WEST ORANGE, NJ — Since 1953, the Lions Club of West Orange has been recognized throughout the township for its service to the blind and visually impaired. As part of the organization’s ongoing fundraising efforts, the Lions Club will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, April 24, in the West Orange High School (WOHS) Tarnoff Cafeteria from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This year, the West Orange Lions Club is encouraging residents and businesses to show their support by attending the dinner and/or purchasing a business card advertisement for the spaghetti dinner placemat.

“A majority of the world’s eye banks, clinics, and eye research centers are established and supported by all Lions Clubs throughout the world,” said Lions Club of West Orange President Roger Schneider. “We are men and women committed to helping provide quality eye care, eye glasses, and optical aids for many people each year. People who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes, striving to help those in need.”

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According to Schneider, Lions Club the world’s largest service club association.

The West Orange chapter’s signature fundraiser has allowed the organization to contribute funds to Camp Marcella and Camp Happiness for the Blind, St. Joseph’s School for the Blind, The Eye Institute of New Jersey, Diamond Spring Lodge, The Occupational Center, Lions Eye Bank (Eversight), National Federation for the Blind, the Electronic Information and Educational Service of NJ, Music Association for Visually Impaired (MAVIS) and Association of Blind Athletes of NJ.

The Lions Club of West Orange has also supported the WOHS Project Graduation and has been actively involved with the West Orange Health Fair (Eyemobile Health Screenings), Downtown West Orange Street Fair, West Orange Community Thanksgiving Luncheon and the Peace Poster contest.  

“To the Lions, ‘WE SERVE’ is not only a motto, but a definition and philosophy,” said Schneider. “On behalf of the Lions Club, I would like to thank you for your past and anticipated support.”

Tickets to attend are $10, and advertisement placements are $50 each.

Business card(s) and checks—made payable to West Orange Lions Club—along with a name, address and telephone number should be mailed by Friday, April 19 to:

Tim King

347 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 200

West Orange, NJ 07052