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Verandah concert

        A bluegrass band will open the 2018 summer Verandah Concert Series at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums on Wednesday, June 13 from 7-8 p.m.

        The five-member Fossil Creek Band will play original bluegrass songs on the verandah of the Historic Hayes Home. Admission is free.

        An old-fashioned ice cream social begins at 6:30 p.m., and ice cream will be available for a donation. Attendees are asked to bring a chair or blanket for seating on the Hayes Home lawn.

        The Hayes Museum will have extended hours (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) on Verandah Concert Wednesdays.

        The Fossil Creek Band grew out of the farmlands of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in spring 2006 and has since grown into one of the premier bluegrass/Americana bands coming out of the Great Lakes region. The “Creekers” are known for their fun-loving, energetic performing style, tight harmonies and original bluegrass/Americana tunes.

        The members of The Fossil Creek Band came from diverse musical backgrounds but have found a common love in bluegrass music. Their past experiences in folk, country, rock and even barbershop music contribute in some way to the Fossil Creek Band sound.         They include banjo player Jan Hudson, guitar player Dave (Alan) Borkowski, mandolin and guitar player Tom Galbraith, bass player Gil Evans and fiddle player Darrell Wagner.

        For the full 2018 Verandah Concert schedule, visit Verandah Concerts are sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union. Additional funding by Mosser Construction.

Family House seeks

donations of water

        Record heat in the area has taken its toll on the resources at the Family House shelter, which is now in dire need of bottled water for homeless families – which includes children.

        “We are also in need of plastic refillable water bottles – portable water for hydration is key,” said Reneé Palacios, the shelter’s executive director. “We had a 5-year-old pass out about six years ago from dehydration, so when it gets this warm, we can’t take chances, and are issuing a plea for bottled water.”

        Those wishing to donate water can drop it off at the shelter at 669 Indiana Ave. in Toledo.

        Family House is also working the EnPuzzlement, a non-profit organization which serves the community with access to food, water, and other services.

        “We are partnering with EnPuzzlement to purchase a skid of water (1,728 bottles). The cost is $300 or $1.36 a case or 5 cents a bottle,” Palacios said. “Those wishing to donate can go to the Family House Toledo Facebook Page for a link to make a contribution.” For more information on EnPuzzlement, visit

        Family House, the second largest homeless shelter for families in Ohio, serves families in a homeless crisis. The shelter serves approximately 300 families a year totaling 800 people, including many children.

        The average age of a homeless child is 4 years old. Through its mission, Family House keeps all family members housed together, while providing emergency shelter, skill building programs and rehousing.

Memorial Day

ceremonies set

        Troy-Webster American Legion Post #240 will present arms with a 21-gun salute at Webster Township Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day (May 28).

        Auxiliary Unit Poppy Girls and Jordan and Charlotte Durbin, along with Auxiliary President Becky Dippman, will place wreaths in memory of all veterans.

        The Legion and Poppy Girls will also perform the ceremony at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery in Dowling at approximately 9:30 a.m. following a service by Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.

        Ceremonies will follow at Belleville Ridge, also in Dowling, and Salem Cemetery on Bradner Road.

        The Memorial Day events for the Village of Luckey will be held at Troy Township cemetery and will include a concert by the Eastwood Band starting at 1:45 p.m. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Senior Master Sgt. Nathan R. Howard from the 180th Fighter Wing will be the speaker.

        The Legion will follow the program with a 21-gun salute at the mound along with placing of wreaths to honor veterans by the Auxiliary Unit Poppy Girls. In case of rain, the service will be held inside the American Legion Post at 335 Park Dr., Luckey.




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