The people we live among

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 20:00

Well, it was another successful Thanksgiving Day at the Eagle River Lion’s Clubhouse. The turkey was plentiful, the ham was hot, the stuffing was fluffy, and deserts were everywhere. This year, like so many, the banquet room was packed and the community showed up in force. People from all different walks of life came together to share a meal, visit with neighbors, and take part in a community event that reminds us all what the Chugiak-Eagle River community is all about.

The day started out with an army of volunteers chopping, stirring, cooking and sifting through this and that, all in an effort to put together a spread that would make anyone’s grandma proud. The kitchen was buzzing with activity, so too was the banquet room, which was packed and brought to life with the festive music from live band.

As the dinner service began, the day only got better as members of the community came together to share a meal, serve a neighbor, and be part of the community we all live in. A glance across the room revealed why our community is the shining star nestled among the mountains. While the Chugiak and Eagle River Lions did an incredible job hosting and coordinating this event, the true jewel that was revealed this day were the many volunteers that showed up to spend the day with us, cook beside us, serve next to us, and help us clean up afterward.

On behalf of the Lions, we would like to thank the many who donated to the Thanksgiving dinner and to the numerous volunteers that spent their holiday with us, to be a part of a community event and to serve others within our community. It is a humbling moment when someone who we may have never met, picks up the phone, or walks in off the street, and says they are here to serve. In order to get involved you don’t have to be a Lion, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have the heart of one. It is your desire to give back and your willingness to serve, which reminds us every day what incredible people we live among. Thank you all for your time, your service, and for being part of the community we all love so much.

For more information on Lions visit or call Amy at 301-9179.

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