Penta Pit Stops
Students who will be attending high school at Penta Career Center this fall are asked to attend one of the upcoming registration events called “Penta Pit Stops” to order uniforms, turn in registration forms, take yearbook and school identification photos, and gather important information for the upcoming school year.
The Pit Stops will be held at Penta’s campus at 9301 Buck Rd. in Perrysburg Township July 23 from 9 a.m. to 3: p.m. and July 30 from 1-7 p.m.
Students and parents attending an event may arrive at any time during the designated hours. The process may take between one and two hours.
For more information, call 419-666-1120.
Metroparks of the Toledo Area is seeking volunteers to help with the Pearson Metropark 75th anniversary celebration Aug. 30.
Volunteers would be needed for family/children's activities from 2-6 p.m. To volunteer or obtain more information, call Marge Dembowski, special events supervisor, at 419-407-9727 or 419-467-8423.
Fire dept. fund-raiser
The Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Department is conducting a fund-raising effort to support the department. In the coming weeks, all homes in the area will receive a request for a mail-in contribution. The firefighters will thank those who contribute by giving a complimentary 8 by 10 color studio portrait to be taken at the fire station.
Those who do not receive a fire department mailing may call Cathy Smarkel at 419-898-0169 or 419-707-0734 for more information.
Swim lessons offered
Benton-Carroll-Salem Community Education will offer summer swim lessons for children age infant and older beginning Aug. 3 at the Oak Harbor High School pool.
Classes will be held Monday and Wednesday through Aug. 19. Pre-registration and lesson fees are required at least a week in advance of the first class session. Class times, costs and additional information are available at bcs.k12.oh.us, click on “Departments & Services” and choose “Community Education.” For more information, call 419-898-3315.
WSOS sets public meeting to fill board seat
A public meeting to elect a representative to the Board of Directors of WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. will be held July 23 at 6 p.m. at the Fremont Middle School, Croghan St., Fremont.
The meeting is to fill the unexpired term of Ralph Chisholm, who recently resigned from the board. Chisholm has served on the board for the past eight and a half years.
The new representative will be elected from among low-income residents of Sandusky County to complete Chisholm’s term, which expires in December. The new board member may choose to seek re-election in November for a two-year term beginning in January 2010. Each of the four counties that WSOS serves – Wood, Sandusky, Ottawa and Seneca - has two low-income representatives on the board of directors.
The board is also comprised of two representatives from the public sector and two representatives from various community interest groups in each county. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the offices, located at 109 S. Front St., Fremont.
Childcare and a meal will be provided at the election meeting. Residents interested in attending the meetings should make a reservation by calling toll free at 1-800-775-9767.
Live in the House
The Pemberville Freedom Area Historical Society will present the kick-off for the next “Live In The House” Series July 25.
A chicken BBQ will be held on the brick street from 4 p.m. until gone. The cost is $8.
Immediately following, at 7:30 p.m., enjoy The Night Owls, a unique 10-piece orchestra specializing in the authentic performance of the irresistible dance music of the 1920s.
Tickets are available at Beeker’s General Store or by contacting Carol at 419-287-4848 or e-mail
Ice cream social
The Elmore Food Pantry, a ministry shared by five Elmore churches, is located at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. The pantry receives only minimal government funds and is being supported primarily by the food and dollars contributed by local congregations and individuals.
The pantry serves about 11,000 meals to needy folks in the Elmore community each year. On July 27, Grace Church will host an ice cream social to help continue this good work in these tough economic times.
For a $5 donation, diners will get their choice of a Tank’s hot dog and chips, or a Root’s chicken sandwich and chips plus a piece of homemade pie or cake and a scoop of ice cream. Don’t like pie or cake? Have a root-beer float instead. Additional sandwiches, desserts and floats will be available for $1 each for those who are still hungry. The meal will be served from 4:30-7 p.m.
All proceeds directly benefit the pantry. Additional gifts, either cash or non-perishable food items, will be gratefully accepted. Matching funds are being donated by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Grace is located at the intersection of Witty Road and SR 51, a mile north of the village of Elmore. For more information or for directions to the church, call 419-862-3630 or e-mail