Sunday, December 21, 2014

Half a Year To Go

It's that time of year when our personal lives fill up with so much busyness.  We have our home to decorate, presents to buy, cookies to bake, people to visit, more cookies to bake, presents to wrap, school programs to watch, recitals to go to, business ventures to tend to, family emergencies, health challenges, dinner parties to attend, and, still, more cookies to bake.

And if you're lucky, you get to fill in a few gaps with Lion activities!

But we filled in more than a few gaps these last few hours of 2014, didn't we?

We thought our food drive for Hoonah was finished except for the pick-up, but still managed to accumulate more items for their senior center AND Thrift Store!  The bonus this year was canned fish....  Lion Allen has a connection for canned, but not purchased, fish....  Lion Mike N. picked up 3-1/2 cases and added it to the pile.  Lion Allen got a SECOND call for MORE canned fish and picked up two dozen more CASES of canned fish!  A huge thanks to Lion Allen for this great partnership!

Finally, Saturday morning, Lions Allen, Tommy, Neil, and Mike N. gathered together at the storage unit to help load all these treasures into the van, to send on its way to Hoonah.  Merry Christmas, Hoonah!

Another of our projects is the Bicycle Recycle project where we retrieve bicycles from Juneau Police Department and fix them up to re-distribute to families in need.  We had 10 refurbished bicycles that needed a good home, and the Salvation Army was more than happy to take them off our hands!  Some lucky boys and girls will have a good Christmas this year.

And, our last act of Lionism for the calendar year 2014 was "Ringing the Salvation Army Bell." A big thanks to Lions Bob H., Donna, Neil, and Mike N. (and myself) for standing on their feet for yet ANOTHER two hours to help the Salvation Army!  This was no easy task after just finishing up Light Flights the night before.  Lion Bob.... thank you the most as you had the first shift at 10:00 a.m.
Lion Neil Atkinson
Lion Mike Norton
It was a busy weekend that was already busy with Light Flights.  But now we can slow down... relax a little.... spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the holidays.

Merry Christmas!  

We Serve!
Lion Nancy

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