The Oakdale Lions Club is hosting its 67th annual breakfast fundraiser on Sunday April 10, from 7 a.m. to noon. It will be offered at the Gene Bianchi Community Center costing $10 for adults, and free admission for children under 8 years old.
Tickets are available from any Lions Club member or online at www.oakdalelions.org and some will also be available for purchase at the door.
This breakfast is a fundraiser supporting their “recycle for sight” program. They are asking when you show up for the breakfast that you also bring in your old eyeglasses to be turned in and recycled.
Three years ago the local club helped purchase two spot vision testing machines and combined their efforts with Oakdale and Riverbank school systems to evaluate students’ eyesight. In 2021, over 3,000 children had their eyes evaluated.
The Lions Club first was chartered in 1943, recently celebrating 75 years of community aid and service.
In a span of a month, members volunteer over 200 hours helping at Oakdale Community Sharing, the local food bank.
The club also provides wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and other equipment at no cost through their medical equipment outreach program.
They also cook and provide food for events such as the Relay For Life breakfast, National Night Out, and the Spirit of Oakdale Thanksgiving Dinner that gave free meals to over 700 people.