Valley Stream Lions host visually impaired luncheon


Thirty people, including Valley Stream Lions Club members, representatives from Catholic Charities and visually impaired residents, piled into Mia’s restaurant on June 22 for the Valley Stream Lions Club’s annual Visually Impaired Persons Luncheon.

The annual luncheon is offers visually impaired residents a lunch, a chance to dance and “sometimes they do karaoke,” according to President Catrina Dugger.

“It went beautiful,” she said, adding that at one point they all linked hands and sang along to Dionne Warwick’s “That’s What Friends are For.”

Dugger also said that more people had come to the luncheon in years past, but as the club’s members get older, they could not offer rides to as many visually impaired residents as they used to.

The Lions Club is therefore looking for new volunteers. It is a nonpolitical service club that serves the community and is focused on providing vision to all. To find out more about the organization, visit