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Rally breakfast set

        The Committee for Children, a group promoting passage of Issue 9, the Lucas County Children Services levy, is hosting a breakfast to rally support among the community’s male leaders for this important community issue.

        “100 Men for Lucas County Children” will take place Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Park Inn by Radisson, 101 North Summit St. in downtown Toledo.

        Issue 9 is a 1.85 mill property tax measure. As a renewal, it is not a new tax. The owner of a $100,000 home will continue to pay $56.66 a year for 10 years to ensure that Lucas County Children Services has stable and sustainable funding to protect children from abuse or neglect at a time when the number of children needing help has increased due, in large part, to the opiate epidemic.

        Tickets to the “100 Men” breakfast are available on Eventbrite, on the website, or by contacting Deborah Rayford at 567-318-3161.

        The event is sponsored by the Committee for Children, Suzette Cowell, Treasurer.

Retired teachers

to meet Sept. 27

        The fall luncheon of the Lucas County Retired Teachers will begin at noon on Sept. 27 at Stone Oak Country Club, 100 Stone Oak Blvd., Holland.

        Speaker Dr. Dawn Shinew, of Bowling Green State University, will discuss current innovations in education training. Donations are being collected for Mom’s House. Members are encouraged to refer to the Slate for the specific items they need.

        Entrée choices include cranberry and bourbon chicken; slow-roasted beef with mushroom gravy or mushroom ravioli with olive oil and herbs.

        The cost is $20.50. Reservations are due Wednesday, Sept. 19 and may be made by sending a check to LCRTA for $20.50 with entree choice to Jeannine Petcoff, 15139 Todd Rd., Petersburg, MI 49270. (Please note new reservations chair.)

Hooked on Scouting

        The Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America wants to make it easy to join Cub Scouting.

        On Sept. 6, families will be able to sign up for Scouting at schools throughout Lucas, Wood, Ottawa and Sandusky counties, as part of the council’s “Hooked on Scouting” fall recruiting campaign.

        Cub Scouting is for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The program combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun and engaging program that helps families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship and respect.

        Last year, more than 6,000 youth participated in Scouting programs across the Erie Shores Council.

        “I encourage every family to take advantage of this opportunity to join Scouting,” said Ed Caldwell, Scout Executive for the Erie Shores Council. “Cub Scouting is fun with a purpose, and through all the fun though, is an inspiring program that works. The methods of Cub Scouting are on the cutting edge of child development. We’re building on our programs by incorporating more science, technology, engineering and math through our STEM program.”

        Fliers will be distributed in schools before the Sept. 6 sign-up night. Interested boys, girls and parents are encouraged to attend a meeting in their neighborhood.

        To learn more, call 419-241-7293, or visit



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