On Saturday, May 8 at the Shriner’s Facility at the Logan Airport a free fishing event will be coming featuring fun and food, courtesy of sponsors White’s Armature, Refab Inc., Uncle Sam’s Loans and Chapmanville Pharmacy.
Volunteers have been working at the fishing spot for some time cleaning it up and getting it stocked for kids to enjoy this summer.
For adults who enjoy outdoors activities there are two golf tournaments coming up soon in May.
On Saturday, May 15, the Beni Kedem Shriners Hospitals for Children Golf Classic will be held at the Big Bend Golf Course in Tornado.
There is a shotgun start for the event at 9 a.m. and a $50 entry fee per player. The fees include green fees and carts, refreshments, including food from Beni Kedems famous Chuck Wagon courtesy of Daryl Crist including hot dogs, hot ham and cheese sandwiches and Crist’s special baked beans.
Many prizes will be available for the event including two hole-in-one prizes (a Ford from Thornhill Ford in Chapmanville and a vehicle from Ferrell Toyota in Chapmanville); round trip airline tickets for two to Myrtle Beach and round trip airline tickets for two to Orlando, Fla.; 50-50 drawings, door prizes and more. Ladies are welcome and encouraged to play.
On Friday, May 21, the Logan Shrine Club will host a special golf tourney at the Logan Country Club. This will be the 13th-annual Shriner’s golf tournament in Logan and this year’s tourney will be dedicated to the memory of William “Billy” Kirk Sr., a local Shriner who passed away recently. The event kicks off with a shotgun start at noon on Friday, May 21. Two 4-person teams will start off each hole.
Applications for the tourmanent are available at the Logan Shrine Club, the Logan Country Club and are available from local Shriners. The event will feature many opportunities to win, including a 2010 vehicle sponsored by Thornhill Superstore as well as other prizes for closest to the pin and longest putt as well as door prizes, 50-50 drawings and Mulligans will be sold.
There is a $100 entry fee or $400 per team. Local businesses will be able to sponsor a hole for $50. Spaces are limited to 100 golfers or the first 25 teams. Proceeds to benefit the Logan Shrine Club.
Since being founded in 1872, the Shriners of North America have supported many charities, however in 1920 the organization n began its own with the Shriners Hospitals for Children. All children up to their 18th birthday may be eligible for admission to a Shriners Hospital if the hospitals chief of staff feels they would benefit from the specialized care available. Such care is provided at no charge to patients or their families.
More than 70 children from the Logan and Mingo County areas have been transported to the Shriner’s hospitals in Lexington, Ky., and Cincinnati for free treatment over the past few years. The Shriners also provide transportation to the hospitals, courtesy of their van, which is often seen leaving town early for appointments four hours away, driven by Larry Chafin.