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Lions Club Metal Muster a Huge Success

The Bannockburn and District Lions Club held its annual ‘metal muster’ some weeks ago at the Lions Park in Bannockburn.

The aims of the muster were to collect recyclable metals so they could be reprocessed, reduce rubbish going to landfills (and save residents the tip fees!) and also to raise money which the Lions Club will put back into community projects.

I am pleased to report that this year a total of 13.5 tonnes of scrap metal was collected for recycling over the two days.

The Lions Club raised $1,008.09 from the metal muster and another $320 from a fire wood raffle on the same days.

This money will go back into the community.  While we were waiting for the fridges, roofing iron and clapped out hot water tanks to turn up, the opportunity was taken to do some maintenance and freshening up at the Lions Park.

The Lions Club award for the most interesting scrap iron donation this year goes to the two young gents who donated a trailer load of very heavy motor vehicle gear boxes.   These kind citizens had one look at the anxious Lions standing hesitantly near-by and most sympathetically took on the task of loading these seriously hefty, heavy items into the skip themselves, for which this ageing Lion at least was most grateful.

Lions are always looking for new members willing to work within the community.   If you are interested please contact the Lions Club membership secretary Anne Cotsell on 0400 110 107.

David Cotsell

Lions Members load scrap metal donations into the skips