Avon Neighborhood News, 10-14-02

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Norma Higgins
2965 Hayes St.
Avon, 44011
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Vials of Life: Vials of Life will be distributed community-wide to senior citizens. They provide a means of making vital information available in case of emergency. Dianne Fischer and Betty Kerg are spearheading the program because there are more than 2,500 seniors in Avon, of which about 1,000 live alone.

The vial looks like an oversized pill container and contains a sheet of paper that lists vital medical and personal information about the senior citizen. It is stored in the refrigerator. A Vial of Life sticker will be placed on the entry doorknob and above the refrigerator handle to inform emergency personnel of its existence.

The are 1,500 pill vials available at the CVS store at Abbe and Detroit roads that are being offered for free to Avon seniors. Tomorrow and Wednesday, the members of the Avon Seniors group will go door-to-door delivering vials. A vial will be left in CVS bags if a person is not home.

Public hearings: Public hearings will be held before the regular meeting of Avon Planning Commission on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Avon City Hall council chambers. Items to be discussed include proposed landscape buffer for Schafer Building on Hale Street, rezoning of city property on SR 611 from R-1 to C-4, banning islands in cul-de-sacs in the city and prohibiting modular homes in Avon.

Book sale: Friends of the Avon Library are holding a used book sale on Nov. 8 and 9. Drop off your books at the library, 37485 Harvest Drive, during regular hours.

Entertainment books: The Avon Women's Club is selling 2003 Entertainment Books. The $25 books include the east and west side of Cleveland. To obtain a copy, call Arlene at 937-6115 or Dorris at 934-5132.

X-ray your candy: Dr. Leo Simoson will x-ray your children's Halloween candy to detect needles and metal objects, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There will be goodies for all. This is a free service. Simoson's office is located at 37315 Harvest Drive. For information, call 934-2131.

Book talk: The Mother/Daughter Book Discussion Group will meet Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Avon Branch Library. The group will discuss ''The Great Gilly Hopkins'' by Katherine Paterson. Copies of the book are available at the library. New members are welcome. For information, call the library at 934-4743.

Rally: The sixth annual Sixth Grade Rally will be Friday from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Avon High School's main gymnasium. More than 2,000 sixth graders from Lorain County will be attending the event, which features Karl Anthony, who will perform a concert to celebrate life and being drug free. Karl and his wife, Jean, will share thoughts about cultural respect, non-violence and the power gained from a drug-free lifestyle. For information, call Dr. Craig D. Koehler, program coordinator, at Avon Middle School, 934-3800.

Give blood: There will be a Red Cross blood drive Oct. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Avon East Elementary School.

What's cooking at Avon schools Oct. 14 to 21:

Avon Elementary/Avon Heritage

Today: Mini corn dog, tator tots, fruit punch

Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, breadstick, salad bowl, pineapple tidbits

Wednesday: Cheese pizza, seasoned corn, fruity cocktail

Thursday: Grilled cheese sandwich, creamy tomato soup, hashbrowns, diced pears

Friday: Taco, seasoned rice, diced peaches

Monday: Hot dog, baked beans, fruity applesauce

Avon Secondary Schools

Today: Pizza, tator tots, fruit punch

Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, breadstick, salad bowl, pineapple tidbits

Wednesday: Corn dog, seasoned corn, fruit cocktail

Thursday: Grilled cheese sandwich, creamy tomato soup, hashbrowns, diced pears

Friday: Taco, seasoned rice, diced peaches

Monday: Pizza, fries, fruity applesauce

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