Lions Fundraise for Guatemala Trip

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The Kodiak Lions Club is raising money to take a trip to Guatemala, where they’ll construct homes and conduct eye exams. Brian Sproat is one of the travelers and says he’ll be on the building side.

“We have basically kinda prefab concrete building blocks that we can put together with a metal roof. They’re gonna have the concrete slab already pre-poured for us, so basically what we gotta do is go in and put the blocks together and the roof on and do the inside work, and then there’s also some work that we need to do on a school.”

Jeremiah Myers will join to do eye examinations for children in the country and will use a specialized machine to do them.

“And it’s kinda like an X-ray. It shoots a light into your eye and back and says if your eyeball is long, short, or has problems. And that’s what we’ll be doing down there. But it also gives us a reading of what the guesstimated refraction is, and so we can go through quite a few children with those automated refractors.”

Members of the Kodiak Lions Club, together with Lions from the Lower 48, will be in Guatamala for two weeks.

To raise money for the mission, the Kodiak branch will hold a lip sync contest at the Mecca Saturday night. The competition starts at 9 p.m.

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