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Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until sell-out. Each meal includes a half chicken, baked potato, green beans, dinner roll and home-made cookies at a cost is $7.50. Thrivent Financial is providing matching funds.
All proceeds from the event benefit Heifer Project International, a Christian mission that provides animals and training in their care to needy families around the world. The income generated by the animals helps the families become self-sufficient and allows them to provide education and other opportunities for the children and their communities.
All proceeds from the event will be given directly to the Cannon family. For more information, call 419-693-7272. Sponsors for the event are Patriot Products, Papa John’s Pizza, The Zone 106.5, Sprint, Star 105.5, Poopeck the Clown and Birdie, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Real Life Church Band, Curves and the Family Information Network.
The event, which a major fundraiser for the humane society, will feature a live auction hosted by WTOL-TV’s Jerry Anderson, assorted silent auctions, live music, hors d'oeuvres and more. For reservations and a list of auction items, visit www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org or call 419-308-5722.
All proceeds raised will provide support to Wood County animals in need.
Bishop Marcus Lohrmann of the Northwestern Ohio Synod will be the guest preacher at the 10:30 a.m. service. The worship will follow the hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States from the time of the church’s organization. In addition, there will be readings and hymns in German, as would it would have been for the first 50-plus years of the congregation.
Following the service, a pig roast/pot luck will be held in the social hall upstairs. A barbecued pig, cake and beverages will be provided. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share.
Those attending will be given a ticket for a luncheon provided after the ceremony at the VFW Post 2984 on Andrus Road.
“We still don’t know whether we will see F-16s, C-130s or something else,” said Eversman. “It sure would be nice if the 180th Tactical Fighter Wing based at Toledo Express Airport would be able to honor the request.”
The ceremony starts at 11 a.m. at Clay High School’s Memorial Stadium. The flyover is one of several tributes for the veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Ronald E. Rosser, of Roseville, O., who earned the decoration in the Korean War, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony.
Maj. Gen. J. Ronald Bowman, retired, U.S. Army, will introduce Cpl. Rosser. Other dignitaries expected to speak include Oregon Mayor Marge Brown. State Sen. Teresa Fedor, Oregon Board of Education Member Richard Gabel and Ohio Army National Guard Chaplain Don Zapsic.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will move indoors across from the stadium.
The program will open with a flyover by Jerry Deaton and Bill Hirzel. Melanie Bowen, chairman of the township board of trustees will serve as master of ceremonies.
In addition to a presentation by keynote speaker Capt. Charles Buchanan, of the Ohio Air National Guard, there will be patriotic music, a presentation of a memorial wreath, and a release of balloons.
Guest speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Gee, public affairs officer of the 180th Tactical Fighter Wing stationed in Swanton.
Along with the Legion, other units participating will be the Genoa American Legion Auxiliary, the Genoa American Legion Band, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Genoa High School Band, and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Those attending are invited to bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Genoa High School auditorium.
Winning pies will be showcased from 1 to 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place in each category. Each pie will be sold by the piece after judging, with proceeds going to the Genoa Food Pantry.
Pre-register by calling the Genoa Retirement Village at 419-855-7755.
Trustee Ron Sims said the hauler has reported oil spilling into the street after the trash is compacted in the hauler’s trucks.
“If we do catch them then it’s a litter violation,” Sims said. “People have to be aware they can’t be throwing hazardous materials in with their garbage.”