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SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn

Blackstock Cartwright Lions Club Since we cannot meet in person, our members are communicating with each other, mostly by phone, to make sure everyone is healthy and managing during these very different times. We’re always thinking about our community members and how we can support them. Many of our global projects will do just that. Besides vision and childhood cancer, Lions also focus on diabetes. In the fall, on November 14th, World Diabetes Day, with the support and encouragement from Wellness Shield Pharmacy, we set up a testing site for elevated blood sugar, fostering an awareness of this condition. The Lions, in Port Perry, set up an information table at Walmart to discuss diabetes with the community. For the last five years, Brooklin Ashburn Myrtle (BAM) Lions have hosted an annual golf tournament with the proceeds going to the Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre. During this time of COVID-19, it will be a challenge to plan a new way of supporting this focus. Keep well, everyone, and stay home.

If you wish to donate to the Operation Scugog Food Bank, call Doug at 905-852-7057 or e-mail The food bank is in need of apple juice, Kraft dinner, cookies, granola bars, cake mixes, shampoo, pancake mix and pancake syrup. Volunteers will be available to provide these services. We have had inquiries as to how to continue supporting the church with offerings and donations. If you wish to do so, contact Carol at 905-243-4628 or e-mail or check out our website for various methods. Remember, at this stressful time, that Jesus meets us wherever we are in our faith. Prayer is never the last resort of God’s people, it is our first point of action. The Greenbank Lions are selling lawn 28-4-8 and garden 18-18-18 fertilizers in 55 lb. bags for $30. Contact Don Beacock at 905-985-3595 to order by April 26th. Delivery is free. We are coming together to stay apart! Please contact Jean at, if you have news for this column.

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