On June 8, the Jackson County Pilot Club hosted a Drive One 4UR Community event at the I-77 Wholesale lot in Ripley as part of their Charity Challenge for the year. Even with a raining day, the event proved to be successful earning the group a total of $3,660 for their cause.
Helen Perry with I-77 Auto Group stopped by the monthly Pilot Club meeting on June 12 at Jackson General Hospital’s Learning Center to present the club with their check from the event.
Concessions were available during the drive earning a total of $419 as well as a raffle that took in $254 dollars making the day very profitable for the club to continue their community projects.
In other business:
• Greta Tyler reported on her trip to the annual convention as the delegate for the Jackson County Pilot Club. She informed the group of the upcoming changes and updates for Pilot Club, including the new pins. Tyler discussed the three groups of Pilot Club; Anchor, Pilot, and Compass. The Compass Club is for those 18-21 years of age and Jackson County is interested in promoting a Compass Club in the community.
• The group will be participating in the Ohio River Festival parade on Saturday, Aug. 3, using a pontoon boat as their float and decorating it accordingly.
• On Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Washington’s Riverfront Park in Ravenswood, Pilot Club will be participating in the Back to School Bash.
• Aug. 17 the club will be feeding people at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall for the community kitchen.
• The Pilot Club’s third annual Bling & Brawn BINGO will be held at Ripley High School beginning at 6 p.m. on Aug. 24. Doors open at 5 p.m., early bird tickets are $20, and anyone interested can contact Stephanie at 304-531-1839.