In early December, the Lions Clubs of Woodland, Esparto and Winters held a raffle to raise money to help fund the hearing tests of preschool children that Hear! Here! organizes each year. The raffle raised just over $2900.00 and we were asked to use these funds to focus on the smaller communities of Winters, Madison, and Esparto. The Lions Clubs have ensured that children in these outlying areas will receive early screening for hearing loss. It is so important to catch any hearing impairment as early as possible so that children do not fall behind in their schooling. Thanks to all the Lions members who helped run the raffle and to those who purchased tickets.
This last week members of the board contacted the preschools in Winters and Esparto, all of whom are very interested in the screening, as well as a preschool in Woodland and also some Davis schools. Over the next two weeks the process of working out the possible scheduling of the tests will take place. Once the Center for Hearing Health of Auburn, CA confirms their routes the schools will be notified. Testing will happen sometime in the late spring.