Lucas PRIDE Awards for 2014
On Dec. 20th, at the Lucas Area Community Theater, the Lucas PRIDE Committee announced that Trai Heenan was the recipient of the $100 Scholarship 2014 PRIDE Youth Leadership Award. Trai was unable to attend the Santa Claus Day event for his presentation, but we appreciate his volunteer work in the Lucas area community. Trai supported the Lucas community with his volunteer work at the Lucas Area Community Theater, as well as projects with the Kids For Christ youth group like community dinners, Adam’s Apple Festival activities, Alumni Weekend projects, and clean up projects in the community. Volunteer work is a great asset to students applying for college. Trai is a student at North Central Technical College in Hays, majoring in Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Electrical.
Erika Nelson was awarded the PRIDE Partnership Award for her work as a great ambassador for Lucas as she travels America documenting World’s Largest Things. Erika created the World’s Largest Souvenir Plate of Lucas, World’s Smallest Mural, and the Czechoslovakian Historical Downtown Mural in the Lucas PRIDE Mini Park. She is a Kansas Humanities Speaker traveling Kansas speaking about grassroots art and folk art. Erika also was instrumental to the conservation and relocation of Miller’s Park in Lucas, working with the Kohler Foundation and Henry Schwaller of Hays to bring the Roy and Clara Miller sculpture collection back to Lucas. She also serves on the board of directors for the Friends of S. P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden. Erika Nelson has been a great asset to the community so we recognize her talents and endeavors to keep Lucas a vital and prosperous community.
Lucas Santa Claus Day Business Drawing Winners
The Lucas Area Community Theater hosted the Annual Santa Claus Day festivities on Dec. 20th at 1pm. Announcements were made for the Business Drawings. Brant’s Meat Market gave out two $20 gift certificates to Lynnette Shearer and Les Schneider. Leach and Naegele Hardware gave out a $25 gift certificate to Janelle Winkler and a $15 gift certificate to Kyle Frederking. The Bennington State Bank winners had several winners of $25 gift certificates and prizes. Troy’s Grocery gave away three gift certificates to Brent Frederking, Joan Mather, and Summer Bates. Backstreet Bakery winners, Ruth Sorenson and Jon Pancost, each receive a delicious pie. The Lucas Publishing Company gave two free year subscriptions to Shirley Svaty and Stacey Letsch. The Lucas Parks and Recreation Committee gave fun Board Games to Corben Ammon, Jazmin Sommerland, Dan Milbern, and Steve Hawkins. Lucas Area Community Theater winners were Savannah Ammon winning the 24” Youth Bicycle, while Sarah Anschutz, Bailey Evans, and Ronald Frederking, each received a 10 Movie Punch Card. Winners of the Chamber Gift Certificates which were drawn out from all the Business Drawing tickets were $50 Gift Certificate to Dharma Couse, and $25 Gift Certificates to JoEllen Feil and Yazmine Etienne. It pays to shop local!
Aunt Gertie’s Art and Antiques and Perry’s Pallet “ture” provided some additional prizes at the business drawings. LaDana Seirer and Taylor Fallis were the winners drawn.
Winners of the Christmas Decorating Contest were Jim & Janelle Winkler for the Judge’s Choice, the Garden of Eden with the Angel decoration, and Kristi Mettlen was drawn for the Nativity Scene. There are so many great Christmas decorations in the Lucas community, be sure to take a drive around town to enjoy the decorations and lights. Next year the Lucas PRIDE Committee will plan some new decorating contest ideas for the community. Watch for more information in 2015.
A crowd of around 70 people enjoyed the free Pepsi and popcorn sponsored by the Lucas Area Community Theater, Inc. and the free movie “How To Train Your Dragon 2” sponsored by Lucas Lions Club, Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce, Lucas PRIDE, Troy’s Grocery, Home Oil Service, Heinze and Associates, Brant’s Meat Market, Rodrick and Minear Funeral Home, Lucas Publishing Company, Bennington State Bank of Lucas and Sylvan Grove, Lucas RV Park and Laundry, The Farmers Bank of Osborne and Luray, Rudy and Rhonda Haberer, Garden of Eden, and Grassroots Art Center. Santa Claus arrived after the movie to visit with about several little (and big) boys and girls about what they wanted for Christmas. Dharma Couse helped to line up the kids for Santa to get their Christmas list and Rita Sharp took some great pictures of the kids with Santa. Yasmine Etienne and Jedd Rowden helped Santa hand out the treats which were sponsored by the City of Lucas and Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce.
Friends of the Garden of Eden Scholarship