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Wellington Lions celebrate 40th showing support for seniors


Community Care receives $500 from the Wellington District Lions Club. Shown at back are Lions Dave Gray and Art Hewer; directors Ken Noble, Ralph Hall, Manson Slik, John A. Jackson. In the front row are Lions Kerry Ford and Sharron Hewer with directors Margaret Werkhoven and Barbara Lyons.

Wellington Lions members showed their support for Prince Edward County seniors in celebration of the club’s 40th anniversary.

“It was a unanimous decision,” said Lion Art Hewer, vice-president of the Wellington District Lions Club of the presentation of $500 to Prince Edward Community Care, to help seniors live at home.

Hewer noted the club holds several fundraisers each year, including sales of Easter Bunnies, the Wellington Dragon Boat Club shows, and a “scoop and poop” event in Belleville at the Dog Show.

“This group of hard working community members is certainly willing to do what it takes to raise money in support of community endeavours,” said Hewer.  Their current projects includes raising money to build a new Wellington gazebo after the popular community gathering spot was destroyed by weather.
The Lions hope to raise $35,000 by spring. Donations and further information by contacting Hewer at 399-3846 or email to

“We’re very pleased we were on your list to receive funds,” said Margaret Werkhoven, chair of Community Care’s board. Director Manson Slik also commented on the hard work and energy necessary to fundraise and expressed gratitude from Community Care’s board.

The Wellington District Lions Club has 30 members and welcomes more to join.  The target is to have 40 members in their 40th anniversary year. Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Town Hall. Click here to visit the club online

Prince Edward Community Care for Seniors has been supporting seniors to live independently at home since 1977.  Services include Meals on Wheels, transportation to medical appointments and shopping, noon-time dinners for seniors, help with forms, reassurance programs, homemaking, snow shovelling and home maintenance.  The agency is partly funded by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care through the Local Health Integration Network and supported by donations and community fundraising efforts.

For more information call Prince Edward Community Care at 613-476-7493 or

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