The Newburgh Lions Club recently presented local Optometrist Dr. Joseph Accettura with the prestigious Uplinger Award at Leo’s Restaurant in the Town of Newburgh.
Dr. Accettura has operated Vision City for many years and has made numerous donations of eye glasses to needy children.
Newburgh Town Supervisor Piaquadio, who is also a member of the Lions Club, thanked the doctor for his service and stated, “It is well deserved.” Piaquadio went on to acknowledge the Lions Club for improving the quality of life in the community.
Deputy Town Supervisor Scott Manley added, “We are fortunate to have such a generous man like Dr. Accettura in our town.”
The owners of Leo’s Restaurant were also recognized for their financial contributions to the Lions
Founded in 1923, the Newburgh Lions Club is dedicated to sight conservation and community service, and provide services and programs for the greater Newburgh area. The Lions Club Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award was established in 1933. It honors outstanding individuals (both Lions and non-Lions) or organizations who provide a significant service to their Club, District or Community.