For two years in a row, elementary school children have taken home the $1,000 prize but this year's winner was a retired social worker who has stayed very active in the Logan community volunteer scene.
Sharry White is known as the operator of Granny Jack's Restaurant on Cow Creek, but she is also known for her volunteer work with groups as diverse as WE CAN and the Omar Area Crimewatch. White was a special guest at the Aug. 15 meeting of the Lions Club, where she picked up her winnings.
"She does so much for the community that we were glad to see her win," noted Lions President Ken Nunley. "She is a really great person and she and her husband Jack are great assets to our community."
White had the winning ticket number 481, which was also painted on the side of the first duck across the finish line.
Nunley said the Lions Club might have a special meeting at Granny Jack's in the near future. Many Lions who have never actually been to the restaurant are familiar with the food there as the restaurant has catered many events for various organizations and groups across the county.
Lion Cliff Chriswell said the recent pig roast at Pickin' In the Park went very well and we had between 360 to 400 people estimated as being there.
Chriswell said there will be a Bocci Ball event at the park on September 29 at 5:30 p.m. and the Lions have been invited to get involved.
President Nunley said the group will also have a picnic that day at the park during the event.