Avon Neighborhood News, 6-3-02

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Norma Higgins
2965 Hayes St.
Avon, 44011
or call 934-4417
or email normer103@aol.com

Safety town bricks: Help build the new Avon Safety Town by purchasing an engraved personalized brick. The bricks will be permanently placed in Avon Safety Town and the cost is $50. For a brick order form or information, call Julie Berkheimer at 934-5298 or Lynne Brenner at 937-5008.

Baton lessons: The Avon Recreation Department is sponsoring summer baton lessons for area residents ages 4 to 14. These seven-week sessions on Wednesdays run from June 26 through Aug. 7. Day and evening classes will be offered. Cost is $42 if the student already owns a baton and $50 if a baton needs to be purchased. For information or to register, call instructor Dorreen Fisher at 937-1848. Registration must be completed by June 19, to participate.

Lions Club honors: The Avon Lions Club honored three long-time members recently for exceptional service with a proclamation from the Ohio House of Representatives signed by Rep. Jeff Manning. Mayor James Smith presented William Cummings, William Bommer and Harold Schatschneider with their proclamations at the May 23 meeting of the Avon Lions. Cummings and Bommer are charter members of the club that started in 1958. Schatschneider joined in 1962. The Avon Lion's club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month for a dinner meeting at Tom's Country Place. Anyone interested in joining the club, can call membership chairman, Craig, at 937-5815.

Historical society meeting: The Avon Historical Society will meet tonight at the Old Town Hall, corner of Stoney Ridge and Detroit roads at 7 p.m. All committees will report at this meeting. Some of the works of the DVD Committee will be shown.

Men's Breakfast: The Men's Breakfast of the Avon United Methodist Church will be Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at Cracker Barrel Restaurant. Guests are welcome.

Reading program: Registration for the Summer Reading Program at Avon Public Library will begin Monday, June 10. The reading programs for children and adults will emphasize the theme ''Your Library, the Greatest Show in Town.'' A full program is planned for the summer, including opportunities to win prizes and to attend special events.

Seniors meeting: Avon Senior Citizens Inc. will meet on Wednesday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m. at Avon High School. Speakers will discuss consumer fraud. A day trip is planned for Wednesday, June 26, to Mansfield to tour the Oak Hill Cottage, lunch at Der Dutchman Amish Restaurant, ride on the first handcarved Carousel since 1920, and tour Kingswood Gardens. The cost is $39 per person. Call Randy Loth, at 937-6723, for reservations.

Planning Commission: The Avon Planning Commission will hold a work session on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Avon City Hall to examine and discuss strategies to maintain and preserve the ''sense of place'' in Avon, as well preservation of it's older and historic structures. Members and public are invited to attend.

Cedar Point trip: The Youth Group of the Avon United Methodist Church will go on their annual trip to Cedar Point, Friday, June 14, and will attend Youth Annual Conference June 15 and 16. They are planning a pancake breakfast for Sunday, June 30, to raise money for their July mission trip.

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