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Bluffton Lions Club Meeting- September 2,  2014

The guest speaker at the September 2, 2014 Bluffton Lions Club meeting was Bluffton University new head football coach, Denny Dorrel. Coach Dorrel’s home town is Brookville a small-town in southeastern Indiana…He is a 2001 graduate of Hanover College, married to Sarah and have twins Dexter Kate & Dylan. Prior to coming to Bluffton Dorrel was an assistant coach at both Marietta College & Thomas More College. In his years as a coach, he has led teams and individual players to grow successes in the classroom and on the field. Dorrel shared about his life growing up ,his coaching career & philosophy…keeping focus on the student-athletes being students first, completing their education and winning in both life and on the field. An excellent program.

 
Handlebars Bike Club Print

Hancock Handlebars Bike Club Visits Bluffton

The Hancock Handlebars Bike Club’s 44 annual Horizontal Hundred ride stopped in Bluffton Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 10AM  to  4PM . This is the 4th year the Bluffton Lions have co-hosted the 75 mile rest stop with the Handlebars Bike club in the alley next to the Presbyterian church. This year around 500 bicyclists made a pit stop in Bluffton. The event had rides of 20, 32, 62 and 100 miles…with Bluffton on the 100 mile leg of the event. Dick Ramseyer, President of the Bluffton Lions Foundation said in talking with bikers, that many stated, Bluffton is their favorite place to stop on the ride. With the developing Bluffton Bike & Pedestrian pathway system, events like Horizontal Hundred bike ride allow bicyclists to view our very progressive & beautiful community from a variety scenic location.

 

 

 

Submitted by Lion Dick Ramseyer

 

 – L to R – Lion Laura Voth and participating bike rider…Lion Laura is a member of the Bluffton Pathway Board is sharing information about the Bluffton Bike and Pedestrian pathway system. This is the display the Bluffton Lions has each year at the 75 mile biker rest stop.

 

A large group of bikers taking a pit stop at the Bluffton 75 mile rest stop

 
Groundbreaking of Bike Pathway Print

R – L to R facing the audience from the podium . Katherine Kreuchauf, President, Hancock County Community Foundation;
Dick Ramseyer, President, Bluffton Lions Foundation & Chair, Bluffton Pathway Board & Judy Augsburger, Bluffton Mayor.

The groundbreaking today is for the extension of the Bluffton Bike & Pedestrian pathway system  from its eastern terminus
at Cobb Lake to Bluffton’s Commerce Lane business District near the I-75 interchange. Speaking during the ceremony was
Mayor Augsburger, Dick Ramseyer and Katherine Kreuchauf…following their comments the excavator with Lion Don Snyder
at the controls broke ground with the first shovel of Dirt.  Lion Don Snyder, Owner of Don Snyder Excavating LLC is the General
Contractor for the project.

 

Lawrence Matthews, Liz Harner & Lion Raymond Harner

Three bikers who road their bikes the groundbreaking ceremony…the Harners are the
owners of the new retail bike store in Bluffton.

 

 Lion Don Snyder at the controls of his excavator breaking ground with the first shovel of dirt.

 
Groundbreaking Pathway Print

 
Pathway Groundbreaking Print

 
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