Dale and Lois Lyons with one of their vintage vehicles in this year’s Westport Lions’ Santa Claus parade.
Westport Lions Roar
By Lion Bob Reddick
With Christmas less than a month away members of the Westport Lions Club have been very busy.
Last Friday, several members sold Christmas cakes and calendars at the Christmas market. On Saturday morning, Lion members helped Santa to get his float ready for the parade. It took Craig Jackson and his team many Lion hours to fund, book bands, organize the line-up of the floats and help the O.P.P. with traffic control.
The Club would like to thank all our sponsors and participants that made the parade possible. Also, thank you to the many people who donated a total of $254.61 and a trailer full of food to the local food bank.
The winner of the float that was closest to this year’s theme, A Canadian Christmas, was The Westport Arts Council. The Most Creative float went to Edwards Holsteins, and Honourable Mention went to Westport Olivet Baptist Church.
Just a reminder to seniors that they can pick up their complementary Christmas Cake at the Lions Beach House at 63 Mountain Road on Saturday, December 1st from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m.
Lions Mike Robinson and George Jones have wrapped up another season at the Lions’ recycling depot at 245 Mountain Road. Kudos to Mike and George who spent their Saturday mornings at the recycling bins. Not only did they earn money for the club, but also they provided a valuable service to the community by giving people the opportunity to get rid of their scrap metal.
The Westport Lions are mourning the passing of Lion Kevin Northcott. He was a dedicated member of the club for 16 years. Lion Kevin has been president, secretary, membership chairperson, and served on various committees during his 16 years with our club. He received the President’s award for his outstanding contributions to Lionism over the years. Our condolences to his wife, Doreen, and their family. Lion Kevin will be sadly missed.