White Cane Safety day

  • Members of the Athol Lions Club observed National White Cane Safety Day recently. The holiday was established 55 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson who signed the White Cane Safety Day proclamation on Oct. 6, 1964. The national “white stick” movement aims to educate the “seeing” public on the laws related to the use of white canes, and to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. World-wide, Lions Clubs are the champions of the blind, and raise millions of dollars annually to help fight blindness. Lions, left to right, front — Lurene Hall, Charles Pierson III, Luanne Pierson and the club mascot Sir Roars A Lot. Rear — Mitchell Grosky, Karen Perkins, Harry Haldt III, John Baldasaro, Derrick Emond, Marilyn Holway, Joseph Allen, and Charles Pierson Jr. Also participating were Tim DeVault and Deborrah Porter.

Published: 11/17/2019 9:31:10 PM


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