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Pie & chili contest winners
The Genoa Retirement Village has announced the winners of the chili cook-off and pie contests held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Genoa Street Fair, sponsored by Genoa Area Merchants Association Sept. 19.

There were 11 entrants in the chili cook-off and 18 entrants and 26 pies entered in the pie contests.

Chili cook-off winners included:
First place – Sue Fondessy, of Clay Center; second place - John Brice, of Genoa; third place - Martin Peacemaker, of Genoa; honorable mention - Ken Smith, of Oregon.

Pie contest winners included:
First place - Jeanine Jordan, of Genoa - Peaches on Top of Pudding Pie; second place - Rhonda Bibler, of McComb - Cherry Rhubarb Pie; third place - Peggy Lutman, of Elmore - Cranberry Apple Streusel Pie; honorable mention - Evelyn Conrad, of Helena, Walnut Maple.

Organizers thanked judges who participated in both events, along with volunteers and entrants.

The proceeds from both contests, which totaled $580.25, were donated to the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk 2009.

Pie-baking winners announced
Winners have been announced for the First Annual Limefest Baking Contest, which drew 16 entrants.

Winners included Theresa Maggi, first-place winner for her Mile High Caramel Apple Pie; Lou Parmer, second-place; and Anita O’Connor and Carolyn Molter, who tied for third place. Seven-year-old Lexi Krotzer earned honorable mention.

Trunk show benefit
The Country Garden Club is bringing more than 24 exclusive vendors to Perrysburg for the 2009 Holiday Trunk Show, which will be held Oct. 13-14 at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 East Second St.

Among vendors planned are Balbianello, Inc., Global Girls Gifts, Indo-Chic Imports, Just Girls, Liza Byrd Boutique, MIJA Jewelry and more.

Admission is $5 Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Luncheon is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

In addition, Girls’ Night Out will be held Oct. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes entry and hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar.

For ticket information, email

This is the 23rd year that the CGC has held its Trunk Show. Proceeds from the event have funded various projects including W.W. Knight trails and the Nature Center Educational Lab; Hospice of NW Ohio and Perrysburg Heights Community Center landscaping. The Country Garden Club is a member of The Garden Club of America.

Cheer Starz Extreme
Cheer Starz Extreme, a competitive all-star cheerleading program located out of Kidsworld Gymnastics Center in Millbury, has recently merged with the former Ohio Elite All Stars, and are excited to be celebrating Cheer Starz Extreme’s 10th year anniversary together.

In addition to traveling and competing, CSE members take great pride in getting involved with their community. “So many times our cheerleaders are out asking the community to support them, we think it is very important to be giving back,” said owner/head coach Brooke Whitner, adding that the teams will be participating in several community service projects throughout the year.

Recently, the youths participated in a scavenger hunt, pairing up with a local food bank operating at Main Street Church in Walbridge. The cheerleaders split into three teams – red, white and blue, and walked around neighboring communities collecting donated items. The teams competed against each other to see who could collect the most items.

“In the end they were all winners – they were able to collect a total of 1,836 items,” Whitner said. “The cheerleaders were very proud to be able to do something good for others and were very happy with their success.

They are in the process of planning their next project, and they are very excited to see how they can make a difference once again.”




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