To the Publisher:
As a member of the Harrison Lions club I have been collecting money during our annual White Cane weekend since 1993. I have seen many changes with membership and the economy. I am amazed at the generosity of local citizens as well as those
who come through Harrison each day using the PATH, local businesses and our roadways.
During these times of a tough economy, people are still very supportive. Their generosity allows our club to make annual donations to the blind, disabled, and various others in need.
However, what really is awe-inspiring to me is the enthusiastic help from the youth of Harrison. Since 1997 our club has enlisted the aid of our local young people and most recently their assistance has been the necessary help for us to reach our fundraising
goals. Without their help we would be hard pressed to raise the kind of funds necessary to meet our goals. Most of these students along with their parent members or other adult supervision enthusiastically raised funds as early as 6 a.m. and still
completed a full day of school. Most days we read about not so great events in the community. This past weekend has surely renewed my hope in the human spirit.
President of the Harrison Lions Club