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Saturday, December 3, 2022
First Harvest Breakfast in two years draws big crowd to St. Davids Lions Club
Bill Brew and Joe Typer cook the bacon for the Lions Club Harvest Breakfast. Julia Sacco

Numerous community events had to be cancelled or postponed over the last two years and one one of the most beloved was the Harvest Breakfast run by the St. Davids Lions and Lioness clubs. 

On Sunday, for the first time in two years, NOTLers gathered at the St. Davids Lions Hall from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get their helping of breakfast and community spirit.

The turnout was immense and Lions member Rick Trapnell, who lovingly titled himself “Chairman of the Harvest Breakfast,” shared the communal excitement at seeing everyone together once again. 

“It’s crazy busy, which is good. It’s nice to see everybody out,” said Trapnell. “We rolled out silverware for about 400 people and it looks like we’re going to go over that.”

To help out with such an immense group, the Lions teamed up with the Lionesses, as well as the Leos, who helped with the set up and bussing of tables.

A large group of Lions spent time in the “burger barn” prepping and cooking up meats as a team.

Joe Typer, who manned the back bacon station, sported a smile from ear to ear while grilling food.

“So many people came out. It’s lovely to see,” said Typer.

Some of the staples for the meal were donated, including the eggs which were provided by EggSolutions in Etobicoke as well as biscuit and pancake mix from ADM in Port Colborne.

At only $10 for adults and $5 for children, guests could enjoy back bacon, side bacon, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, pancakes, homemade biscuits and more, with all proceeds going toward Lions Club causes.