Green Creek Ruritan Club celebrates 50 years of community service

Published 10:38 am Friday, November 30, 2012

Green Creek Ruritan members Benny Smith, Ronnie Garrett, James Stott, Harold Stott, Marion Woodbury, Ray Brown, Wayne Denton, Paul Stacy, Arthur Bourbau, Wayne Horne and Ray Gasperson with National Ruritan President Phyllis Lewter.

Part of a national organization, the Ruritan Club celebrated 50 years of community service on Oct. 20 with a barbecue meal catered by Harry Denton. Entertainment was presented by Phil and Gaye Johnson.

In attendance were several from the national office, including the national president Phyllis Lewter and her husband, Bill.

National President Phyllis Lewter presents a certificate commemorating the club’s 50th anniversary. Shown are Dale Milling, district governor; Rachel Barnette, zone governor; Green Creek Ruritan President Marion Woodbury; national president Phyllis Lewter and national director Bob Reece.

Other guests were the national director Bob Reese and his wife, Lorene; district governor Dale Milling and zone governor Rachel Burnette.

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The Green Creek Ruritan’s are best known for operating the Ruritan ball park for approximately 30 years.

They also provide assistance for needy families, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, scholarship help for high school students and many other community projects.

The Green Creek Ruritan Club was chartered on Oct. 16, 1962.

– article submitted by Paul Stacy