ISHPEMING — This Sunday the Ishpeming chapter of an international organization is holding its annual holiday breakfast.
From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on December 8, the Ishpeming Lions Club Annual Holiday Breakfast will take place at the K.D. Hall of Saint John’s Church on Main Street. The breakfast will feature a full buffet, and Santa Claus will be in attendance to talk with the children.
Ishpeming Lions Club member Jim Manty says that the Holiday Breakfast is one of their biggest fundraisers each year.
“We serve approximately 250 to 270 people, and it’s a great time and a great breakfast with an 11–item buffet,” said Manty. “It’s a very good time. It’s one of our major fundraisers for the year. We get tremendous support from the community and businesses.”
Several major local businesses are sponsoring the event this year, including Eagle Mine, Lindburg & Sons Inc., and Jubilee Foods. All proceeds from the breakfast will be given to local causes. Some of the organizations the Lions Club is giving back to this year include the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, the Ishpeming and Westwood school systems, local eye and diabetes exams, and more.
Manty says fundraisers like the Annual Holiday Breakfast are how the Ishpeming Lions Club fulfills their mission.
“The Lions Club is the largest service club in the world with several million members,” said Manty. “Our motto is ‘We Serve,’ and that’s why we do it. We serve, and we raise money as best we can and turn right around and give it to the needy causes in our area.”
The cost to attend the Lions Club Holiday Breakfast is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and children under the age of 5 get in free.
For more information on the Ishpeming Lions Club, you can visit their Facebook page.