Sara Swanson

Manchester Mens Club holds election, supports the community in 2017

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The Manchester Men’s Club held elections at the January meeting last week. The results are, President- John Stedman; VP- Lester Koch; Treasurer- Henry Earhart; Secretary- Eric Frasier; Board Members- Jim Montgomery, Austin Scott, Andy Mahony, Jim Carpenter, Dan Fleck, and Mike Parks.

The Men’s Club is a non profit 501(c)3 that raises funds by putting on events including the Fireworks, Christmas tree sales, raffles, music events, rototill for donation, etc. With those funds they help support local athletics, the arts, and our parks. Here are just some of the things the Men’s Club did in 2017: supported preschool/early ed; supported Young Guns State Champion Trap team; helped purchase JV and Varsity Girls Basketball uniforms; sponsored MAYS baseball and purchased all the opening day hot dogs; put on the Easter Egg Hunt, Independence Day Fireworks and beer tent, and a Car show during the Street Festival; helped purchase Middle school Track uniforms; and supported Boys and Girls soccer, Wrestling, Equestrian team (5th place in the state), the High School after prom party, Cheer team, and the Community Resource Center. The Men’s Club has also erected the parks split rail fences, helped rebuild the little league baseball fields, built park pavilions, and more. The Men’s Club would like to thank our neighbors for their continued support as the Men’s Club endeavors to serve our community.

The Men’s Club welcomes new members and could use help putting these events on. Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month @ the American Legion, 7 pm (May-Oct @ Chi-Bro Park). Check them out on Facebook or contact a member for more info.

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