Lions spread some Christmas cheer

| 29/12/2008

(CNS): The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens (LCTG) spread some cheer earlier this month at its annual Christmas tree lighting and carol singing ceremony for the residents of the Golden Age Home as well as with the students and staff of the Alternative Education Centre.On 11 December the Lions were at the Golden Age where they other guests, and residents gathered on the porch for fellowship and a lively round of carol singing. 


Lion Ann Hunte spoke about Christmas being a special time of year when people get together for fellowship and sharing.  She said that it was only fitting in this festive season that the Lions spend time with the residents and staff of the Golden Age Home. 

Lion Judith Witter and guest Petra Graham led the singing of old and familiar carols.  One of the residents and Lethan Bush made a wish to Santa, ‘asking for a wife”. Lion Kerry Nixon, Chairperson, Geriatrics and Social Services told him that she would speak to Santa about granting him this wish for next year. 

Then on Monday, 15 December, Lions Melrose Gooding and Belinda Blessitt Vincent of LCTG turned up at the Alternative Education Centre (AEC) during their morning assembly. 

Judy Henriquez of the tutorial unit spoke of the club’s contribution to the Centre over the years.  Raphael Daniel, Principal of AEC, also commended the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens on their service to the community at large.  He encouraged the students to use the Lions as their role models and become involved in community service in whatever ways they can.  Lion Belinda spoke briefly about lionism and the LCTG emphasizing the club’s work with young people and educational projects within the community.  Lion Melrose then presented each student with a gift certificate redeemable at Funky Tang.

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