#WeMakeHappy: Lyle Mailman dedicated to his community

    DQ Fall River Franchisee Peggy Rust and The Laker News' Pat Healey present winner Lyle Mailman with his winning cake. (Submitted photo)

    Beaver Bank resident selected for week 1 contest winner among a dozen nominees

    FALL RIVER: A community volunteer and strong advocate that has a passion for the community he calls home is the first name drawn in the #WeMakeHappy campaign, a partnership between the Fall River Dairy Queen and The Laker News.

    Lyle Mailman was the name drawn among the dozen or so names that had been submitted for the first week of the contest. Mailman’s name was submitted by a Fall River community member. He is a former teacher at Lockview High School in Fall River.

    He picked up his winning 8” cake on Aug. 10, getting presented it by Peggy Rust, owner/franchisee of the Fall River DQ, and The Laker News part-owner/ad salesperson/reporter Pat Healey.

    Hobbies: fishing; finding little things to help in the community; creating a fun opportunity for other families; giving time to his community.

    Volunteering: he is the founder of the Beaver Bank Community Watch FB page to keep the community updated on happenings in the area; connecting residents in the community; arranged a Black Lives Matter march, showing support for those of African descent in the Beaver Bank area, bringing awareness that changes are needed; setup a community meeting when the transit bus to North Beaver Bank was axed; and helps with music afternoons at the BBKCC in the winter, among other things.

    “I’m just trying to make Beaver Bank a better place that people feel more safe, supported, and a part of a positive community,” said Mailman.

    Reporter Pat Healey had to snap a selfie with winner Lyle Mailman. (Healey photo)

    Do you know someone that makes happy in our community of Fall River and Area (Lakeview, Waverley, Windsor Junction, Fall River, Fletchers Lake, Wellington, Grand Lake, Oakfield, and Enfield HRM) then please submit their name with a short explanation of why you’re nominating them/why they make happy in the community.

    Send your submissions to The Laker News on FB Inbox or to Pat Healey by email at: reporter.PatHealey@gmail.com by SUNDAY AUG. 16 at noon, then watch for the draw at or shortly after 4 p.m. on the Dairy Queen Fall River FB Page by clicking on the highlighted name.

    Designed by: Roberta Hibbert.