Here we are, the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions setting up our canopy in the wee hours of this beautiful morning!
Our booth is set up in the parade staging area and we offer hot coffee and pastries as they wait for the parade to start.
Local bakeries, like Super Bear and another major bakery that doesn't want to be recognized... donate their day-old pastries for our event. We take them home and wrap in seran wrap to protect from the weather. Heritage Coffee donates all our coffee, cups, sugar, creamer, etc.
In years past, we would sell these items for $1.00 each and generally would make $300 in proceeds. It's not a big fundraiser by any means, but was more the service to those men and women who show up at 6:00 a.m. to get ready for the parade.
|Lion Becky Allison assisting a customer|
The Boy Scouts are always there helping us peddle our wares, working the crowd, and it only seemed the right thing to do.
It seemed slow this year but we still made $417 to hand over to the Troop!
|Lion Mukhya Khalsa with three scouts: Patrick, Eli, and Cole|
It was a sunny day (intermittent) and we were out of there by 10:45 a.m., just before the parade participants started to line up!
|Lions Mukhya Khalsa, Nancy Norton, Mike Norton, Hari Dev Khalsa and Scout leader Bob Mitchell|
|Lions Mukhya and Hari Dev Khalsa|
|Lion Tom Dawson (taken by Juneau Empire)|
This is a Lions Centennial Engaging our Youth project. #Lions100
Lion Nancy Norton