Lions prepare roaring breakfast for Australia Day


Unflagging devotion: Lions Club of Duncraig members Bill Hildebrand, Geoff O'Brien, Toni Whiteaker, Emma Boyes, Jim Godden, Rob Meney and Helen Montgomery.
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Unflagging devotion: Lions Club of Duncraig members Bill Hildebrand, Geoff O'Brien, Toni Whiteaker, Emma Boyes, Jim Godden, Rob Meney and Helen Montgomery. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d448505

Club member Toni Whiteaker helped establish the event eight years ago, with an inaugural attendance of 250 people, which has now grown to an average of 1000.

“The event is recognised as a wonderful day for the community to get together,” she said.

“It’s just a nice community event with everyone smiling – it’s pretty rare.”

People can enjoy a cooked breakfast for a small fee and plenty of entertainment for children, including a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon twisting and roving characters such as Spiderman.

The Lions Hearing Foundation’s mobile screening unit will also provide free hearing tests. “We find the same families come back each year and bring their relatives,” Ms Whiteaker said.

“It gets people meeting their neighbours in a free, friendly environment; they can come and sit and enjoy themselves.”

The breakfast will run from 8.30am to 11am at Percy Doyle Reserve in Duncraig on January 26.