Serving a community means serving the people who make up that community.
No organization does that better in this valley than members of the Surface Creek Valley Lions Club.
In cooperation with Delta County Memorial Hospital, hospital volunteers, and volunteers from Cedaredge Bank of Colorado, Lions Club members helped stage the annual health fair last Friday at the Civic Center.
People attending the health fair lined up to choose from several value-priced health screenings, including a complete blood workup at less than half the price of a less-extensive lipids panel at some area health care facilities. Also offered were free blood pressure screenings and body mass index evaluations.
Lions clubs throughout the county assist with health fair events in Delta, Surface Creek Valley and North Fork Valley.
The health fair is only one of the local club's many service projects. In conjunction with the health fair, club members donated their own time and energy to assist 275 local people who took advantage of the early blood draw last month.
The Lions have been serving their community and its people for more than two decades by hosting the annual Health Fair, including last Friday's.
Good health has always been an emphasis of Lions Club activities with its founding cause of blindness prevention, eye care and vision improvement. The Surface Creek Valley club continues that tradition in its local activities with several programs aimed directly at providing eye care services and health.
The club is open and welcomes new members. Anyone interested Lions Club as an avenue to community service can call club president Ray Hanson at 856-3374, or Bill Miller at 856-6153.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.