Another Easter has come and gone. Some of us had the opportunity to spend the holiday season going to church services and then a grand dinner with friends and family. However, this is hard to do if you are a wounded warrior and living in Alaska when the rest of your family is thousands of miles away. Although JBER provides holiday dinners at the chow hall, it is somewhat problematic for bandaged soldiers and those using crutches or walkers on the ice.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted at the Eagle River Lions Park each year has doubled since 2009. This year's event was no different, bringing happiness to approximately 1,500 youth and their families.
Service to your community is a widely accepted American concept.
Twelve years ago, Pat Mahoney and the Eagle River Lions sponsored a free fishing derby for kids in the local area.
In 1984 during a Lions convention in Las Vegas, I was honored to see Lions Clubs International make their first research donation to the American Diabetes Association. That was also my first week as an employee of the ADA here in Alaska!
“I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” — Albert Schweitzer
Did you know that one in three people will need a blood transfusion in their lifetime?
It is that season again, no not break-up quite yet; rather, it is municipal election season. Among the seats that are up for grabs are positions on the Anchorage School Board (which are all elected “At Large”) and the opportunity to choose who will be the Mayor for the next three years.
The Alaska Center for the Blind is proud to announce a three-year grant to identify Mat-Su residents with uncorrectable vision loss and improve their overall health and well being through vision rehabilitation.