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Monica Martin has been named Miss GBU and will be on hand to represent the organization at the three-day German-American Festival set for Aug. 23, 24 and 25 at Oak Shade Grove in Oregon.

Monica is a junior at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School, where she is the feature twirler for the band, plays percussion and flute, and is a member of chorale. She has been awarded the St. John Bosco award two years in a row for the most service hours in her class. She is active at St. Jerome Church as an altar server and a member in the church choir.

The daughter of Bob and Jackie Martin, Oregon, she has been active in the German-American Festival Society since she was a child.

In addition, she has been dancing with the Toledo Holzhackerbuam Schuhplatters Gruppe since she was 6 years old. Recently she competed in the Gauverband Nordamerika GAUfest held in Sandusky, performing the Einzal. She is looking forward to competing in the Gauverband Nordamerika GAUfest to be held in Milwaukee, in 2015.

Monica is also active in the GAF Jugendwache Camp. She was a camper for many years and is now a counselor.

At the festival, the GBU will offer haircuts for donations, which will be given to the American Cancer Society. In December, she will be filling boxes for overseas soldiers.

Theater League has announced the lineup for the 2014-15 Broadway in Toledo Series, which will feature national tours of new shows along with classic Broadway favorites.

Headlining the season is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “The Book of Mormon,” which will run Dec. 16-21. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Robert Lopez, co-creator of Avenue Q, the musical was described by Entertainment Weekly as “the funniest musical of all time.”


In 1979, Becky Brown took out a newspaper ad in Toledo inviting lady motorcycle riders to join her for a scenic ride along the Maumee River.

That simple ad brought out almost a dozen ladies at a time when it was uncommon for women to ride motorcycles. Now 35 years later, the ride has grown into the largest organization of its kind for women riders with more than 100 chapters in four countries.


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