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Neighborhood News from Avon appears on Thursdays. To contribute, mail items to

Norma Higgins
2965 Hayes St.
Avon, 44011
or call 934-4417.

Financial aid meeting

The Avon High School guidance department will offer a financial aid informational meeting, Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Debbie Richter, representative from the Lorain County Access to Higher Education Program, will present an overview of the financial aid process and answer your questions.

Spaghetti dinner on menu

A home-cooked spaghetti dinner will be Saturday, Jan. 15, in The Barn of Avon United Methodist Church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets for adults are $5, and children 10 and under are $3.50. The event is sponsored by Missions Commission and Youth Group. The public is welcome.

Preschool information day

Avon Preschool Information Day, sponsored by the Avon Preschool Parents Club, will be Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Avon Community Center, Eaton Drive, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from various local preschools will be available to answer questions and to provide information regarding their programs. For additional information, call 937-0078.

School lunch menus

Take a look at what's cooking in the Avon schools from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20:

AVON EAST/VILLAGE/MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Today: Shaved ham on roll, pasta salad with vegetables, grapes

Friday: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, fries, fruit cup

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, diced peaches

Wednesday: French bread pizza, carrots with dip, pineapple tidbits

Thursday: French toast, sausage patty, hashbrowns, orange juice

AVON HIGH SCHOOL

Today: Shaved ham on roll, pasta salad with vegetables, grapes

Friday: Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, fries, fruit cup

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, diced peaches

Wednesday: Chicken stirfry, steamed rice, pineapple tidbits

Thursday: French toast, sausage patty, hashbrowns, orange juice

Sign up for story times

Sign up for the winter session of the preschool storytime. Offered free to 3- to 5-year-olds, the sessions are from Mondays, Jan. 17 to March 27, at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Jan. 18 through March 28, at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.; or Thursdays, Jan. 20 to March 9, at 1 p.m. Preregistration is required by calling the Avon Branch Library at 934-4743.

Garden club meeting

The Avon Garden Club will meet next Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in Avon High School Commons. Members will be learning how to create a topiary tree. Hostess is Mrs. Richard Wilkenson. New members are welcome.

McDonald's family night

Join Knollwood PTO at the Colorado Avenue McDonald's for Family Night, Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be plenty of warm soup and lots of friends. McDonald's will donate a percentage of sales (dine-in or drive-thru) to Knollwood.

Women's club meeting

The Avon Junior Women's Club will meet Monday, Jan. 17, at the Avon Community Center on Eaton Road at 7 p.m. New members are always welcome. For more info, call Beth Golik at 937-0045.

Parenting problem solutions

If you would like to learn positive, effective tools to use in raising your children, Larry Tracey -- parent, counselor, and professional speaker -- will present 'Simple Solutions to the Problems of Parenting,' Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Avon High School auditorium. The free workshop is open to all parents.

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