Lions Club preparing for rubber ducky race
by J.D. Charles
For The Logan Banner
The Lions Club of Logan will be preparing for its annual fundraiser during their next meeting when they get the rubber ducks ready for their annual race down the mighty Guyandotte River on September 8th at about 11 a.m. behind LEASA.
Lions President Chuck Puckett said club members will be needed to help get ready for the race by painting new numbers on this year’s batch of polymer based birds.
“Our next Lion’s Club meeting is going to be at the Presbyterian Church and it will involve numbering the ducks,” Puckett said recently. “The more people we have the fast the work will go.”
The meeting will take place on Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.
The annual event which sees a flock of numbered toy ducks turned loose in the Guyandotte River at the end of the summer will leave one lucky winner $1,000 richer. Tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race are still available from individual Lions members. According to President Puckett, individual members may still have tickets available for their other major fundraiser this year - a raffle for a .22 caliber Boy Scouts of America rifle manufactured by the Ruger Company. The raffle is a new idea for the Lions Club of Logan and seems to be going well.
The Lions Club locally is strongly associated with the Boy Scouts of America. Many Lions Club members are former Boy Scouts themselves and some have been Scout Troop Leaders and the club continues to support and keep up one of the cabins at the Boy Scout camp in Chapmanville.
The Ruger Model 10-22 Boy Scouts of America Commemorative Rifle, a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, arrived at B&B Loans in Logan and $10 raffle tickets are available now from Lions Club members. The drawing for the rifle will be held on Nov. 14 at the annual Tri-Club Dinner where the Lions, Kiwanians and Rotarians have a Thanksgiving meal together.
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