Senior citizens attending the St. Eustatius Lions Club’s Christmas luncheon.
ST. EUSTATIUS–St. Eustatius Lions Club hosted their annual Christmas bingo with a big money prize of US $1,000. A large crowd turned out on Friday evening to take part in the event.
Besides the big prize, persons were able to win a variety of different other prizes, such as hams, turkeys and gift baskets.
Exiting Mike “Ernest” van Putten Youth Center, persons were seen smiling ear to ear as they carried their prizes home.
Sunday afternoon saw the Lions Club host their annual Christmas luncheon for seniors. Lions turned out in great numbers to assist some of the seniors present, who were physically unable to retrieve their meals themselves. Senior residents of the Auxiliary Home were among those having lunch.
Father Peter de Jong of the Roman Catholic Church said he had greatly enjoyed the luncheon, the music and the fellowship that was shared among the seniors.
The seniors were entertained by music of Walton “Lord Gene” Schmidt and the Killy Killy Band, who entertained their audience with some old-school tunes, as well as with some Christmas music, which took the seniors down memory lane. Many of the seniors could be heard singing along with the band.
The elderly residents were treated to some delicious Christmas dishes, such as turkey, ham, baked chicken, rice and peas, and many more healthy food options. They were also able to sample some local drinks, and after the main course they were served a selection of tasty desserts.
The Lions Club thanked all of those that supported them throughout 2017, and said they were looking forward to their continued support throughout 2018. The Lions wished everyone Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous 2018.