It has been another busy summer for the Lions Club of Logan, with long term members assisting The Aracoma Story Inc. by helping out with parking and taking up tickets to getting ready for other longtime Lions Club activities such as the annual Rubber Ducky Race.
Lions Club President Glen Ables discussed club activities during the first meeting of the month in August and asked members to make sure to get involved in the activities.
“Parking cars has really worn me out,” Ables admitted. Halfway through the meeting two members left early to head to Chief Logan State Park to help with cars and take up tickets.
Longtime Lion Roger Perry noted that tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser are available now for a small donation and the grand prize winner will walk away $1,000 dollars richer when the race begins the morning of Saturday, Sept. 13 on the Guyandotte River near the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority.
President Ables said that the swift water rescue team from LEASA will be helping the Lions Club out on the event as per usual. A box full of poly-resin ducks will be dumped into the river and the first one to float past the finish line is the Grand Prize Winner.
“These ducks are in training and ready to go, so get a ticket for a fast one,” quipped Lion Perry, who is currently in the running for distributing the most tickets for the fun-filled annual event.
“It’s between him and Susan Perry,” said Lion John Turner.
Susan Perry confirmed that as a newer member to the club she has had to make up ground but she has been making inroads in new ways of getting the word out about the event and availability of tickets via Facebook and social media.
Susan Perry also discussed a new project for the club — a small free library to be housed at the Presbyterian Church on Stratton Street.