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Kennedy to be in Tiffin today

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy is to be in Tiffin today for three events. She plans to speak to the monthly Seneca County Republican luncheon at noon at Fort Ball Pizza, 91 N. Washington St.

The lunch is open to the public, and no reservations are needed.

Earlier today, Kennedy is scheduled to speak to students at Seneca East High School and Tiffin University. The educational non-partisan events were set up by students Eli Heal and Bryan LaVearn.

Kennedy was elected to the court in 2012, and previously served at the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, beginning in 1999. She began her career in the justice system as a police officer at the Hamilton Police Department.

Investment Advisory Board to meet Oct. 18

Seneca County’s Investment Advisory Board is to meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 in the RTA Building Conference Room.

Land Bank meeting set for Oct. 31

A Land Bank meeting is schedule for noon Oct. 31 in the RTA Building Conference Room.

Buckeye Central FFA citrus sale starts Thursday

Buckeye Central FFA kicks off its Fall Citrus Sale Thursday.

This year, the chapter will be offering citrus fruit apples, nuts, barbecue sauce, and new to the lineup will be holiday plants such as Christmas wreaths, poinsettias and other indoor plants.

The sale continues through Nov. 7 and products are to be delivered the week of Dec. 2.

Proceeds from the fundraiser help the FFA chapter support the mission of providing premier leadership, personal growth and career opportunities to its members.

To place an order, contact any FFA member, or to see a sales brochure, contact tpope@bcbucks.org.

Program partners with farmers to award local donations

Through Nov. 1, eligible farmers can enroll in the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by Bayer Fund, for a chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization of their choice.

Since 2010, the Grow Communities program has awarded more than $33 million to thousands of nonprofits across rural America, according to a news release about the program. In Ohio, $1.6 million has been awarded to a number of nonprofit organizations.

Donations are to provide support to a variety of rural nonprofit organizations that have made a positive impact on the health and vibrancy of their local communities, such as food banks, emergency response organizations, community enrichment and youth agriculture programs, among others.

Ohio farmers who are ages 21 or older and are actively engaged in farming at least 250 acres of any crop can enroll in the Grow Communities program. Online enrollment, eligibility information and official rules can be found at www.AmericasFarmers.com or by calling (877) 267-3332 toll free.

Winning farmers will be announced January 2020.

Time to ‘Fall in Love’ with Seneca County

The Fall in Love with Seneca County open houses are to take place Oct. 12, hosted by the Fostoria Chamber of Commerce and Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Those who attend will be able to see all the scarecrows community members and area businesses have set up.

Time to celebrate ‘Octoberfest’

ATTICA — Octoberfest will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 320 Stump Pike Road.

Dinner will be served in the social hall from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adult dinners are $10 and includes BBQ chicken or pork chop, potato (mashed or hot German potato salad), green beans or applesauce, dinner rolls, beverage and homemade dessert. Child’s dinners are $6 and includes hot dog or pork chop along with the sides, beverage and dessert.

Carryout is available. Also included will be a bake sale , silent auction, and bakery bingo.

The outdoor festivities are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with plenty of activities for all ages. Children, teenagers and adults can take a ride on Our Lady of Hope Express, try their luck at the fish pond, Cookie Monster, leapfrog, plinko, dartless balloon toss, ring toss, football toss and toilet paper toss. Grilled bologna, hamburgers, bratwurst, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, apple dumplings, ice cream, pop and water will be available.

Raffle tickets for 10 cash prizes drawn at 3 p.m. and 50/50 tickets are available in the social hall and on the grounds.

Tinfoil releases new album, CD release party at Tiffin Brewery

Tinfoil is back with original members Cher Bibler and Dave Harms, joined by Krystal Harms. Tinfoil has been hard at work constructing a new release of 14 songs, “Gas Station Champagne”.

Tinfoil formed in Tiffin in 1991 and have remained active northwest Ohio music scene ever since. Last year, Tinfoil came in as a finalist in the Hollywood Casino Battle of the Bands in Rossford and won the Fostoria Bluesfest Battle of the Bands. They have also played multiple years at project IAm’s Acoustics for Autism event held annually in Maumee and donated a song to the event’s second compilation release.

On Oct. 12 from 7-9 p.m., Tinfoil will be having a CD Release party at the Tiffin Brewing Co. located on Wall Street.

The show will be a special acoustic show that will features classic Tinfoil songs as well as songs from the new album.

Sycamore UM to host ‘Meal and a Show’

SYCAMORE — The Sycamore United Methodist church, 211 N. Sycamore Ave., is hosting a “Meal and A Show” at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

Pancakes and biscuits and gravy supper will be served followed by a big screen picture show, at 5:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

The event is free and all are cordially invited to attend.

The picture show will include a history of early Sycamore (1880-1920) and a history of the Sycamore churches and other early religious movements. Photographs from the annuals of the Sycamore Methodist, United Sycamore Methodist, Sycamore Methodist, Sycamore United Brethren and the Sycamore Evangelical United Brethren will be a feature of the presentation.. Lots of great local pictures. Please join us for a meal and a walk down memory Lane.

Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. if you would like to join us for worship.

Tiffin Historic Trust Victorian Halloween Tea — “Winterberry Farm Spirits”

The Tiffin Historic Trust is to host a Victorian Halloween Tea, in collaboration with Winterberry Farms for “Winterberry Farm Spirits” at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Grammes-Brown House, located at 172 Jefferson St.

You can come and learn about the mysterious phenomena and unexplained occurrences at the recently renovated Winterberry Farm, located on SR 53.

The $20 donation fee (10% discount per each Tiffin Historic Trust member) includes the Halloween-themed meal, program, and self-guided tour of the historic Grammes-Brown home and gardens.

To make a reservation, call (419) 448-8312.

Community Fall Fest

The Melmore United Methodist Church is sponsoring a free Community Fall Fest from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 19, at the church parking lot located on SR 67 in Melmore. There will be music by the Pastor Sisters, entertainment, games and food. \Come and enjoy the fall colors and fellowship time spent with neighbors and friends. For more information, call (419) 443-5763.

Former First Lady Laura Bush visits the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums

FREMONT — The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums was honored to welcome former First Lady Laura Bush to the historic Hayes Home and museum for a visit on Oct. 2.

The former first lady met with Executive Director Christie Weininger and Curator Dustin McLochlin and toured the home and part of the museum. She was in the area for a speaking engagement at Heidelberg University that day.

In addition to seeing parts of the home important to President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes, she also saw spots that were special to Bush family friend and Hayes Presidential board member Stephen Hayes, a descendant of Rutherford and Lucy Hayes. He and his three brothers grew up in the home as boys.

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