Avon Neighborhood News, 2-9-04

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Norma Higgins
2965 Hayes St.
Avon, 44011
or call 934-4417
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Women's club news: The Avon Junior Women's Club will have its annual fund-raiser April 3 at Avon Oaks Country Club. This year's event, April's Ace in the Hole, will feature casino-style gaming, champagne raffles, dinner and dancing. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Good Vibrations DJ Service. Tickets include a buffet dinner, beer and wine. Cost is $35 per person, in advance, and seating is limited.

Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Lorain County, Community Resource Services and the Avon Junior Women's Club Scholarship Fund. The club is need of sponsors to provide prizes. For information on becoming a sponsor, or to inquire about tickets, call Tracy Patton at 937-1025 or Christine Socha at 937-5811. All interested women are invited to attend the next Avon Junior Women's Club monthly meeting Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Avon Community Center. Those interested in membership information, call Kate Fairchild at 937-9993.

Lock box: Avon Seniors, Inc. and the Avon Fire Department are offering lock boxes to residents. A lock box eliminates the need to hide a key outside the home or to give a key to a neighbor. Emergency personnel need not break down doors or windows to enter your home in the case of an emergency. The program is for seniors or those with physical limitations or who live alone. For more information or to request a lock box, contact Bob Fedor at 937-6815 or the Avon Fire Department at 934-1222.

Book talk: Mothers and their daughters in the fourth through eighth grades are invited to join the Mother/Daughter Book Discussion Group Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Avon Branch Library. The book to be discussed will be ''Freaky Friday,'' and copies are available at the library. For more information, call the library at 934-4743.

Avon Seniors events:

On Feb. 17 the Avon Seniors will host a free lunch at Independence Village Retirement Center, 345 Lear Road, Avon Lake.

The group is sponsoring a bus trip March 18 to Casino Windsor. Cost is $18 per person. Reservations must be made by March 3. Checks can be made payable to Avon Seniors Inc. For more information, call Bob or Dorothy Shobe at 934-9641.

Line dancing sessions are Thursdays at 11 a.m. at the Community Center.

Craft projects are held biweekly every second and fourth Friday at 1 p.m. at the center.

Cards are played every fourth Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Pat Kolecki at 937-6922.

The ''Pass it On'' program will be collecting gently used clothing and housewares. These include blankets, towels and linens. Call Jane Richard at 934-6944 for more information.

What's cooking at Avon schools Feb. 9 to 16:


Today: Mini corn dogs, fries, apple, milk

Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, tater tots, applesauce, pudding cup

Wednesday: Pepperoni pizza, carrot sticks, pineapple bites, milk

Thursday: Mini pancakes, sausage links, orange juice, hash brown, milk

Friday: Meatball sandwich, fries, apple crisp, milk

Monday: No school

Middle/High school:

Today: Choice of three-cheese pepperoni pizza, roast beef and cheddar sandwich, baked potato bar, chicken tenders, garden or chicken Caesar salad, buttered corn

Tuesday: Choice of cheese-stuffed breadsticks with marinara dip, tuna salad sandwich, pasta bar, French dip, garden or Caesar salad, green beans, breadstick

Wednesday: Choice of grilled vegetable pizza, ham and cheese bagel, breakfast for lunch, chicken tenders, garden or cobb salad, orange juice, hash browns

Thursday: Choice of pizza casserole, egg salad sandwich, home cooking bar, pizza burger, garden salad, veggie plate, steamed vegetables

Friday: Pizza crescents, chicken salad wrap, Mexican bar, buffalo chicken sandwich, garden or taco salad, Mexi rice, corn, black bean salsa

Monday: No school

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