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News anchor golfs in Logan Lake
When I write Logan Lake stories for the Merritt Herald, it’s always gratifying when people mention enjoying an article.
It is remarks such as these which confirm that I’m “in touch” with both what’s happening to and with residents as well as community projects and events.
Recently because of a suggestion, I did a story about the Meadow Creek Golf Course because membership was down which was made worse by poor early summer weather.
But, as a follow-up, it was great to learn the course, its staff and volunteers have made a positive difference on the operation.
I was very surprised that my article had caught the attention of Chris Gallis, the 6 p.m. news anchor on Global TV who travelled to Logan Lake to golf.
Not being shy, golf course member Eric Linnell asked Chris about his golf experience. He answered that he found the course very challenging.
Eric strongly encouraged Chris to mention his Logan Lake golf experience which he did on both the Monday night and Tuesday morning shows commenting that he was able to watch Global’s morning news on the TV set in the clubhouse, that he had been fishing at Walloper Lake and how much he enjoyed the Logan Lake course and the region.
It looks as if the weather is going to be perfect for holiday weekend celebrations in our “neck of the woods.”
Logan Lake Day kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5 with everything except the food concessions, absolutely free.
Starting with the Show and Shine at 10 a.m., the day continues until 4 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. with a family movie on the giant screen inside the Rec Centre. Then downtown at 7 p.m., there’ll be a return of the always popular Climbing Wall followed by the Logan Lake Business Association’s 3rd annual Dance Under the Stars beginning at 8 p.m. with DJ Tammy Unrau staged outside the Seniors Centre offering up lively family music.
Folks will be asked to make a small donation to be able to enter their names in the prize draws with the money raised going to support the W.H.Y.
During the dance, eight-year-old Sydney Smith will be operating “Syd’s Snack Shack” selling candies, chips, pop, juice and granola bars, so come out, dance, get fed, win prizes and support a young entrepreneur.
When the dance ends at 10 p.m., older kids will be able to go back to the Rec Centre for a more “mature” movie.
And, don’t forget Highland Valley Copper’s 26th Annual Open House on Monday, Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m., Logan Lake Search and Rescue will be hosting a hot dogs and music event with Logan’s Run performing at our amphitheatre.
For more than two years, this small, dedicated group of volunteers have been fundraising to build a facility to house their equipment which, currently, is parked outside.
Just imagine the negative impact this has when, in the middle of winter, SAR members are called to respond to an emergency situation and have to wait until the snow is cleared off vehicles and to, hopefully, get them started.
So please come out to support these deserving volunteers because you never know when it might be you or your loved ones who’ll need their help.