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Vol. 6 No. 2

Aug. 3, 2011

Happy Anniversary Geauga Park District By Christina Porter

B Andrew fishing with his father Sergeant Joe Tucholski.

Cops and Kids Fishing Event On July 16, the Middlefield Police  Depar tment  and Middlefield Recreation hosted the 3rd annual “Cops and Kids” fishing day at Mineral Lake Park. “The weather was beautiful, a perfect day for fishing,” Mayor Poole said. There were approximately 130 people who attended the event, and the Dean and the Minick families came all the way from Stark County. Mayor Poole said, “Scott Dean and Steve Minick both work for the Alliance Police Department, they heard of the program, and attended the event with hopes to take the program back to their own community.” The “Cops and Kids” fishing day is very well supported by our community businesses. Flambeau, Wal-Mart, Zeppe’s Pizza, Geauga Bow, Great Lakes Outdoor Supply, Bergs Eye Apparel, and Save A Lot all helped sponsor the event.

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elieve it or not, this year is the 50th anniversary of the Geauga Park District. It all began in 1959 when Geauga County’s League of Woman Voters and local gardening groups were concerned with the increase of new construction in the county, and knew the area habitats had to be preserved for the sake of native plants and animals. But they also saw the beauty all around them and wanted the human residents to be able to enjoy the wonders of nature that surrounded them. Cleveland Metroparks were already in place, so civic-minded citizens formed a committee and looked to Cleveland as an example of which direction to take. It was in August of 1961 that the Geauga Park District was established, and ever since, uncountable people have enjoyed and utilized the land and programs. The Geauga Park District has grown steadily. From woodlands to wetlands, meadows and streams, Geauga Park District now manages nearly 9,500 acres in 18 open parks, preserves and future parks. These reservations are usually large undeveloped tracts of land devoted to conserving and preserving the forests, grasslands, marshes, geological features, rivers, lakes and ponds of the county; all are populated with abundant wildlife. Prime consideration is given to protecting natural aesthetic values and scenic landscapes. Now there is great news for both park lovers and star gazers. Observatory Park is set to open this fall. Set on 1,100 acres at 10160 Clay St. in Montville (1.6 miles north of Chardon Windsor) this newest addition is in one of the few regions in northeast Ohio which has not been affected by light pollution. This park is a one-of-a- kind and promises vast exploration that starts on the ground and reaches up to and through the galaxies. Once completed, it will be one of only three Dark-Sky Parks in the entire United States. The educational opportunities are enormous and this community is privileged to have access to, among other features, planetariums, planetary trails and an astronomy-space science museum. Two additional pluses for Geauga County residents are that the park construction features green building

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By Christina Porter

Members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society hard at work assembling the many pieces to the Oberle Telescope.

We Do Take Wooden Nickels Here


any of us have heard or said the old expression, “Don’t take any wooden nickels,” but you certainly wouldn’t want to say that anymore. Wooden money is an asset once again, and the numbers of collectors seeking the elusive pieces are on the increase. Throughout history, wooden pieces were used during tough economic times, as in the 1837 Panic and during the Civil War. In 1931, during the Great Depression, when banks were failing, a remote town in the state of Washington began to print their monetary guarantees on the one resource they had plenty of — wood. The novelty of money printed on wood lured outsiders to invest in the pieces. This success was emulated, in varying degrees, by other towns, throughout the Pacific Northwest and California. Even after the monetary crisis passed, wooden nickels were continually made for advertising purposes. The Chicago World’s Fair of 1933 was the first of many events where wooden tokens were handed out as souvenirs. Wooden nickels are still made today as promotional novelties by some businesses. Locally, the Penn Ohio Wooden Money Collectors is a numismatic club specializing in the collection of wooden money, such as wooden nickels and wooden “flats.” The club with members nationwide re-organized in 2003, replacing the Penn

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Club members and attendees at the meeting of the 2010 annual Wooden Nickel Show and Swap Meet at Red Maple Inn.

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Staying Positive During Tough Job Hunts Page 15

Luke and Roger Kruse Missionaries to India Page 20

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Cops and Kids Fishing Event “Members of the Middlefield Police Department fish with the kids and interact with the community to build life-long bonds that are strong and essential to effective Community Policing,” Chief Ed Samec said. Council Member Carl Hornung and Community Activist/ Middlefield Planning and Zoning Commission member Dennis Parton’s casting contest was a big attraction. They fished, baited hooks, took fish off the hooks, and had a fun filled day with the community while the kids cast at a bucket target and scored points based on how close they got. Those who attended received tackle boxes, bait, T-shirts, snacks and pizza, all donated by the event’s sponsors. The “Cops and Kids” fishing day is one of many community events hosted by the Middlefield Police Department and Middlefield Recreation that promotes unity and community policing. Stay tuned for many more.

principals that uses wind, solar energy and other natural forces to meet energy needs, and Observatory Park will be privately funded with philanthropic dollars. As part of the Geauga Park District’s numerous 50th anniversary events, there will be a grand opening of Observatory Park on Aug. 20 starting at 4 p.m. Entertainment and a hot dog dinner will begin at 6, the Observatory dedication will be at 9 p.m., and stargazing will run until midnight. Mark your calendar now and reserve this date so you can be among the first residents of the county to reap the benefits of living near this wonderful new park. For the latest information on anniversary celebrations and all park events, go to www. Better yet, make the time to visit one of Geauga’s parks so you can enjoy this beautiful county while you catch up on everything that is happening.

We Do Take Wooden Nickels Here Ohio Wooden Money Traders, so as to acknowledge the broader interests of members when collecting wooden money. Members enjoy a monthly newsletter that highlights club activities, members, news items, wooden money facts, auction items as well as sales and advertising. In this area, meetings are held the fourth Saturday of every month at the Middlefield Library from 1-3 p.m. Penn Ohio Wooden Money Collectors has released several series of wooden nickels featuring Lighthouses of the Great Lakes, including Lighthouses of Lake Eire, Lighthouses of Lake Ontario, and three part sets of Lighthouses of Lake Huron and of Lake Michigan. A special annual show wooden nickel is released each year at the annual Show and Swap Meet. And that annual meet is coming up soon – on Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Red Maple Inn in Burton, 14707 S. Cheshire St. For details call 888-646-2753. Collectors, curiosity-seekers and everyone else who is looking for something unique is invited to attend this free event. There will also be drawings and door prizes. If you’re looking for a reason to be there, well, just think, it’s an opportunity to be in the in the middle of people whose money grows on trees. For more information on the Penn Ohio Wooden Money Collectors, go to their website, And if given the chance, DO take any wooden nickels offered to you.

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images on a shared screen to demonstrate Many area residents are not aware of computer programs or websites. the premier university experience available Classes are available in an asynchronous to them, right here in our county. The platform as well, (a course in which the Geauga Campus is one of seven regional instruction is delivered at one time and campuses of the Kent State University the work can be done at a different time) system and is conveniently located on 87 allowing students to do course work when acres just north of Burton. The campus is it is convenient for them. Online learning is the only institution of higher learning in challenging and the county, and is comprehensive. one of the fastest Engagement and growing in the commitment state of Ohio. The from students is county has a lot of easily measured growth potential by log-in times and opportunity and discussion for the Geauga interaction. It is Campus and also convenient, the campus is deleting travel positioning itself time and cost. for that growth. The Ohio Board T h o m a s of Regents has Hoiles,  director Professor Cole with student designed  an of  enrollment online  teaching management and standards program called Quality Matters. student services for Kent Geauga states, Each  online professor at the Kent  Geauga “In 2008, a survey told us that less than branch is state certified as a Quality Matters 25 percent of Geauga County residents instructor. actually  knew that this campus existed Kent also offers classes at a Regional or what we offered.” These statistics are Academic Center in Twinsburg. Fall of 2012 improving; enrollment has nearly doubled will see the center moving into a new facility in the past three years. “We have been located at the intersection of Interstates 91 working hard to inform the tri-county area and 480. The university will develop eight that we are here and we are Kent State of their 16 acres and, build a 44,000 square University,” Tom says. “There is no worry foot, state of the art facility, all according about transferring to the main campus to LEED (U.S. sustainability standards) because we offer Kent State University specifications. classes at Geauga. Many of our faculty Kent State Geauga currently offers fourmembers hold the highest degree in their year degree programs in general studies, field and many hold full-professor status.” business management, middle childhood Class sizes at Kent Geauga average education, nursing and technology and are 10 to 18 students and are capped at 24. aggressively pursuing other baccalaureate Costs at Kent Geauga are 40 percent less offerings, such as: criminology and than a main campus, and there are no justice studies, environmental studies, additional room and board charges. It is organizational communication, and nursing a private school approach to education home administration. Tom says, “We are at at an affordable public price, with a low the tipping point of being able to offer student/teacher ratio. The school has also degrees in Park Recreation and Tourism.” hired supplemental instructors to facilitate Kent State also offers an experiential higher learning and better testing. This credit, where a course can grow from a supplemental instruction is offered by three into a four-credit course by partnering bachelors or masters degreed individuals, with local organizations allowing students some are even retired professors who are to earn credit hours on the job, through equipped with the syllabus and expertise community service, or extended research. in the required subject material. On Aug. 20 Kent State Geauga will The Kent Geauga administrative team hold a new student orientation from 10:30 is looking forward to offering more services a.m. to 2 p.m. This gathering will welcome online, such as orientation, student guidance and introduce post secondary students and other services. Blended classes are (PSEO) in the morning and new traditional also available; portions of course work are and transfer students and parents in the completed online and part on campus. The afternoon. Orientation offers attendees school has pioneered an online platform the opportunity to learn about pertinent of synchronous learning called Wimba, programs and information regarding the (a type of two-way communication with coming school year and how to navigate virtually no time delay) allowing students to the higher education process. Lunch will respond in real time. The Wimba classroom be provided. Students and their families is an online meeting room in which one can are invited to attend but need to register interact with a tutor and fellow students online at or call for by talking, listening, drawing and writing. registration. Kent State University Geauga Additional options include a whiteboard is located at 14111 Claridon-Troy Rd., for tutors and students to show PowerPoint, Burton, (44021). Phone 440-834-4187. draw diagrams, edit a document, or display

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By Jacquie Foote

Exactly what is a “baler”? (If you ask that question it likely means you are a newcomer to Geauga!) But, to get terms straight before going on with this column, let’s agree that a baler is a piece of farm machinery used to compress a cut and raked crop (such as hay, cotton, straw or silage) into compact bundles called “bales” that are easy to handle, transport and store. Several different types of balers are commonly used today, each producing a different type of bale – rectangular or cylindrical, of various sizes, bound with twine, strapping, netting or wire. As we have seen, before the advent of machinery to bale hay for feed, haying was an arduous process that used scythes and pitchforks. Then, in the 1860s early cutting devices were developed that resembled those on reapers and binders today. These horse-drawn sickle mowers helped alleviate the work by cutting the crop. However, after the hay was cut and allowed to dry, workers still had to pile the hay into carefully constructed haystacks or throw the hay into sheds built for that purpose. Stationary balers were the next step in the evolution in haying (although they were nowhere near as helpful as the modern balers that came into use in the 1940s). The stationary baler (also called a “hay press”) was invented in the 1850s and did not become popular until the 1870s. It was a horse-powered machine that required workers to bring the hay to it and then to pitch that hay into the baler and tie the compressed hay into bales. These balers were later put on wheels so they could be taken to the hay, but the process still required a man to drive the team or tractor and a baler operator to push and tie the hay. A big step forward came in 1936 when a man named Innes, of Davenport, Iowa, invented an automatic baler for hay. It tied bales with binder twine using Appleby-type

knotters from a John Deere grain binder. A Pennsylvania Dutchman named Ed Nolt built his own baler, keeping the twine knotters from the Innes baler. Actually, neither baler worked very well. But they helped direct the efforts of others to the invention of the one-man automatic hay baler. And in 1937 by using knotters from the Innes baler the first successful automatic pickup square baler was built. New Holland began to market this design in 1940. In the 40s when farm workers began to be harder to come by, the new baler met with great success. With this baler, a single farmer could bale 35 to 40 tons of hay per day. It is not too much to say that Innes and Nolt and their imitators revolutionized hay and straw harvesting. The baler was at the forefront of the modern array of fully mechanical mowers, crushers, windrowers, field choppers, and machines for palletizing or wafering in the field. Looking at the baling history in Geauga, one would think that the round baler is a Johnny-come-lately. But Nebraskan Ummo F. Leubben invented and patented a baler in 1910 that gathered the hay, rolled it into a large round bale, tied it and ejected it from the machine. In 1940 he sold the rights to Allis-Chalmers, which adapted his ideas to develop its Roto-Baler, released in 1947. Within three years the company had sold 23,000 Roto-Balers. We are seeing another step forward these days, with balers that can turn hay into “haylage” to be used as silage has traditionally been used. Jacquie Foote is a volunteer for the Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Museum, 14653 East Park St., Burton. For information on the events at the Geauga County Historical Society’s Century Village Museum, call 440-834-1492 or visit the website at

Antique Auto Show The Northern Chapter, Ohio Region, of the Antique Auto Club of America (AACA), is planning a fun filled family auto show at the Patterson Fruit Farm, 11414 Caves Rd., 2.5 miles north of Mayfield Road. in Chesterland on Sunday, Aug. 21. The show, held on the grass at the farm will showcase vehicles that are a minimum of 25 years old in 19 judged classes. It is anticipated that 200 quality vintage and antique display vehicles will attend. Awards include: Best of Show, Children’s Choice, Patterson Fruit Farm Choice and first, second, and third in each class. Gates open at 8 a.m., cars on the field by 10 a.m., and the awards ceremony will be from 3:30 to approximately 4:30 p.m. All occupants of display vehicles can visit the Show without charge. Pre-registration fee for display vehicles is $12.50 if received before Aug. 17. Fee for registrations received after Aug. 18 is $15. Admission for adult is spectators is $5, children 12 and under are free. Trailer parking is

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Bring it to the first Following the recent celebration of “Community Days” , I thought an old picture of Middlefield’s “Homecoming Days” might be of interest. This was a community wide celebration with a parade, carnival games, food, rides and a queen contest. This photo is of the Girls Scouts and other kids in town marching south on 608 in the parade. The building at the far left is MYRTLE RHODES DAIRY, a candy, cigarette store and lunch counter. It was located on the southeast corner of 87 and 608. Next to it is ISHEE’S BARBER SHOP operated by Sliv Ishee. If anyone can identify any of the kids, please e-mail me at

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School will be back in session soon and many elementary schools offer Grandparent Day programs, although they aren’t necessarily scheduled around National Grandparents Day. Kids love showing off their schoolwork to their grandmas and grandpas, and we grandparents love showing off our grandkids. Please plan to attend if you are invited to your child’s school. It is truly an enriching experience and will bring you closer as a family. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day to be celebrated annually as National Grandparents Day. This year, we will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of this holiday on Sept. 11. President Carter’s Proclamation 4580 reads in part, “Just as a nation learns and is strengthened by its history, so a family learns and is strengthened by its understanding of preceding generations. As Americans live longer, more and more families are enriched by their shared experiences with grandparents and great-grandparents. The elders of each family have the responsibility for setting the moral tone for the family and for passing on the traditional values of our Nation to their children and grandchildren. They bore the hardships and made the sacrifices that produced much of the progress and comfort we enjoy today. It is appropriate, therefore, that as individuals and as a nation, that we salute our grandparents for their contribution to our lives.” Marian McQuade, from Oak Hill, W. Va., is the founder of Grandparents Day. Mrs. McQuade worked tirelessly in the campaign

to designate a day to honor grandparents and advocate the needs of the elderly nursing home patient. Raising a family in today’s world has its challenges. It is a huge responsibility and there can be many obstacles in maintaining a balanced situation for everyone involved, the children, the parents, grandparents and extended family members. The challenges are different than those families faced just a few years ago. Many, if not most, grandparents work outside the home and have demanding and time-consuming jobs. It takes planning and effort to ensure family time is “built into our schedules.” Our responsibilities don’t end when our children are adults. It is our duty to be supportive to our children as they become parents and to nurture our grandchildren as they grow. We have a lot to share. Grandparents that I talk with tell me that being with their grandchildren is the most important and satisfying event in their lives. Most of them also tell me that they feel more confident and calm as grandparents than they did as parents. And, I must say that most grandparents I have talked with agree that it is fun to play again. I go on swing sets and slides, dress up for tea parties, make sandcastles, play Old Maid and spend long days at the zoo. What could be a better use of my time? Vicki Wilson is the director of admissions/ marketing at Briar Hill Health Care Residence, 15950 Pierce St., P.O. Box 277, Middlefield. Call her at 440-632-5241.

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Running from the Tooth Fairy By Linton Sharpnack The idea of the tooth fairy has always fascinated me. I was never quite sure why you would give a child money for something bad that happens, like your tooth falling out. Yet, generation by generation the familiar cry goes out – brush your teeth because parents will try anything to get their children to care for their teeth. Despite all, parents are losing the battle. According to the Institute of Dental Research, 60 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 17 have lost a tooth, currently have decay, or have lost a tooth from decay. This is an increase from past surveys and

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is increasing especially in those who are below the defined poverty level. The biggest contributing factor in childhood tooth decay is the bacteria, streptococcus mutans. There is currently a study that is using Chinese licorice in a unique delivery method. The Kavity Kops lollipop has arrived to join in the fight against tooth decay. The lollipop is made from Chinese licorice, natural flavorings, and a little food dye (they could hold the dye). The study was done in a city based Head Start program where the children were between 3 and 5 years of age. In this study the children used the pops twice a day for 22 days. During that time the children were checked for the presence and levels of bacteria. There was a significant improvement in the presence of bacteria, especially in those children considered to be at high risk. The best news was that there were no adverse effects and the children did not resist treatment. Who would think that lollipops could be used to banish tooth decay and put the tooth fairy out of business? Kavity Kops have not yet been released, but are expected out soon. The herb Chinese licorice has been out for a few thousand years and promises to be part of the future of cavity control.

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Community Wellness Trumbull County Arthritis Expo Attend this free program presented in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to learn more about keeping your joints healthy. The featured physician speakers, physical therapist and registered pharmacist will discuss the role of inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, balance and fall prevention and share an update on biologic drugs. Call 216-831-7000, ext. 151 to RSVP August 10 I 10:15 – 3 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. St. Demetrious Community Center, 3223 Atlantic Street NE, Warren 44483

Other wellness opportunities Knee & Hip Pain Classes Thursday, August 18 | 10 – 11 a.m. Classes held in the Orthopaedic Center at UH Geauga Medical Center

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Does the Food Pyramid Work? By Dr. David Fakadej To focus is to ignore all but one. To open the mind or think “outside the box” is to lose focus, which leads to discovery. In 1928, a researcher was conducting an experiment. The experiment failed. Rather than throw it in the trash, Alexander Flemming noticed something peculiar and ‘discovered’ penicillin. A modern researcher does not evaluate experimental failure because companies do not pay for discovery, they pay for experiments that focus on positive result$. Doctors, nutritionists, dieticians, researchers, and governments focused on specific metabolic biochemical reactions and constructed a pyramid to promote a healthy diet. Marketers volunteered money to ‘help’ construct the pyramid. Notwithstanding, most people hear that the Mediterranean pyramid is ‘better’ -- in part because it includes water and exercise. Perhaps the American fitness and water companies did not volunteer enough. The pyramid belongs in the trash -- it doesn’t work. Only in trashing it can great minds discover why it failed, though it would not improve diet or health. Only then will others have a chance to put forth an alternative. I perform blood tests to evaluate food sensitivities. Occasionally, a couple comes in and the spouse that did not have the test, because of good health, grew up in the Mediterranean, and smiles as though I discovered a secret. The spouse having the test was the ill American. Doctors, nutritionists, dietitians, researchers, and government look at WHAT people eat, or anatomical eating; not HOW people eat, or physiological eating. As I explain this to the patient, the Mediterranean spouse appears happy and the American spouse upset. Americans, so often sick and so ‘fat’, enjoy convenience. Pizza or fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week? People commonly ‘diet’ through anatomical eating for years, even decades. Mediterranean people look at eating as a physiological social event, not very sporting of them. Such events can take a couple hours. With the variety of foods available, nobody in their right mind (Mediterranean mind) would eat the same select few foods. Open the palate; open the mind. The Mediterranean spouse nods in agreement when I say, “Rotate your food whatever you eat today, don’t eat that same food during the following three days.” “Yes,” says the gleeful Mediterranean, “That is how I grew up.” The American replies, “What? Are you nuts? I don’t have time for . . . ” Health? Without variety, the immune system focuses on the few foods and ignores everpresent germs that cause illness. People who take rotation seriously while eliminating toxic foods tend to initially lose weight and

get fat! You read that right. It is a percentage game with the fat; the scale proves this out. The first 5 to 30 pounds weight loss was not fat; the fat stayed the same as the weight reduced. It was inflammation; poison diluted by water because the immune system was not able to keep pace with the enormous quantity of the same foods daily, monthly. Inflammation causes cardiovascular disease and initiates all form of pathology known to modern medicine. Pathology 101 Day 1: Inflammation (not obesity, not cholesterol)! The Mediterranean pyramid does not reflect on the quality of food. Mediterranean people presume food means fresh without chemicals and little or no processing/ packaging. In America, agribusiness and food processing companies withhold chemical and processing information for good reason$ - their focu$ is to preserve the shelf ‘life’ of old food. Want better health? Stop focusing minutes of life on diets and weight loss. Open your mind and take a couple hours to enjoy a variety of fresh homemade foods. The problem with the pyramid is that health is not convenient. Health is cheaper and more time-consuming than heath care. Pyramids are convenient and good for health care, which is expensive and convenient! Dr. David Fakadej, DC, LMT, is the proprietor at Journey Health Care & Chiropractic, 17652 Munn Rd., Auburn Township. Call him at 440543-2771, or e-mail

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Kudos to UH Geauga Medical Center University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center UH Case Medical Center ranks prominently in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals guide and joins an elite list of only 140 hospitals out of nearly 5,000 eligible hospitals nationwide named in the magazine’s 201112 Best Hospitals. UH Case Medical Center was recognized in the “Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings” for its expertise in Heart & Heart Surgery. UH Geauga Medical Center was also commended for high performance in the metro area rankings and is recognized for Gastroenterology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Pulmonology. The magazine will also include a best children’s hospital section in which UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is ranked for the first time in all 10 pediatric specialties and its neonatal care as # 4 in the nation. UH has also been granted a three-year accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and a three-year accreditation with commendation for cancer care by the

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Faire. Pirates from the historical re-enactment group, Raiders of the North Shore, will be taking over the northeast grounds at the faire along with Dragon Head Forge and his hand-crafted ironworks. Watch Vincent and his team create iron broom handles, door knockers, candle holders, knives and much more. Live music will be performed by Jeff Hise and Amy Timco. Pony rides, fencing and Highland Games will be featured in the back field. Comedy acts, puppets, improv, and dance shows will be performed by the SCA comedy group, I Verdi Confusi Patchwork Players and the Great Lakes Medieval Players. The Bored Housewife will be back selling a variety of Renaissance clothing, chainmail jewelry, blown glass, homemade soaps and much more. Chinese auctions will also benefit Shop with a Cop and Middlefield Cares. Auction winners will be announced every evening of the faire at 5:45 p.m. Also open throughout the faire are the Settlers’ Village Shops: The Craft Cupboard, Tiny Stitches Quilts, Settlers Trains, Cargo and Toys, The Amish Co-op, and Vancura Gallery of Fine Art. For more and up-dated information on the faire and Settlers’ Village of Shops, check out www.vancuragallery. com,  www.settlersvillagemiddlefield. com, or follow Settlers’ Village of Shops on Facebook.

Blue Grass Festival at Ridgeview Ridgeview Farm is pleased to announce a Blue Grass Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6. The farm is located at 5488 Kinsman Rd. in Mesopotamia, three miles east of Middlefield. The music will start at 1 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 per car, which includes free parking. Ridgeview Farm is asking everyone to bring their own lawn chair. An Amish bake sale and lunch stand will be available. All proceeds go to Beth Vanek. Beth is recovering from breast cancer, and funds are being raised to help her defray the cost of expenses not covered by health insurance and lost wages. For further information, call Sharon Grover at the farm office, 440-693-4000 or visit the website at

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This is the time of year when your golf game should begin to show improvement. Good putting fundamentals can significantly reduce your score. Distance is a critical aspect to consider when stroking any length putt. Knowing how to gauge the distance a ball will roll with your stroke is a necessary skill for lowering your score. The length of the backstroke before a putt is key to determine the distance the ball will roll. Always remember to accelerate through the stroke. Keep the same acceleration for short or long putts. The only change is the distance of the backstroke, which lengthens with longer putts. Knowing how to read a green is necessary, if you hope to make every putt. Looking at the line from different directions on the green can help determine the length of your backstroke as well as the break in the putt. Keeping the putter face perpendicular to the line of the putt is necessary to get the ball to roll true to the hole. Don’t let your wrist break during the stroke. When taking your stance over the putt, keep your eyes directly over the ball. Visualize the line the ball will take before making the stroke. Pick a spot about six inches beyond the ball to roll the ball over. It’s easier to hit a target six inches in front of the ball whether it is a short or a long putt. Then you only need to concentrate on the distance. Have fun! Talk to you soon. Robert Kacica is the golf professional at Rolling Green Golf Course, 15900 Mayfield Rd., Huntsburg, 440-636-5171.

Rib Burn-Off at Christ Covenant Christ Covenant Church invites you to our 11th annual party, the Community Rib Burn-Off, Saturday, Aug. 20. We want to share our lives and our friendship with the people of Middlefield who are looking for new relationships. Ultimately, we want our personal relationships with Christ and the blessing of love that we receive from

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may read: I drove back to the store at which time I contacted the manager and told him I was not very happy with this product. It should read: I returned to the store and spoke with the manager, informing him of my dissatisfaction with the product. Take 24 words and turn them into 18. If you can cut six words out of each sentence, you are on your way to writing something that is enjoyable to read instead of a chore. I think this stems from having to write 400 word essays in high school; cramming in “filler words” to get the count up. Don’t try that when writing a column or you and your editor will have “words.” One more thing: Proof read it again, every time you change a word, proof read it again. If this is important, have a friend with “qualified reading skills” proof read it out loud and see how it sounds. Wait two days and read it again, if it still sounds good you may have a winner. It is amazing how writing well and public speaking can advance a person’s career. To find out what Joe would do, e-mail questions to Joe has 20some years experience in manufacturing and says that as a small business owner, he found that you either learn how to solve a problem yourself or pay to have it done. Joe’s articles are his opinion and are only intended as a guide. Please consult an expert when in doubt.


I am frequently reminded that the obstacles I encounter are actually necessary. It’s an interesting perspective, don’t you think? The analogy that I will use is sports. Imagine that you are a soccer player and excited about a big match. You show up to the field, greet your teammates and discover that the other team isn’t showing up. Your team decides to go on the field anyway…you all score goal after goal (no one is guarding the net) and it’s fun, but only for awhile. The opposing team makes it a game worth playing – they are a necessary obstacle. Obstacles have shown up for me in a variety of ways this summer. One of these is keeping my garden safe from insects and diseases that pose a threat every day.This is an ordinary thing to deal with when you have a garden, but what if the tomatoes, lettuce and beans were growing naturally and profusely in my yard? I probably wouldn’t appreciate them as much. Another obstacle that I have observed recently is ‘time’ and what appears to be a shortage of minutes, hours and even days. Every day I decide how I am going to invest my time – because the alternative is to waste my time. So the obstacle that I notice is in the choosing…my solution is pick activities, tasks or actions that are meaningful and relevant or that move me toward something that is meaningful and relevant. Have you taken time to look at what has meaning and relevance for you? It may be a contributor to your community, being a supportive spouse or being a respected professional. When you discover what is truly important, to you, you may notice that the obstacles are a worthy opponent. Lori Gorrell offers True Colors Coaching & Consulting and says, “A personal coach is someone to help you gain clarity and focus about what you want and who you are by using proven tools to help your ‘True Colors’ come to light.” Call her at 440-391-4771 or e-mail See her website at

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The Middlefield Police Department participated in the AAA “Helmet Smart Program”. The program is directed toward children and their use of a helmet when riding a bicycle. A child seen wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle by a Middlefield police officer was issued a safety citation redeemable for a free order of bread sticks from Zeppe’s or a free donut from Maggie’s Donuts. By mailing in a portion of the safety citation to AAA, the child could be entered into a drawing for a free bicycle. On July 13, AAA representative Dennis Burke came to Middlefield to present 9-year-old Jacob Strano with a new bicycle. Officer Brian Kerr issued Jacob the winning Safety Citation. The Middlefield Police Department implements many community safety programs and are always happy with Dennis Burke, AAA Representative and the community involvement. “I am proud Police Chief Ed Samec present Jacob Strano of Jacob for being safe and wearing his with the bicycle he won by participating in helmet, and I’m ecstatic that he won a new the Helmet Smart Program. bike,” Middlefield’s Mayor Poole said. “On behalf of the Middlefield Police Department we thank the community for your support and your involvement with our community safety programs.”

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As a follow-up to a presentation we did at a local Health and Safety day, I would like to look at the dangers of household chemicals. Many items in the home are poisons and should be stored away from curious little ones. Some of the common dangerous household chemicals include: fuels such as gasoline, kerosene, white gas (also known as Coleman fuel, rubber solvent, or mineral spirits), cleaning fluids and drain cleaners, which are severely caustic to the skin and cause serious problems when ingested. Pool chemicals also pose potential problems when coming in contact with oily substances since they can react and self ignite. Pesticides and other yard and garden chemicals can cause serious health problems and are chemically related to chemical warfare agents used by the military. Safe storage is the key to avoiding the tragic poisoning of children. Lock dangerous chemicals in outdoor sheds, or if you must store some under the sink, get a cabinet lock that children cannot remove. Mark flammable containers and use a colorcoding system: red plastic cans for gasoline, blue for kerosene, yellow for diesel/fuel oil and white for white gas. All containers should be labeled with the substance stored in them. Try to avoid storing dangerous chemicals in containers used for common beverages such as milk jugs or soda containers because young children

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Have you seen the Middlefield, Ohio 1958 videos yet? Catch a glimpse of town life from over 50 years ago. Search for “Middlefield Ohio 1958” and the three parts should pop right up. If you don’t have the Internet, stop by the Middlefield Library to use the public computers. Step back in time and see locals from Johnson Rubber, Rotary Club, Middlefield Schools, White Brother’s Super Market, Middlefield Hardware, and more. To celebrate these videos, the library is hosting “Middlefield, Ohio 1958” on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Watch the now famous home video footage as Rick Seyer provides background on the people and history of this era. You may see relatives, friends, or even yourself. And there are more programs. “Partnering with your Doctor” will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. by Maureen Ordman-Fike of the Alzheimer’s Association. This program will provide practical advice, tools, and handouts to help you develop a successful relationship with health care providers. It’s a great program for both patients and caregivers. Attend an informational session on Estate Planning on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. presented by the Hantz Group to help you properly plan for the future. Check out future articles for additional programming information, including the threepart “Writings from the Heretics: Anabaptist Literature--Its Origins and Significance Today.” Call 440-632-1961 to register for all programs.

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Patron Appreciation at Burton Library By Linda Baker The public is cordially invited to spend the evening at Burton Public Library on Friday, Aug. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The library’s annual Community Appreciation Night will feature entertainment by two East Coast bands, The Little Brothers and The Dust Busters. The Little Brothers band is from New Jersey and plays early blues from the deep south. The Dust Busters are an old-time string band from Brooklyn, N.Y. and have just returned from a tour of Ireland and England. Refreshments will be served and the library will remain open until 9 p.m. for your convenience. Burton Library is located at 4588 West Park St., Burton (44021). Linda M. Baker is the children’s services coordinator at Burton Public Library, 440-834-4466.

Library Drive-In Night The Mayfield Drive-In Theater and Geauga County Public Library will present Library Night at the Drive-In on Sunday, Aug. 7. The movies to be shown that night are: The Smurfs (PG) at 8:45 p.m. and Zookeeper (PG) at 10:25 p.m. The box office opens at 7 p.m. The sound will be broadcast over an FM radio channel, so if your car does not have a radio, remember to bring a portable radio along with extra batteries.                 The admission fee will be discounted to $15 per carload for this evening only. (Normal gate price is $18 per carload.) If any outside food or beverage is being brought into the theater, a $5 outside food and beverage permit must be purchased at the box office in addition to the admission fee.   The Mayfield Road Drive-In theater is located at 12091 Mayfield Rd., Chardon. Further information is available at all the library branches: Chardon, Bainbridge, Geauga West, Middlefield, the Bookmobile, Newbury Public Library Station and Thompson Library Station; or call Donna Fried at 440-543-5611.

Geauga Council Art Show Works of art will be accepted for the 6th annual Juried Art Show hosted by the Geauga Council for Arts & Culture on Monday, Aug. 8, from noon until 4 p.m. The exhibit will be housed at the Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Rd. in Chesterland. Categories in the show include: oil or acrylic, watercolor, photography and other media. All artists, professional or amateur and over 16 years of age, in northeast Ohio are eligible to enter. Cash awards will be given for Best of Show and first and second in each category. Awards will be presented at a reception to honor the artists on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Artists and their families and friends are encouraged to attend along with the general public. Entry forms are available at the Geauga West Library and online at For questions, call 440-286-9549 or 440-537-3344 or e-mail

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“T.J. Sutton, you come in here right now, young man.” T.J. knew that tone of voice meant business and came running. “What is it mom?” “Look at what Firecracker did to my brand new sheets,” she wailed while trying to hide a slight grin. “This puppy chews on everything he can get his teeth on, Son, and you know we’re going to have to find his owner sooner or later. We’re all getting very attached to this rascal, even after a couple days, but we both know the right thing to do.” T.J. hung his head sadly but nodded, knowing that Firecracker didn’t really belong to him. He had just shown up one rainy evening, a soggy firecracker clenched in his teeth, eyes pleading to be taken in. He looked like a tangled mud ball and it took no time at all for T.J. to fall in love and Firecracker appeared to be an appropriate name for him. After a warm bath and a tummy full of food, Firecracker became a fluffy bundle of energy. He was black and white with four white paws and beady little brown button eyes that sparkled with mischief. He jumped from chair to chair as if he had tiny springs on each paw. He usually managed to find a slipper in the corner of the room that peaked his interest. As he proceeded to gnaw and shake the slipper back and forth, Mrs. Sutton gently pried it loose from his grip. “We’ll have to put an ad in the paper T.J. Some child out there is probably frantic with worry about him.” Weeks passed after the ad came out and no one called about Firecracker. T.J. spent all of his spare time with the dog, teaching him to fetch, sit and speak. The mischievous puppy was a good student and learned his lessons quickly, but he was still up to his old tricks. Shoes were always missing, food disappeared from the table and he was caught many times snoozing on T.J.’s pillow. In spite of the trouble he got himself into, the puppy was forgiven time and time again. He and his new buddy were inseparable. When school let out each day Mrs. Sutton would unhook the leash from around Firecracker’s brand new collar and let him scamper to the end of the drive to wait for the bus. When he saw it coming down the street he would spring up and run in circles until it came to a complete stop to deliver his very best friend. Then, one day, a phone call from a stranger forced Mrs. Sutton to make a sad decision. The conversation was to change Firecracker and T.J.‘s lives in an instant.

School Supply Help Geauga County Job and Family Services is sponsoring Help Me Learn Day, a school supply distribution program for children in Geauga County. Help Me Learn Day will be held Monday, Aug. 8 at Geauga County Job and Family Services, 12480 Ravenwood Drive in Chardon. A second Help Me Learn Day will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Chagrin Falls Park Community Center, 7060 Woodland Ave. in Chagrin Falls. Families must meet eligibility criteria and preregistration is required to participate. The program is designed to help low income families obtain necessary school supplies for their children. For information or to register, call Sara Shininger at 440-285-9141.

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Aug. 6-7: Huntsburg Baptist Church 90th Anniversary Celebration If you have attended Huntsburg Baptist Church in the past, please join us for our 90th anniversary celebration. For more information visit or call the church at 440-636-5203. Aug. 8-11: Parkman Congregational Church VBS Calling all kids, K – 7th grade to Parkman Congregational Church’s Vacation Bible School, Monday through Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Registration forms can be picked up at the church, 18265 Madison Rd., Parkman (44080), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For details or to request a form call the church at 440-548-4829 or e-mail to Aug. 20: Parkman Mobile Food Pantry St. Edward’s Church hosts the Cleveland Food Bank in donating food to people in need. Food is dispersed free of charge on a first come, first served basis from 10 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of each month. Please bring your own bags. St. Edward’s Church is located at 16150 Center St. in Parkman. For details call the church at 440-548-3812. Aug. 21: Gospel Concert in the Garden Come listen to The Gospel Echoes Quartet in concert on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. This concert is one of the “In the Garden Concerts” series taking place in the garden at the light in downtown Middlefield at Routes 87 and 608. Bring a friend and a lawn chair. The Quartet is comprised of Wes Kretzer, Eric Nelson, Jim Rudesill and Paul Hiner. Aug. 21: Outdoor Worship and Picnic All are invited to join the First United Methodist Church of Middlefield at 10:30 a.m. for worship by the lake at Meadow Ridge Park in Huntsburg. Pastors Ed Peterson, Jason Humble and the Praise Team will lead the service. Following worship, enjoy a picnic in the pavilion and stay for afternoon games and swimming. A lifeguard will be on duty. Meadow Ridge Park is located on Route 322 in Huntsburg, 2.5 miles east of Route 528. For information, go to the church webpage at and click on the newsletter tab; find us on Facebook at First United Methodist Church of Middlefield; or call the church office at 440-632-0480.

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Aug. 5: Benefit Auction An auction and bake sale to benefit the Middlefield Care Center (Amish Birthing Center) will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Middlefield Auction Barn, 15848 Nauvoo Rd., 1/4 mile off Route 608. A variety of foods and auction items will be available. Quilts will sell at 7 p.m. Call 440-632-1111 for donation pick up.

Aug. 14: Sunset/Moonrise Canoe As the sun sets over this glacial lake, watch the full sturgeon moon emerge. Basic canoeing proficiency is required. Sunday, Aug. 14, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve. Phone registration Aug. 8 -13. Call 440-2869516 or 800-536-4006.

Aug. 6: Johnson Rubber Annual Picnic Picnic for former employees and retirees will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at Swine Creek Lodge, 16004 Hayes Rd., Middlefield. Please bring a dish to pass, lawn chairs and water. Electricity available, but no water. Punch, ice tea and hot dogs provided at 4 p.m. Call Maryan 330-569-7057 or Jeannie 440-749-0518 for information. Aug. 12-13: Meteor Shower Campout Bring a tent and sleeping bag for a night under the shooting stars with “Music and Meteors” 9 p.m. to midnight. Extended sky

Aug. 13: Burton Library Book Sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 440-834-4466. Burton Library is located at 4588 West Park St.

Aug. 21: LaDue Sunset Kayak As the sun sets, paddle among the coves of LaDue Reservoir from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your own kayak, or rent a single-seat kayak from Camp Hi for $15. La Due Reservoir, Route 44 parking area. Phone registration Aug. 14 - 21. Call 440-286-9516 or 800-536-4006. Aug. 20: Chinese Auction Cardinal Athletic Boosters will hold their 5th annual Chinese Auction at Cardinal Middle School. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the drawings start at 5 p.m. There will be hundreds of items, gift cards, certificates and baskets. To donate or purchase tickets call Tally Hostetler, 440-632-5478.

Prepare for the Fair The Great Geauga County Fair is Ohio’s oldest continuous county fair and one of the oldest existing agricultural fairs in the nation. Preparations are now underway and all area residents are invited to plan and enter their exhibits. The Great Geauga Fair takes place this year on Sept. 1 to 5, Labor Day weekend. Anyone wishing to enter an exhibit in the Great Geauga County Fair must submit an official entry form (form photo copies are acceptable) by the entry deadline of Wednesday, Aug. 10. The 2011 Premium Book is now available for download on Mail your entry forms to P.O. Box 402, Burton, OH 44021, or drop them off at the fair office 14373 N. Cheshire St., Burton. Online entering; click on the ticket tab to select your exhibitor ticket; only one may be purchased. An animal exhibitor must purchase a $25 exhibitor ticket or membership ticket. You may only make one entry per class for non-animal entries. Are you new to the Fair? Review the rules and classes of the departments you plan to enter by downloading the Premium Book from the fair website, Many departments also offer special classes for entries by children. You do not have to be a Geauga County resident to enter an exhibit in the fair.


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A New as Shipment H! Arrived

Aug. 27th from 10am to 5pm

Crafters • Artisans • Antiques • Collectables Farmer’s Markets • Amish Bake Sales & MORE!

Visit the shops on Main Street and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants!

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For more information, contact: Donna Cook at 834-9019 or Sue Wayman at 834-0076

Mon-Thurs 8-5 • Fri 8-6 • Sat 8-3

Blue Grass Festival

Every Sat & Sun in Oct.


August 6th • 1 - 5 p.m.

FREE Admission Race Times: 2 & 4 pm

$10.00 per car load

Fund raiser for Beth Vanek, breast cancer patient

Bring your own lawn chair Amish Bake Stand & Lunch stand available

Stock Full of Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Rain date August 13 3.5 mi. East of Middlefield ~ 8.5 mi. West of SR 45

440/693-4000 5488 Kinsman Rd. (S.R. 87), Middlefield, OH

See our website for more Sat. events

Appraisal Fair and More Do you have a very old item that you think might just be a hidden treasure? Bring it to the first Antiques Appraisal Fair sponsored by the James A. Garfield Historical Society to find out what it might be worth. This event will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 in the James A. Garfield Middle School Gym, State Route 88, Garrettsville between 1 and 5 p.m. Local professionals will offer their opinions as to each item’s estimated value. The fees for these opinions will be $5 for one item and $10 for three. Jim Best, an appraiser of all books and magazines, specializing in pre-WWI travel and exploration, Judy Brisard, owner of Waterfall Antiques and Collectibles, and Wendy Jenks, a specialist in 1950s items and jewelry, will offer their expertise and appraisals. Rounding out the group of four experts will be Dale Shiffer, owner of Shiffer’s Clock Repair and Sales, who will offer his opinions on all sorts of timepieces. A flea market and rummage sale to benefit the James A. Garfield Middle School football team will be held in the middle school parking lot at the same time. For additional information about the Antiques Appraisal Fair call Julie Fredrickson at 330-527-0026 or to reserve a space at the flea market call Kim Burrows at 330-620-9523.

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The Post Hunt Winner Is ... Congratulations to the Post Hunt winner, Jo Ann Sopjack from Hiram, who visited the 15 local participating merchants, found all the red clue letters and unscrambled them to form the secret four-word message, “Posted for 5 years.”


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3 Family GARAGE SALE Aug 5th & 6th • 9am-5pm 17952 Madison Rd (Rt. 528) • Parkman Furniture (in good condition) Antiques Linens Baby Furniture Lots Baby Items Military Items New | Used Miscellaneous


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Classes in all levels Of ObedienCe and aGility all classes will be held at tall Pines dog training. limited class size, pre-registration is required.

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• 2bdrm apt-$650/mo above a horse barn • 3bdrm/2.5bath home on 4 acres w/pond • 2.53 rolling acres w/ water & sewer avail • 3.17 to 11.79 wooded acres to build

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MIDDLEFIELD TWP ~ Beautifully updated Ranch on .64 acre with new septic and well. Stunning custom built natural Hickory kitchen with tile floor. 3 Br’s, 1.5 baths, spacious living room with fireplace. Finish lower level rec. room Private rear deck overlooking woods. Professionally landscaped. $155,900

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HUNTSBURG TWP…3 Bedroom, 2 bath Bi-level on 4 acres. Freshly updated kitchen, paint, flooring and more. Lower level family room, rec room, full bath and laundry area. 3 car detached garage and small barn. Nice location on paved secondary road. $169,900

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BURTON TWP…4 Bedroom Ranch home offering eat in kitchen, living room with wbfp, family room with free standing wood burner, large master bedroom. Lower level offers rec. room with fireplace, 2nd unfinished bath and office. 2+ car garage. NEW SEPTIC! $165,000


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ADVERTISE your company here! Call Today to Reserve Your Space at 440.632.0782 Deadline for our Aug. 24 issue is Monday, Aug.15.

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11th annual

rib burn-off Saturday, Aug. 20 noon–7pm

Many Hands




Goal ...

FREE admission

BBQ ribs & chicken Full Slab $18 • Half Slab $10 • Chicken $8 All dinners include choice of two sides FREE kids meal with dinner purchase

LIVE entertainment

Schedule of Events:

11 AM 11:45 AM NOON 2 PM 4 PM 5:30 PM 6 PM ALL DAy

Christ Covenant Worship Band Welcome and Opening Prayer Solitude Lake Shore AG Praise Band Banjo the Clown Fort Huntsburg Band Jungle Terry Life Flight Helicopter Landing & Display E. Ray Miller Memorial Softball Tournament (Starts 8AM), 4-H Archery Range, Vintage Tractor Display and Antique & Classic Car Cruise-In

10 AM Sunday - Outdoor Worship Service Followed by FREE Hot Dog Lunch Everyone Welcome!

cOMMunity! Christ Covenant Church • Middlefield 16406 Kinsman Rd. (Rt. 87) • 440-632-0602

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