J.D. CharlesFor The Logan Banner
November 29, 2012
Members of the Lions Club, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Logan gathered together on Nov. 14 to celebrate Thanksgiving together. The three civic clubs have been meeting together every November for more years than most can remember, admitted a trio of longtime community volunteers, Odis Ratcliff, Ed Eiland and Tank Williams. Together all three men have been members of the three groups for well over a century.
Rev. Tim Secrist, who has been a very active member of the Kiwanis Club since coming to Logan a few years ago, gave the special address at the meeting. Secrist spoke about the topic of “Thanksgiving” giving humorous stories and poems. Secrist then turned serious for a moment and noted that in everyone’s lives there is somebody they owe thanks to for helping them get to where they are in life, from God to friends to co-workers to mentors.
“None of us is an Island,” Secrist said.
The club members had another delicious and traditional Thanksgiving dinner provided by the ladies of the Nighbert Memorial Methodist Church, where the tri-club dinner has been held for over a decade now.
“This was really a delicious meal,” said one guest, Tilden Blankenship, who had never attended the event before.
This year’s dinner was a bit different in that instead of a turkey being given away as in years past this year the Lions Club of Logan had a drawing for a new commemorative .22 caliber Ruger Boy Scout rifle that Lions had been raffling off for several months. It was the first such raffle the club had done and appeared to have been a good fundraiser. Ironically, the winner of the special commemorative was a member of a different club that is known for good works and volunteerism. Douglas Hensley a member of the Logan Shrine Club had the winning ticket.