W.J. Lions Club welcomes new members

December 18, 2013

The West Jefferson Lions Club met Dec. 3, 2013, for its regular bi-monthly meeting.

The highlight of the meeting was the induction of new members Sally and Dewey Covington.

Zone Chairman Lion John Caldwell conducted the membership ceremony. The new members were welcomed into the club in time to help with the 5K run and the pancake breakfast which was held on Saturday, Dec. 7.

More than 40 runners participated in the race through the streets of West Jefferson. This is the second year for this project. Plans are to conduct the 5K race yearly hoping to attract as many as 100 runners. This year’s race had entrants from several out-of-town areas.

Thanks to all who participated and to the officials who helped with safety and other aspects of the race. Thanks to the Town of West Jefferson for their cooperation.

Winning times in the Christmas Tree 5K

Men’s Top 3 Runners

Dave Mead – 18:02

Matt Laney – 21:00

Rudy Franklin – 21:57

Women’s Top 3 Runners

Suzanne Gorman – 24:04

Lori Eggers – 24:33

Julie Miller – 25:34

Most Dedicated (came in last)

Celeste Gore Trivette – 46:46