Township honors 5 citizens
The Lake Township trustees recognized five members of the community Tuesday.
Trees are being planted in Friendship, Fireside, and Moline Meadows parks to honor the five posthumously.
Richard Welling, Melanie Bowen, trustees, and Ron Hanely, building and grounds supervisor, made the presentations during the trustees meeting. Blue and white plaques with the name of each person being honored will be placed at the base of the trees.
• Clarence “Diz” Dissett was a Millbury resident who served in the Marines during World War ll. He was awarded a Purple Heart. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years, retiring as postmaster in Millbury.
An autumn blaze maple is being planted in his honor at Fireside Park. Welling noted that Dissett coached baseball for several years.
• Rosalie Mae Robson was a Walbridge resident and an accomplished roller skater. Her family operated the Walbridge Roller Rink into the mid 1960s. She also worked for the postal service and retired as the postmaster in Martin.
Her husband, Rob, is the former mayor of the Village of Walbridge. Rosalie was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 9963 and the St. Charles Hospital Guild.
An ivory silk lilac tree is being planted at Friendship Park in her honor.
• Vernon V. Schrober was a Millbury resident and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a bus driver for the Lake School District for 30 years and was a member of the Lake Grange, Wood County Senior Citizens, Wood County Board of Aging, Lake/Northwood Kiwanis, and a co-founder of the Walbridge Senior Center.
Bowen said Schrober will be remembered for always having a smile. A prairie rose crab tree is being planted at Friendship Park in his honor.
• Robert G. Waggoner resided in Moline and served in an engineer combat battalion during World War II. He was a 66-year member of the Lake Grange, including its master and treasurer.
He was a member of the Wood County Historical Society and a collaborator of the Lake Township History Book.
He was also a scout master.
An English oak tree, the first to be planted in the newly established Moline Meadows Park, is being planted in his honor.
• Edwin J Nagle, Jr., founded the trucking company that bears his name on Moline-Martin Road. He was a president of the Toledo Trucking Association and an amateur radio operator. He also volunteered for Give Kids the World, a charity that works with wish-granting organizations for sick children.
A hedge maple tree is being planted in Friendship Park in his honor.
The township started the tree memorial program about 12 years ago.
“We wanted to add trees to the parks and this makes it more meaningful to the families who walk in the parks,” Hanely said.
Apple Festival Royalty contest
After preliminaries held Sept. 16, judges have chosen candidates for 2012-13 Oak Harbor Apple Festival Royalty, along with this year’s Apple Blossom and Johnny Applesead.
|Back row: Queen candidates Linda Nietfeld and Aleighsha
Pond; and Princess candidates Hannah Lutman and Madison
Crum. Front row Johnny Appleseed Colton Clark and Apple
Blossom Sydney Mahaney. (Photo by Tonya Price)
Contestants for Apple Festival Queen include Linda Nietfeld and Aleighsha Pond. Nietfeld, the 15-year-old daughter of James and Lauri Nietfeld, of Oak Harbor, is a freshman at Oak Harbor High School. She is currently Princess Runner-Up in the 2011-2012 Apple Festival Royalty Court.
Pond, 14, is the daughter of Laura Tenny, of Oak Harbor. She is also a freshman at Oak Harbor High School, where she is a cheerleader and participates in soccer and band.
This year’s contestants for Apple Festival Princess are Madison Crum and Hannah Lutman. Crum, 13, is the daughter of Kelly Crum, of Oak Harbor. An eighth-grader at Oak Harbor High School, she is a dancer at Class A Performing Arts where she performs jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and ballet, and is also a member of the One Love Dance Team. She also plays soccer and participates in choir.
Lutman, 11, is the daughter of Amy Lutman and Ron Lutman, of Oak Harbor. She is a sixth-grader at Oak Harbor Middle School where she is a cheerleader, participates in band and is on the honor roll. She also plays golf, softball and basketball.
Six-year-old Sydney Mahaney was chosen as this year’s Apple Blossom. The daughter of Evan and Rhonda Mahaney of Graytown, she is a first-grader at RC Waters Elementary.
Colton Clark was chosen as Johnny Appleseed. The 6-year-old son of Lisa Clark, of Oak Harbor, he is a kindergartener at RC Waters Elementary.
This year’s Royalty Contest will be held Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. on the Main Stage, located in front of the post office, during opening ceremonies of the 2012 Apple Festival.
Retired teachers to meet
The Lucas County Retired Teachers Association will meet Oct. 25 at noon at the Toledo Club, 235 14th St., Toledo.
Guest speaker will be Frank Stiles, a former Toledo Police officer and detective who is currently chief investigator for the Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney’s officer. Stiles will share his experiences and discuss his non-fiction books, “Blind Trust” and “Evil Brothers.”
Those attending are asked to bring cleaning and paper supplies for Beach House, an emergency shelter for homeless women, couples and families.
The cost is $18.50 and includes a choice of chicken marsala, roasted pork loin or cheese ravioli. Send choice of entrée along with payment to LCRTA by Oct. 20 to Nan Fetter, 7803 Shaftesbury, Sylvania OH 43560.
Garden Club Trunk Show
The Country Garden Club in Perrysburg will hold its 26th Holiday Trunk Show Oct. 8-10 at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. Second St.
The event – boutique shopping with a purpose – will bring together more than 20 exclusive vendors from across the country, with all proceeds helping fund community projects.
“This year we’re focusing on bringing specialty gift items to the Toledo area, said Jan Merrell, vendor chair for this year’s show. “We searched for exciting vendors with unique items and are thrilled about the new vendors who are joining us. For 2012, we feature vendors from both coasts and places in between.”
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 9, with Champagne & Shopping from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Luncheon will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.