May 29, 2024

Wendell’s Day of Engines, Music, and Charity

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Jake Sias
Grant County Herald

The usually peaceful town of Wendell is set to rumble with the sound of engines, music, and community spirit this Saturday, July 8, as the Wendell Lions Club gears up for its annual Ride for Sight fundraiser, followed by the Wendell Fire & Rescue’s street dance.

The Wendell Lions Club has been hosting the Ride for Sight event annually, raising essential funds that contribute significantly to eye-related healthcare initiatives. The proceeds from this year’s event will support three key projects, namely the Lion’s Eye Sight Project, the Lions Gift of Sight, and Leader Dogs for the Blind.

The Lions Gift of Sight is a renowned full-service eye bank, which obtains, medically evaluates, and distributes donor eyes for cornea transplants, research, and education. It plays an instrumental role in enabling sight restoration, providing over 1,000 corneas for transplant and 1,000 eyes for research each year.

Individuals keen on participating in the Ride for Sight are encouraged to get in touch with Daryl Jensen at (218) 458-2207, Randy Zens at (218) 770-2911, or Brian or Debbie Lacey at (701) 640-9806. Overnight camping will be available for attendees.

Following the ride, the town will continue its day-long celebration with the Wendell Fire & Rescue holding their annual street dance and softball tournament. This year, the dance will be headlined by the band Slamabama. The tournament will begin on Saturday and continue on Sunday. 

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