Wallace honored at 78th Lions Club Charity Carnival; New dates, times set for next week

Published 3:45 pm Saturday, November 10, 2018


By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

Addie Wallace, a former school teacher, was honored on Wednesday at the Ribbon Cutting for the 78th Lions Club Charity Carnival. This year’s event is dedicated to Addie Wallace and her late husband Frank, for their years of service to the Lions Club.

Both were active members of the Lions Club locally and the Lions Eye Bank of Texas.

“They are like founding members,” Pam Honeycutt said. “They have been involved with it from the beginning.”

The Lions Eye Bank of Texas joins two key resources for sight enhancement and improvement. Lions Clubs have demonstrated nearly a century of commitment to fighting for the correction and rehabilitation of sight-threatening conditions. The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor provides the clinical resources of corneal specialists and others to assist in oversight, training and quality management of eye banking and corneal transplants. These combined resources create one of the leading eye banks in the United States, according to www.donatelifetexas.org.

“Both Addie and Frank have helped with a lot of projects over the years,” Honeycutt said. “She is why I am a Lion.”

The weather has not been kind to the event as lightening lit the skies during the ribbon cutting ceremony followed by more rain on Thlightning

ile people were able to enter the grounds on Wednesday, they were told the rides would not be operational due to the lightening. By noon on Thursday, an announcement was made concerning the carnival not opening Thursday as planned.

The gates for the Lions Club Charity Carnival will open at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 13 – Saturday, Nov. 17. Admission price for adults is $3, students ages 10-17 $2 and under 10 are free.

Ride prices are $1 for kiddie rides and $2 for adult rides.

Kiddie Day is set for 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 with free entry for everyone during those hours.