Helping hand to young racers.

LBOC members helped children from the Lafayette Boys and Girls club with race day preparations on their cars.  Gary Buttry organized the effort and helped with race day on June 20, 2015.  Racers are required to tear down and re-assemble the race cars, where the LBOC’s help was needed most.  More information on the Soap Box Derby program can be found here. <click.  Ellie Butz, Pete Branson, Frank Donaldson, and Larry Loft were part of various pit and build crews. More information on our local Boys and Girls club can be found here. <click

Race Day on Grant Street,West Lafayette
Race Day on Grant Street,West Lafayette
Pete Branson and a racer.
Pete Branson and a racer.
Ellie and Gary with their racer.
Ellie and Gary with their racer.
Working hard and learning
Working hard and learning
Future Racer learns some skills.
Future Racer learns some skills.
Larry Loft (right) helps with build night.
Larry Loft (right) helps with build night.
Gary and some happy racers.
Dustin, Gary, and a happy racer.
Dustin Bankhead, Larry Loft, Ellie Butz, and Gary Buttry
Dustin Bankhead, Larry Loft, Ellie Butz, and Gary Buttry

What goes on at a meeting?

Come join us at 7:30 a.m. (meeting starts at 8 a.m.) on Wednesdays at the Downtowner (Market Square Shopping Center, 2200 Elmwood Ave D15, Lafayette, IN 47904) for some fellowship, information, and fun. Meetings vary from community organizers, sometimes requesting funding, to youngsters trying out their public speaking skills for the annual Oratorical Competition.  If you have something community and youth focused, contact us.

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Lafayette Boys and Girls Club, Ga-Ga Pit Construction

During the month of July, LBOC members lead by Gary Buttry and Joe Kepner, assembled a new Ga-Ga Pit for the Lafayette Boys and Girls Club Beck Lane location.  VonTobles contributed with a discount on lumber. Many ask what is a Ga-Ga pit?  Here is your answer, and it’s enjoyed by children around the world. Link for more information on the Boys and Girls Club.  Pete Branson, David Norman, Steve Bruhn, Larry Loft, and Vince Walter contributed sweat equity for our youth.

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Teacher Grant Month

0009Teachers_LBOCDuring the fall of 2014 we awarded a number of grants to
deserving teachers in our community. This month many of the
recipients will be giving presentations at the Wednesday morning
meetings on how they used their grant money.
Click here to see who received those awards.

Join us  for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Downtowner (Market Square Shopping Center, 2200 Elmwood Ave D15, Lafayette, IN 47904) to learn about how our club helps teachers. (Meeting starts at 8 a.m.)

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