Wednesday, November 3, 2021


  • Rudyard Lions are cooperating with COVID 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 2022 are on sale now.  Special thanks to the subscribers who have made this a success over the years.  First drawing $100, second drawing , $25, from January through December 2022. 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. applied for. 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 30, 2022, 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.  Michigan raffle license to be applied for.
  • 25th Annual Rudyard Lions Triathlon and 5K Race:  The event was held successfully in 2021 and it will be back again on Sunday, July 31, 2022, 9:30 am.  Visit our web site  for the latest word.
  • Holiday wreath sales--Wreath sales are closed for 2021 and we thank the many customers who contributed to its success.  We'll be selling them again next year, so look for them in 2022.
  • 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 the spring of 2022.  Benefits Rudyard Lions Club and Rudyard High School Baseball and Softball.  
  • Community tree lighting and Santa's visit.  Santa will be in town this year.  He'll be at the Rudyard Township Hall on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 6:00 pm.
  • Holiday Gift Certificate Drawing:  As a special holiday gift to our community, the Rudyard Lions sponsored a free drawing for fourteen $75.00 gift certificates last year and we will repeat this drawing again this year.  The drawing will take place on December 17, 2021.  Sign up at the Rudyard Co-Op.
  • Christmas Home Decoration Contest:  Rudyard Lions will resume the annual Christmas home decoration contest this year.  Judging will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021.  Gift certificates to local businesses will be awarded to the top three decorated homes within the Rudyard area:  First place $75.00, second place $50.00, and third place $25.00.

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