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Chicken barbeque set
Croghan Colonial Bank will host a chicken barbeque fundraiser Friday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., in the bank parking lot, located at 323 Croghan St.,

The food will be prepared by Sandusky County businesses Time Out Sports Restaurant and Root’s Poultry. The menu will include one-half BBQ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw and dinner roll. The cost is $8. Some outdoor seating will be available.

All proceeds will benefit “Building Community Together,” the youth division of the Sandusky County Communities Foundation.

To place orders, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 419-355-8911.


Books 4 Buddies
Free books, snacks and school supplies will be given out by Books 4 Buddies to families of the Birmingham Terrace housing complex in Toledo at a gathering Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1-3 p.m.

The free event will be held in the open grassy outdoor area across from the complex’s Community Room, 2100 Consaul St.

Founded in 2012, Books 4 Buddies provides books to young people who might not otherwise get them, and inspires reading through the encouragement of peer ambassadors – Toledo-area high school and middle school students who help collect and distribute donated books. The program targets youths, especially disadvantaged males, up to 18 years of age in Toledo and Northwest Ohio. Last year, Books 4 Buddies collected more than 10,000 books.

For more information about Books 4 Buddies, call 419-467-9302.


Plaque dedication ceremony
Elmore American Legion Community Post #279 will hold a ceremony at the Elmore Historical Society property Saturday, Aug. 10 at 4 for the dedication of a bronze plaque commemorating the Combat Veterans” Moving Wall visit to Elmore last August.

More than 6,000 people visited the “Moving Wall” last year during its stay. Prior to the plaque dedication, the Legion will host a poker run, which will begin at the Legion Hall on Veterans Avenue in Elmore. Donuts and beverages will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m., with the first bike going out at 10:30 a.m.

The last bike in will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Historical Society property. Bikers will pay $15 per bike and $10 per passenger. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place hands. Proceeds from the poker run will go to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio.

Following the memorial service the classic rock/oldies band “Old School” will be performing on stage from 5-8 at the Historical Society property. The Historical Society will be serving hotdogs, Coney dogs, brats, fresh-cut French fries, onion rings, dessert and beverages during the event.


Breast cancer benefit
A Taco Dinner benefit will be held in support of Deb Evers, a lifetime Oregon resident and a longtime employee of Mercy St. Charles and St. Vincent hospitals Aug. 9 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Dunberger American Legion Post, 4925 Pickle Rd., Oregon.

The donation is $12 for adults. Kids 8 and younger eat free. There will also be raffles, silent auctions, music and more. Funds raised will help defray Evers’ medical and other expenses.

For more information, or to make a donation, call Gina at 419-304-9404 or Carmela at 419-481-4293.


Forgetful thief
A North Baltimore woman’s forgetfulness has her facing a felony charge of theft and criminal trespassing.

Kara L. Rose, 21, was charged July 26 by Lake Township police after she reportedly entered a room at the Super 8 Motel and took a wallet containing cash and credit cards.

She left the room to a waiting vehicle but left behind her own purse which contained her identification, police said

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