Lions Club hosts successful senior citizens party

POSTED: 11/9/11 1:05 AM

St. Maarten – Over two hundred seniors attended the 12th annual Lion Nelson Van De Linde Senior Citizens Party hosted by the St. Maarten Lions Club was. The full day program, which began at 9:00 a.m. and ended at 4:00 p.m. included entertainment from Tanny and The Boys, Helen and Fats and DJ Tony Wilson.

“This event is held every year to honor seniors in our community. Each year the numbers keep growing with this year having the largest number of participants. Seniors from the St. Martin Home, The Home Away from Home, St. Maarten Senior Citizens Recreational Foundation, The Helping Hands Foundation, The White Yellow Cross District Nursing, as well as a large number of seniors from the French side but also some young seniors who just recently reached pensionable age were present and enjoyed themselves to the max,” Lion Wally Havertong said.

“Besides the musical entertainment, the Lions provided food and drinks, starting with a healthy breakfast, sumptuous lunch and tasty desserts. Seniors expressed themselves through poetry recitals, singing and especially dancing together with the Lions, who participated with the same level of enthusiasm and joy as the seniors with modeling and singing,” Havertong added.

The St. Maarten Lions Club Senior Citizens Party Committee Chairperson Lisandra Havertong and Lion President Merlyn Schaminee thanked the seniors for coming out and enjoying the celebration of their contribution to the community during their younger days. Special thanks also went out to the members of the St. Maarten Leo Club who took special care of the seniors by serving them their breakfast, lunch and dessert and always saw to it that the seniors were well attended to. The Lions also acknowledged the contributions and support of corporate citizens that have this year in one form or another helped the Lions Club of St. Maarten make the event a successful one. The list includes Nagico Insurances, UTS, Caribbean Liquors, Princess Juliana International Airport, Orco Bank, Dutch Tours and Boo Boo Jam Restaurant.

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