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Sunday announcements, Nov. 25

December 3, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Sponsors sought for fundraiser

Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. is to celebrate its 12th annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza 6-11 p.m. Feb. 8 at Meadowbrook Park Historic Redwood Ballroom, Bascom.

The event supports the foundation's operating mission. Live music will be provided by the Paradise Island Band, a six-piece dance band from Columbus.

The foundation is offering table sponsorships for its signature fundraising event. Sponsorships are available at the following levels:

$1,500 Mardi Gras Dance Sponsorship includes VIP seating with two reserved tables and 20 tickets, name on event print advertising and sponsor board, and group banner hung at the event.

$1,000 Masked Mega-Backer Sponsorship includes VIP seating with one reserved table and 10 tickets, name on event print advertising and sponsor board, and group banner hung at the event.

$500 Beaded Benefactor Sponsorship includes one reserved table and 10 tickets to the event.

General admission tickets will be available for $50 per person.

Businesses, organizations and individuals are welcome to be a table sponsor, and sponsor reservations are requested by Jan. 7.

To reserve a spot, email director@fostoria or visit


Training program is 'Wild'

Sandusky Valley Association for the Education of Young Children is to present training program "Growing Up WILD" for early childhood professionals who work with 3-7 year old children.

"Growing up WILD" is a multi-award winning program having received the 2009 Family Choice Award and an award from the Renewable Natural Resource Foundation." Visit for more information.

Training is 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 26 at Terra Community College, Fremont.

The program is $25 for SVA members and $30 for non-members. Register by Dec. 14 and receive the training manual with hands-on nature-based activities free. Make checks payable to SVAEYC and send payment to Tracie Eakin, 4221 West TR 158, Tiffin, OH 44883.

For more information, email

OSU livestock team places ninth

Ohio State University Livestock Judging Team placed ninth at the 107th National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest during the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 13.

After attending the American Royal Nov. 3 and placing 15th, Ohio State turned its setback into a comeback by placing ninth out of 29 teams at the NAILE.

This was the first time an Ohio State team has placed in the top 10 at the NAILE since 2004.

Team members at the NAILE contest included Jake Boyert, of Seville; Lindsey Grimes, of Hillsboro; Bailey Harsh, of Radnor; Trey Miller, of Baltimore; and Kyle Nickles, of Loudonville.

Other team members that traveled to the NAILE included Nate Benich, of Plymouth; Linsey Howell, of Danville; Audrey Neal, of Tiffin; and Nick Wright, of Brookville.

Small Business Tax Workshop is Dec. 5

The Small Business Tax Workshop is a free seminar to assist small businesses with tax planning. The workshop is 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 5 at Terra State Community College, Building B, Room B-101, 2830 Napoleon Road, Fremont.

Topics include income tax, sales tax, payroll tax, tax filings, tax changes and more topics. The presenter is John Krupp, CPA, who has more than 30 years of experience working with small businesses.

The workshop is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center at Terra.

For more information or to register, contact Bill Auxter at (800) 826-2431, (419) 559-2210 or email

Library resource board to meet

Seneca County Law Library Resource Board is to meet at 4 p.m. Monday at Clover Club.

Library book group to meet

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's adult book discussion group, "Let's Talk About It," is to meet at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Junior Home Room to discuss "Half Broke Horses," by Jeannette Walls.

Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk. All are invited to join the free event and refreshments will be provided.

For more information call (419) 447-3751 or email

T-SPL to host Christmas party

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to host "Operation Elf: A Community Christmas Party," sponsored by National Machinery LLC 1-4 p.m. Dec. 9.

The Christmas celebration is to include family activities including holiday games and crafts, Christmas storytelling, face painting, freeze dancing and more.

Magician Amazing Eli from Toledo is to start his Christmas show of magic, juggling, balloons and puppets at 3 p.m.

Amazing Eli has been featured on "America's Got Talent" and "Wife Swap."

Santa also is to be there to take photos and hand out gifts. Refreshments will be provided.

All ages are invited to the party and no registration is necessary.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or email

Gift-making ideas at the library

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library's Junior Department is to host "DIY Holiday Gift Making Party" 6-7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Frost Kalnow Room.

Children in grades 2-5 are invited to listen to Christmas music, drink hot cocoa and make gifts for friends and family. Parents are welcome to stay and help, or they may drop off their children and pick them up after the program.

The event is free, but space and supplies are limited. Register by Dec. 7 by calling (419) 447-3751, by email at juniordept@op or by stopping into the Junior Library.

Tiffin Board of Education to meet

Tiffin City Schools Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafetorium of Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.

TC art show at TU

Students from Columbian High School are to participate in a Student Art Exhibition 4-6 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Diane Kidd Art Gallery in the Hayes Center at Tiffin University. The event is free and open to the public.

Tiffin hosts school book fair

Tiffin City Schools K-5 Book Fair is to take place 5-8 p.m. Nov. 26-27 in the Washington Elementary gym, 151 Elmer St.

The book fair is to support Krout, Noble and Washington elementary school libraries.

The public is invited and parking will be available in the lot behind the school with handicap accessibility into the gym.

Washington Elementary seeking volunteers

Washington K-1 is seeeking volunteers to provide extra hands and eyes in classrooms. Some people prepare materials for use and others assist with special projects.

There are about 50 volunteers a week, and there is always a need for more. An "ideal volunteer" is a person who is friendly, reliable, has a good attitude and loves children.

For more information, call (419) 447-1072.

Water and Ice Safety Committee recognized

Members of the Sandusky County Water and Ice Committee were recognized for their dedication and work Nov. 20, receiving the Meritorious Public Safety Service Award by the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The committee was formed in 2010 after the deaths of three young boys who fell through the ice on the Sandusky River.

The program was done in the boys' honor and has been delivered to elementary students along with several fire departments throughout Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties.

Spirit pillows for sale

Fostoria Redmen Pride Marching Band is selling Fostoria Spirit pillows. Pillows are made from the reversible panels the band has worn for more than 20 years, stuffed by band members and the parents of the Redmen Music Club.

Pillows are $20, and are available from the band department.

For information, contact Band Director Steve Kauffman at (419) 436-4110 or



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