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Steak roast to benefit new Playscape
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will raise funds for the new Pearson Park Playscape project at its annual Steak Roast & Reverse Raffle Sat., Aug. 18 from 5 to 11:30 p.m. at the Walbridge VFW on No. Main St. in Walbridge.

The Playscape will offer area children the usual slides and swings in addition to interactive and educational sculptures to reflect the trees and animals located in the park.

The play structures are only part of the project that will also incorporate the surrounding landscape and connect to the recently renovated, historic shelter house next to the tennis courts.

BP-Husky has donated $25,000 toward the project and issued a challenge to the community: Raise another $25,000 and the company will match it. The chamber is responding to that challenge. Tickets for two steak dinners, two raffle entries, beer, wine and pop are $100. Prize payout for first is $3,000; for second, $2,000 and for third, $1,000.

For tickets, or to volunteer, call the chamber at 419-693-5580 or email Angela Crosby at

ThomasLaPolt jackie_stalter-bw Nagle
Thomas LaPolt Jackie Stalter Edwin Nagle

The right thing
Mathews Ford Oregon is sponsoring a Rally for the Cure Car Show, Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at its dealership at 2811 Navarre. Crusin Zeake and his oldies machine will provide entertainment. There will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and children activities. The rain date is Sat. Aug. 25. Registration is free and all makes and models welcome. Email

The Edward Jones office in Oak Harbor is collecting school supplies for the less fortunate, according to Jeff Chio, branch manager.

Chio said items needed include crayons, markers, colored pencils, notebooks, pocket folders, glue sticks, pens, pencils, book bags, book covers, erasers and paper. The drive continues during regular business hours until August 24. Call 419-898-0821.

GenoaBank and National Bank of Ohio seek teams and sponsors for their annual golf outing to raise funds for scholarships for area students. The event will be held at the Oak Harbor Golf Club Friday, Sept. 14 with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Deadline is Monday, Sept. 10. Call Marie at NBOH at 419-898-5741 or Joyce at GenoaBank at 419-855-8381.

Opportunity knocks
Thomas LaPolt has joined First Federal Bank as the retail lender at the Oregon office.

He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with more than 22 years lending experience. He resides in Bowling Green where he is a member of First United Methodist Church.

Jackie Stalter has joined GenoaBank as an assistant vice president and commercial loan officer for the Maumee Branch.

She has more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry. She attended Heidelberg College, specializing in Business Administration.

Stalter is a member of the Maumee Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Whitehouse.

Gold stars
Beth Rose finished second runner-up International Auctioneer Champion at the National Auctioneers Association conference and show which recently took place in Spokane, Washington. She competed in the women’s division.

Auctioneer Beth Rose

Auctioneers from across the world competed in the bid-calling contest and participated in educational seminars. Judges for the bid-calling contest represented all segments of the auction industry and traveled as far away as South Africa to choose the new champions to become ambassadors for the National Auctioneers Association.


Tanya Kerecz of Diversified Insurance of Elmore has been named the 2012 Outstanding Customer Service Representative of the Year by the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

To qualify for this state honor, Kerecz submitted the winning essay on making her agency more competitive.

On the boards
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed Edwin Nagle, president and CEO of the Nagle Companies in Walbridge, and Thomas Uhler of Rossford to the Owens Community College Board of Trustees. Nagle and Uhler will serve four-year terms on the College’s Board of Trustees ending in 2016.

Nagle is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelors’ degree in finance. His professional and community involvement includes serving on the boards for the Mercy St. Charles Hospital Foundation, the Ohio Trucking Association and the University of Toledo Intermodal Transportation Institute.

Uhler serves as president and CEO of TTL Associates Inc. in Toledo. He is a founding member of the Wood County Port Authority and a member of the Lucas County Improvement Corporation. Uhler earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Toledo.

Other trustees are include Diana (Dee) Talmage, Ottawa Hills; H. Richard Rowe, Findlay; David Habegger, Oregon; Allan Libbe, Perrysburg; Dr. Ronald McMaster, Perrysburg; R J Molter, Woodville; and William Takacs, Toledo.

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