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Stuff the Bus Campaign a Success

On December 1st from 9 AM until 1:30 PM the Amherstview Lions Club collected non-perishable food in a school bus provided by Stock Transportation Ltd. at Foodland on 3 Manitou Crescent East in Amherstview. It was the first time ever the Amherstview Lions Club had attempted this feat. Jason Bellamy, owner of Foodland had arranged to have the bus parked in front of the grocery store with the Amherstview Lions Club sign. Lion Del Weber drove the bus to Foodland and then later to the Amherstview Lions’ Den.

The bus drivers of Stock Transportation Ltd. in Kingston Ontario had already provided several boxes of food and those boxes were placed in the Lions’ Den prior to 9 AM. The people and children of Amherstview were delighted to bring groceries to the bus on that Saturday. And of course constantly you could hear the words “Merry Christmas”. As the bus began to fill up it was a sight to behold. Jason Bellamy read the minds of the shoppers and had packages of food for different prices ready to go to the bus.Packages could be purchased for $5, $10, $15, $20, or $30. It was a bargain in everyone’s eyes!
The Resident Lion Wayne Weber bounced happily as more and more packages filled the bus. The children excitedly feasted on candy canes while watching the antics of the Resident Lion. It’s not every day you get to see a lion frolic through a parking lot!
Councilman Ron Gordon came by for a visit and rewarded the Lions with some much needed help. By the time all was said and done $234 was donated and the Lions’ Den was bursting with food for the Amherstview Lions Christmas Hampers later in the month. In a few hours $1000 worth of groceries had been collected for the Amherstview Lions Christmas Baskets!

- Submitted by the Amherstview Lions Club