The Edwardsburg Leos collected eyeglasses to be donated to the Lions Club.

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Leos set sights on service

Published 7:22pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012

High school students in the Edwardsburg Leos Club had a friendly rivalry March 19 to 22 to see which third-hour teacher could collect the most eyeglasses.
“The Great Eyeglass Challenge” was held to collect gently used but not needed glasses that will be donated to the Lions Club as part of its mission to help people with vision problems. The glasses may be re-used in the area or sent overseas to other countries where eyeglasses are a luxury not easily afforded.  Thanks to a large number of glasses collected by Kaylan Malone, a Leo and a junior, Mr. Bartz’s science class was treated to an ice cream party.
The Edwardsburg Leo Club was first recognized as a Leo Alpha Club through Lions Club International on Oct. 5, 2011. Sponsored by the Edwardsburg Lions Club, the Leos have topped the 100 mark in students wishing to be a Leo.  There will be an official “Charter Pinning” night at the Edwardsburg Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. April 19.  All Leos who have earned six hours of community service will be invited. Leos short of these hours are working diligently to obtain those hours to get the charter pin. Leos who have earned 25 hours will receive a second pin for service and those who have completed 40 hours will receive a third pin.
At this time, Megan Halgren, a junior, has 45 hours of service through the Leos. To date, the Edwardsburg Leos club has participated in more than 42 different projects in the community.
If you know of any service projects or need help with an event in the Edwardsburg or Cass County Community, email the Leos at

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