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Gibsonburg Senior Expo

        Area seniors are invited to see what the Gibsonburg area has to offer at a Senior Expo June 28 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 S. Brentwood Dr., Gibsonburg. Admission is free.

        “We hope the expo shows visitors that there are many organizations and services of interest to seniors in our area,” WSOS Gibsonburg site supervisor Gary Carr said.

        Local businesses, organizations, care providers and more will be on site with information about products and services that benefit seniors. The event will also include a special presentation at 11 a.m. from Rex Postlethwait and Mark Albright, of the Northcoast Veterans Museum in Gibsonburg, who will speak on local military history. A traveling exhibit from the museum will also be on display.

        The expo will also feature free health screenings and CarFit safety checks, which offer a professional review of seniors’ vehicles to verify that mirrors, seats and other automobile features are adjusted properly, and also offers other vehicle safety checks.

        Lunch will be available for $3, with proceeds benefiting Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Door prizes will be presented at 1 p.m.

        Event hosts include Elmwood Assisted Living Facility, Parkmont Wealth, ProMedica Home Health & Hospice, St. Catherine’s Manor of Fostoria, and WSOS Community Action Commission.

        For more information, contact Carr at Gibsonburg Senior Center at 419-637-7947.

        For more information on WSOS Senior Services, visit or call 1-800-775-9767.        

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.



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