Lions get an early start to cook up a storm for hun­dreds of guests

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER | AUSTRALIA DAY RECOGNITION - David Charlesworth

MORE than 300 peo­ple from Bruns­wick Junc­tion and sur­rounds gath­ered at the Bruns­wick Show­grounds’ Pear­son Pav­il­ion on Aus­tralia Day for the an­nual Lions Break­fast.

Bruns­wick Lions Club pres­i­dent Murray Pig­gott said there were al­most 300 chairs set out for the morn­ing with most of them filled right from the start of the event at 7am through to 9am, even as peo­ple came and went.

A flag rais­ing cer­e­mony was held, with newly sworn Aus­tralian ci­ti­zen Tina Wal­lis un­furl­ing the flag.

“We’re very pleased she could do it,” Mr Pig­gott said. Af­ter break­fast, the Aus­tralia Day Cit­i­zen­ship Awards were pre­sented by Mr Pig­gott with the Ac­tive Cit­i­zen­ship Award pre­sented to the Anzac Day vol­un­teers and the Com­mu­nity Ci­ti­zen of the Year to Lo­raine Stone.

“It was a great day and it was a priv­i­lege to present the awards,” he said.

“It’s al­ways a pop­u­lar event for ev­ery­one.

“We get them com­ing from all around.”

En­try and the break­fast was free, although a gold coin was asked at the door.

“We’re not do­ing it to make a profit, we’re just do­ing it to make a ser­vice,” Mr Pig­gott said.

Bruns­wick Lions are hard at work on Aus­tralia Day cook­ing up hun­dreds of break­fasts from 7am.

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