Lifestyle briefs, Aug. 26

Car show featured

for Heritage Festival

Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival’s second Independent Car Show is to take place Sept. 21 on Washington Street in front of The Ritz Theatre.

Any four-wheeled vehicle that can be judged in one of four categories is eligible to be entered. The categories are classic, everyday, muscle and import. All participants are to be entered for the People’s Choice award. Five plaques are to be awarded.

Registration is to begin at 10 a.m. in front of the theater, with judging to start at 1 p.m. Awards are to be given at 3 p.m. All vehicles must be removed from the judging area by 5 p.m.

Entry forms can be downloaded at


Win a basket at bingo

Tiffin Mall Bingo Hall is to give away a $200 Ohio State gift basket Wednesday, just in time for the new football season. The winner must be present. In addition to the door prize, the coverall jackpot is to be $2,700 and the weekly Jokers’ Wild raffle has reached a jackpot of $13,797.

Early-birds are to begin at 6 p.m., and regular bingo is at 6:45. Proceeds go to Pantry Plus of Seneca County.

Homekids to revisit stomping grounds

The annual Junior Homekid Reunion is slated for Labor Day weekend. Participants can register at 6 p.m. Friday at Quality Inn, 1927 S. SR 53. The president’s reception is to follow at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s activities include a Dad Kernan graveside memorial service at 10 a.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery; corn roast and bean feed at 11 a.m. at Junior Home Park, with memorial service at noon; a 3 p.m. business meeting at Quality Inn; and the Alumni Dance at 8 p.m., also at Quality Inn.

Ohio Memorial Church at Tiffin Developmental Center is to host a 10 a.m. church service Sunday, followed by a picnic at 11:30 a.m. at The Pines, the former Junior Home library. Seneca County Museum Director Tonia Hoffert and volunteers from the Historical Society are to set up special display of artifacts from the Junior Home.

Sunday at 6:30 p.m. is the Alumni Banquet at Tiffin Amvets, South SR 100. The After-Glow Party is at 9 p.m. at Quality Inn.


ceremony planned

Construction already has begun on the Tiffin Rehabilitation Center and Sojourn at Seneca, but a ceremonial groundbreaking for the

project is slated for 5 p.m. Sept. 11.

Sally St. Clair, executive director of Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center ,said the ceremony is to take place across from the construction site on the Mercy Tiffin Hospital campus. Dignitaries from Volunteers of America and Mercy Health are expected to be present.

Elmwood golf outing

tees off on Alzheimer’s

Golfers are invited to the “Tee-off” Alzheimer’s Golf Outing 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 14 at Seneca Hills Golf Course, West TR 98.

The driving range challenge begins at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. for the scramble format. The fee of $200 per team or $50 per person includes carts and greens fee, lunch and a door prize ticket.

To register, call Aaron at (419) 934-0157.

Canning workshop

scheduled at FELC

Shawn Ochs of the Hancock County OSU Extension Office is to present an Adult Education Program “Canning and Preserving Food” 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 13 at Franciscan Earth Literacy Center.

First-time and experienced canners can learn the best techniques for preserving the season’s extra produce.

Ochs also is to bring a pressure canning gauge for testing lids, at a cost of $5 per lid.

Registration is required by calling (419) 448-7485.

Retreat center

preparing for BBQ

The fall barbecue and raffle at St. Francis Spirituality Center is set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14 in Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium on the St. Francis campus.

Grandma’s Backyard BBQ is catering. Meal choices include half-chicken dinner, $10, quarter chicken $8, kids’ chicken nuggets, $3.50, and a new combination dinner with a quarter chicken and quarter of ribs for $13. There are to be a limited number of combo meals available.

Three raffles are to be offered. Tickets are on sale at $1 or six for $5 for several donated items in the Chinese raffle or for a cash prize of $1,000 or two $100 prizes. The winners need not be present to win.

A 50/50 raffle also is planned at the event with tickets $1 each.

For tickets or more information, call (419) 443-1485.

– MaryAnn Kromer, staff writer