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Feature Article - August 14, 2008

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Feature Article - August 14, 2008 Sharbot Lake & District Lions announce new recordBy Bill Pyle

Although there are no regular meetings of the Lions Club during the summer months, members are kept busy with a variety of activities. In early June several Lions volunteered their time for the Relay for Life activities in Parham, a great cause that we are very happy to support. Later in the month the club spent many hours painting and repairing the facilities at the Oso Beach Park in preparation for the upcoming Canada Day Festivities. In the middle of June we were honoured to be asked to provide barbequed hot dogs and hamburgers for the Sharbot Lake Seniors Home. It was an enjoyable time spent with the residents of the home despite the poor weather conditions. And thanks to all who came out to our Gas-O-Rama held at the local Petro-Canada station on June 20 & 21. We spent two full days pumping gas and washing windshields. And with the support of the Basra family and local motorists, we realized a very good return for our time.

The Canada Day Parade was marshaled by Lions volunteers and some also marched in the parade to show off our colours. Later in the week we once again set up our barbeques, this time at the ball park in support of the Street Dance hosted by the Recreation Committee.

Our July Blood Donor Clinic was our most successful ever. A new record was set for the Sharbot Lake clinic with 48 volunteers from the local area coming out to give blood. Sincere thanks to all participants in this very worthy cause. Three lives can be saved with each pint of blood donated. What a great feeling to know that you have made such a difference in someone else’s life. It was a very successful clinic but there is always a need for more blood. Have you given blood lately? Our next clinic will be held October 6 at St James Major Church. Call 1-888-2-Donate.

Some of our members gathered by the shore on a beautiful holiday Monday August 4 for the drawing of the winning ticket in our “$500 Gasoline Draw”. Congratulations to our winner from Tichborne and many thanks to all who supported the Lions Club through the purchase of these tickets. We always appreciate your support. We hope to have another draw with an equally exciting prize coming up soon.

Last year’s Murder Mystery Dinner was a such a hit that we are planning another for September 27 this fall. Advance tickets can be purchased from any local Lions member or by calling 613-375-8190. Tickets are still only $35 per person and include your entertainment, refreshments and a delicious dinner. No tickets will be sold at the door.

September will also see a return of regular Lions Club meetings with the first one being held on September 10. We have a very active fall season coming up with lots of fun and plenty of hard work toward some very worthwhile projects. Would you like to make a difference in your community and have a lot of fun doing it? To get involved with your local Lions Club contact any Lions member or call 613-375-6318 or 613-375-8190 for more information.


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