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Humane Society, YMCA Bike Blast, United Way and Dick Logan fundraiser make Close Up

By Mike Fak

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[August 18, 2010]  A general membership meeting of the Humane Society of Logan County will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Trinity Church, 402 Pekin St. in Lincoln. The public is invited to join the meeting of the board of directors at 6 p.m. and attend the general membership meeting at 7. The general membership meeting will focus on the progress of the shelter construction and introduce the new Animal Cruelty Investigation program. The organization has a very exciting future on the horizon and wants to share all the good news with the citizens of Logan County. Come join the fun.

The Lincoln Area YMCA will host its annual Bike Blast on Saturday, Aug. 28. The event is for all ages. There is a 30-mile course for the bicycle enthusiast and a family-friendly five-mile in-town ride. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Rides start at the YMCA Activity Center on Wyatt Avenue. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the rides begin at 8:30. Register before that day and you save entry fee money. Fliers are available at the Y, at Fitness Balance or check online at

The United Way of Logan County will be at Scully Park all day Saturday, Aug. 28, selling raffle tickets for this year's Lincoln IGA grocery drawing. The prize is $500 worth of great IGA groceries. Tickets are only $1 and six for $5.

The United Way table will be located at the northwest corner of the park. Come help support a great cause and win a truckload of groceries. The United Way of Logan County has pledged assistance to 13 area agencies for the 2011 year.

Dick Logan, longtime county board member and lifelong Lincoln resident will be returning to Lincoln on Sept. 19 to see all his friends. The Knights of Columbus is organizing a fundraiser at the hall, and as plans are developed and readied, LDN will let you know what you can do to help. For right now, keep the date open and plan on visiting Dick on Sept. 19.

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