Wed February 28, 2024

By Jeff Smithpeters

Community Events

Hope Evening Lions host Wednesday's Hope-Hempstead Chamber of Commerce Coffee

Hope Evening Lions Sheila Key
Hope Evening Lions host Wednesday's Hope-Hempstead Chamber of Commerce Coffee
One of Hope’s leading service organizations held its Hope-Hempstead Chamber of Commerce Coffee Wednesday morning, offering a variety of tasty breakfast foods starting at 9:30 a.m. and drawing many area residents to enjoy them and seize the occasion for socializing. 

The Hope Evening Lions, which distributes food to those facing poverty in Hempstead County, held its coffee in the Chamber’s meeting room. Among the breakfast items served: sausage-biscuit rollups, ham and cheese pinwheels, smokies in barbecue sauce, cream cheese with red pepper sauce, a cold-cuts smorgasbord, tortilla chips and artichoke dip. For dessert there were brownies, coffee cake and fruit. The beverage was orange punch. 

On February 10th, the Hope Evening Lions announced on their Facebook site that the organization had just completed three years of monthly food distribution with over 2,000 boxes given to Hope families over that time. The group is affiliated with the Harvest Regional Food Bank of Texarkana, which helps, according to the announcement, with support and guidance. 

Poster boards next to the tables showed photos of the Evening Lions at their work. On display next to the dessert items was the Melvin Jones Award won by late member Chuck Key from the Lions Club International Foundation for his work with the Evening Lions. His widow, Sheila Key is currently the club’s president and was on hand at the coffee. 

About three dozen attended the coffee as of 10:15. But there was still plenty of goodies for everybody.