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Week of 11/18/13
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Thursday, 14 November 2013 13:56

Bell ringers welcome
The Salvation Army, Port Clinton Service Unit, will kick off its 20th Annual Red Kettle campaign Monday, Nov. 18.

Daily through Dec. 24 (except Sundays), volunteers will be ringing the bell at seven locations in Ottawa County, including Bassett's, Kroger, Community Markets in Port Clinton and Oak Harbor, Miller’s Market in Genoa and Walmart.

Bell ringers are always needed and appreciated. If you are interested in participating in this years campaign, please contact Maureen Saponari at 419-732-ARMY (2769).

In the Toledo area, the Salvation Army, Northwest Ohio Area Services Unit, kicked off the Red Kettle Campaign Nov. 15.

Through Christmas Eve, kettles will be are located at The Andersons, Walmart, Kroger, Walt Churhill’s Market, Bass Pro, Sam’s Club, and Hobby Lobby locations.

Boosters plan fundraiser
The Oak Harbor Music Boosters are continuing their efforts to raise funds for new uniforms for the Oak Harbor High School Marching Band.

The goal is to have the new uniforms for the fall 2014 season. With the help of Wistinghausen Florist, located at 114 Townline St, Oak Harbor, the Music Boosters will be taking orders until Nov. 22 for 18-inch fresh holiday wreaths priced from $15 to $22.

In addition, the highly collectible Cat’s Meow has designed a piece displaying the Oak Harbor football field with the band in their famous “Script OH” formation, which will be available for $22 at Wistinghausen Florists and during the Dec. 8 band concert and the Dec. 22 choir concert.

Donations for the project are welcome. For more information visit the band’s website at or contact Lisa Reedy at 419-607-0073 or Sue Tomor at 419-707-2038.

Church receives statewide recognition
New Heights Fellowship of East Toledo recently received statewide recognition for its ongoing efforts to serve the community.

The Ohio Baptist Messenger, a Southern Baptist Convention newspaper that reaches Southern Baptists and interested parties affiliated with Southern Baptist churches throughout the state recognized the efforts of New Heights to be active in the community, including a worship in the amphitheater at Maumee Bay State Park with baptisms in the lake; a community basketball shoot-out at the church’s next facility, Heffner School; and several block parties. The church is also hosting a fall fest and is organizing a Christmas caroling effort.

The newspaper is shipped to every Southern Baptist church, church member, and registered affiliate at no charge. View the article and past articles about New Heights at Baptist messenger.

For more information about the church, contact Pastor Dan at New Heights at 419-469-8808, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit

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