PARIS, TX (October 10, 2023) – For the first time, the Paris American Legion Post 30 and the Paris Lions Club teamed up to sell food and drinks at the Red River Valley Fair. Both organizations used the event to bring awareness to the community about their groups.
The Lions Club proceeds allow Lions partner with medical professionals and community leaders to screen young children, primary school students, and adults to identify those at risk for vision loss. Lions KidSight: Lions KidSight provides vision screening and referral services to youth starting at the age of 6 months.
The American Legion will use all proceeds to help local Veterans and youth. The Post Service Officer helps vets file VA claims to get the benefits they deserve. They also sponsor local Scouting, Hold an Oratorical contest where students can get scholarships and move up to higher levers to receive more scholarships. They also sponsor young men to attend a statewide program that teaches future leaders about government, civics and patriotism. All delegates are recommended by their Teachers and Counselors and the Post grants scholarships to attend the one-week seminar.