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The Genoa Alumni Band will once again take the field at the Homecoming game against Lake High School Oct. 15.

All former GHS band members are invited to participate. Alumni should meet at 5:45 p.m. outside the band room and march to Comet Stadium with the band. Alumni will take the field at pregame to play “Carmen Ohio,” the alma mater; “Harvardiana,” the school song; “Across the Field,” the school fight song and “Flip, Flop and Fly” with the high school band.

Alumni are also invited to play in the stands with the marching band during the game. Music will be available. Instruments will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Former band members interested in practicing may come to the high school Oct. 11 from 7 to 8:15. For more information, call band director Brian Edwards at 419-855-7735 or e-mail

Donations sought
Teaching & Mentoring Communities, a migrant-based school located in Millbury, is collecting blankets and coats for children and families who will be staying in Northwest Ohio during the winter months.

Donations are needed by Oct. 15, when school closes. The school has identified about 35 families who are in need.

For more information about making a donation, call 419-837-1038.

The Clay High Class of 2000 will hold a reunion Oct. 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg.

The cost is $25. The event will include a cash bar. For more information, e-mail

Lake class of `90 reunion
The Lake High School class of 1990 will hold a reunion Oct. 9 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Toledo Yacht Club.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Alumni who have not responded but would like to join their classmates after dinner may pay $10 at the door (cash only.).

Alumni are also invited to attend the game and cheer on the Flyers as they take on the Eastwood Eagles Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

Christian Resources International (CRI) will sponsor a Volunteer Appreciation Cookout and Tour Day Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its headquarters at 200 Free St., Fowlerville, Mich.

The organization is offering an invitation to those in the Ottawa County area who donated their Bibles and other books through the efforts of the Ottawa County Church Women United. The local group recently took more than 1,300 pounds of donations to be sent to areas of the country and world without access to the reading materials.

For more information or to discuss carpooling, call Karen Kruse at 419-265-4584.

FASD Day observed
Local officials, citizens and children gathered on the Ottawa County Courthouse lawn Sept. 9 in observance of “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Day” in Ottawa County.

Noting the gravity of FASD and the impact it has on affected children and their families, Ottawa County Commissioner and Family and Children First Secretary Jim Sass presented a proclamation to Jennifer Zelms, president of the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The ninth day of the ninth month was chosen as a reminder to women to abstain from alcohol during their nine months of pregnancy.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), each year, nearly 40,000 children are born with mental, behavioral and physical challenges resulting from prenatal exposure to alcohol. These children are born affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), which according to the U.S. Surgeon General is the leading known cause of preventable mental and birth defects.

For more information about FASD, visit Ohio’s FASD initiative website at or contact Melinda Slusser, OCBDD superintendent at 419-898-0400.



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