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By Al Stover
Staff Reporter 

ML Lions Club gears up for midnight run


The members of the Medical Lake Lions Club were putting together some of the finishing touches for their 36th annual “Only Fools Run at Midnight” event.

The 3.5-mile race will take place, April 5, at midnight, at Medical Lake High School. Proceeds from the event go to the club’s Sight Conservation Program.

Secretary Keith Korn said he has found several volunteers to work the corners. Gary Holmesmith also said they would order more T-shirt forms for runners who register late.

Treasurer Sandy Flood brought up the club’s “Extended Learning Award” where they donate money to high school students, who come from low-income families, to pay for exam fees. She said she works with Medical Lake High School counselor Nicole Rippee, who finds students who could benefit from the reward.

According to Flood, the award has helped six students so far.

The club also discussed their upcoming “White Canes” event. Flood said she needed to order two boxes of miniature canes. The club approved the purchase.

At the start of the meeting, the Medical Lake chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) made a presentation on whether or not the increase of coal exports would benefit Washington state agriculture.

Two students presented the positives of the increase of coal, such as farmers benefitting and the increase of trade from around the world while two members presented the negative aspects, including the potential problems that could come from coal pollution.

The FAA took questions from the club members, who also gave them tips on how to conduct their presentation for the state competition.

Flood made a request to the club in regards to donations for her team for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event. The club agreed to donate $200.

The next Medical Lake Lions Club meeting will take place April 10.

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