Makenzi Jensen, 9, Eboni Jensen, 5, Charli Jensen, 12, and Harry McErlean, 13, cooled off with ice cream.
Makenzi Jensen, 9, Eboni Jensen, 5, Charli Jensen, 12, and Harry McErlean, 13, cooled off with ice cream. Inga Williams

PHOTOS: Boonah club still going strong

THE heat might have kept the huge crowds away from Coronation Park, but that didn't stop Boonah Lions from celebrating their organisation's 100th birthday or doing their part to fight cancer.

Since 1917 Lions International has been helping communities all around the world with their charity and talent for putting on a good show.

Saturday was no exception with live music, market stalls and plenty of sausages on the barbecue.

 

The Lions have been in Boonah for 53 years.

At their peak they had 40 members, although that's dropped to 15.

They used Saturday's celebration to raise as much as possible towards the Lions' ultimate goal of $4 million for research into children's cancers.

Brian Whitby is the Boonah Lions longest standing charter member and has been with the club since the beginning.

"A day like today takes a lot of organisation," Mr Whitby said.

"We're just trying to interest a few more people into volunteering and continuing the general good we do for the general public, like raising money to childhood cancer research. We're all getting a bit older and we need new members."

Find out more at boonah.qld.lions.org.au.



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