Written by Tammy Walro
November 13, 2008
Once again, St. Nicholas will bring his horse and sleigh to Brandville School, 1133 Grasser St. on Nov. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Digital photos can be taken with St. Nick for a nominal fee. Enjoy complimentary cookies and hot chocolate while your photos are being printed. Proceeds benefit the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society.
Breakfast with Santa
The Oregon-Northwood Rotary Club will sponsor their annual Breakfast with Santa community service event Dec. 6 in the cafeteria at Clay High School, located at 5665 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
The festivities will get under way at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Children will have an opportunity to make a holiday craft, visit the story corner, have their pictures taken with Santa and tell him about their Christmas wishes.
Tickets are $3 per person and are available at the door.
The Rotary will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Northwestern Ohio Food Banks during the event. The Oregon-Northwood Rotary is a member of Rotary International, an international service club organization. Club members and their supporters perform numerous activities throughout the year to support community needs.
For more information, call Peggy Weisenburger at 419-691-5745.
East Toledo Christmas Parade set to step off Dec. 6
The East Toledo Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m.
The parade will begin on East Broadway in front of the Waite High School Stadium. It will progress down East Broadway to Starr Ave, to Main Street and then on to Front Street.
The parade will feature the Waite, Cardinal Stritch and Woodward high school bands, the Toledo Fire Department, the Exchange Club of Greater Maumee Bay, the East Toledo Club, the East Toledo Family Center, the East Toledo Senior Center as well as the Toledo Lucas County Public Library Bookmobile.
Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops, Girl Scouts and Brownies will also participate, along with teams from the Junior Football League. Paradegoers will also want to watch for the classic cars as well as Model Ts and Model As.
River East Associates is conducting a coloring contest in East Toledo public and parochial elementary schools and the contest winners ride on a float in the parade.
As always, Santa Claus will make a special appearance in the parade.
Parade organizers welcome anyone interested in being a participant. Call Denny Fairchild at 419-693-9517 for more information.
Pet photos with Santa
Santa Pet Photos will be taken at PetSmart in Rossford Sundays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Toledo Area Humane Society. Additional information is available at toledoareahumanesociety.org or by calling 419-482-7101.
Granting a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio’s mission is to grant wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions through hope, strength, and joy.
The foundation is seeking out wish granting volunteers to be the magic makers to help bring hope, strength and joy to children in the community.
Wish granters are the liaison between a wish family and the Make-A-Wish office to help the child travel through the exciting journey of deciding their one true wish. Wish granters volunteer their time at their own pace and are only required to be fun loving, magical people that desire to make a difference in a child’s life.
If you think you would like to volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northwest Ohio and help bring magic into the lives of local children, please Sarah at 419-244-9474 or visit the volunteer section of the Web site at www.northwestohio.wish.org/volunteer2.htm and fill out an online application.