Dec. 9 felt like a spring day compared to other days in past years chosen for distribution of fruit boxes by the St. Germain Lions Club.

The group met at St. Germain Sentry Foods to pick up and deliver boxes of fruit to 61 homes and St. Germain’s three housing authority buildings for a total of 64 gifts.

This Lions Club project is not considered charity. Instead, this project is a way of remembering those who need a little extra care at the holidays. Club members want those who have lost loved ones during the year to know they are not forgotten.

While most of the baskets are delivered Wednesday, recipients who are not home or available will be contacted and receive their gift from Lions Club members who go the extra mile to be sure the kindness reaches those for whom it is intended.

The distribution is in addition to the work the Lions Club does to promote good vision and vision screening for all ages. During the COVID-19 pandemic, deliveries were made by masked Lions Club members. The project was completely underwritten by the club’s treasury.

Friends and neighbors are encouraged to remember the Lions and Lioness Clubs of St. Germain and Sayner-Star Lake with their gifts of love when they see a fundraiser in progress.