Archived Story

White Cane drive generates $2,000

Published 12:17pm Friday, June 28, 2013

To the editor:

Dowagiac Lions Club wishes to thank the hundreds of individual contributors and our corporate sponsors for a successful 2013 “White Cane” campaign.

The money raised will allow the Lions to continue to provide assistance to Dowagiac citizens who need help with their vision and hearing needs.

Thanks go to Lions Ron Behnke, who coordinated the children’s poster contest; Lyle Taylor and his wife, Patsy, who mailed letters and paid for the postage; and Herb Anderson, Ron Ganger, Ron Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Ned Sutherland, Lyle Taylor and Mike Yauchstetter, who “hit the street” to collect funds.

Our corporate sponsors were: Ausra Equipment and Supply, Dr. Matthew Cripe, Haas Systems, Hale’s True Value Hardware, Hannapel Home Center, Judd Lumber Co., Lyons Industries Inc., James Lewis Mosier Well Drilling, Rohdy’s Heating and Cooling, Skibbe Business and Tax Service, Turf Services and Vylonis Contracting.

Individual contributions were made by Lion Ivan Gwilt and Mrs. Lou Sutherland.

If anyone would still like to contribute to “White Cane,” please make your check out to Dowagiac Lions Club and mail to: P.O. Box 415, Dowagiac, MI 49047


Ron Jones and Lyle Taylor


Lions “White Cane” Drive

By using this website’s user-contribution features, including comments, photo galleries, or any other feature, you agree to abide by the terms of use. Please read this agreement in its entirety because it contains useful information that will help you better understand the rules and general "good manners" that are expected when contributing content to this website.

Editor's Picks