The New Milford Lions Club recently served the community by providing no-cost computerized screening of vision for 500 children through second grade.

The volunteer activity occurred at Northville and Hill and Plain elementary schools.

Completion of the Lions Club service project is a benefit to the community because early identification of vision and sight problems is most easily corrected before age 6 to 7 years, and may affect learning and developmental skills.

“Lions members thank everyone who contributed to the organization and groundwork that made this important work happen in these schools, and we will continue to offer the Kidsight screening to our area preschools this spring,” said Lion Bob Coppola, a retired teacher and chairman of the Kidsight Program for New Milford Lions Club,

The New Milford Lions Club has 53 members and meets on the second and fourth Thursdays each month at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Avery Road or an area restaurant.

Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

For more information or to get involved with the New Milford Lions Club, contact Maredith Spector at 203-297-4490, or