Errol Fréchette, Lions Club

Knowlton Lions Club members and supporters are gearing up for a full roster of pre-Christmas activities.

As in past years, the Lions will honour local veterans with a Remembrance Day brunch, November 10, at the Knowlton Academy. This ‘all-you-can-eat-pay-what-you-can’ event will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Lions president, John Staton, announced the launch of the Annual Fundraising Drive whose objective is to provide the Club with the sums necessary for the many services for which the Club is recognized. Notably, the Christmas Food baskets, Christmas Cheer, the Santa Claus Parade, Remembrance Day activities, Scholarships for our students, the Scouting movement, the local schools, various Sports Programs, First Responders, Lions Park, etc. as well as emergency help for individuals.

You are invited to forward your donations to the Knowlton Lions Club at Box 3766 Knowlton Qc. J0E 1V0.

Christmas baskets

Those wishing to apply for a Christmas Food Basket may pick up an application form at The Community Center in Knowlton; the forms will be available as of October 18. Residents of West Bolton, Brome Lake and Brome are

eligible for the baskets, which come in large and small sizes according to the number of dependants. Applicants will be required to indicate number of dependents and residency. The deadline for application is November 22.

Volunteers are needed for assembly of the Christmas baskets, which will take place at Knowlton Academy on Friday December 13 at 7 p.m. To extend a helping hand, please contact Gary Crandall at 450-243-6608. Baskets will be available for pick-up at Knowlton Academy from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday December 14.

Poinsettias will be delivered by volunteers to area senior homes and to the elderly and shut-ins. To put forth the name of a deserving senior, or for additional information about the Christmas Food Baskets or Poinsettias, contact Louise Wing at 450-243-5221.

The traditional Christmas cakes will be available in different outlets throughout the area. For information, contact Sue Perkins at 450-242-9896.

Santa Claus Parade

The Lions Club is also preparing for its annual Santa Claus Parade, which will take place November 30 at 1 p.m. The parade will start at Windmill Plastics and end at Knowlton Academy where

Santa Claus will be on hand to greet area children. Prizes will be awarded to the best floats. For security reasons, each float must, at all times during the parade, be accompanied by an adult walking beside it. Also, no candies or other objects can be thrown from float. For parade information contact Ken Battley at 450-242-2956.