Lions treat seniors to Xmas cheers

The King William’s Town Lions Club brought acted in the spirit of Christmas when they spoilt senior citizens at a function held at Kingspark on Monday.

MERRY CHRISTMAS: GOOD TIMES: KWT Lions Club president Peter Mauer, centre, is flanked by appreciative Breidbach senior citizens Sarah Plaatjies and Winky Baadjies during at their Christmas party on Monday Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

About 80 seniors from Breidbach, Schornville and Acorn Valley, as well as Kingspark residents, were treated to a braai, refreshments and pudding with the Belstone Congregational Church providing transport for all seniors.

Lions president Peter Mauer said the party was staged annually as part of their organiszational programmes.

“We are feeding the seniors at Kingspark through our soup kitchen once a per month and this party is aimed to make them feel special and bring them some the spirit of Christmas cheer.”

Mauer also commended his members and the Lions ladies for their hard work, commitment and dedication to the club.

Kingspark resident Reuben Matewu, 63, described the event as a kind gesture by the Lions Club and an opportunity where they as “old folks” can interact and speaking about yesteryear.

“They [the Lions Club] are kindhearted people for always thinking about us,” said Matewu.

Wendell Flanagan, also from Kingspark, said: “The Lions always come here and hand out food which we appreciate from the bottom of our hearts.”

Another Kingspark resident, in Hazel Jeggels, remembered the days she described as “hell” during the recent municipal strike and how the very same people came to their rescue.

“We didn’t have electricity for more than two weeks but they these people came here and provided us with candles, gas,, and paraffin and to matches in an attempt to bring comfort to us.”

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