Briefly, Aug. 13

Golf benefit set for Saturday

“Swing for a Cure for Alex” is to take place Saturday at Seneca Hills Golf Course. Check-in is to open at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30. The golf scramble is named for Alex Sendelbach, a 13-year-old youth with mitochondrial disease. His family organized the outing as a benefit for United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

Registrations for golf are closed, but people are welcome to stop at the benefit to meet Alex, purchase food and participate in other activities. To learn more, visit, e-mail, or call (419) 618-1779 or (419) 448-4670.

Fostoria Farmers’ Market takes ‘Dog Days’ theme

FOSTORIA – The next Fostoria Farmers’ Market is to take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the downtown KeyBank, 133 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria. The theme for the Farmers’ Market is “Dog Days of Summer.”

Besides all of the fresh, locally grown produce, a variety of agencies are to be on hand for dog lovers of all ages, including the Hancock County Humane Society, Teddy’s Rescue, the Doggone-it 4-H Club and Fostoria School’s favorite dog, Moby. Carol Creeger Photography is to take pictures of pets for $5, and $1 from each picture taken is to be donated to area animal shelters. Dog owners are reminded to have all dogs on a leash and to bring plastic bags to clean up after their pets.

Seniors and WIC recipients are able to redeem their produce vouchers at any of the four main produce vendors.

Organizers of the Farmers’ Market are looking for additional artisans for the “Art at the Market” Sept. 7, and vendors with antique items for the “Old Thymes” Sept. 24. Those interested can call Carol at (419) 435-1718 or check the Fostoria Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

Civil War buffs to meet

The monthly meeting of the Johnson’s Island Civil War Round Table is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at Carmie’s Restaurant, 2460 S. SR 231, Tiffin. Greg Biggs is to be the speaker. The meeting is open to all interested in the Civil War. Members and guests may choose to chat and dine beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Spaces still open for car show at Seneca House

Seneca House, a senior living community by Assisted Living Concepts Inc., still has open slots for its Classic Car Show 3:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. There is no registration fee for cars or entry fee for guests.

The public is invited to gather and admire hot rods, street rods, customs, classics and muscle cars or trucks. This free show features local classic car favorites, ice cream and hotdogs. A live local disc jockey is to be spinning the classic oldies. Refreshments and tours of Seneca House are to be provided.

Seneca House is at 781 Greenfield St. in Tiffin. For more information about the event and Seneca House, contact Jessica Harp at (419) 443-8184 or e-mail at

Children’s free art class scheduled for Sept. 14

A Kids’ Art Class is being offered 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 14 at the Tiffin Art Guild Gallery, 178 S. Washington St., Tiffin. This free event is aimed at children aged 5-10. Register by calling (419) 443-0478 during the hours of 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or sign-up at our Gallery front counter.

Participants are to create an Indian tepee and feathered headband. Donations are being accepted for supplies. The children’s art is to be displayed in the TAG gallery, with their consent. The TAG Gallery is to display their work during Heritage Festival, Sept. 20-21.

Funds available to help

improve migrant camps

Owners and operators of existing or new agricultural labor camps throughout Ohio can access funds through the WSOS Community Action Commission to improve farm worker living quarters.

Farmers may access the funds for any of the following projects: construction, rehabilitation or demolition of migrant farm worker’ housing units; water supply (e.g. wells, connector to public system, distribution); all costs associated with construction/rehabilitation of common restroom facilities; gas and electric supply; site improvements (e.g. drainage); roads, bridges and parking areas; and planning, architectural, engineering, surveying, permits or testing costs related to an eligible activity.

The maximum grant amount is no more than $25,000 per camp annually, with a minimum grant amount of $5,000. Also, the program requires a dollar-for-dollar match, which cannot be in-kind contributions. The applicant’s match can be in the form of cash or commitments from lending institutions/processors.

The application deadline is Nov. 1. For more information and applications, call Cindy Brookes at (419) 334-5016 or visit