Lions Christmas Cakes hit local stores

Lions Christmas Cakes
Bargara Lions Joy Kruger and Michael Owens are taught how to make Christmas wrapping bows by Bundaberg North Lion Norma Buchanan.

Getting into the Christmas spirit early, Bargara Lions have been busy stocking the shelves of businesses with delicious Lions Christmas Cakes.

The Bargara Lions spent Wednesday afternoon getting cakes out to businesses who will sell the baked goods to support the local organisation.

Bargara Lions Michael Owens said they were grateful families from around the Bundaberg Region supported the annual fundraiser and thanked the businesses for their help to ensure the cakes were readily available in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Bargara Lions Vice President Des Gellert said the Christmas cakes were available in 1.5kg size for $17, 1kg for $13 or the 900gm pudding for $13.

Businesses selling the Lions Christmas Cake

“We’d like to let the public know that the cakes are available via Facebook, and simultaneously thank these businesses for their support,” Michael said.

“The Bargara Lions spent this afternoon getting cakes out to the businesses who are selling for us.”

Bargara Lions Cakes will be available from Nextra Bargara Newsagent, Pharmacy Central at Bargara Central, Burnett Heads Pharmacy, Alliance Pharmacy, National Australia Bank Bargara, Village Post Office, and Bargara Carlyle Gardens Office.

Lions Christmas Cakes
Getting into the Christmas spirit early the Bargara Lions have been busy stocking the shelves of local businesses with their delicious Lions Christmas Cakes.

History of Lions Cakes

Lions Christmas Cake Program had its beginnings back prior to the 1965 and proved successful almost immediately with astronomical sale, so the organisation decided to make it an annual-festive program that starts at the end of October in the lead up to Christmas year each.

The Lions Christmas Cakes are baked by Australia's leading food companies since 1983; with all cakes baked to the relevant identical recipe by the manufacturer, ensuring a uniform, high quality product.

Annual sales nationally are approximately $6.5 million, and the funds raised by the Lion Clubs will go towards a number of missions including saving sight, health, welfare and humanitarian projects.

Michael said If anyone who wanted a bulk order could phone Brenda on 4331 0323 or Des on 0409 823 871.

Wrapped up this Christmas

Bargara Lions Christmas
Bargara Lions learn a lesson in bow making in time for Christmas

The Bargara Lions will also help the Bundaberg Community have everything wrapped up this Christmas with their mission to make a difference at their Christmas wrapping stations at Hinkler Shopping Central.  

“The Lions will once again man the gift-wrapping stations at Hinkler Shopping Centre making life easier for busy shoppers and raising funds for the community,” Des said.

“Just like Santa’s helpers however the hard yards need to be done well in advance of the big day and Bargara Lions members have today been busy making thousands of bows and preparing ribbons.”

Des said Lions Clubs from around the Bundaberg Region would take turns in manning the Hinkler Central wrapping station one month out from Christmas from 25 November, with the Bargara Lions wrapping from 9 December.  

“Originally a project of the Bundaberg North Lions Club, the Bargara Lions and Bargara Lioness Club have chipped in to lend a hand with the Bargara Lions manning the wrapping station from Monday 9 December to Sunday 15 December 2019,” he said.

“A big thank you to Bundaberg North Lions Club member Norma Buchanan for showing us how to make the bows. She has been doing this project for 15 years. What an amazing person!”

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