Lakengren News

“Y not Tri” Triathlon

Join the Preble County Youth Foundation as they sponsor their 5th Annual Preble County Y Triathlon to benefit their annual campaign. The volunteers from Lakengren, where the race is held, can choose registration, parking, run course, bike course, or be a pontoon boat monitor during the swim portion of the race. Contact Heather Macy at the PC YMCA: 937-472-2010 or [email protected] if you want to volunteer.

The swim course is 500 yards at the Lakengren marina, the bike course is 13 miles which is rough, hilly and smooth (over township roads), and lastly is the run course of 5K within the Lakengren community. This event is chip timed by Speedy-Feet, and the race starts promptly at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine.

For full details and registration materials, participants can register online at or at the YMCA, 450 Washington Jackson Road, in Eaton.

Volunteers Needed

If volunteering is your “thing,” the members of the Dragons Club need you for Jack Block Fun Day, too, starting at noon on July 25th. Steve Pratt, Jr., states you can pick your job or move around by helping serve food, run games, park cars or corral kids. You can give Pratt a call and make his day at 937-456-5298.

Belated Dad’s Day Greetings

Did you know the Lakengren community supported Father’s Day? The Viking Editorial Committee appreciates all those men who support the Fire Department/EMS, the Christmas Lights Committee, A & E Committee, Bass Club, Marine/Lakes Management Committee, Garden Club, the trustees of the LPOA, LWA & LWM, Financial Planning, Policy Review, Dams & Roads, Judiciary, Building, Safety/Security, and the office staff who support all those entities. This also includes the multitude of male volunteers during all the community events held.

If we overlooked any men, we are heartily sorry for the oversight. Statistics say, we have been celebrating Father’s Day since 1910 or about 105 years.

Certificates Awarded

Boys and girls were presented their swimming YMCA certificates as they showed up on last Friday’s rainy morning. Others that failed to attend could pick up their certificates from the LPOA office.

During that wet week of June 15-19, only one day of swim lessons had to be canceled due to a weather-related condition (thunder and lightning). This year’s total of participants was 93 – the largest class in the history of the Bob Varney Free Swimming Lesson Program sponsored by the Dragons.

Musical Improv

During last week’s scheduled performance of Garcia & Scott, the A & E Committee said, “If it rains, improvise.” The singing duo moved their ensemble from the outdoor shelter house to the Valhalla Lodge, where everyone enjoyed their performance.

The Worley Boys will be the next act in the Summer Concert Series set for July 2, at the marina shelter at 7 p.m. Weedle says, “Pray for a dry summer evening.”

Until next time [email protected]