The New York Mills Lions Club invites the public to see and listen to Len Quinn, field representative of Leader Dogs for the Blind. He will be speaking on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the James Mann Performing Arts Center at the New York Mills High School.

This is part of a weeklong celebration of the New York Mills Lions Club 40th anniversary.

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Quinn is an outstanding motivational and humorous speaker.

He will be sharing his experience with his Leader Dog. He started to lose his sight in 1994, becoming legally blind in 1998. His life completely changed in 2001, when he attended Leader Dogs for the Blind and received his first Leader Dog, Mikey, a yellow Labrador retriever.

He was asked that same year to speak to the Ripon Lioness Club about his Leader Dog and the programs the school offered. Since that time, he has done over 300 presentations to various schools, social clubs, senior centers, Lions Clubs throughout the Midwest. Quinn does charity auctions to raise money for children, with some help.

Quinn is also visiting many area schools during the week.