By John Krestel
The Long Point Lions will be holding their 79th Annual Turkey Raffle on Friday, Dec. 1st at P.R.C.C. with Bingo and raffles along with the Lioness kitchen where the Lioness will be serving their famous hamburgers and hot dogs. Put this date on your calendars and stop in and visit, play some bingo or just chat with long time friends.
Donations included $200. to the Special Olympics of Simcoe and $500. to the Langton Minor Hockey program.
Lion Jack Buchner P.C.C. attended the Lions Guide Dog graduation ceremony in Oakville to meet the person who has received a dog sponsored by our Lions Club. The funds were raised over four to five years to pay for the trained animal. Lion Jack in the Journey for Sight bike ride each year, raised half the funds and the Club matched his ride money approximately $3000. each year. Congratulations on your accomplishment, Lion Jack!
A2 District Governor Jim Lomas of Port Dover Lions paid his official visit to the Long Point Lions on Thursday, Nov. 9th. A good turnout of Lions members were on hand to meet and greet with the District Governor who gave out some awards to various deserving members of the Long Point Club.
Lion Jim pointed out in his brief message that our club was chartered in 1938 and has been a strong influence in our community for 79 years and much has been accomplished by the club over those years that helped our community to prosper and grow. Not just in buildings and sports facilities such as the tennis courts, parks and helping with the Community Centre, etc., but also in the areas of helping needy people who are blind, deaf and/or have disabilities and needed funds to help move ahead or lead a better life. This has been accomplished with the Guide Dogs Program and the Sight First program across the world to save and restore people’s eyesight so they can live independently again and thus have their self worth restored. 100 years of vision commitment and service for Lions International and Long Point has been around for 79 of them!