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Rossford Police and Fire will hold a Bike Run Aug. 29, with proceeds going to purchase memorial trees for the victims of the June 6 tornado.

Check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Buffalo Wild Wings in Perrysburg. Bikes will depart promptly at noon and will finish up at the “Calm After the Storm” disaster relief event to Lake Township Police and Fire Associations being held from 3 to 8 p.m. at Local 245 & IBEW Local 8, 705 Lime City Rd., Rossford. “Calm After the Storm” will include live music, food and beverages and more. The requested donation is $5 for admission. One hundred percent of the proceeds will support the Lake Township Police and Fire Associations. For more information or to participate, call officer Jodi Johnson at 419-250-9197.

The cost for the Bike Run is $20 per rider and $15 per passenger, which includes a chicken dinner at the end of the ride. Refreshments will be provided before the run. T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will be used to purchase seven mature trees to be planted at Friendship Park in Lake Township. Trees will be marked with plaques bearing the names of those who lost their lives in the tornado.

For more information, contact Matt Giles Jr. at 419-467-7560 or Dave Giamo at 419-262-1790.

 

Lifting Up Lake
Lifting Up Lake, a 5K Run-Walk-Crawl to benefit Lake Local Schools, which sustained severe damage as a result of the June 5 tornado, will be held Sept. 18 at Lake High School, 28080 Lemoyne Rd., Millbury.

Pre-registration is available at www.liftinguplake.com. On-site registration will open at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

The $20 entry fee includes T-shirt (availability may be limited for race-day registrants). The event will be hosted by WTOL-TV anchor Jerry Anderson.

Those who wish to help but don’t want to participate in the event may send checks payable to Lifting Up Lake, to Lifting Up Lake c/o Jackie Brown, Treasurer, 316 Eleanor Ave., Rossford, OH 43460. Donations may also be made at The State Bank & Trust, Walbridge. For more information, call 419-575-0663. 

Organizers are in need of donations of goodie bag items, food, bottled water/cups, awards and door prizes. Donations are tax-deductible. Contact Teri Michalak at 419-410-3822 for to make a donation or to inquire about benefit T-shirts that are still available. Shirts may also be obtained by stopping in at Cupid’s Closet, 510 Commerce Park Blvd. Northwood.


Dean to perform at benefit
Trinity United Methodist Church in Lindsey will welcome Andrew Dean to a special worship event to

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 benefit local tornado victims Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 231 S. Maple St.

The event is open to everyone and a special offering will be collected to aid Millbury/Lake Township tornado victims.

Dean was born in Fremont and currently resides in Gibsonburg, where he serves on the village council. He is a graduate of Gibsonburg High School and attended Bowling Green State University. He is well-known throughout the area and beyond as a gospel country singer with an inspiring message.

Dean has earned more than 30 awards from numerous country and gospel music associations, including Country Songwriter of the year in 2004 and 2005. A complimentary lasagna luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall after the service.


Detroit casino benefit
Delta Chi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Sorority, a philanthropic sorority, will sponsor a fundraising trip to Motor City Casino in Detroit Sept. 20.

The bus will depart from the Meijer parking lot (Row A) in Northwood at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $30, with $25 returned as reward play funds at the casino.

Funds raised will support the sorority’s projects, including an annual scholarship for a graduating Woodmore High School senior and helping a family in need at Christmas.

For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-862-2629.

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