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The Clarkton Lions Club held its Annual Brighter Visions Fundraiser today in Clarkton. According to club member, Mr. Lawrence McDougald, the club sold 700-800 plates reaching outside of Clarkton by delivering plates to businesses in Whiteville, Fayetteville, as well as other towns in Bladen County.

The dedicated members hold two plate sale fundraisers each year. In the fall the club hosts a plate sale to help support scholarships at Bladen Community College and in the spring the fundraising proceeds go towards Brighter Visions.

Clarkton Lions Club President, Emery Worley said, “Our goal is to serve others and especially help the vision impaired. We have made four scholarship donations this year to Bladen Community College, plus we have done a lot of work for the Blind and Visually Impaired.”

Established in 1957, the Clarkton Lions Club has been helping the blind, and others in need for many years. According to Worley new members wanting to make a difference by serving others are always invited to join the club. The club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the fire house in Clarkton.