Friday, December 29, 2023

COMMUNITY EVENTS

  • Rudyard Lions Weekly Drawing:  A few 2024 raffle tickets are still available! See a Lions member to get a ticket and be in the running each week for: First drawing $100, second drawing $25 each week from January through December 2024. There will be 52 weekly drawings plus three $250 bonus drawings, one during Summerfest, one at Christmas, and another near Easter.   Each drawing will be on Friday at 9 am.  Drawing location: Spencer Insurance Agency, 11259 West Main St., Rudyard, MI 49780. State License X09564.  Even if you win, your ticket stays in for the rest of the drawings! Proceeds go towards Lions sponsored community projects.  Special thanks to the ticket holders who have made this a success over the years.
  • Lions Community Service Award:  Rudyard Lions Club is accepting nominations for the Russell LaPonsie Community Service Award and Scholarship.  This recognizes a Rudyard High School senior who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to community service and will be attending college or a trade school in the fall.  The award is named for Russell LaPonsie, a long-time member of the Rudyard Lions Club and a dedicated community volunteer who was passionate about helping others.  Nominations for the award can be submitted by members of the community who are not relatives of the student.  To be eligible, the student must be a graduating senior from Rudyard High School who has demonstrated a commitment to community service through volunteer work, civic engagement, or other activities that benefit the community.  Nominations can be submitted or dropped off at Spencer Insurance Agency, mailed to the Rudyard Lions Club at P.O. Bos 173, Rudyard, MI 49780, or emailed to RudyardLions@gmail.com.   Nominations will be accepted for 2024 graduates until May 10, 2024.
  • Spring Fling Drawing:   Rudyard Lions third annual Spring Fling Raffle drawing was held May 26, 2023.  First prize was a generator from Gaylor-Thompson Sales & Service, Second prize was a Husqvarna battery-operated chainsaw from Cut River Sales & Service, and Third prize was a $100 gift certificate from Love Meats.   Congratulations to the winners and stand by for tickets to go on sale again in the winter of 2024
  • January - March Cross Country Skiing at the Rudyard School Farm ski trails. (located 4 miles north of Rudyard on Tilson Rd. and 1 mile west on Thompson Rd.) Trails of varying length are maintained and groomed by the Rudyard Lions Club as long as snow conditions allow.
  • Sixth Annual Golf Ball Drop, The 2024 raffle is scheduled for July 27, 2024, at the Rudyard Township Park, with proceeds to community projects.  Tickets will be available from Lions Club Members, at Spencer Insurance, or at the Township Office prior to the event.  
  • 27th Annual Rudyard Lions Triathlon and 5K Race:  The event is scheduled for Sunday, July 28, 2024, 9:30 am.  Visit our race web site  for the latest word.
  • Texas Hold 'Em:  Texas Hold 'Em fixed limit play events are on hold at this time. Held at Huck's Bar Pub & Grill, a great time is had by all the participants and funds raised support the RHS softball program and the Rudyard Lions Club. A big thank you to all of the partakers. Watch for future events.
  • Community tree lighting and Santa's visit.  Santa has made early plans and will be in town again in 2024.  Once the visit is scheduled with Santa it will be posted here.
  • Christmas Home Decoration Contest:  First Place winners for 2023 were Ron and Michelle Roe, second place was Tim and Heather Pavlat, and third place went to Louie and Korissa Krupa.  Prizes were gift certificates provided by the Rudyard Lion:  First place $75.00 to Whiskey River Inc., second place $50 to Gayler Thompson Sales and Service, and third place $25.00 to Dollar General.  Plan ahead for a great home display in 2024.