The Press Newspaper
Twelve-year-old Zach McGuire of West Toledo spent this past Father’s Day weekend selling Kool-Aid from the end of his driveway to passers-by on Sylvania Avenue to collect donations for the victims of the Millbury and Lake Township tornados.
Calling his fundraising event “Kool-Aid for Tornado Aid,” Zach raised $191. Young McGuire will present the donations to Blessed Sacrament Parish. The funds will be channeled through Catholic Charities for distribution to those who lost virtually everything in the late night storm on June 5.
“I just wanted to help” stated Zach McGuire when asked why he decided to embark on his latest fundraising drive.
According to his father, Thomas J. McGuire, 52, “Zach has always had a giving heart. If he has a dollar in his pocket, he will try to give you two.”
Zach McGuire has conducted several fundraisers from his driveway since he was in second grade.
See the sun set on Maumee Bay and hear the Genoa American Legion Band at Oregon’s Haley Boardwalk every Friday night starting July 16.
The “See Sunset on Maumee Bay” will be held at the Bayshore and Stadium roads intersection (5760 Bayshore). At the the Oregon waterfront, there will also be music, food, a walk along the boardwalk, street performers, and arts and crafts.
A group of neighbors have been meeting at the Oregon Senior Center - with the hospitality of host Paula Benton - to plan for Friday nights on the Oregon Haley Boardwalk from July 16 through August 27.
“Why are we doing this? To promote Oregon's waterfront and the Oregon waterfront community,” said organizer Sandy Bihn.
Bihn says the Oregon waterfront community is considered to be Oregon north of Cedar Point Road.
Tornado relief fundraiser planned from 11 to 7 on 7-11
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.
Director River Roubaix and a 40- to 45-member film crew converged on the Revelation Ranch off Route 23 just west of Pemberville to shoot scenes for the independent film “Whitehorse Revelations.”
Residents of the Village of Millbury and Lake Township received an update Wednesday on recovery services available to them in the wake of the June 5 tornado responsible for the deaths of six people and millions of dollars in property damage in their community.
Millbury Mayor Mike Timmons said the village and township are waiving zoning permit fees for storm-related reconstruction projects and the Wood County Building Inspection Department plans to open a satellite office in the township to process building permits.
Residents who need to raze foundations should contact the Northwestern Water and Sewer District which will sever water lines so they don’t get crushed during a demolition.
Officials at the meeting, held at the Millbury Fireman’s Recreation Center, said there were several services available:
• Mike Sibbersen, Wood County Auditor, reminded residents with damages to fill out forms to adjust the appraised property valuations for next year’s taxes. Affected residents should contact Brian Jones at the auditor’s office, (419) 354-9174.
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