Dr. Myron Wilson, local optometrist, should begin training Lions Club members on how to use the machine in the next few weeks, Foster said.
“We can now buy the eye machine,” said Foster. “These proceeds will enable us to donate to Alabama Sight, which is our main objective. And they will enable us to continue working in our community.”
On behalf of Centre Lions Club, Foster also extended his appreciation to all local businesses who contributed to this year’s event