We had a really good turnout of 39 people for our Thursday euchre party. Here are the evening's results: Jacky Attfield came in first. Barb Blue was second. Donna Sweetman came in third. Marilyn Trunks was fourth and Val Priebe was fifth. There was a tie for most lone hands between Lorna Edgerton and Jacky Attfield. Low score was won by Barb Brigley. Congratulations everyone and see you on Thursday.
Caesarea-Nestleton Euchre is held every Thursday (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. in the Nestleton Community Hall; everyone is welcome.
Blackstock & District Lions Club
With the Tractor Pull behind us, our Lions are preparing for our August activities: the food booth at the Musicians Corn Roast on August 20th, and the Blackstock Fair on August 26th. If you have some time to volunteer with us, for either of these activities, please contact Lion Eleanor at 905-697-4821, by early August so you can be included on our work roster.
The World Health Organization estimates that over 422 million people worldwide have diabetes. This is a growing world epidemic, which is expected to affect over 642 million by 2040. People with diabetes are at risk of losing sight due to diabetes eye disease. It is the leading cause of new-onset blindness in many countries. All people with diabetes – both Type 1 and Type 2 – are at risk. That’s why everyone with diabetes should get a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Diabetes can lead to other possible complications, including heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, leg amputation, and nerve damage. In pregnancy, poorly controlled diabetes increases the risk of fetal death and other complications.
With these statistics and concerns in mind, the Lions have taken action through the Diabetes program. Our work supports diabetes awareness, education, prevention, detection, control, and research. Lions work with local community partners and national diabetes associations to promote diabetes education and awareness throughout the year. We also commemorate World Diabetes Day, an annual campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation on November 14th. More details will follow in a future column.