Lions Wayne Bent (L) and Jim Scala (R) present a cheque to Paul Millar, organizer of the Westport Schools’ Breakfast and Lunch Program.
The Westport Lions Club gave out a combined total of 229 Christmas cakes in the last couple of weeks. Forty-six cakes were picked up at the clubhouse on December 2nd, and 183 cakes were delivered this past Saturday. This year we gave the seniors the option of receiving a dark cake without icing, which proved to be very popular. We will order more for next year.
The Lions who participated in this program found the experience very rewarding. Most people would agree that it is more satisfying to give, than to receive. The seniors were so thankful, and appreciative to receive the cakes; it made the whole experience a very positive one for the members involved.
This year we tried selling cakes for the first time to help defer some of the cost of buying them. A special thank you to Lion Heather Huth who oversaw the selling of 33 cakes to date.
The biggest thank you is reserved for Lion Michael Harris who organized and supervised the distribution of cakes. Because the senior population in Westport is so fluid in numbers and location, sometimes the task of giving out the cakes is logistically challenging. All the members agree that the giving of Christmas cakes helps us to get closer to our community and is a very worthwhile endeavour.