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Tornado relief fundraiser planned from 11 to 7 on 7-11
The Lake Township Relief Fund will present a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 11 at Metcalf Field in Millbury.

The event will kick off with an opening ceremony and memorial service at 11:15 a.m.

Live music will be provided throughout the day by 13 local bands/singers including Resonant Soul, Dry Bones Revival & Friends, Bobby May, Frankie May, Ron Raspberry & Sons, Measure of Time, Keys 2 Eden, the Harley Packer Band, Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach, Nine Lives Band, Buddy Luv & the Pitbulls, Haywire and Funk Nation, Ben Barefoot, Boffo and more.

The event will also include kids’ activities, games and prizes, food and beverages, raffles and more. The donation for admission is $5 (or more), with a maximum of $20 per family. No pets will be permitted.

All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to benefit the tornado victims in Wood and Ottawa counties. Funds will be administered by WSOS.

Those unable to attend may make monetary donations State Bank, 301 N. Main St., Walbridge, and Cupid’s Closet, 510 Commerce Park Blvd., Northwood.

Hens helping out
The Mud Hens are stepping up to the plate to help the Lake Local School System.

On Saturday July 10, fans can bid in a silent auction on the special Hawaiian jerseys that the team members will be wearing during the game against the Indianapolis Indians. Bidding will be conducted on the main concourse during the game via a silent auction. Winning bidders will receive their players' game-worn jersey autographed by that player.

Mud Hens Manager of Community Relations, Cheri Pastula said, “ Our jersey auctions are always popular with the fans, and we thought this would be a great way for the Mud Hens and their fans to help out Lake Schools, who were severely affected by the recent tornadoes.”

For tickets to the game, call 419-725-HENS (4367) or at

Eagles with a Heart
Three incoming Eastwood freshmen have come up with a unique way to raise money for the tornado victims in Lake Township, while also demonstrating a deeper compassion for those in the community.

Elise Wolff, Cassidy Rolf and Emily Hayward have started their own fundraising drive, dubbed “Eagles with a Heart.”

To raise money, the girls will be making ribbons to remind wearers to keep tornado victims in their prayers.

The three ribbon designs include:
Unity – joining the colors of Lake navy blue and Eastwood Columbia blue.

Peace – Red, white, and blue peace signs to symbolize peace between the two communities.

Healing – a reminder to pray for healing in the Lake community.

The ribbons are available for a donation of $1 (or more) at KEM pizza in Luckey, Beeker's General Store and Cherry's Pub in Pemberville. The girls hope to add other locations as they make more ribbons.

Donations will be given to the Red Cross.




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