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