The Morning Pride Lions Club of McKinney hosted its first-ever Grocery Grab at Market Street on Tuesday, November 14.

Winners Bill & Holli Turrentine dashed through the store with $500 and 15 minutes to spend it.  Turns out, it wasn’t hard at all!  Proceeds from the raffle – the winning ticket held by the Turrentines – will benefit the programs offered by Morning Pride Lions.

Those programs include providing quarterly eye screenings to the public, providing eye exams by an optometrist and eyeglasses to those adults who can’t afford to pay to have this done. “We have had folks come to the free screening to discover that they were legally blind who had never had an eye exam in their lives,” notes MMPL president Cecilia White.  “It’s like a whole new life for them.”

McKinney Morning Pride Lions also participates in the Texas Lions Camp, who hosts hundreds of kids with handicaps every summer. There are special sessions for children with diabetes and cancer, and general camp sessions for children with a wide range of handicaps . . . blind children, children in wheelchairs, deaf children and more. The camp is provided at no charge to the families of these children (for more information, please see

Morning Pride participates in multiple community activities, such as Salvation Army’s bell ringing, grants to Serenity High and others.

If you would be interested in visiting (or joining!) McKinney Morning Pride Lions, please come!  We meet on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 am at Market Street McKinney, located at the intersection of Eldorado Parkway and Ridge Road.

Our motto?  “We Serve!”

Photo: Market Street Store Director Mike Foster, Bill & Holli Turrentine and Lions president Cecilia White