Local Lions Clubs and Nevada County Fairgrounds team up to provide free vision screening services
The Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley Foothill Lions, and Higgins Diggins Lions are teaming up to provide free glaucoma and visual screening services for adults and children at the Nevada County Fair on Friday, August 10. The services will be offered from
9 am – 1 pm and 2 – 6 pm at the Special Events Tent, located right inside Gate 1. Sign-ups will be taken on the day of the event.
For the event, the Lions will utilize the Northern California Lions Sight Associations Vision Screening Unit, a fully-equipped motorhome that is designed to offer no cost glaucoma and visual screening services to those who otherwise might not be able to afford it. The services are available for adults and children. Both Lions clubs will be manning the unit, and Dr. Alfred Gabler, a retired optometrist; and Jill Horrigan, a Certified Ophthalmic Technician and a Certified Retina Angiographer; will volunteer their services for the day. Two representatives from Grass Valley Eye Care will also assist with the screenings. For more information about the Vision Screening Unit, visit www.nclsa.com.
Also happening at the Fair on Friday, which is Day for People with Disabilities and allows those with disabilities to be admitted to the Fair at no charge, is “Up Close with the Animals,” located in the Ag-Sperience Area. During this unique event, the agricultural community brings out various animals for Fair-goers to see, hold and pet. It’s a crowd-favorite for the animals and for their visitors. Additionally, “Vendor Circle” is set up and vendors are brought in to offer products and services that assist individuals with disabilities.
Also, on Friday, don’t miss Bull Riding in the Arena, the Free Flight Bird Show, Cool Heat performing jazz music, a Chicken and Rabbit Costume Contest, Gold Country Kuk Sool Won providing a family martial arts demonstration, and Summer of Love performing favorites from the 60’s.
This year’s Fair is August 8 – 12. A complete schedule of events is available at www.NevadaCountyFair.com.