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Sunday, January 29, 2023
Nearly 1,000 Lions Burgers sold at drive-thru barbecue

The Friday night drive-thru barbecue at the St. Davids Lions Club is becoming a hot spot after selling nearly 1,000 burgers in its first two weeks.

Between 4 and 7 p.m. people can drive through the Lions Club site on York Road to pick up a Lion Burger for $10, hot dog for $6, peameal bacon on a bun for $10 or a great Canadian lion burger (hamburger with peameal bacon) for $12. All combos include fries and a bottle of water.

The first week of Lion Burger sales completely sold out all 405 burgers, club president Ted Burrows said.

Because of the overwhelming response on July 31, he ordered 600 burgers for the second week of the fundraiser.

Halfway through the event on Aug. 7, he said they had already sold 400 burgers and the traffic was steady. It was almost another sellout.

“It’s great support that we can see,” Burrows said. Because the burger night has proven so popular, it will continue.

“The (Lions) carnival generated usually about 75 per cent of our budgeted charities, so we have to make that up somehow.”

Money raised through the Lions Burger nights will fund community projects and “this is a good way to do it and we’re having fun doing it,” Burrows said.

“We’re here to help the public and that’s where we get our greatest feelings.”

St. Davids Lions Club student volunteers, the Leos, were on hand again Friday night to help take orders and deliver them to people in their cars.

Burrows said it is great to have the help of the Leos at the event and thinks it helps to show the younger generation what they can accomplish by volunteering in the community.

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