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Mantua - The Crestwood Lions Club is busy selling holiday gift baskets, scented candles and getting ready for Christmas tree sales. Holiday gift baskets for sale start at $5 per basket. Each basket is different and has a holiday theme. Basket sizes and contents vary. Contact Mary Hannah at 330-883-9297 to see samples or for more information. Scented candles are also available for $7 each. Several different holiday scents are available and the candles have an approximate burn time of 100 hours. Contact any member of the club or Mary Hannah at 330-883-9297 for more information or sales. Christmas trees went on sale Saturday, November 27th. Scotch pines, frasier firs and white pines are available this year. The cost is $40 each. Every tree purchase qualifies for automatic entry for a raffle for one of the...

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Garrettsville - Anyone driving by the high school the day before Thanksgiving might have been surprised to see a flock of turkeys on the front lawn.  To kick off the 10th Annual James A. Garfield High School Food Drive this year, a new tradition was born, called the Turkey Trot. Runners collected donations ahead of time to move ahead on the starting line and students bought tickets to watch the race and mashed potato-eating contest in the gym.  Runners dressed up in every interpretation of turkey, with a pilgrim or two thrown in for good measure and raced through the halls, avoiding obstacles along the way. Mr. Bennett, cross-country coach and highest donation collector, was the race’s victor.  In total, the staff and students raised $817 towards hunger relief in this community.  The Food Drive...

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Garrettsville - The First Annual TWO GRAND DINNER reverse raffle and silent auction was held at the Sugar Bush Golf Club on Saturday, November 13, 2010.  A packed house enjoyed appetizers courtesy of Glenna and Quentin Spaur, dinner courtesy of Guido’s of Ravenna and amazing desserts made by Sherry Jones and Pat Stoneman.  Ticket sales were limited to 300 and each number was drawn randomly from a bingo machine.  Every 10th  number drawn received a prize.  The grand prize winner was Cathy Lukasko of Brookfield, Ohio, aunt of one of the band members. Throughout the evening, guests participated in a HEADS or TAILS 50/50 raffle (winner, Casey Everett), a weekend getaway in a Pirates’ Treasure Chest (winner, Mary Koval), 50/50 raffle (winner, Jeff Pesecky) and The LOTTERY TREE raffle (winner, Betty Mishler).  Multiple...

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Windham - The Windham Friday Club held its October meeting at Mimi’s Restaurant in Ravenna.  Members welcomed guest Helen Gourley, the mother of member Pegge Petkovich. A short business meeting was conducted.  Club members donated candy and other sweets to make two baskets that were then donated at the October chili cookoff  fundraiser for the upcoming Windham Bicentennial fund.  Members also voted to give a $25 donation to the Windham Sports Boosters for their upcoming Chinese Auction fundraiser. Members played fall trivia with questions related to the season.  Betty Lou Yost and Jodi Woolf each won a pumpkin candy. Each member received a bag of Halloween cookies that were a gift from President Pam Cree. The next meeting will be held on November 19 at the home of Pat Clayton, with Ruth Ann Brown as the cohostess.