By William Tauro
This past Tuesday the Somerville Lions Club held it’s annual Christmas Party/Yankee Swap event at the Mount Vernon Restaurant In Somerville.
Marty Henry, owner of the Mount Vernon Restaurant & Pub, a traditional American restaurant that is the oldest continuous family owned restaurant in the city of Somerville was presented an award By 33K Disritct Governor Debbie Jennings Hayes from Lions Club international for being a Somerville Lions Club member for fifty years.
A presentation was also presented to Allen Nissenbaum, owner of Nissenbaum’s Auto Parts which has been recycling automobiles since 1910 in Somerville for being a Somerville Lions Club member for the past thirty years.
Both men have gone above and beyond helping people in need and both have continuously volunteered hundreds of man hours to support Somerville Lions Club charities over the past five decades and both are a credit to society as well as shining stars in the city of Somerville.
Former Somerville Mayor Gene Brune, a Somerville Lion himself, also made a $1,000. check presentation to Lions Club International Charities in the name of Lion Milly Wayne on behalf of the Somerville Lions Club.
Mayor Brune also took the opportunity to announce to the crowd Lion Milly Wayne’s 100th birthday celebration as he led them into singing happy birthday to her.
Photo:District 33 Governor Debbie Jennings Hayes
Photo: Milly Wayne who celebrated her one hundredth birthday.