The Lions Club will hold its annual Veteran’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 11 at the new Knights of Columbus Hall, 545 Medford Street in Charlestown from 9 a.m. to noon.
Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under five years old. There will be parking on the street and in the Knights of Columbus Hall parking lot.
Rosemary Kverek, a longtime and active member of the Lions Club, says the event has a long and proud tradition in Charlestown.
“This is a great way to celebrate and honor our veterans. The event has grown quite a bit over the years. A lot of teenagers now come with their parents,” said Kverek.
Kverek says while there will be delicious food and a raffle with great prizes during the breakfast, the Eyemobile, sponsored by the Lions Club, will be parked outside to provide free vision screenings.
The Lions Club has been committed to serving the blind and vision impaired for many years. In 1917 when the Lions Club was founded in Chicago, Helen Keller challenged members to become crusaders for the blind.
Last year over 2,000 people received free eye screenings in Charlestown.
In addition to serving the blind, the Lions Club, a community service organization, is also dedicated to helping the underprivileged. The Coats for Kids drive is underway again this year, according to Kverek who also serves as chairperson of the drive. Last year 225 coats were collected and distributed. The Lions Club has over one million members in 200 countries.