Lakengren News

Janet Davis - For The Register-Herald

Drakefest Around Corner

Julie & Steve Chrismer are welcoming all to the open gate event at Lakengren called the Drakefest on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Enter via the front gate around 5:30 p.m. and get your spot at the Marina. The Kelly Crank Band is the opener starting at 6:30 p.m. and The Remedy Band’s classic rock show begins at 8:30 p.m. This band covers new country and local rock. Steve Chrismer may be spotted playing the guitar. The laser show and fireworks portion of the show follows the musical entertainment.

As in year’s past, outdoor shows depend upon the weather.

Dragon 5K Walk/Run

Ginger Adams has announced the Dragon 5K Walk/Run is set for Saturday, September 12 beginning at the Lakengren Marina at 8 a.m. Signups begin at 7 a.m.

Adams states the Gasper Township Fire Department has been able to purchase the Cascade System to fill the breathing air tanks used by the firemen. As always though, there is a need for other items that are not in their regular budget. Fundraisers fill these gaps. The GTFD is presently raising money for a “stabilization kit.” This is a system that consists of airbags that are used to help get victims of a car accident out of the vehicle safely and into a waiting EMT unit. The airbags might be inflated under a vehicle to raise it from a trapped person or inflated to bolster the sides of a vehicle to keep it from rolling over. The system can cost upwards to $20,000.

Entry forms for the Dragon 5K Walk/Run are available at the Lakengren guardhouse, the LPOA office, the lodge or one of the coordinators. They are Ginger Adams 456-1926; Charlee Pergram 456-6044 and Alice Forte 472-1033. Entry forms also published in September edition of The Viking. The cost is $20 with a t-shirt, $15 without a shirt, and $20 on the day of the event. The race is open to the public. Medals awarded I seven age categories, and trophies for first place overall male and female runners. Come out and support this great race and help the Gasper Township Fire Department.

Garden Club News

The Lakengren Garden Club held its Annual Summer Carry-in Dinner on Aug. 18, at the Marina Club House. The club provided fried chicken and there were tables of vegetable and pasta casseroles, salads, plus desserts that even tempted those on diets.

Following the food feast, the club covered garden club news. It was announced the Yard of the Month plaque for July had been established at the Dennis Norton Family residence 323 Longman Road.

Various other items of gardening interest were covered during the business portion of the evening like how nice the barrels looked at the Lodge this summer, the possibility of replacing some trees that had been taken by the Emerald Ash Borer. A group has been designated to seek out replacement trees within the common areas of Lakengren. More information will be introduced as this proposal unfolds, including landscaping suggestions to be taken to the LPOA Board of Trustees.

The club will hold its election of officers in September, and an audit of the books of the treasury will take place soon.

Alex Larson stated he will attend an event sponsored by the Butler SWCD on Aug. 29. This workshop will cover composting, rain barrels, native plants, green cleaning, and recycling.

Janet Davis

For The Register-Herald

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