The Windham Lions Club is raising money to help with their programs which include purchasing glasses and hearing aids for kids, eye screenings for all incoming kindergarteners and participating in the “Speak-Out” student presentations. For the fourth year they will hold a craft/vendor fair at the North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail. There will be crocheted items, repurposed kitchen items, bird houses, tote bags, dog treats, Avon, Halloween treats, jewelry, Scentsy, quilts, handmade cards and more, a total of 14 vendors.
In addition to the craft items, the Windham High School Leo Club will have a table of items to raise money for the Madsen family, whose 4-year-old daughter is in treatment for a rare form of leukemia.
“We do eye screenings for incoming kindergarten students, close to 250 of them. We take pictures of their eyes and a doctor looks at it,” said Eileen Frost, the coordinator of the craft fair.
There will also be a raffle for many items and gift certificates from the community and the winners don’t have to be present to win. There will also be a 50/50 raffle for that day.
Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a hamburger and hot dog luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Lions Club has 22 members and is always willing to accept new members. Their future fundraisers and community events are the breakfast with Santa at the Windham Veterans Center on December 12th and Stuff the Bus at Windham Hannaford on December 5th.
For more on any of the events or to join the Lions, call Eileen Frost at 892-7530 or visit them on Facebook.