The East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Club will hold their annual dinner on April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Oregon Room at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon.
The highlight of the yearly event is the presentation of the Fredric E. Hansen Humanitarian Award, which this year will be presented to former Oregon mayor Marge Brown in recognition of exemplary volunteer work in the community.
Brown has been a dedicated volunteer and cheerleader for Oregon for many years. She taught many Oregon children during her time as a teacher for Oregon Schools. Her political career began in 1989 and she served as both a councilperson and mayor. She is credited for being instrumental in getting the Oregon Community Care-A-Van up and running – a service that helps many citizens who need transportation to and from medical appointments. She noted she is also proud of her push for the establishment of the Alzheimer’s Day Care Center at the Lutheran Home of Toledo.
Though Brown is out of office, she has not stopped working for the community. She continues as a lector and Eucharistic minister at St. Ignatius Church; serves on the Eagle Learning Center Board, Cardinal Stritch-Kateria School Board, Little Sisters of the Poor Board, Lutheran Family Services Board and she is still a member of TMACOG and NOMMA.
Also at the dinner, the Kiwanis will recognize five high school seniors with scholarships. Honored this year, based upon their community volunteer spirit, are Joy Grayczyk (Cardinal Stritch); Santoria Sawyer (Waite); Greg Avery (Northwood); Katelyn Kranz (Lake); and Dayna Ferguson (Clay).
For reservations for the dinner, call Mary Ann Coleman at 419-698-5370. The cost is $15 per person. Entertainment will be provided by The Choraliers.
Senior luncheon set
Northwood Local Schools will present the 12th Senior Citizens Luncheon April 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lark Elementary School, 331 Andrus Rd.
The event is held annually to welcome seniors and to inform them about the many things Northwood students and teachers are doing. Special guests from the City of Northwood, Wood County Commissioners, boards of Northwood Schools and the Wood County Educational Service Center and state representatives will attend.
The luncheon is free for all Northwood seniors. Invitations have been sent to those who regularly attend monthly Senior Citizen Golden Eagles meetings held at the Northwood Church of God.
Seniors who would like to attend and did not receive an invitation may call Judy Myers at 419-691-3888 to make a reservation.
Lady Shriners plan show
Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America (L.O.S.N.A.). will sponsor a special performance by singer, songwriter and entertainer James Rogers April 17 at the University of Toledo’s Doermann Theater.
Rogers has been voted the Smokies’ best entertainer for many years and his song, “Where Eagles Fly” was adopted as the theme song for the Fraternal Order of Eagles nationally.
Tickets are $20 and $30 per person and are available by calling 419-698-1777 or 419-578-4917.
The Ladies’ Oriental Shriners promote sociability, fellowship and the betterment of women connected with the organization. In addition, they dedicate a vast amount of work and financial support to Shriners Hospitals. Locally, Dendarah Court raises funds, purchases equipment and contributes annually to the hospitals along with having an annual parade of toys collection for the Shriner Hospital for children.
Food pantry hours
The Community Food Pantry, housed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar St., Pemberville, has new hours of operation.
The pantry is now open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m., excluding holidays. It is open to Eastwood School District residents (ID/utility bill for proof of residence required) who have a need for food.
The pantry is sponsored by Bethlehem Lutheran Church, First United Presbyterian Church, Pemberville United Methodist Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church (New Rochester) and a number of community members, businesses and organizations. Donations of non-perishable food items including canned goods (fruits, vegetables, beans, soups, meats, etc.) and boxed items (potatoes, cereals, hamburger/chicken/tuna helpers, etc.) are needed and will be appreciated.
For more information call Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 419-287-4182, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BBQ and benefit auction
The Erie County 4-H Committee, Erie County 4-H Camp, Inc., and Erie County Heritage Committee will host the 30th Annual Erie County 4-H Chicken BBQ and Auction April 24 at EHOVE Career Center, Building F, 316 W. Mason Rd., Milan. Chicken dinners will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Prices are $7.50 for a half-chicken dinner, $6.50 for a quarter-chicken dinner and $4.50 for a half-chicken carry-out dinner. Tickets are available at the door.
The benefit will begin at 7:30 p.m. with auctioneer Gail Pickworth presiding. Proceeds from the event will be used to improve and supplement the Erie County 4-H program, to help the Erie County Heritage Committee to better their exhibits and programs and toward improvements at the Erie County 4-H Camp on Kelleys Island.
To donate items for the auction or to obtain more information, call 419-627-7631.
The City of Oregon Water Department will conduct hydrant testing at various locations throughout the city April 19 to 23 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
During this time, residents may experience rusty water.
Waite meeting planned
Morrison R. Waite High School will hold a public meeting concerning upcoming renovations at the school April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Career Center cafeteria.
Principal David Yenrick and architects from Moody and Nolan will discuss the tentative renovation plan and process. Community input is encouraged.
For more information, call 419-691-4687.