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Last Updated: October 3,2012
Once again, the Westmont Lions Club is proud to support the Lions of Illinois Foundation Candy Day. To make a donation on October 12 - 13, 2012 just look for a Lion at any major intersection or local place of shopping in any town you live in.
Candy Day began in 1952 as the result of Past district Governor Marvin Tench who wanted to change the attitude toward blind people. In that time the blind were often objects of ridicule, portrayed as "pencil sellers" and with low regard. Lion Tench and friends wanted the public to recognize them with all the rights to dignity, education, and meaningful employment enjoyed by their fellow Americans.
As a result of Lion Tench's work the Lions of Illinois adopted a resolution to hold a statewide drive to raise funds for services and awareness of the plight of the blind. Prior to 1952 the Lions were dedicated to helping the visually impaired,...(Read More Here)