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November 16, 2011
The Advertiser-Tribune

Arts council granted $3K

FOSTORIA- The Fostoria Community Arts Council has announced it has received a $3,000 grant from Geary Memorial Fund of Key Bank.

This grant is to help provide educational and entertaining programming and art workshops for the Fostoria area.

FCAC is a non-profit 501c-3 volunteer organization that has served the Fostoria community for more than 13 years. It's mission is to educate and enrich the community through the coordination and promotion of the arts.

Light Up Fostoria to return

FOSTORIA - String the lights, decorate the trees and deck the halls ... the Light Up Fostoria For the Holidays contest returns.

Fostoria Area Visitors Bureau is to host the contest this year. Guided tours to view the holiday displays are to be offered 5-8 p.m. Dec. 10-11 and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15.

To enter the contest, submit the $5 entry fee with the official entry form by Dec. 1 and have the home ready for judging by Dec. 5.

Prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third are to be awarded. Judging is to take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 5.

Entry forms are available at local restaurants, the Fostoria mayor's office, Fostoria Chamber of Commerce or by calling (888) 736-3221 or by visiting or

For additional information, call (419) 447-5866, (888) 736-3221 or email admin_assistant@visit

OLC Christmas home tour upcoming

CAREY- The Our Lady of Consolation School is to sponsor a Home Tour of six homes in Carey 3-8 p.m. Dec. 4.

All homes are to be decorated with unique Christmas decorations.

The Newhard House Museum, 202 W. Findlay St. built in 1861, features many antiques and a tea and punch table for tour guests to enjoy.

The Ron and Rose Wise home, 304 W. Findlay St. is an 1890's Victorian home that has been completely renovated and restored.

A must see is the home of Geneva Fox. This European relaxed elegance home, 600 Elmwood Place was built in 2005 and features floor to ceiling windows and many collectibles.

Tom & Bev Wenzinger's totally handicapped accessible home was built in 2010. Located at 802 Summer Drive, cathedral ceilings, custom made kitchen cabinets & a therapy pool are features that make this home special. Mr. & Mrs. Clause are to greet guests at the Wenzinger home on the evening of the tour.

Jim and Darlene Kitzler's 1920s home, located at 160 S. Muncie St., has been recently renovated due to a fire in 2009. Sports fans are to enjoy Jim's Detroit Red Wings room.

As guests enter through the stone front entry of 228 S. Lake St., the home of Sarah and Tony Wenzinger, they are to be awed by the nine foot ceilings and natural hardwood floors. The craftsman style home built in 2009, features Jack and Jill bathrooms and a finished basement.

Tickets are on sale at the OLC School, Carey, or can be purchased at any of the homes the day of the tour. The $10 admission is to help support the educational efforts of the OLC School. For more information, call (419) 396-6166.

Library board to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's board of directors is to meet at noon Tuesday in Junior Home Room.

MCL to have Children's Book Week

SYCAMORE - To celebrate Mohawk Community Library's Children's Book Week, Monday through Nov. 19, there is to be a drawing for six blankets. Young patrons can drop their name in the drawing once each day with a checkout. There is to be a blanket for one boy and one girl in each of the three age groups.

Bliss to have craft night

BLOOMVILLE - Bliss Memorial Public Library is to host a craft night at 6 p.m. Monday. Cathy Stockmeister is to show how to make a button bracelet. Participants can take their own buttons, but buttons are to be provided for a charge of $3. There is a charge of $1 for people who take their own buttons. This event is limited to 15 people. Call (419)983-4675 for more information or to register.

Battle for blood

Now through Nov. 20, Ohio State University and University of Michigan are to partner with American Red Cross to see which university's supporters can bring in the most blood donations.

Blood Battle has highlighted the first weeks of November leading up to the day the schools face off on the football field every year since 1981.

"Michigan has won the Blood Battle the last three years, and hopes to continue the streak," said Bonnie Meridieth, Director of Donor Recruitment for the Western Lake Erie Region of the American Red Cross "Ohio State had taken home the traveling trophy for five consecutive years from 2003 to 2007, and are eager to regain it."

Blood Battle drives generate thousands of blood donations for American Red Cross every year.

Everyone who comes to donate blood in the region from through Nov. 20 may enter to win a pair of tickets to the Nov. 26 OSU vs. UM game.

Results of this year's battle are to be announced at the stadium during the game in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Hospital to host jewelery fundraiser

FOSTORIA - ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary is to conduct a jewelry sale 7 a.m. 6 p.m. Thursday in the hospital's gift shop lobby area, entrance 2 or 3.

A variety of costume jewelry, necklaces, bracelets, watches, earrings and more are to be available. Items are to be priced $10-$50, and payment is to be accepted by cash, check or credit card.

The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary is operated by volunteers and helps support the hospital's mission to improve the health and well-being of the community.

To learn more, contact Helen Emerine, special event chair, at (419) 435-7734 ext. 115.



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