Everyone had a wonderful time at San Martin Lions Hall Saturday greeting our visitors from District 4L2, Montebello Lions. There were 50 Lions from all over our District waiting to greet the busload of 21 Lions from southern California who traveled all this way purely for fun and fellowship. District 4-C6 takes a bus trip every year in the end of March to visit City of Hope for Lions Appreciation Day and every year Montebello Lions puts on a fantastic welcome and dinner for our group.
Last year (click here for pictures) we had Mariachi entertainment, the year before that a Marimba band. Always fun, always festive. We hope we have repaid their hospitality in some small way with our delicious tri-tip dinner, prepared by PDG Dennis Miller and the wonderful music provided by the Tenth Avenue Jazz Band which was arranged for by Lion Jim Goodheart. Lion Jan Miller did a great job of decorating with flowers from her garden and of coordinating with Lion Debbie Berumen of Montebello to make this trip happen. Click here for slide slow of the festivities.
Save the date of the last weekend in March 2011 for next year’s bus trip to City of Hope for Lions Appreciation Day and a visit with some very special friends that we’ve made in District 4-L2. If you’ve never toured the City of Hope facilities, it is educational and inspirational to see where our donations go in support of City of Hope research and treatment.
City of Hope Committee