Tallmadge Lions elect officers

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Tallmadge Lions elect officers

The Tallmadge Lions Club has elected officers for 2014-15.

Bill Hixon was elected as the Lions Club president for 2014-15. "I am looking forward to leading the Tallmadge Lion Club as they continue to serve our community," said Hixon.

Chuck Victor will serve as club secretary, Shirley Frazier will be vice-president and Dan Plazo will fill the role of treasurer.

Since the club's chartering in 1938, its members have worked on a variety of projects supporting the local community such as children's vision screening. Often these tests can help detect a myriad of early vision problems in young children, including myopia (nearsighted) hyperopia (farsighted), anisometropia (dissimilar vision), strabismus (abnormal alignment), amblyopia (poor vision in one eye) and astigmatism (defect in the lens of the eye). If vision problems are found, parents are advised to set up an appointment with an eye doctor.

Any school or preschool which would like to invite the Tallmadge Lions Club to provide vision screening are asked to contact Hixon at 330-633-9142. There is no charge, as this is one of the services Lion volunteers perform for the community.

Each year Tallmadge Lions provide in excess of $10,000 to assist those in need in our area and around the world. This includes funds to support the Greater Akron Lions Eyecare Program (GALEP) and the Tallmadge Lions Scholarship given to a graduate of Tallmadge High School who has achieved academic excellence.

The Tallmadge Lions Club has 36 members and meets bi-monthly at Lions Hall, 245 Northeast Ave. Lions are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Tallmadge Lions Club, contact Pam Ream, membership chair, at 330-633-6356.

Gardeners of Greater Akron Club to host annual geranium, plant sale May 9, 10

The Gardeners of Greater Akron Club will host its annual geranium and plant sale set May 9 and 10 in the front of Faith Lutheran Church, 2726 W. Market St., Fairlawn.

The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The sale, which the garden club has sponsored for many years just before Mother's Day, will again feature a large color variety of geraniums. There are 18 plants per flat and the sale price is $22 per flat. Other bedding plants will also be available for sale such as petunias, dwarf marigolds, wax begonias, certain vegetable plants and many large hanging baskets. Parking is in front of the church where club members will be available to answer questions and assist in loading.

The Men's Garden Club of Akron was founded in 1937 and remains one of the oldest garden clubs in America. In March 2010, it changed its name to Gardeners of Greater Akron since many members come from surrounding areas of Akron. Membership is open to men, women and youth and new members are always welcome. The club meets monthly for a dinner and program at St. George Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road, Akron, at 5:30 p.m. Projects include home landscaping for Habitat for Humanity, college scholarships, annual beautification awards for homes and businesses, plant and seed exchanges with members and youth gardening education and contests.

For a membership application, contact Bob Bell at 330-673-3553 or visit the website at www.ohiogardeners.org.

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