Briefly, Aug. 27

Raffle winners noted

Pantry Plus of Seneca County has announced winners of the Ohio State Football Ticket Raffle. John Sherer, coordinator for Pantry Plus of Seneca County, said the drawing at the Tiffin Mall Bingo Hall generated sales of $2,585.

The winners of the four OSU raffle prizes were:

1st place: Clouse Construction, New Riegel two tickets to the Buffalo game.

2nd place: Reineke Ford, Tiffin two tickets to the San Diego State game.

3rd place: Reineke Ford, Tiffin two tickets to the Florida A&M game.

4th place: Holly McCray, Tiffin, OSU gift basket.

Pantry Plus announced all funds from the raffle will be used locally to help feed hungry families who live in Seneca County. Pantry Plus of Seneca County is a local food pantry that serves all of Seneca County from its offices at 115 S. Main St., Fostoria.

TU choir to begin fifth year

The Tiffin University Music Department is accepting registration for this year’s TU Kids Choir.

Open to all area children grades 2-8, the choir performs popular music and rehearses 4-5 p.m. each Friday on the TU campus.

The group performs in three concerts each year – at TU Oct. 19 and March 1 and at The Ritz Theatre Dec. 6.

Entering its fifth year, the Kids Choir has grown from a handful of elementary school students to more than 75 singers from public, private, charter and home schools in Tiffin and surrounding communities.

This year, the group will be divided into junior and senior choirs, and also combining for some selections.

Directing the choir will be its founder and TU a cappella director Ali Rees. Joining her this year is Kristen Santos, who brings 20 years of music education experience.

The Kids Choir is sponsored by Tiffin University and a grant from the Tiffin Charitable Foundation. Participation is free and all experience levels are welcome.

The registration deadline is Sept. 7.

To register, visit


Jazz trombonist Marsalis

to visit Toledo Art Museum

TOLEDO – Jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of one of the music industry’s most notable families, is to stop at the Toledo Museum of Art Thursday.

Marsalis’ two public appearances at the museum that day are the musician’s final stops in the Glass City. Both events are free in the Great Gallery.

At 2 p.m., Marsalis will entertain families with a reading of his newly released children’s picture book, “No Cell Phone Day,” which tells what happens when Marsalis’ daughter challenges him to a tech-free afternoon in their New Orleans hometown.

At 7 p.m., Marsalis will talk about what inspires him and how those inspirations affect his work in a free presentation called “Be Creative, It’s Cool Like Jazz.”

The museum is at 2445 Monroe St. at Scottwood Avenue, west of downtown Toledo.

Compiled by Staff Writer MaryAnn Kromer.