CORNWALL, Ontario - The Cornwall Lion’s Club got straight down to the business of giving at their first meeting of the new year, held earlier in September.
The group made its first payment towards their $10,000 commitment to the Cornwall Community Hospital with a cheque presentation of $5,000. The funds, raised at the Lobsterfest fundraiser and Carnival earlier in the summer, will be put towards the new state of the art MRI machine. The second installment of their commitment will be made after next year’s annual Lobsterfest event.
Since 1940, the Cornwall Lion’s Club has contributed approximately $250,000 in total to the hospital.
They club presented a cheque to Mayor Bob Kilger, for $7,500, the second installment towards their $50,000 commitment to the Benson Centre. This brings their total so far to $15,000.
The club has made a $250 commitment to runner/cyclist, Dale Witty, who will be participating in a 100km marathon, from Ottawa to Montebello, in support of children with cancer
The Lion’s Club also presented a cheque for $250 to regional, blind speed-skater, Kevin Frost, in support of his aspirations of traveling to Russia and Scotland for the upcoming Blind World Cup.
In keeping with the title, Knights of the Blind, given to them by Helen Keller, the Lion’s Club continues their eye glass campaign in association with local funeral homes and churches.
Coming up in November, is the annual Christmas Cake Sale. To purchase a cake contact Paul Lefebvre, at the Best Western Parkway Inn.
For further information, on any of these items, please visit www.cornwalllions.ca.