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Agassiz-Harrison Lions continue stocking tradition

Club is looking for a variety of items

The Agassiz-Harrison Lions Club looks to continue a long-standing tradition of holiday season love.

The Lions are looking for donations for their Christmas Stockings to be distributed via the Chilliwack Salvation Army to people in need. According to Diann Andrews of the Lions Club, the local tradition began when longtime member Zenon Sabat – who passed away in July last year at the age of 90 – started the Christmas at the Soup Kitchen and Christmas Bags for the Needy in 2012.

“[Sabat] was a valued volunteer not only in the Lions Club but in many other areas, one of which was the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Chilliwack,” Andrews told The Observer. “He belonged to a church in Chilliwack, so he considered both towns his ‘areas.’”

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The first year, the Lions Club assembled 75 bags, and last year that number grew substantially to 197 with a bonus box of oranges as an extra thank you from Super Valu.

Sabat himself carried on helping with the tradition until 2018 when his health made it impossible to continue. The Lions Club now keeps the legacy going.

The following is a list of examples of items the Lions Club seeks this year:

Travel size lotion, shampoo and conditioner

Deodorant

Comb or brush

Hand warmers

Mini flashlights

Hats, scarves, gloves and socks

Chapstick

Bandages and first aid supplies

Feminine products

Cleansing/wet wipes

Toothbrush and toothpaste

Water bottles

Lifesavers, cough drops, gum

Deck of cards

Harmonica

Books and pens

If you wish to contribute, contact Diann Andrews at 604-819-5830.


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