Lakengren News

By Janet Davis

February 18, 2014

Remembering a friend

We said goodbye to a good friend of Lakengren last week. Gerald Estes who passed away in Port Richey, Florida, was returned to Ohio. Services were held on Feb. 10, at Ivey Funeral Home in Fairfield Township. The Lakengren Dragons will feel the loss of their recent member of many years and benefactor of their club.

Masonic Get Together

Calling all Masonic Club members in Lakengren, Eaton, and Camden: Are you interested in having a coffee & donut type meeting on an upcoming Saturday morning at the Lakengren Lodge? Members could meet and discuss items of interest. Call Bill Hapner at 472-0444 and let him know if you think this is a good idea. From there, he will select a date and spread the word around.

LWA Board of Trustees

The Lakengren Water Authority trustees reshuffled the deck and Roger Riga is now Chairperson, Terry Parks is Secretary, and Ginger Adams is Treasurer. This group meets each Friday morning at 9 a.m. at the LWA conference room. Customers may attend these open meetings.

Appreciation Lunch

The second time was a charm resulting in lunch served to 19 employees of Lakengren on Feb. 12. Hap’s Lakeside Café served a tasty repast and the Lakengren Women’s Club (besides picking up the tab for lunch) provided homemade desserts for those who attended. Two lucky employees had their names drawn from the wheel; a $10 gift certificate for Hapner’s Lakeside Café to Captain Dave Wilson of LPOA Security and a $10 gift card for Subway to Dave Fourman, who serves as trustee on the LPOA Board.

Mardi Gras

The Seventh Annual Mardi Gras Party is set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Lodge. Decorated as a New Orleans Bourbon Street scene by Marilia Pimenta of the Christmas Lights Committee, and the Dixieland music will be supplied by Jazzmerized. This adult-only event will surely please your dancing pleasure. A new King & Queen of the Mardi Gras will be crowned that night. For per person $10 tickets and table reservations, please call 456-3387. Bring a snack if you like and your personal beverage.

White Elephant Bingo

Let’s not offend our tacky white elephants, but do bring one along to the first Women’s Club meeting for this year on Wednesday, March 5. Members to meet at Noon at the Club House for soup, salad and dessert. Bring either an S, S, or D, but no dinnerware necessary since it is provided. They plan to play bingo with the white elephants brought to the meeting. Game coordinators are Jean Armour and Gladys Myers.

Chili Cook Off

Fire up the kettle, it’s that time of year again. Saturday, March 8 at 3 p.m. at the Lodge will be the final proving ground for the Fire Department judges. Categories are mild, hot, spicy, or call 911. If you enter, you must be set up by 3 p.m.

Sampling cups & spoons available so you may try each category. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2d, and 3rd place. Entry forms available at the guardhouse, LPOA office and Lodge. For info call Ginger Adams 456-1926 or Alice Forte 472-1033.

Summer Concerts on Tap

Do you long for a sultry summer evening at the Marina? Weedle Worley and the A & E Committee have booked and posted their summer concert series on Facebook. Eight dates have been announced with musical groups coming from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Germantown and Camden. Some venues are new and others are crowd pleasers. Two concerts per month on Thursday evenings at the Marina starting in June. Get out of here winter, we want to have some fun. Until next time