Another Fun Jack Block Day
Rayven Frazier, a senior at Talawanda High School suited up and did the Logan the Dragon animated visit for all the kids at Jack Block Fun Day this past Saturday. Could you say she’s a Dragonette since her Dad, Derek is president of this Dragon-sponsored family day?
The new dunk tank was initiated, games of all sorts were enjoyed plus the watermelon eating contest. The Sweet Tooth Cake Walk by the ladies of the Women’s Club kept all the kids on a sugar high. Boat rides were available for anyone’s pleasure and enjoyment. The Dragons served hot dogs, ice cream, and orange drink to wash all that energy away for another year. Next week we will have the name of the winner of the bicycle raffle and how much do-re-mi the Gasper Fire Department made on the dunk tank. You know, all the benefits went toward their Cascade Air Compressor equipment that is sorely needed by Unit 17.
Night Open Bass Contest
The guys from the Marine Lakes Management staked a claim on the shelter house at the marina on the evening of July 19. With the cooler than usual temps, bet there were plenty of sweatshirts and hot coffee for the early dawn hours of Sunday when the officials called in the boats and weighed in everyone’s catch. A full account of all the winners next week in this column.
Triathlon Returns to Lakengren
Next Saturday at 8 a.m., the YMCA Triathlon Duathlon & 5K will begin right at the Lakengren Marina. The 500 yard lake swim kicks off the event. Volunteers will be floating alongside the marked course for safety. Next comes the bike course, followed by the 5K run.
Come watch these athletes, arm chair or professional, compete with each other to better their records and challenge their fitness. Speedy Feet runs the technical side of this race with chip timing. Give the Preble County YMCA a call at 472-2010 if you want to participate or volunteer to help that day.
Lochness Monster Back in Action
The continuing dredging project is back on course, according to General Manager Kevin Thorpe. If you rise early and live near the Mermaid Cove, you will hear the equipment firing up in the morning. When boating, please cut the maintenance staff some slack so that everyone stays safe until the whole project is completed.
Monthly LPOA Meeting
The LPOA meeting is set for July 28, at 7 p.m. at the Marina Club House. Come join the interested residents who make this an educational meeting to learn all the news firsthand. Come and find out about the status of the debris stored at the Maintenance Barn. Randy Blaich attended the last county general meeting that discussed Lakengren recycling. Be an informed Lakengren resident.
The Christmas Lights Committee will be conducting another fabulous Cornhole Tournament on Saturday August 2nd. Upon checking the good ole internet, it calls this game corn toss, bean bag, bean toss and even soft horseshoes. But to many of us born and raised in Kentucky and the southern part of Ohio, the game is passionately referred to as cornhole. It is said the game originated in Germany in the 14th century, and then was rediscovered in the hills of Kentucky over 100 years ago. Who do you believe? Who knows? It is just a fun game for all ages and can be played anywhere.
Gather some friends and register a team for only $20. Payout for first and second place. Come early and stoke up on the Dragon-sponsored Pancakes and Sausage breakfast right there at the Marina Club House where the cornhole games begin. Starting at 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. only $5 a person to stuff yourself with calories to make you a cornhole champion. And if you want more sausages, throw in another buck. Coffee, juice, milk, butter and syrup available. Bring your lawn chairs along so you can watch the cornholers starting at noon.
Parrotheads Get Ready
The secret is out… Drakefest on Aug. 30 will be presenting a tribute to Jimmy Buffett. Julie and Steve Chrismer say they have spent eight years providing the ultimate staycation at beautiful Lake Lakengren.
It’s an Open Gate from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Live music begins at 6 p.m. with a South of Disorder Tribute to good ole legendary Jimmy Boy. Dig out your calypso shirt, your tambourine, and flip flops for a Caribbean Cruise of the Islands.
The traditional Laser Show with fireworks will begin at 10 p.m., so come stake out your place on the sand or your wave on the water.
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