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East Toledo Club launches Pennies for Paving drive for Waite
Members of The East Toledo Club have launched a fundraising drive to pay for paving and parking at Waite’s Jack Mollenkopf Stadium.

Paul Gibbs, Sr., chairman of the drive called Pennies for Paving, said coin jars have been placed in all East Toledo elementary schools in the Toledo Public Schools District and at numerous businesses. Containers are also being placed at Waite basketball games. So far, about $200 has been raised.

The paving project is one more phase of the renovation of the stadium. The Cleveland Browns organization recently donated $100,000 to Waite and the East Toledo Junior Football League to upgrade the playing field.

To make a donation contact Paul Gibbs at 419-902-6487 or send a check to the East Toledo Club, c/o Andrea Crowley, 319 Third Street, Toledo, OH 43605. Designate the check Pennies for Paving.

Yeeha’s benefit concert
Yeeha's Bucking Bar & Grill will host a concert Saturday (December 17) to raise funds for the Christmas Food Basket and toy program sponsored by the Oregon Health and Welfare Committee.

Big Ticket, a group of school teachers from the Oregon area, will perform.

The Oregon Health and Welfare Committee consists of City Council appointed volunteers and is operated solely on contributions from businesses, individuals and organizations. Last year, contributions of money, food and toys were used to help 248 families.

Big Ticket's performances draw hundreds of people from the community. Yeeha’s will offer free entry to this performance for the first 100 patrons that bring a toy and will be giving buy-one-get-one-free entry to those who bring a canned good or other non-perishable food item. Yeeha’s will also collect cash donations and hold 50/50 raffles to help raise additional funds. Yeeha’s has also adopted multiple families for the Christmas season.

Tis the season
Tim Stapleton, former administrator for the Workers Compensation program at Libbey-Owens-Ford and development director for Cardinal Stritch High School, is playing Santa Claus for the 54th consecutive year.

He has written a book about those experiences entitled A View From Santa’s Knee. It’s available by calling him at 419-693-5530.

At the clubs
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, 7:15 a.m. at Bay Park Community Hospital. Call Linda at 419-693-9999.

Gold stars
Tina Perry of Oregon was recognized by lia Sophia for her sales accomplishments through the company’s Excellent Beginners Program Achievers.

Lia Sophia is a direct sales company for fashion jewelry.

On the boards
Rhonda Bliss, funeral planning advisor at Marsh Funeral Home in Luckey, has been named to the advisory board for Forethought Life Insurance Company.

Forethought funeral planning is funded with life insurance coverage.

Schools & skills
Chris McIntire, president of McIntire Retirement Services in Perrysburg and Fremont, recently attended the Ed

Chris McIntire

Slott Master Elite IRA meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Ed Slott is considered by The Wall Street Journal as “The Best” source for IRA information and has been called “America’s IRA Expert” by Mutual Funds Magazine. He appears regularly on The Today Show and has a new television special on the Public Broadcast System concerning IRA accounts and retirement for the baby boomer generation.

Just the fax: Fax items to 419-836-1319, email to or send to The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447.




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