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Lampman Sports Weekend offered many activities for the community

Sporting games, a street dance, fireworks, family activities and more were offered.
The Lampman and District Lions Club made several donations to local organizations. Back left, Larry Loughren, Damon Sutherland, Richard Kochie, Jerry Perkowitsch, Rodney Greening, Cortney Frycz, and Dena Scott. Front left, Ashlyn Taillon, Nyla Saxon, Ann-Marie Tyler, Fran Perkowitsch and Pat Filz.

LAMPMAN - Despite thunderstorm watches and warnings, Lampman Lions Club secretary Richard Kochie said they only received enough rain to settle the dust at the Lampman Sports Weekend.

Events began on June 2 with the slow-pitch tournament games.

Throughout the event, which ran until June 4, the Lions concession stand was open. It offered an array of food, treats and drinks. The beer gardens would be open each day.

The movie Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile was played at the curling rink for anyone who wanted to go. This was hosted by the Lampman School Community Council.

Around 10 p.m. that night, fireworks lite up the sky with colours seen and sounds heard throughout the community.

The mixed slow-pitch tournament had room for 26 teams, but only seven teams took advantage of the weekend. This number was down from the previous year when they had 20 entries.

June 3 offered several games and the fun continued. For the kids, a bouncy castle was set up, and the kids could have their faces painted.

At the Lions’ Park downtown, five organizations received donations from the Lions.

Dena Scott was the representative for the Lampman Fire and Rescue, Fran Perkowitsch received the donation for the Health Care Auxiliary. Ann-Marie Tyler was on hand for the Lampman Public Library and Community in Blooms donation was received by Nyla Saxon.

New Lampman recreation director Ashlyn Taillon received the donation for the board.

At the ball diamonds, the games carried on with a hardball game in the afternoon, pitting the Arcola Thrashers and Southeast Diamondbacks. The Thrashers were victorious in the game.

Lampman Minor Sports hosted the Level Up Escape Rooms.

Kendra Lee said it was a gamble to do this on such a busy weekend, but they figured for those who did not play ball, they would have something fun to do.

It was successful with 53 people going through the rooms. Lee said it is something they would definitely do again.

Main Street became a dance surface with the street blocked off for the party. Food would be offered by Carnivores, Scratch and the Harvest Cafe through the evening, and Crossroads took to the stage.

Breakfast on June 4 was prepared and served by the Lampman Fire and Rescue Team.

The second annual ball drop would take place by the fire department. Balls would drop from a crane and whoever’s ball landed the closet to the hole or in it was the winner. Kelly Coderre Storlie was the victor.

Campsites were available as well, with serviced sites or tents, and a shuttle service was organized for June 3.

The final game for the weekend was played by the Southeast Beast against Frank and Beanz. The game ended in a draw.

According to Kochie it was a successful weekend with everyone having a great time.

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