During the festivities hosted by the Lake Cowichan Country Grocer on Saturday, the Cowichan Lake Lions Club presented a plaque of community service appreciation to Jo-Anne Pimlott and her daughter Jenn Pollner.
Pollner managed to keep the presentation a secret as she and the Lions Club wanted to surprise Pimlott, and it seems they succeeded as she was worried about tearing up after the presentation. “You ladies are so sweet,” she told the women.
Pimlott says she is impressed by how many people volunteer their time and energy to worthwhile causes and organizations in Lake Cowichan. She recognizes that there is not as much business as there used to be in the area and as a result the economy struggles at times, so the volunteers make all the difference.
Cowichan Lake Lions Club members who were on hand to present the plaque, were Eileen Pilkington, Terry Olson, Brenda Cadieux, Sandra Cameron, Nancy Morris, and Nita Powell. The plaque was presented in front of the CIVC Radio tent which was located at the far end of the long line of non-profit organization tents in the Country Grocer parking lot.