Lackey Free Clinic Receives $30K Donation

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Karen Spencer, chief executive officer of Virginia Eye Foundation, presents the $30,000 check to Lackey Free Clinic's executive director, Carol Sale. (Submitted)
Karen Spencer, chief executive officer of Virginia Eye Foundation, presents the $30,000 check to Lackey Free Clinic’s executive director, Carol Sale. (Submitted)

The Virginia Eye Foundation offered its support of Lackey Free Clinic’s mission last month.

The foundation, a nonprofit committed to improving eye care and preventing blindness in Virginia, gave a $30,000 donation to the clinic.

“We are beyond grateful for this extremely generous donation and look forward to our partnership with VEF to help those in need in our community,” said Carol Sale, the executive director of Lackey Free Clinic.

Virginia Eye Foundation offered the donation “to assist the clinic with continuous patient care,” according to a news release.

Lackey Free Clinic is a nonprofit that provides medical services to people who cannot afford the proper care.

The clinic serves people who qualify based on financial status and other factors, and live in York County, Williamsburg, James City County, Poquoson or Newport News.

 

Chorus Offers Scholarship for Voice Lessons

The Williamsburg Women’s Chorus is looking for its next scholarship recipient.

The chorus, which aims to preserve women’s choral music, is now accepting applications for the Phyllis Varner Memorial Scholarship, which offers $300 as financial assistance for voice lessons.

Williamsburg-area girls who will be in high school for the 2015-16 school year are eligible for the scholarship.

Applicants, who must provide a CD, mp3 or YouTube link as a demonstration of their vocal ability, should fill out their applications by April 30. The winner will be announced in May.

Click here or call the WWC Scholarship Chairwoman Linda Lane-Hamilton at 345-2988 for more information.

 

Saint Bede Community Donates Groceries to FISH

(From left) Pastor Monsignor Keeney with parishioners Mike Roselli and Don Butts, president of FISH. (Submitted)
(From left) Pastor Monsignor Keeney with parishioners Mike Roselli and Don Butts, president of FISH. (Submitted)

Parishioners of Saint Bede Catholic Church helped fill a local pantry that helps people in need.

FISH received 693 bags of groceries from Saint Bede Father Rizer Council of the Knights of Columbus last month. Members of the church donated the items, which the Rizer Council collected.

FISH is a nonprofit that relies on donations from the community to fill its pantry of food, clothing and other household items. It operates out of the Historic Triangle Community Services Center at 312 Waller Mill Road.

Saint Bede Catholic Church, at 3686 Ironbound Road, is a parish that has operated in the Williamsburg area since the 1930s.