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Musical Playground
The musical playground is located near the train engine and Prairie Playground in East Park. The is a memorial to PDG Henry T. Paine, long time Mason City band instructor and Mason City Noon Lions member.

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KidSight Program

In 2013, a law was passed by the Iowa legislature to require vision screening for young children prior to starting kindergarten. This law specifically named Iowa KidSight as an acceptable provider of this service. Iowa KidSight is currently a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology. Iowa KidSight targets children from age 6 months to pre-kindergarten. Screening sessions are set up with the local head-start schools, daycares and pre-schools in the fall of the school year. A slightly darkened room is needed so that the child’s eyes will dilate while looking at the flashing red lights on the camera. These pictures are electronically transferred to Iowa City for eye specialists to study and identify vision problems such as near-sightedness, far-sightedness, a difference in the refractive errors between eyes, things inside the eye such as a cataract, muscle imbalance, and astigmatism.

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LeaderDog Sponsorship
Lion Bob was a long-time active member of the Mason City Noon Lions Club. After Bob passed away, his family decided to donate $500 to our club in his memory. We wanted to do something special with this money, and it so happened that $500 was the exact amount needed to sponsor a puppy at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (FDCF) Puppy Program for Leader Dogs for the Blind.

So our club applied to sponsor a dog and we requested the puppy be named “Bob” if male and “Bobbie” if female. Our club was put on the list and we waited. It did take awhile, but in September of 2018, we received notice from the FDCF that Bob had arrived and was assigned to a trainer. The notice we received even included a picture. Everyone in our club was so excited. The trainer sent monthly updates to us and we even kept our benefactor’s family informed of the progress Bob was making. In July of 2019, Bob completed his training at the FDCF and was accepted to the advanced Leaderdog Training Facility in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Finally, in December of 2019 we were informed that Bob had successfully completed the training and had been assigned to a client! The Mason City Noon Lions Club is proud that we were involved in this program. What an accomplishment!!! This is what it means to be a Lion.

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Playground Equipment at East Park

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Train repairs at YMCA 2022

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