Bouquets, Aug. 23

Donors appreciated

Paul Miletti Golf Scramble was a huge success! This was greatly due to our many benefactors. We would like to thank: Dr. Thomas Chambers; CARS; CF Professional; TPC Food Services; Richard L. Wagner; Seneca Printing; Napoli Pizza; Varsity Barber Shop; Dr. James Wilson DDS; Fort Ball Pizza Palace; K-Group; Bair Brothers Sporting Goods; Carmie’s Grill & Bar; Camden Falls Reception Hall; Fabrizio Chiropractic & Physical Rehabilitation Clinic; Phillips Electric; Wagner Floral Co.; Viewpoint Graphics; Coppus Motors; Judge Steve Shuff; Ralph Smith and Sons; Madison Street Tavern; Lee’s Floor Covering; PT Services Inc.; Paul Bernard family; Reino Pizza & Pasta; Griffin Chiropractic; Seneca Cleaners; Linda Ritzler Accounting; American Fire & Safety; Smith Family Frosted Foods; Dr. Jeff Hoyda; Carmi’s Barber & Beauty Shop; Jeffrey Jewelry; Webster Industries Inc.; Republic Lumber; Kuebler Shoe Store; Clouse Construction Corp.; Tiffin Hardware; Laminate Technologies Inc.; Sticks Landscaping; Dell, Burtis & Anspach Attorneys; Andrew J. Gase MD; Southside Laundry; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Miletti; Ewald Furniture; Westgate Barbers; Millie and Louie Lee; The Drive Thru; Ameriwood; Buchman Heating; Dr. Jack Felton; Nancy Miletti Uher; Jeff, Matt and Tim Uher; Bel-Mar Boat Landing; S&S Variety Beverages; Paulus Eyecare Associates Inc.; Warren Cummings; D&R Mini Storage; Sacksteder Worland Insurance Agency Inc.; Dundore Plumbing & Heating; Ted and Michelle Willman; First Bank of Tiffin; Robert Dornauer DDS; Sugar Bear Houck; Seislove Burial Vaults; and Seneca Hills Golf Course.

The following people were hole prize winners: Drew Spencer, Dave Seislove, Nate Hartman (2), Greg Scherger, Mike Klepper, Pat Gillig, Ron Kern, Matt Kleinhenz, Aaron Zimmerman, Buster Ardner, Mike Zimmerman, Jeff Meier, Mark Lee and Don Kin (2). The 50/50 drawing was won by Brad Meier. The lowest-scoring team consisted of Fritz, Adam, Alex and Aaron Smith; they also won the skins.

A special thank you to Reineke Family Dealerships for sponsoring the hole-in-one contest on the 2nd hole.

Thank you again,

Calvert Athletic Boosters,

Dave Horn, chairman

‘Family’ reunites

On behalf of Autumnwood Care Center, I want to thank everyone for the participation in our yearly “Family Reunion” Aug. 10. This year, we invited anyone who had ever been part of our “family” in one way or another, and we found relatives we had not seen in years! We offered them great entertainment, delicious food and lots of free things, and showcased some very talented face painters, Shining Stars Face Painting, as well as Adam Horner and friends who provided a petting zoo. Our visitors were gifted with new books because of a partnership with Volunteers of America and Scholastic Books. Mostly for all of us, though, renewing relationships was the best part of the day. Thank you to all who attended.

Mary Lee Creeger,

marketing/therapeutic recreation director

Support helps district

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 Bascom Fire Foundation Festival a great success. This festival allows for the purchase and upgrading of needed firefighting equipment for the Bascom Joint Fire District.

A big “thank you” to everyone who volunteered or attended or sponsored the 2014 Firefighters’ Festival. Your continued support allows us to serve those in need safely.

We look forward to seeing each of you on the second Saturday of July 2015. Thank you and please stay safe.

Bascom Fire Foundation,

Dave Kirian, festival chairman

A place of salvation

My name is Stephen Kirsten and I am writing to you in hopes that you will print this in your paper.

I recently found myself homeless and with nowhere to look for help. I went to United Way-First Call For Help. They informed me of a “transitional house” here in Tiffin. I was thinking it would be like most homeless shelters, where you have a place to sleep and that is it; you get tossed out early in the day. Boy, was I wrong; Morrison House is so much more.

First, I had to fill out an application just to be considered. After an interview with Chris, one of the friendly staff members, I was given a tour of the once bed-and-breakfast, and told some of the rules, which are minor for what they give!

After moving in, meeting some of the other residents and staff, I can say the few rules and chores required for continued residency are nothing for living free of charge for up to six months while helping residents to “transition” back into “normal” life, helping to get GEDs for those who need it, helping to get jobs for all, and helping those who need medical or psychological help get the help they need.

This place has saved me and brought me out of a depression I was in for years. If not for the kind words of encouragement and the constant support of staff and residents alike, I don’t know where I would be today.

Thanks to Chris, Sherry, Taylor, Burt, Marty, Amanda, Lawarran and especially Ronele, my life has been turned around and I am on the road to personal and financial recovery.

In closing, I think many in our community are under the same opinion as I was, that Morrison House is a homeless” shelter, when in fact it is far from it. For me, it is home in the near future, while I continue to recover my life.

Happy for the first time in a long time,

Stephen Kirsten,

Morrison House resident

Fact is, fundraisers help

The Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment board and its clients would like to thank Rex and Tammy Smith and family for making FACT the benefactor of their annual Airman Nathan E. Smith Memorial 5K Run May 31. They presented FACT with a gift of $4,400 from this event.

We would also like to express our appreciation to all who attended and contributed to the memorial run and those who donated their time and hard work. Our mission to serve our community members suffering with cancer could not continue without the thoughtfulness of fundraisers like this!

FACT board and

Karen O’Connor, board member

Grateful for support

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library would like to thank the Seneca County community for another amazing summer at the library!

“Fizz, Boom, Read,” the Junior Library’s summer reading program, had 838 readers with 419 children who finished the eight-week program, for ages birth through entering fifth grade and including day campers from Tiffin Community YMCA. “Spark a Reaction,” our teen program, had 197 participants read 359,579 pages. But, best of all, we had more than 1,030 children and teens stop by for summer reading events.

“Bee a Listener,” the adult listening program, had 77 listeners who heard 522 audiobooks and the adult summer reading program, “Literary Elements,” can boast that 139 readers completed 866 books.

The summer reading programs are only possible because of generous donations from local businesses and organizations.

Major donors this year are the National Machinery Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Webster Foundation,, Tiffin Lion’s Club and WTTF. Supports also include American Fire & Safety Services, The Andersons of Maumee, Arby’s, Ballreich’s Potato Chips, Bailiwicks Coffee Co., Big Boy Family Restaurant, Big Dipper, Bob Evans Restaurant, Burger King, Cold Water Tavern, Family Video, Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater, Fireside Cafe Pub, Genex Co-Op, Heidelberg University’s physics department, Heritage Lanes, Level Up, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Taco Bell, Uncle Mike’s Dairy Bar, Wagner’s Flowers & Greenhouses, Wendy’s and Tiffin YMCA.

We are very grateful to have caring community members who support the library and its events. Thank you,

Debby Roszman,

community relations manager,

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library