Not letting the predicament of being bound to a wheelchair control his life; Glen travels Huron County’s highways year after year with all good intentions geared to the community of Vanastra.
Promoting the Vanastra and District Lions Club and Vanastra Recreation Centre Harley Davidson Draw, Glen McLachlan, 65, is from the Village of Vanastra and the forefront of the event.
This year, McLachlan spent most of his days traveling to any and all events to sell tickets to anybody willing to chance their luck to win a brand new 2017 Harley Davidson Road King worth about $ 26,000.
With a tally of about 100 events since ticket season sprung into action, which carried on from last fall, the days have been long he said.
Accumulating 30 hours a week, McLachlan admitted this to being one of the busiest years to date since joining the cause in 2005.
“I actually only sold tickets one time that year. It happened to be in Seaforth and I sold the winning ticket that year,” stated McLachlan in a recent interview, he also added that he was previously a native from the Seaforth area, but has lived in Vanastra since 1972.
“So that is what actually put the bug in my ear.”
For no charge pretty much, besides gas, McLachlan is not paid anything for his efforts.
His dedication speaks a thousand words and the results are the proof of this year alone, as the event raised $ 54,000 in ticket sales.
The most notable part of McLachlan’s dedication is that he does this in a wheelchair from the results of an accident in 1989, down a side road near Kate’s Station in Clinton that left him paraplegic.
“Broadside, someone hit me. Maybe it made my life better? Who knows, I thank them for that,” he said with pride.
Counting blessings, this initiative is made possible thanks to a trusty electronic apparatus on top of the roof of his vehicle,
Controlled by an electric switch, it slides out the side, this allows McLachlan the ability to “get out and do what I have to do.”
And off he goes with the Harley placed on a trailer, which he lugs around to all these specific events and such
Admitting to being “amazed,” Tuckersmith Coun. Ray Chartrand said McLachlan is a staple to society.
“He is not the type of person to (let) an injury keep him locked in the house,”Chartrand said. “He is truly an inspiration to all of us and the community of Vanastra is very lucky to have him.”