Del Sol Lions raised more than $1,730 over the two-day Fiesta Del Sol June 2-3 in Solana Beach, beating last year’s total of $1,600. Del Sol Lions Club members volunteered and collected donations in the VIP and Wine Garden areas.
The donations collected at Fiesta del Sol will pay for 20 pairs of glasses for local children in need. Lion Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado, from Solana Beach Family Optometry, will perform the eye exams at no charge and will secure the eye glasses for the children at a reduced cost.
“This is a fine example of the community rallying around an important cause,” said Linette Page, incoming President of the Del Sol Lions. “We are very grateful to have such strong public support for our programs and thank the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce for allowing us to raise these funds at Fiesta Del Sol. It was a team effort.”
“More than 50,000 people came to Solana Beach for the Fiesta Del Sol this year. This is great exposure for our city’s businesses and community service projects.” said Carolyn Cohen, president of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce. “We appreciate the hard work of everyone involved to make this event such a success year in and year out.”
The Del Sol Lions are part of an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries serving those in need and youth in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley. The club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6 -7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Fletcher Cove Community Center. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. For more information, please go to www.eclubhouse.org/sites/delsol/