Food Bank Volunteers Host Dinner, Lions Hand Out Over 220 Christmas Cakes

78264482_10162523664745704_1692921665354203136_o[1].jpgJudy Pattinson representing the Rideau Lakes Sewing Club receives a cheque from Lions Wayne Bent (left) and Marty Hawkins (right) for sewing supplies.


Westport Lions Roar

By Lion Bob Reddick


Most people would agree that it is better to give than receive. That is exactly the philosophy behind Lionism. Our motto is “We Serve” or to put it another way, “We Give.” Members willingly give their time, expertise, and money they raise to help make our community a great place to live. In return for our efforts, we receive satisfaction and a sense of pride that we are contributing to our community and making a difference.

This holiday season the Westport Lions Club gave out 222 Christmas Cakes to seniors in the area.

Lion Dorothy Maynard and volunteer Jeannette Harper purchased and organized the distribution of the Christmas cakes. This is no easy task. Seniors are a very fluid demographic. They have to keep track of who is deceased, or moved to a nursing home, or re-located out of the area.  They had to create and organize six different routes for Lion drivers and their assistants to distribute the cakes.

If you live in the Westport area and are 65 years of age or over, and you wish to be put on the Christmas cake list you should message Dorothy Maynard or Jeannette Harper on Facebook. You will need to include your name, age and civic address. Alternatively, you could email or mail the required information to the club.

The club does have some cakes for sale for $10.00 each. If you wish to purchase a cake you should message Dorothy Maynard or Jeannette Harper on Facebook and they will set up a time and location where you can meet them.

This past Sunday, the Westport Lions and volunteers for the local food bank provided gifts and a turkey dinner for approximately 50 residents and children. The participants were very appreciative and it was heart-warming to see the smiles on the children’s faces.



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