St. Maarten Lions Club hosts 19 families on Boxing Day

The members and prospective members of the St. Maarten Lions Club pose for a group picture with the various families after hosting them at an event on Boxing Day.

SUCKER GARDEN–The St. Maarten Lions Club hosted nineteen underprivileged families at the Lions Den and gave those persons food, drinks, desserts and various gifts in just over a three-hour period on Boxing Day, December 26.

  Meals were also delivered at their homes in various districts to families who could not make it to the event. This project is part of the 2016-2017 year programme and the Club fed 50 persons a hot meal catered by Duzong’s Catering.

  Lions Seniors and Morals Committee Chairwoman Sandra Hennis-Bulo stated, “15 Lions Club members and prospects left their own families on December 26 to prepare the Den for the underprivileged families. Half were brought by taxis paid by the Lions Club. The entire group had a great time hosting this group, especially the young kids who played games to win prizes.”

  Lions Club President Davey Woods said, “Our club is very proud to do this wonderful project year after year. This year, instead of going out in various districts and delivering food to various families on Christmas Day, the committee decided to do things differently and settled on hosting various families at our building, the Lion’s Den.

  “It was a grand success and I must thank the hardworking committee Chair, committee members, Vice President and Director in charge for the wonderful execution of the project along with the other members and [prospective members – Ed.] of the club that came out to assist and serve the families.”

  Club members and prospective members have worked hard over the last six months to complete numerous projects and fundraisers, and the club has closed off 2016 in a very good way by spending time with these 19 families.

  “We are now gearing up for our second half of the Lions year, January through June, when our focus will be on our Health and Wellness Fair and our signature project on eye awareness along with some smaller projects,” concluded Woods.

  The Lions Family Feeding Project on Boxing Day is a direct result of the St. Maarten Lions Club community fundraisers such as the recently concluded Lion Wally Havertong Christmas Bingo Spectacular which was the biggest one ever over the years of its existence.

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Source: The Daily Herald