From the left, ILSLV Lions Club president, lion Sharon Potvin is shown with Bernadette Van Gurp of Community Living Stormont County and past president lion Gerry Potvin shortly after the cheque presentation to CLSC during the twice monthly roast beef dinner on April 17. Thompson Goddard photo
LONG SAULT – During their twice monthly Wednesday night roast beef dinner held on April 17 at the South Stormont Community Hall in Long Sault, club president, lion Sharon Potvin presented a cheque for $2,255.30 to Bernadette Van Gurp, assistant executive director of Community Living Stormont County.
Potvin explained that the money was raised during the recent Gal’s Night Out Fashion Show, commenting how it was “a great night, a very successful event” and continued how the Ingleside Long Sault Lost Villages Lions Club was pleased to support Community Living Stormont County.
Van Gurp, in a recent email to The Chesterville Record commented “community Living Stormont County is sincerely grateful for the generous donation received from the Ingleside Long Sault Lost Villages Lions Club. The proceeds will go towards assisting people we support to cover expenses that their current funding does not cover, such as purchasing specialized equipment that may be needed.”
The rain on Sat., April 20, didn’t deter the ILSLV Lions Club from holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt. While it was originally planned to be held at Arnold Bethune Memorial Park in Long Sault, the weather forecast prompted a decision to hold the event at South Stormont Community Hall. The Easter Bunny, with some help from event volunteers, hid coloured Easter eggs on the municipal grounds; while inside there were refreshments available and an opportunity to visit with or join the Easter Bunny in the bunny hop! Potvin was pleased with the turnout as close to 100 children joined the spring hunt for Easter eggs which could be exchanged for a bag of candy.
The Ingleside-Long Sault Lost Villages Lions Club received its Charter in 2015 and since then, have been involved in providing funds to several community projects including the Ingleside Splash Pad and the monument to the Canadians in the American Civil War in Ault Park and the donation of money to the Osnabruck Food Drive and the Long Sault Firefighters Association.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.