Wakonda Jaycees are back

Wakonda Jaycees are back The Wakonda Jaycees are back on track after a short hiatus.

"You've got to crawl before you can walk,"�Greater Dakota Valley Jaycees President�Derek Lochner said. "And you've got to walk before you can run.

"One of the important things to note about this new chapter and this community is that the Jaycees were very strong here at one time," he added. "These guys and gals will be doing great things in no time."

The new chapter will have a newsletter explaining�upcoming events. It will be circulated the week before the regular meeting.�

The chapter has its first community project on May 15�with the Pitch, Hit and�Run competition. This is a�nationwide program with the winner of the local division going on to�the state competition.�If the child wins there, he or she goes on to nationals.�

This program is set up for children between the ages of 7 and 14. Sign up�for this event begins at�2 p.m. and play begins at 3 p.m.��

Also scheduled for the May 15 is the chapter's first member social event.�

The group will meet at 7 p.m.�at The Pit to car pool to�Yankton for bowling fun starting at 8 p.m.

The first fund raiser for the Wakonda Jaycees will be a "Top your own Omelet Feed" on Sunday, May 23.�

The toppings include ham, sausage, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, hot peppers, and cheese.�

The sides include hashbrowns and pancakes. The drinks are juice, milk and coffee. The breakfast will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,�adults $5� kids (12 and under) $3.

"Maybe I should have used the riding-a-bike analogy," Lochner said. "Maybe I should have said something about how if you fall off the bike you just have to get back on and that you never forget how."

Either way, the Wakonda Jaycees are up and running again.

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