Lakengren news

March 11, 2014

Off and Running

The Lakengren Women’s Club fell into order last week by holding their first meeting of the 2014 year. Soups, salads and desserts were the order of the day, and since everyone brought something there were 26 options from which to choose.

President JoAnn Hoffman called the meeting to order and conducted a little business while Judy Thaxton ran home to get plates, napkins and dinnerware that was overlooked for the gathering. Upon her return, a personal blessing was given by Elsie Burkle to celebrate the 40 days of Lent and the well-being of the club’s members during the upcoming year. It didn’t take long for 26 women to have samples of everyone’s delectable dishes.

Topics covered while doing business were: An emissary of club members that visited Mary Reigelsperger on her 90th birthday, a continuation of the sponsorship of the Senior Citizen tour & boat ride in the fall, a nominating committee formed to present a slate of officers during the May meeting, and the possible creation of a standardized Lakengren flag.

The remainder of the afternoon was having fun playing White Elephant Bingo. Everyone received a wrapped prize but there were plenty of chuckles when the prizes were unveiled.

Corrected Date

Bass Practice date correction on Calendar of Events is April 12, not the 13 Please call Bruce Clark at 472-2020 if you seek information about the Spring Open Bass Tournament set for April 27 sponsored by the Lakengren Marine Committee.

Chili Cook Off

Since we go to press before the Annual Chili Cook Off at Lakengren, the winners will be published in next week’s issue of The Register-Herald. The Gasper Fire Department boys are deciding upon mild, hot, spicy, and call 911. Milk and water provided for that category.


A & E states break out your green jeans and shamrock sweaters and hats for March 15, at the Lodge. All those Irish or “wanna be Irish” will be marching to Irish Eyes Are Smiling that evening. This is a live music dance from 8 to 11 p.m. $5 at the door for this adult-only party. Please use rear entrance to the Lodge. ID’s checked.

Egg Hunt Support

Since we’ve had a little taste of spring, A & E wants us to get on the bandwagon and support the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Lakengren children up to age 12.

You could say it’s in memory of our friend Jerry Estes, or out of the kindness of your heart. They need Easter candy, prizes or monetary donations. Gifts may be dropped off at the front gate or the LPOA office. If you want to come help and corral kids, contact the office and record your name and number. A & E will call with fun things to do to help.

Casual Church Again

Reverend Gerald Sadai of Sugar Valley UM Church has received permission to hold a Sunday morning summer church service at the Marina Club House starting in June.

To tune up for summer services, join him at the Marina on Easter Sunday for an Early Dawn Service at 8 a.m. Please dress weather appropriate if the crowd extends into the shelter house.

Until then