Happy anniversary to Dave and Nancy Schoeppner and Lowell and Cecelia Kramer.
Happy birthday to Hannah Tender, D.J. Schoeppner, Jennifer Kruger, Cindy Trompower, Louise Matronia, Dawn Tender, Ronald Bourquin, Bill Mittas, Joann Bagent, Tyler Thouvenin, Ashley Knowles, Craig Strasser, Sharon Gronow, Andy Clugston, Carrie Barlow and Mildred Horton.
Nancy Babik-Snyder celebrated her Sept. 5 birthday with her family living in Maryland, Virginia, and Avon, North Carolina.
Twenty years ago this week: The 17th Little Brick School reunion was held on Sept. 14 at the Crossroads Restaurant. Norman Metzger received a gift for being the oldest student in attendance. The youngest student attending was Janice (VanVoohris) Haynam who also received a gift. Eight door prizes were given.
The Jolly Eight's Card Club met Sept. 14 at Crossroads Restaurant with Lil Heilman serving as the hostess. Prizes were won by Barb Lung, Barb Harding, Helen Trompower and Lois Bowman. The next meeting will be Oct. 12 with Barb Harding serving as the hostess.
The Bunco Babes met Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Crossroads Restaurant. Winning prizes were Karen Cochran, Tess Wellman and Bernice Walker. Magdalene Wetter-Young was the hostess. The next meeting of the "Babes" will be Wednesday, Oct. 12 with Dolly Cairns as hostess.
Quote of the week: "Knowledge is like money--if you keep quiet about it, people will think you've got more than you have." --Unknown
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Welcome to the world Lily and London, twin girls born to Kevin and Lindsay Crawford on Sept. 9. They join big brother, 3-year-old Pierce. Grndparents are Paul and Ann Rice, and great grandparents Eugene and Angie Rice and Russ and Mary Gulling.
Happy birthday to Jason Lowery, Jake Lesher, Elijah Bailey, Eric John, Annie Carter, Kristie Fetty, Alfred McGillton, Curtis DeLong, Kennedy DeLong, Kaitlyn Genet, Gerterude Kennedy, Micky Kelly, Lauren Evans, Devin Young, Todd Henderson, Jonathan Moore, Barb Snyder, Laura Shafer and Baylee Harris.
Happy anniversary to Chris and Stacey Fallot, Marion and Bea Lowery, Bill and Patty Martin, Lanny and Linda Schaffter and Reggie and Kelly McGee.
If you haven't tried the Foltz Community Center's Sunday Brunch, you don't know all the great food you have been missing. The meal includes lunch and breakfast foods along with drink and dessert and best of all, sharing your time with your family, neighbors and friends. You can meet some new folks too. Brunch is served 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and 20. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-10 and free for children ages 2 and under. For more information, call 330-488-6500. Don't forget to remind your church friends too.
The local rotary has welcomed an exchange student from France, Tom Lorthioir. They are looking for a host family for Tom. Presently, he is staying with a rotary member's family. For more information, call 330-806-8743. Regular rotary meetings take place every Tuesday 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Foltz Community Center.
An all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast will be Oct. 8 from 7-10:30 a.m. The cost is $6 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 6-12 and free for ages five and under at the Foltz Community Center. Use the rear entrance.
A clothing give away will be at the East Canton Church of God at 201 E. Nassau on Sept. 27 from 10-11 a.m. For more information, call 330-488-0366.
Why not take a step back in history and visit the Werner Inn for their open house on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The topic will be remembering Jean Peters with pictures and memorabilia of her life. Anyone over 20 should have heard about Peters, an East Canton graduate. Uf not, come and learn who she was. On Oct 9, come for the fall Fest from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The rain date is Oct 16.
The St. Paul's Craft Show will be Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 330-488-0189.
If you have something for the Foltz Community Center newsletter, their new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Items must be received by the 10th day of even numbers months.
Where do generals keep their armies? In their Sleevies.
Happy birthday to London Frase, Troy Snyder, Kathy Miller, Emily Herstine, Travis Loomis, Scott Snyder, Ashtan Albright, Kim Hager, Katie Foltz, Ray Garner, Mat Hawk, Adelynn Myers, Diane Little, Dantae, Demi, and Breeli Faiello, Hope Riter, Lindsay Ross Morris, Darlene Russ, Eric Blumenauer, Betty Cooper, Sue Pariano, Anthony Watkins, Cathy VanHorne, Amanda Williams, Ronda Williams, Garrott Walker, Anthony Tovissi, Cathy Green, Tami Rivas, Colleen Newell, and David Spitler. Special belated 85th birthday wishes to Loretta Miller!
Happy anniversary to Curt and Cathy Skropits, Dan and Chris Neff, Kevin and Jody Kiko, and special 50th Anniversary wishes to Mayor Bob Leach and his lovely wife, Sue. If you would like to forward a card congratulating them, do so at P.O. Box 331, Magnolia, Ohio 44643. Their family planned a surprise card shower for them, so they have had a lot of mail lately.
Wishes of good health and God's healing go out to Oltie Pickens, Edna Navarra, Dante Tucci, Francesco Borsellino, Joe Owens, David Dotson, Doug Prosperi, Sherry Lee, Shawn Eichelberger, Kay Weisen, John Lewis, Scarlett Hunter, Rose Marie Shine, Marlene Carpino, Wendy Neice, Adriana Reed, and John Giannelli, Sr.
Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dick Beatty and Jack Longo.
Barb Duerr-Swier was surprised recently at Trinity Lutheran Church as the church celebrated Grandparent's Day. Her son Michael and his wife Amber had secretly planned to have their daughter Ava Marie baptized that morning. Ava is 5 months old and is Barb's first grandchild. Sponsors for the baptism were Nancy Black, Sondra Duerr, Andrew Swier, and of course, Grandma Barb.
Thank you to those who participated in and who opened their doors for last Sunday's Ohio History Connection.
The Sandy Valley Eagles have some upcoming events that will be public invited. They are a fish fry Oct. 7 from 58 p.m. followed by the band "Teezer" from 9 p.m.midnight, a breakfast buffet Oct. 9 from 8-11 a.m. and Mexican nights Oct. 11 and 26 from 5-8 p.m.
Helping Hands held its annual fundraiser "Hike for Hunger" on Sept. 18 with a little more than 10 walkers all showing support for those in the Valley who are in need. Consider making a donation to the Helping Hands to help support their efforts. Donations can be mailed to Helping Hands at P.O. Box 595, Waynesburg, OH, 44688.
Helping Hands is running short on several popular items that have not been low cost at the food bank. If you would like to help, consider donating the following items: canned green beans, canned potatoes, chicken noodle soup, canned peaches and canned mixed fruit.
The Pike Township Historical Society will have a yard sale at their cabin Sept. 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two leather recliners and one electric organ will be available plus many other items.
The Sandy Valley class of 1996 will hold its 20th class reunion Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Canton Brewing Company. Contact Lisa Broucker for more information.
A fundraiser for the Magnolia playground project will be held at Taggart's on Sept. 26. A portion of all dine in and carry out orders will be donated to this worthy cause. I'll be stopping in to get my favorite--a Bittner!
An open house and health fair will be held at QUAD on Oct. 2 from noon-4 p.m. A flu clinic will be held from noon-2 p.m. (Bring an insurance card.) Throughout the day, staff will be completing blood pressure checks and blood glucose checks. The Aultman Cardiology and W.O.W. will be on hand. A vehicle extraction demonstration will take place at 2 p.m. Station tours will be given and snacks will be provided by the local 4H.
Any Sandy Valley band alumni who would like to participate in this year's Homecoming Game on Oct. 14 are encouraged to check out their Facebook page or contact Melissa Phillips. Practices are Sept. 27, Oct. 5, and Oct. 13 from 7-8 p.m. in the Sandy Valley band room. If anyone needs a sweatshirt, contact Melissa. She will need the size and graduation year.
Sandy Valley volleyball will hold the 11th annual Volley for the Cure event on Oct. 13. T-shirts are available for purchase, and admission is free if you wear your t-shirt to the game. Contact a volleyball player by Sept. 26 to order a T-shirt. Money raised will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. A bake sale, basket raffles, 50-50 drawing and many other activities will be part of the event. Breast cancer survivors will be honored at the game. To donate to the event, contact Alison Sickafoose at 330-866-1148.
It's not too early to start thinking about this year's Sandy Valley community holiday parade. This year's parade will be held in Sandyville. More information will be forthcoming.
This month's hometown hero is Billy Kessling. Remember Billy in your thoughts and prayers as he begins training for the United States Marines.
On Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. the new village park in Waynesburg will be the site of the Blue Star Memorial Marker dedication. The event will be hosted by the Mohawk Trail Garden Club, the Sandy Valley American Legion and Auxiliary and Post 432. The ceremony pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. We would be honored to have you join us for this service. It is open to the community and light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. If possible bring your own chairs.
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held at St. James Fellowship Hall.
Get well wishes go out to John and Francesco Borsellino.
Happy birthday Jeff Bartholomew, Bob Fallot, Clay isner, Kaylee irch, Rod Weber, Katie Foltz, Mary Solomon. Joyce Synder, David Artzner, Robyn Michaels and David Donransky.
Happy anniversary to Chris and Stacy Fallot.
Have a safe and wonderful week Waynesburg. Please send me your news. Go Cardinals!