The Winona Noon Lions continued a long-standing tradition of serving a free Christmas dinner to those wishing to dine amongst the warmth and fellowship of others. The site of this year’s feast was Wesley United Methodist Church on the corner of Main Street and Broadway. The Lions begin arriving around 7:30 and begin preparing the tables and the meal. Between 10:30 and 11, additional volunteers arrive to assist in serving and cleaning up afterward. The total number of Lions and volunteers is approximately 45. As people prepare for the meal, there is much laughter and cheer, as they realize the true joy of giving.
Pictured above are Noon Lion President and project chair Darrell Monson and Noon Lion Vice President Sue Krage cutting the pies in preparation for the event.
The Lions would like to thank Wesley United Methodist Church for allowing the club to use its splendid dining hall for this occasion. It would also wish to thank all those people who volunteered to take a portion of their Christmas day in order to make sure others had a day to remember, as well. Final thanks are extended to the Winona community for supporting Lion projects throughout the club’s 82 years of service. If you would like information about becoming a Lion, please call Jack at 507-458-6315.