Another busy but enjoyable Christmas for the Lions Club.
Father Christmas was again resident in St Mary’s Centre during four Saturdays in December and in the first two visits he saw over one hundred children. The Lions are again indebted to the centre staff for providing premises for Santa’s grotto, the grotto itself and the presents for Santa to pass on to his visitors.
The Club once again put on a Christmas meal for senior citizens in the Armstrong Hall. One hundred and twenty people attended with no increase in the admission charge. Lion President Keith Townsend welcomed the guests; it’s the seventh year since the Lions revived the meal and guest of honour Shirley Holloway the Mayor of Thornbury thanked the Club for providing such a timely treat .The catering was again provided by Paul Cook and after a raffle Thornbury Musical Theatre Group provided excellent entertainment finishing with a sing-a-long including Christmas carols.