Last week we thanked all the clubs and committees for helping the Dragon-sponsored JBFD event come to fruition. Even though it was “chilly,” Chief Larry Taylor of the Gasper Township Fire Station reported that members of Unit 17 are tough and could take all the dunking that Kevin Thorpe and some of the big guys who took aim upon that little target mechanism that sent many into the cold water of the newly refurbished dunk tank. They didn’t rake in a ransom, but the family fun that was created was worth the effort expended.
The bicycles were won by Keith Conner and Nicole Worley, and Dave Cortner of the Christmas Lights Committee won the 50/50 raffle and immediately donated the funds back to the Dragon treasury.
So all in all, the Dragons had a wonderful 35th anniversary celebration, and no rain.
Night Bass Results
The top five spots went to Matt Denlinger/Shawn Brashears 1st Place, Luke Haynes/Martin Cole 2nd Place, Tyler Frame/Wes Frame 3rd Place, Myron Higbie/Gary Darns 4th Place, and Mark Weimer/Eli Montgomery 5th Place. Of the 43 teams, 24 returned with fish to be weighed. The July Night Bass Tournament was held on a cool July 20, 2014.
The results of the YMCA Triathlon will be available on the Speedy Feet website and Heather Macy and the Preble County YMCA appreciate all the volunteers who came forward to make this special event a success at Lake Lakengren last Saturday.
Cornhole Sign Up
Don’t forget the big cornhole tournament this Saturday at the Club House starting at Noon. Come stoke up on pancakes and sausage starting at 8:30 a.m. and watch those Dragons earn their keep. It’s nice to see two clubs working simultaneously for a single cause.
At noon time, during the Aug. 6, carry-in picnic for the Women’s Club, the meeting will begin with the former officers and at a designated point in the program, the gavel will be presented to the incoming president, Jan Weaver, by JoAnn Hoffman. Weaver will run the ship through August of next year.
Following what the members do best, eat, a rundown of coming programs will be announced. Here’s a teaser: Who do you trust?, A tour of the Victoria Theater, A Silent Auction for Charity, Watch out, it’s the Bunco Squad, A Mystery Trip, and A Musical Program at Eaton Church of Christ by Dr. Kalbouss, who will play Great American Songs of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. George is an entertaining piano player from the Ohio Humanities Council. You toe-tappers, don’t miss this one. Throw in more food and a white elephant bingo and they have rounded out the year. Oh, and there’s a movie, too, with a photo session to follow. That topic is still under wraps at this time.
Run for Fun
Ginger Adams, Charlee Pergram, and Alice Forte of Lakengren have joined forces to help Unit 17 of the adjacent Gasper Township Fire Department to raise some dollars for the needed compressor for the Cascade System that fills the breathing tanks used by the firemen when fighting fires.
The public is invited to donate and/or participate in this very first Dragon 5K Run/Walk upon the streets and roads within Lakengren on September 13 starting at 10 a.m. It begins at the Marina Building by the dam where a registration table will be set up. Number pick up starts at 9:00 a.m. Entry fee is $25 with a commemorative T-shirt or $15 without the shirt. There will be prizes and age divisions. This is a family activity and children are urged to take part.
Now don’t be confused, this isn’t sponsored by the Dragon Men’s Club, but is solely for the benefit of the Fire Department. Applications are available at the LPOA office, 22 Lakengren Drive, the Guard House, and Farmers Market. Deadline is Aug. 30.
For additional information contact Ginger Adams at 456-1926 or Charlee Pergram at 456-6044. You may also call the fire station upon their non-emergency number of 472-0100.
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