Diller Vacation Home Receives $10,000 Donation From Conway Family

(Avalon, NJ)—The Helen Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children received a $10,000 donation on Monday evening, August 4th, 2008. The donation was made before a regular meeting of the Avalon Lions Club, which supports the Home’s efforts.

The donation was made in the memory of Joseph Conway, who was a founding members of the Avalon Lions Club organization. Conway was a full time resident of Avalon, a charter member of the Avalon Lions Club, and a strong believer in the summer camp program at the Home. Joseph Conway Jr. and his four brothers attended the event, along with members of the Avalon Lions Club. Avalon councilmen Chuck Covington and Joe Tipping were also on hand.

Children who are currently vacationing at the home also were present for the donation, and sang the National Anthem before the donation was made to the Diller Home.

Children between the ages of 7-15 years old attend the Helen Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children every summer for one week to experience a summer vacation at the Jersey Shore. The Home opened for the first time during the Summer of 1970.

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