Lions auction to return

10 months ago

President Rick Fowler of the Mapleton Lions Club announced the club’s 61st annual auction will be held on June 2 at the Mapleton Lions Hall.  

The last two years the Mapleton Lions Club ran two successful online auctions.  Club members felt auction buyers were missing the traditional social experience of older auctions, so this year’s decision was to host a hybrid auction that consists of an online portion where starting bids for items will be taken.  The ending online bids will then become the starting bids for the in-person event, where final bids will be made.  

Club members have begun soliciting the nearly 300 items, gift certificates and services that will be auctioned in support of the club.  The auction is one of the two largest fundraising events for the Mapleton Lions Club, and brings in about 30 percent of the club’s annual income.  Donations are always welcome and any Lion will accept support for club projects.

Prior to the auction, the Lions will serve the annual public dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Lions Hall.  The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Lions auctioneers Matt Gregg and Ron Leonard.  Everyone is encouraged to come out and support the Mapleton Lions Club in their annual fundraising evening.

Readers are encouraged to monitor for the posting of the online portion of this auction.  Also items can be viewed online to what has been donated and will be sold in the auction.  All items purchased not taken following the auction will be available for pickup on June 3.

Evening Little League 

Little League will start soon.  Registrations are available online at Mapleton Town Office website,, under Recreation Department.  The deadline for submitting registrations is May 19.  All registrations received after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list and those youth may not be able to play.  Those on the waiting list may not receive a team T-shirt due to the ordering deadline.  

Teams are chosen by coaches. Siblings will be placed on the same team. Players are encouraged to provide their own equipment. This includes gloves, bats (must have official USA bat stamp) and helmets. Some shared equipment will be available.  Not being able to provide your own equipment however, should not deter you from registering to play.

Trails are closed

ATV riders, remember trails are not open until the end of May.  The official date will be posted.  When ATV riders go on soft trails before they are officially open, clubs run the risk of landowners closing the trails to ATV traffic due to damages caused by riding on soft, wet and muddy trails. 

For information, call Mickey Maynard, club president, at 764-1236.

Terry Sandusky is the Star-Herald correspondent for Mapleton, Chapman and Castle Hill and can be reached at 764-4916 or at