Light up the Lions’ tree

Help the Mark Creek Lions help the children; every $100 lights a string

The Mark Creek Lions prepare the tree.

For over 35 years the Kimberley Lions Club, now amalgamated with the Marysville Lions to form the Mark Creek Lions, have been stringing lights in the large fir tree near Lions Manor on Church Street.

For every $100 raised, the Lions light up one string of lights, the hope being that enough funds will be raised to light the entire tree by Christmas. Every year an intrepid group of Lions string the lights in the tree, with one especially agile member climbing the tree to fix the lights. There are 14 strings of lights, approximately 1,400 bulbs.

They’ve done it again this year and the tree is now ready for lighting. To coincide with Platzl Light Up this Saturday, the Lions will light the entire tree. It will be turned off the next day and individual strings lit up as donations arrive.

The Lions are putting out orange and purple cans at local businesses and ask that you donate what you can.

All proceeds from the Christmas LIght campaign go to the Lions Sick Children Fund, which assists families with children requiring medical treatment outside the area.

If you don’t see a donation can, you can make donations through the Sick Children’s Committee, Rick McKenzie (250-427-3397) or Sandy Sanderson (250-427-4314).The Mark Creek Lions wish a very Merry Christmas to all and hope that Kimberley continues to help them help the children.


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