Seniors enjoying refreshments and companionship while picking up their Christmas cakes at the clubhouse.
Westport Lions Roar
By Lion Bob Reddick
This week in The Ottawa Citizen there was an article that caught my attention. The headline was – Adams “Forever Grateful” to Local Lions for a Christmas Memory.
Canadian rock star Bryan Adams “has sold 75-million albums as Canada’s top-selling male singer-song-writer, but there was a time when things were more Bare Bones (in the words of his 2010 album).”
The 59-year-old rocker expressed on social media last Tuesday his continuing gratitude to the Ottawa Lions Club for making the holidays merry.
“The end of the year is near, and December is special, but it’s the time to remember the poorer families,” Adams said.
“I’ll be forever grateful to the Lions Club in Ottawa for bringing us Xmas dinner …”
The Westport Lions Club has been working hard the last few weeks trying to spread some Christmas cheer to local families, children and seniors. Their hope is that the holiday season has been made merrier either participating in or watching the Santa Claus parade, enjoying the food bank dinner, the giving of Christmas cakes and the donation of socks, mittens and scarves to needy families.
In the month of December, the Westport Lions under the direction of Lion Michael Harris gave out 200 Christmas cakes to seniors in the Westport and Newboro area. On December 1st, President Lion Wayne Bent ably supported Lion Michael on the pickup day at the clubhouse. Twelve Lions delivered the remainder of the cakes to the seniors’ homes on December 8th. Lions Michael Harris and Dorothy Maynard delivered additional cakes to seniors that were missed on delivery day, or had moved to senior residences.