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Genoa alumni band

        The Genoa High School Alumni Band will take the field at the Homecoming Game against Woodmore High School on Friday, Oct. 6.

        All former Genoa band members are invited to join in the festivities. Meet at 5:45 p.m. outside the band room and march to Genoa Comet Stadium with the high school band. The alumni band will take the field at pre-game to play “Carmen Ohio” (the school’s alma mater), “Harvardiana” (the school song), “Across the Field” (the fight song) and “Sweet Caroline” alongside the high school band.     

        Music and instruments will be available to those who need them. Alumni are invited to a band practice Monday, Oct. 2 from 7:15-8 p.m. at the high school.

        Genoa Band Director Briann Edwards invites alumni to wear maroon and gray as they come out and relive their high school experience.

        For more details, email Edwards at or call him at the school, 419-855-7741 ext. 23116.

Cars for Critters

        The 10th Annual Cars for Critters Benefit Car Show will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

        Car owners are invited to enter their vehicles in fun critter classes such as Best Bird (Skylark, Falcon), Best Mammal (Mustang, Pinto) and Best Reptile (Cobra, Viper). Other classes include Best Fledgling Classic (‘90s-present), Best Street Rod, Longest Migration (distance traveled) and Best Plumage (paint job). Classes are also offered by decade. Trophy plaques will be awarded to class winners.

        DJ Crusin’ Zeake will be on site spinning tunes during the show.

        Refuge mascot, Puddles the Blue Goose will be on hand. In addition to cars, there will be other family-friendly activities.

        The Ottawa Wildlife Drive will be open sunrise-sunset and free tram tours will be offered throughout the day. Staff from Back to the Wild will showcase live critters, including bald eagles, hawks, owls, flying squirrels and other native wildlife. Food and drinks will be available as well.

        Car registration is open to new and current members of Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Membership information is available in the Nature Store and online at

        Proceeds raised from this event will be used to help Friends of Ottawa NWR support conservation and restoration efforts at Ohio’s only national wildlife refuge complex.

Fall banquet set

        The Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club is hosting its  Fall Banquet on Monday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The Vineyards on Catawba Island.  Guest speaker will be Ohio Auditor Dave Yost. Doors open at 6 p.m.

        The event is open to the public with advance reservations. Tickets are $30 per person and the prepaid reservation deadline is Monday, Oct. 2.

        For more info, call ShirLee Eberle at 419-310-3182.



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