Help the Sycamore Park District welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus with his favorite holiday treat – cookies! Friday, December 13 from 3:30-7pm and Saturday, December 14 from 9am-12pm, visit with Santa at the Sycamore Park District Community Center, 480 S. Airport Road. This event is FREE!
While you’re here for your important meeting with the jolly ol’ fellow, enjoy complimentary cookies and hot chocolate provided by the Sycamore Lions Club. Participants are encouraged to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Sycamore Food Pantry or an unwrapped toy to be donated to the DeKalb Toys for Tots. Each child also receives a craft. Remember to bring a camera to capture your little one’s visit with Santa!
For more information, visit sycamoreparkdistrict.com.
The Sycamore Lions Club will also sponsor free vision pre-screenings for children six months to six years of age during this event!
The actual screening takes less than a minute, but the benefits can last a lifetime. More than 12 million school-age children in the United States have some form of vision problem, yet only one in three have received eye care services before age six.1 Many vision problems run the risk of becoming permanent if not corrected by age seven, when the eye reaches full maturity. Vision also plays an important role in education. According to educational experts, 80 percent of learning is visual.
Early screening leads to early detection, which helps ensure that children get the follow-up care they need. The Lions want to make sure that correctible vision problems don’t stand in the way of our children learning and seeing the world clearly. For more information on the screening event or to learn more about the Sycamore Lions Club and its service projects, contact Jerome Perez at 815-501-0101.
The pre-screening event is part of a nationwide initiative called Lions KidSight USA, a national coalition that brings together Lions programs that screen children from 6 months to 6 years of age. KidSight USA was developed by Lions in the U.S. to protect the eye health of America’s children in their early years. Lions in the U.S. currently screen more than 500,000 children per year. Learn more about Lions KidSight USA at KidSightUSA.org