Lakengren News

Janet Davis - For The Register-Herald

Fireworks Thank You

Again, a wonderful community thank you to Andrew Gaydosh & Associates for their 15th Annual Lake Lakengren Independence Day celebration. The fireworks were outstanding including the Josh Garrett waterside concert. And, of course, thanks to Mother Nature for such a beautiful evening and weekend. Thanks to Lakengren Maintenance, Security, Gasper Township Fire Department, and the Preble County Sheriff Patrol for crowd control and parking.

Sponsors this year were Drake Heating & Air, Eaton Computer, Harrison Financial Group, Wood Propane, Hapner Lawn & Landscape, and the law offices of Brian A. Muenchenbach.

Swim Lesson Certificates

A reminder from the LPOA office that many Swim Lesson Certificates are awaiting pick up for the boys and girls who took part in the free swimming lesson program in June sponsored by the Dragons.

Forty-plus YMCA certificates need to be picked up during regular business hours at the LPOA office. These items will not be mailed and will only be available at the office until school begins.

LWA Email Correction

We were notified by the General Manager of the LWA that their email address listed within The Viking is incorrect. Please note their email address is the same as their website address of

Red Hens to Fly South

The Little Red Hen Hatters of Lakengren and points south/north will be traveling this week to enjoy the fluttery, whimsical magic of colorful butterflies at Cox Arboretum on Springboro Pike.

Judy Fellner has arranged for this tour through the Butterfly House. Following the tour, the Red Hen Hatters will dine at Bravo! Cucina Italian Restaurant.

Circle this Date

Ginger Adams reports the Dragon Run 5K Run/Walk within Lakengren this year has chosen the date of Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m. This 5K benefits the Gasper Township Fire Department.

In Adams’ announcement, she states the GTFD was 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 that gap.

GTFD is presently raising money for a “stabilization kit”. This system consists of airbags that are used to help victims of an accident safely out of a vehicle and into a waiting EMT unit. Air bags might be inflated under the vehicle to raise it off a trapped person, or inflated to bolster the sides of a vehicle to keep it from rolling over on the fire personnel. This system can cost upwards to $20,000, but can be purchased in stages.

Sponsorships are a needed part, and the names of the sponsors will be on the back of the t-shirts for the Dragon Run, as well as printed on banners displayed at the front gate and the marina. If you are interested in being a sponsor, contact Adams at 456-1926, Charlee Pergram at 456-6044, or Alice Forte at 472-1033. More information with regard to entry forms will be published in the August edition of The Viking.

Until next time [email protected]

Janet Davis

For The Register-Herald

Reach Janet Davis at [email protected]

Reach Janet Davis at [email protected]