PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Lions Club entertained 120 seniors for the annual Lion Nelson vd Linde Seniors Party. The seniors were picked up by several tour buses at Le Grande Marché and they were taken on an island tour on the Dutch and French sides with several rest stops along the tour route.
A delicious lunch was served to the seniors at the Simpson Bay Community Center after which they boarded the busses again for a short drive to the Explorer Double Decker Party Boat. The seniors were entertained by DJ Ruby and danced under the afternoon sun during the 3½ hour Lagoon Cruise. Drinks were supplied by members of the St. Maarten Leo Club and the St. Maarten Lions Club.
After the cruise ended in the late afternoon, all seniors were bused back to the Le Grande Marché parking lot where the individual senior organizations, friends and families organized for the seniors transportation back to their homes.
According to 2nd Vice President Lion Alison Busby, “The St. Maarten Lions Club has been looking forward to do the yearly Lion Nelson vd Linde Seniors Party and decided to do the party a bit different. Rather than having the seniors in one location all day, this way the seniors could see the island’s rapid building development not only from the bus, but also on the Simpson Bay lagoon cruise.”
The Lion Nelson vd Linde Seniors Party is one of the signature projects of the Seniors & Morals Committee that the Lions Club works on each year. They raise funds for this and other projects via the Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular and their Car Raffle.