Bowling in the dark

The Vernon Lions Club held a very successful second annual Bowling in the Dark

The Vernon Lions Club held a very successful second annual Bowling in the Dark fundraiser June 6 at Lincoln Lanes.  Bowlers were tasked with bowling while wearing glasses that mimic an eye disease as well as bowling in darkness.

The evening became very enlightening as well as entertaining.

A big thank you goes out to those bowlers that collected pledges.

The nine bowling teams raised $4,109 of the almost $6,500 total being sent to the Lions Foundation of Canada Canine Vision Dog Guide Program.

This program allows approximately 40 visually impaired people per year to live independent lives with the help of a guide dog as well as providing special need dogs for five other programs.

I have been touched by this program directly over the last eight years and with the passing of much-loved guide dog Tyrell, this year’s fundraiser was his memory.  Tyrell was an honourary member of the Vernon Lions Club and was special to all of us.

This fundraiser could not have happened without the great support of our community and the local business owners who donated cash, gift certificates, raffle items and food for the event.

We appreciate and thank you very much for your loyal support.

Gail Pifer,

Vernon Lions Club