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Sendin’ out an S.O.S.

The Shawville Lions Club is distributing bottles for local residents for storing their medical information in case of emergency. From left: Lion Terry Campbell, paramedic Ashley Hodgins and Lion John Carmichael.

CALEB NICKERSON
SHAWVILLE May 16, 2018
The Shawville Lions Club is hoping that the general public participates in their latest community service campaign. The Message in a Bottle project was orginally started by Lions members in the UK and spread from there.
“It's a project that we thought would go over well in the Pontiac because we are an aging population. Unfortunately none of us are getting younger,” said Shawville Lion Terry Campbell. “It's targeted at people with medical conditions, allergies, elderly people living alone, anybody that takes medication.”
Participants fill out a form with their personal and medical information, seal it in a bottle and place it in the fridge, with stickers on the front door and fridge door to alert first-responders.

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