"It's Phyllis," noted Lions President Ken Nunley. "We recently had a story run in the Logan Banner about the dinner and we kept it mum who we would be honoring. But this is a very special lady and you can't keep information like that under wraps forever. She has done so much for the people of Logan County, young and old alike as a teacher and as an active volunteer for things in our town such as the Relay for Life, Christmas in the Park and shows her concern for children through her work in the educational field that it was obvious to many people who we were going to honor with our third roast."
Tickets for the Phyllis Adkins roast are available now at $25 per person from any Loins Club member. The annual dinner and Rubber Ducky Race are the Lions two primary fundraisers throughout the year and fund Lions Club activities and charities such as free eye exams, flag day and other community efforts.
Four special speakers have been enlisted to grill the guest of honor, Nunley said.
"Seating is limited so let people know they might want to get their tickets fast. In the past, our roasts of Odis Ratcliff and Roger Bryant were very well attended.
Nunley said the dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. on June 5 with a mixer followed by a delicious catered dinner courtesy of the well known Granny Jack' s Restaurant on Cow Creek. Nunley noted that Granny Jacks had done excellent jobs catering the other two roasts in the past and that the business also was a strong supporter of the community. Past president Roger Perry noted that he had just enjoyed a meal from Granny Jacks a day earlier when he attended a PIECES drug prevention coalition dinner.
In other Lions news:
•President Nunley discussed the planting of more flowers in Chief Logan State Park.
"They were glad that we planted them last year, but they grew too tall and some people in the front row of the amphitheater couldn't' see the stage, " Nunley said. "So we are being asked to plant smaller flowers this time around."
•Nunley and Chuck Puckett discussed the upcoming schedule for The Aracoma Story Inc's season of summer plays. The Lions Club routinely assists with parking and takes up tickets for The Aracoma Story. It's also the time of the year when Roger Perry pushes tickets for the annual Lions Rubber Ducky Race. Tickets for the duck race will be coming soon.
• "Always Patsy Cline" will be from June 15-July 3.
• "The Aracoma Story" will be from July 20-August 7.
• "The Jungle Book" will be August 10-15.
•Linda Brennan told fellow Lions that the Leo club of Logan had gathered $176 in a penny drive for Leukemia research.
•Cliff Chriswell said the Lions Club of Logan's new web site has been nominated for an award.