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Greentown Lions Club
The 2015 fair is now behind us. Despite some challenging weather, especially challenging to those stuck in the mud, many people had a good time. The fairgrounds now has at least 200 tons of additional gravel at various locations! To all those that helped with the event a big thank you.
Jerry Kendall was happy to report that security ran smoothly thanks to his team’s ability to resolve issues quickly. He relayed one story about a lost little girl. Other fairgoers had noticed her and alerted security and within 10 minutes she was reunited with her mother. They told her that she was not lost, she was with them and they were looking for her missing parent. Thank you to security for making our fair a fun and safe place to be.
Dave Eikenberry reported this year’s auction was another huge success. We had seventy buyers attend the event. As usual the buyers were very gracious with their bids and all of the kids were awarded for their hard work throughout the summer. What is even more impressive was that 80% of the hogs that were purchased were donated to a charity organization in Howard County. The Lions Club purchased entry 100, a 257 pound pig (technically a crossbred gilt) owned by Cora Dunkin of Kokomo. Congratulations to everyone for another successful year, and especially for the support that was provided for this event.
Bryan Kirkpatrick is already looking forward to next year. See his updates on fair projects later in the newsletter.
As we begin another Lions year I am excited about the opportunity to serve the club and community as president. We had a board meeting on August 24 and we will have our next regular dinner meeting on September 14. Come check out our new caterer and witness the induction of several new members. Our new and exciting District Governor, Betty Weist, will also be our guest for the evening.
Lion President Wayne
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