Snowflake Gala a Hit!
Leave it to the members of the Eynon Archbald Lions Club (District 14-H PA) to find a way to use the cold of winter to their benefit. In January of 2012 they held the first Snowflake Gala to raise money to benefit Leader Dogs for the Blind. The success of the event, raising $5,000 and bringing 10 new members to their club, prompted them to do it again in 2013.
This year's guest list of 300 included Leader Dog Graduate Trudy Kolodzieski and Leader Dog Sirius. Trudy shared her story of moving from using a white cane to learning to work with a Leader Dog in 1990. She feels that her 23-year relationship with Leader Dogs for the Blind played a huge role in keeping her from becoming a recluse.
With food stations, music, ice sculptures and great prizes, it's no wonder the 2013 Snowflake Gala raised $7,500 for Leader Dog. The Eynon Archbald Lions are already making plans for next year's event.