On Sunday, June 5, the Trustees and Advisors of New Jersey Camp for Blind Children, INC - "Camp Marcella, Inc." will be hosting their 2nd Annual Pig Roast and BBQ!  This year we will also be includign a Recognition Celebration - honoring John Allen, PDG and also the  members of the Lincoln Park Lions Club!

Previous attendees will attest that this is not 'just your average backyard barbecue' but an epicurean experience enjoyed annually by our guests!  Our menu includes: Roast Pig- what would a Pig Roast be without one? - acocmpanied by hot dogs and hamburgers - the staples of everyone's BBQ!  In addition, the menu includes a variety of sides - including a "design your own salad bar" and a number of other favorites.  All of this is followed by our "scruptious dessert table" - featuring a variety of "sweets" to please everyone!

Gates open at 11:00 with food served from 12 noon to 3pm. This years' event will be enhanced, once again, by a DJ - providing a variety of music for your listening pleasure! We are also planning activities for both children and adult attendees - including fishing in our own Mitten Lake!! -rods available or bring your own!

Tickets are: $30.00 per person for adults, $10.00 for children ages 6-12, no charge for children under the age of 6! All tickets must be purchased in advance - either by completing and returning the enclosed Ticket Reservation Form with payment or obtaining them from one one of our Trustees or Advisors.

This annual event is one of our primary fundraising activities and this year will also include an AdJournal! You can assist in our fundraising endeavor by: purchasing a ticket, an ad in our journal or by making a Donation.

This is a link to download the flyer and registration form.


Protecting Preschool Children’s Eyesight

That’s Marty Bookman, of the Wayne Lions Club, screening the eyesight of our member, Jay Reynolds, at our last luncheon meeting. He is using a new Spot Vision Screener (Welch Allyn), which the Lions recently acquired through an eight thousand dollar grant from the Chilton Medical Center. The grant will allow both the Wayne and West Milford Lions Clubs to serve their communities by screening children for potential eye problems.

Wayne Lions currently screen between 400-500 children annually, and refer an average of 12 percent of those screened for further evaluation. Parents are notified, and encouraged to have their children seen by their choice of eye doctor or practitioner.

Some of the benefits of the new screener are that both eyes can be tested at once and it produces immediate results for farsightedness, nearsightedness, blurred vision, unequal refractive power, eye alignment measurement and unequal pupil size.

Wayne Lions plan to expand their program in Wayne through an outreach initiative including health fairs, community events, private schools, and businesses in our area.

They are also passing out colorful books called “I See the World” for kids.  Here, Marty shows what the book looks like:

What, your eye sight isn’t good enough to see the book in Marty’s hand?  OK, here is a close up:

Wayne Lions are looking for volunteers to help with the testing, and I noticed one of our members, Naomi Levine, immediately showed interest in helping.

Marty was introduced by Barbara Schroeder. Columbia Bank has made contributions to this program over the years, and will probably set up a Saturday screening day, where children can come to the bank and have their eyes screened.

If you have questions or would like to help, you can contact Marty, at 914-714-9439, or email at






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