Apr 21-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: April: Apr 21-09
Lions Club Brunch    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jim Drew
Breakfast-goers    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jim Drew
Manning the griddles    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jim Drew
Clean-up time    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jim Drew

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 05:26 am:

Over the weekend the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lions Club held a Pancake-French Toast Brunch to raise money for a local 3 year old who recently had her eye removed, due to cancer. The money taken in from the breakfast, a 50-50 raffle and a bake sale (put on by her family) will help to defray travel expenses and medical expenses that insurance doesn't cover.

As I said on the Cam Page, the Lions Club motto is "We Serve", so this type of fund-raiser is one of the ways we Lions help people in our own communities. It's not only about raising money, but also a good way for the entire community to come together to show support for a family going through a crisis. An event like this is a lot of work, but it's also fun pulling together to make something like this happen.

There are Lions Clubs in many of our local communities in the U.P., across the country and all over the world. If you aren't already a member of one, consider joining, you'll be surprised at how good it feels to "Serve" others like this. If you'd like more information about joining the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lions Club so you can "Make a Difference", contact me at mdrew@pasty.com. If you live in another community and are interested in becoming a Lion you may be able to locate a local club here: Lions Clubs International.
Special thanks to Jim Drew for snapping today's photos for our use.

Footnote: I didn't ask permission to give out the name of the family or the little girl that the breakfast was held for, so I haven't included it here in my notes. But for anyone that is wondering, this little girl is doing well, with her most recent tests showing she is cancer free. She just received her prosthesis eye this past week and attended the breakfast with her family, where she was happily skipping about. :->

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 06:07 am:

Phenomenal....that's a part of what makes living U.P. here sooooooooooo special!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 07:26 am:

Gosh, that sure looks good this morning!!!

By Ray Laakaniemi (Rlaakan) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 08:03 am:

Service clubs put real meaning into the word "community." I was privileged to belong to a Kiwanis Club many years ago and remember it fondly.
I echo Mary's idea -- join and enjoy.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 08:11 am:

A very lucky little girl with friends and loved ones such as these fine folks!

By Just me (Jaby) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 09:07 am:

Great pictures. It is uplifting to live in a community where everyone helps out when someone is in need. The lovely little three year old happens to be my niece's child and we are all thankful to the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lions Club, the Lake Linden -Hubbell School for letting the benefit be held there, and to this wonderful community for all the love and support they keep showing!

By Clinton J. Drake (Clint) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 12:27 pm:

We always look forward to the annual Fourt of July pancake breakfast: It has been a tradition for as long as I can remember.

By Clinton J. Drake (Clint) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 12:28 pm:

I just realized that I type "Fourt" instead of "Fourth." It's a good thing that these two are interchangeable in the U. P.

By John Robert (Mudlaker) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 04:51 pm:

God Bless everyone's work and support, The Free Mason Lodge up on 41 south of Calumet did a breakfast for her as well, Good Job, looks as though you had a good turn out too.


By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 05:59 pm:

For those of us who have a chronically ill child, Michigan offer Children's Special Health Care Services. This is to be used in conjunction with your primary insurance (example:Blue Cross). They pay what your primary doesnt cover. I am not sure exactly what disorder's are covered but it sure is worth looking into. Here is a brief explanation off of the Michigan.gov website.

Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program within the Department of Community Health that provides certain approved medical service coverage to some children and adults with special health care needs. Children must have a qualifying medical condition and be under 21 years of age. Persons 21 and older with cystic fibrosis or certain blood coagulating disorders may also qualify for services. For more information call the Family Phone Line at 1-800-359-3722

By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 06:02 pm:

Just another link that I am going to throw in there. This is a list of covered disorders.


By Chris Gariepy (M8man) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 08:21 pm:

Nice shots Mary!! This is my official first post by the way on the discussion board.


Mary says: This may be your first post, but your name has appeared here a number of times when I've used your photos. Welcome, Chris! :->

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 10:56 pm:

Hei Clinton J Drake, you got that right. Us Finns always say "Fortchuly" for Independence Day. :o)

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