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Garrettsville – Hiram Rotary Report

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It being the first meeting of the month, the Rotary Club of Garrettsville-Hiram October 2, 2017 meeting was given over to the following business.

A donation was received from Brett Pesicek. District 630is requesting volunteers to sell 50/50 tickets at Cleveland Browns games to make a financial contribution to district activities. Tom Collins will be heading up the G-H Rotary table at the Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase on October 12 from 5 to 8; the set-up fee is now due. Cathy DeYoung distributed coupons good for big savings at Rite-Aid on Saturday, October 14. Carlson Funeral Homes and Crematory will be holding a memorial gathering on October 5, for those suffering grief related to recent loss of family or friends or other significant figures in their lives. The roadside clean-up will be held on October 21.

The public is invited to the Harvest Festival at the Historic John Johnson Home on Pioneer Trail in Hiram from 10 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 7. There will be free tractor hay rides, feeding of animals, free tours, games, refreshments, fun for the whole family.

A more serious note is sounded by the Unveiling of a rare 1837 edition of The Book of Mormon on Tuesday, October10 at 7 p.m. in the LDS Chapel at the Johnson Farm. This discovery and authentication of a keystone of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been a special project of a recent G-H Rotary member, Damon Bahr.

Then it was on to accelerating arrangements for the upcoming Reverse Raffle, coming up on November 1—a Wednesday, the first Wednesday in the month, as it will be from now on; so there. Several sponsorships were announced, Davey Tree, Ellerhorst-Russel, Kim Kohli, S&K among them—more are expected and still welcome. Workers are needed for set-up, assembling prizes and raffle baskets. More baskets will be gratefully accepted. Anyone making these contributions should bring them to the Middlefield Bank sooner rather than later. The music/sound system is lined up for the listening pleasure of all. The raffle drawing drum is reserved for the big ticket selections. Regular Monday noon meetings will be devoted to small but necessary projects for this vital fund-raising occasion. There will be meetings every Wednesday morning to continue this work. It’s a GO!

Interested persons who would like to join or re-join are welcome any and every Monday at noon in Cal’s II, Sky Plaza, Garrettsville.