Monday, February 1, 2021


  • Rudyard Lions are cooperating fully with the Stay Home - Stay Safe rules.  Meetings and events are conducted only as allowed by State guidelines.  We urge all members of our community to do likewise.
  • Spring Fling Drawing:  This first event was a huge success, with all of the prizes awarded to lucky winners.  1st prize 6000 watt generator donated by Gaylor-Thompson Sales, 2nd prize push mower donated by Spencer Insurance, Jody Mayer, and Shute Oil & Propane, 3rd prize Electric Pole Saw donated by Tom and Celeste Spencer, 4th prize Gas Weed Eater donated by Great Lakes Excavating and Andy Thompson, 5th Prize $100 Gas Gift Card donated by Blarney Castle.   The event will be held again next spring with a terrific array of prizes.
  • Rudyard Lions Weekly Drawing tickets:  Tickets for 2021 are sold out but we'll welcome new buyers for 2022.  Special thanks to the subscribers who have made this a success over the years.  First drawing $100, second drawing , $25, from January through December 2021. There will be 52 weekly drawings plus two $250 bonus drawings, one during Summerfest and one at Christmas.   Each drawing will be on Friday at 9 am. Drawing location: Spencer Insurance Agency, 11259 West Main St., Rudyard, MI 49780. Even if you win, your ticket stays in for the rest of the drawings! Donation: $55.00.  State Lic. #X03677. Proceeds to go towards Lions sponsored community projects.  
  • 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.
  • Rudyard Lions Annual Pancake Supper--We've had to cancel for 2021, but we'll be back better than ever in 2022--we've set a tentative date of April 20, 2022.  Join us for a great feed.
  • Fourth Annual Golf Ball Drop, This year's raffle scheduled for July 24, 2021, at the Rudyard Township Park, with proceeds to community projects.  Tickets are still available available from Lions Club Members, at Spencer Insurance, or at the Township Office.  Michigan raffle license R61099
  • 24th Annual Rudyard Lions Triathlon and 5K Race:  The event is postponed for 2020, but it's back, better than ever, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, 9:30 am.  Visit our web site  for the latest word.
  • Holiday wreath sales--November 2021--with delivery on December 1, 2021.  Thanks to all of our loyal customers for making this a terrific success again this year.
  • Texas Hold 'Em:  Texas Hold 'Em fixed limit play events are held at  Huck's Pub and Grill, Main St., Rudyard, Michigan, from 6:30 pm to 12:30 am,  We're planning for an event in November 2021.  Benefits Rudyard Lions Club and Rudyard High School Baseball and Softball.  
  • Community tree lighting and Santa's visit were cancelled for 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions but we are looking forward to holding them during the 2021 holidays.  Our Christmas home decorating contest took place as usual, though.  First place winners of the $75 gift certificate to Rudyard Co-Op were Davin & Jillian Salo, second place winners of the $50 gift certificate to Whiskey River were Ron and Michelle Roe, and third place winners of the $25 gift certificate to Builders First were Ethan & Katie Castagne.  Rudyard Lions look forward to resuming our traditional activities next year.
  • Holiday Gift Certificate Drawing:  In an effort to support the local community, the Rudyard Lions sponsored in December 2020 a free drawing for fourteen $75.00 gift certificates at the Rudyard Cooperative store.


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