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The annual Lions Club Pancake Jamboree is scheduled for March 5 at the Opelika Middle School Cafeteria on Denson Drive. Tickets are $5 each, and breakfast will be served from 6-11 a.m.
The annual event allows the Lions Club to raise the funding needed to support various sight preservation projects that provide aid for people with visual disabilities. All net proceeds, as well as proceeds and funds from other projects, are used to support the cause.
With the funds raised at Jamboree, Opelika Lions support Alabama Lions Sight, which uses funds to provide optical services, including surgery, to people who could not otherwise receive the care they need.
Several local residents have benefited from the available services, receiving cataract surgery through Alabama Lions Sight.
New this year, the Lions Sight bus will be available through the duration of the event, offering free vision screenings to all in attendance. Donation boxes will be available on-site at the Jamboree for the collection of eyeglasses. Attendees are encouraged to bring any old pairs of eyeglasses to donate.
Funds gained from the Pancake Jamboree are also used to pay for local eye exams and glasses for people who meet certain criteria as set forth by the Department of Human Resources; to support organizations that provide guide dogs to the blind; as a donation to Camp Seale Harris, a camp for children with diabetes and their parents; and to support Miracle Field, a specially-designed field in Opelika that gives children who have physical and mental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball.
The Opelika Lions Club encourages community members to come out the morning of March 5 and help make this year’s Pancake Jamboree a success.