Lions Broom Sale begins Monday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 29, 2015

The Winona Noon Lions annual door to door broom sale begins Monday, May 4 and concludes on Monday, May 11. This annual tradition has been going since 1956.

Originally, Lions began selling brooms because they were produced by visually impaired people. Now many people with sight issues are working in the mainstream areas of employment. The Noon Lions have continued this tradition, since sight has long been one of the major areas of concern. At the International Lions Convention in 1925, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be “Knights of the Blind”. She called on all Lions to lead the crusade against darkness. The Noon Lions are proud to carry on this crusade for sight.

This year, the Lions will be going door to door on Winona’s west side. Lions members will be wearing their purple vests and shirts and pulling golf carts filled with brooms. If you are not home and need a broom, call: 507-458-6315 or 507-458-5206 and your order will be delivered to your door. In case of rain Monday evening, Lions will be out selling the following Tuesday.

Brooms can be purchased year round by either calling those numbers or stopping in at Coldwell Banker and asking for Jack Krage. 
All profits from any Lions project goes to fund programs.

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