Lion Bob Reddick welcomes seniors to the Lions’ den.
Westport Lions Roar
By Lion Bob Reddick
The Westport Lions were honoured to host local seniors for a luncheon at the Lions’ den on Wednesday, August 10th to show them the club’s appreciation for their support and to provide them an opportunity to socialize. The club’s next senior luncheon will take place at the clubhouse on September 21.
The Lions Community Garden is in full production. Vegetables are picked every second and fourth Thursday of the month for delivery to the Westport Food Bank. If you wish to donate vegetables, please drop them off at the United Church on Thursday, August 25 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Vegetables such as cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, peppers, and lettuce would be appreciated.
The Westport Lions thank all beach patrons for their help in keeping the washrooms and beach clean. Amazingly, there is little litter for the number of people that enjoy the beach.
There have been a few inquiries about lost items forgotten at the beach. All lost and found items are placed in the gazebo.
Please remember to scoop any poop and keep your dog on a leash. All animals, large and small should be kept out of the water. Several beaches in the area have been closed because of high fetal count. The Lions’ beach is tested weekly, and it would be a shame if we were forced to close the beach due to high bacteria count.
Weekly beach results can be found on the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit website, www.healthunit.org.
The Health Unit states:
Testing the water for bacteria is one factor used to determine water quality. The quality of surface water is changeable so the Health Unit advises bathers and swimmers that before they visit a local beach, think about other issues that may affect the quality and safety of the water, such as heavy rain in the area within 24 hours and water fowl droppings in the water or on the beach as these may contribute to high bacteria levels. Other variables, which are assessed and evaluated, are the presence of a blue-green algae bloom, accidental spills that may pollute the water and any safety issue that could affect the health of the bathers.