As autumn begins and a chill is in the air, activities begin to move indoors and friends look forward to time spent together in fun and fellowship. Pride in our neighborhoods is evident by the array of colorful mums in yards and fall decorations on porches and doors. Colorful team banners also note support of our Buckeye Local Panthers, St. John's Fighting Irish and the many college and pro teams, such as OSU, Steelers and Browns. Village welcome signs are also donning fall colors and upgrades are occurring at the World War II stadium in Yorkville in preparation for the Homecoming game on Oct. 7.
VFD Steak Fry
A great way to kick off the season will be to attend the 2nd Annual Steak Fry sponsored by the Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department. The steak fry will be held at the Fire Station on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 5-11 p.m. Cost of ticket is $20 and includes steak, potato, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Beer will also be available for purchase. Be sure to bring your own place settings and utensils as well as your ticket if purchased ahead of time. Please join us for an evening of fun, food, games, prizes and music.
All proceeds will benefit the Fire Department and the Firefighters and EMS would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Call 859-2664, 740-953-1531 or 859-4328 for further information.
One of the most beautiful places one can visit in YTR during autumn is Heavenly Harvest located on County Road 15 near Smithfield. Owned and operated by the Saiter/Best families, Heavenly Harvest is a fun place for everyone. Hayrides, a pumpkin patch, fall decorations, cold apple cider are just some of the treats that can be enjoyed.
Call 733-6133 for further information.
St. Lucy Fish Fry
Another reason to celebrate is the return of the Fish Fry at St. Lucy's in Yorkville. The Fish Fry is open every Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features fish dinners with coleslaw, French fries, onion rings or cheese sticks. Fish sandwiches as well as all other items can also be purchased separately. Dine in or take out available. Call 740-859-4244
Relay for Life
A Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1-9 p.m. at the Warren Township Park. The event is sponsored by the "Family Ties" Relay team and will include music, games, raffles and inflatables, such as a moonwalk for children. Food and beverages will be available for sale. All proceeds will benefit the American Cander Society Relay for Life. Contact 633-0358 for more details.
The Rayland VFD is holding a food drive for the area pantries at the Rayland churches. Please bring in non-perishable food items on Fish Fry Fridays from Oct. 7 through Dec. 16. All donations are greatly appreciated to aid those in need in the Rayland area.
Progress continues to be made in the preparation of an Alumni Room at the City Building in Yorkville. The room will be painted in the Yorkville High School colors of purple and gold and Yorkville resident Luke Haskakis has volunteered to do the painting. Alumni committee president Tom Magnone asks that anyone wishing to assist in painting and renovating or to donate memorabilia for display contact him at 859-2762. Monetary donations may be sent to the Yorkville High School Alumni, Special Account Fund and should be sent to 416 Martha St., Yorkville. The committee would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this project in any way.
Prior to the start of the Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 7 at the World War II Memorial Stadium, The Buckeye Local School District will be presented a banner to acknowledge their award of District of Excellence for achieving above expected growth for the 2010-11 school year. Deborah Cain, past president of the Ohio Department of Education School Board will present the banner to school officials. This award honors staff, students and parents for their success.
Representatives from state government, the Jefferson County Educational Service Center and State Support Team 12 have also been invited to attend.
All current staff and those who worked last year, but who have retired, are invited to be on the football field to receive this award. At 5 p.m., all staff/retirees and invited guests are welcome to stop by the Appreciation Tent at the stadium for a light buffet and beverage.
Village of Yorkville
The mayor and council have asked to remind residents and businesses that posting of signs on utility poles in the village is prohibited. Any signs posted will be removed by police and can be picked up at the city building. Signs blocking the Welcome sign will also be removed.
Sept. 24 Soup and Sandwich Benefit for Kathy Calhoun at Hilltop Center in Colerain to aid in medical expenses.
Oct. 15 Glen Robbins Card & Games Party at the Community Center. Cost is $5 not $50 as incorrectly printed in last column.