The feeling of spring is in the air in YTR.
Yards are abloom with colorful tulips, daffodils and crocuses. The sound of lawnmowers can be heard throughout. With the promise of spring comes rebirth, and a spirit of freshness and joy is felt all around. Families are looking forward to holiday festivities and children anxiously await the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Churches are planning their Easter celebrations honoring the Resurrection.
Spring cleanups are always an essential part of the preparation for the warm, sunny days. Please be neighborly. When cutting grass, please aim the mower away from neighbors' yards. Also avoid blowing grass in the street so that catch basins do not become blocked.
And as always, please be respectful of walkers, joggers and bicycle and motorcycle riders. Drive slowly. Watch out for children. When walking your pet, please clean up waste. These kind acts are always appreciated.
Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held today at the Warren Township Park. The hunt begins at noon but come early and get a picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
The hunt is a combined effort sponsored by the T.R.Y. Foundation, the Youth Groups of the Rayland and Yorkville UMC and area churches. All area children are invited to attend. Please be sure to bring a basket and enjoy the hunt.
The YTR United Methodist Churches will hold an Easter Sunrise service at the Tiltonsville UMC on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Special music will be presented. The Easter theme is "Praise and Hallelujah for He is Risen."
The Village of Yorkville would like to welcome River Valley Health Care Alliance, a physician's billing service to its new location at 111 William Street, Yorkville.
Local residents look forward to your presence in the village for many years to come. Wishing you much success in your business venture here in the community.
WT Lions Club
The Lions Club will be holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 28 at the Tiltonsville United Methodist Church from 7 a.m. to noon. It will be an all you can eat breakfast for a donation of $5 for adults and children. (Children ages 8 and under eat free). Chinese auction and Leos bake sale will also be held.
For advance tickets, please contact Roger or Margaret Warren at 859-4979, Russell Reed at 859-3162 or any WT Lions club member. Tickets are also available at Russell's Computer Repair and More. Proceeds to benefit the WT Gazebo Project. Co-chairs of this event are Melissa Runnion and Russell Reed.
Leo's Club The Leo Club is holding a T Shirt design contest to design the T-shirts that they will be given for being a member of the Leo Club. It was also noted that they will be called the Buckeye Local Leo Club.
Eyesight/Glasses Lions are still collecting glasses and have turned in all glasses collected. So far 175 pairs of glasses have been turned in.
The WT Lions Club continues to accept donations toward the WT Park Gazebo Project.
This endeavor will bring joy for many years to come. Please contact Roger Warren at 859-4479 for further information.
"Whenever a Lions Club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better" -Lions Club Website
The Buckeye South Alumni group is planning their Sept.21, 2012 all school reunion at the WT Park.
The next planning meeting is April 21, 2012 at Bills Restaurant in Yorkville ... if you have any addresses of your class please share them with us so a mailing can be compiled.
To Mrs. Cybulski and the students of Buckeye Local for their awesome presentation of the Wizard of Oz. They are to be commended for the time and effort it took to make this project a huge success. The talent displayed was tremendous!
To those who attended the Recycle Presentation at the Yorkville Fire Hall. Your interest is greatly appreciated.
To Todd Filtz, formerly of Deep Run, who was recently selected to be the head coach of the Canton McKinley football team. Todd's parents, Paul and Linda Camilo. are longtime YTR & More residents. Congratulations and best wishes, Todd!
On April 15th - Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held at Buckeye Local High School.
Doors open at noon - Bingo starts at 1 p.m.. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Call 769-7395 for details
Sunday, April 22 -The Yorkville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual spaghetti sinner from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire hall.
Call 859-2585 for information.
Today's featured artist is the late Jim Magnone Sr. Jim was a 1941 graduate of Yorkville High School and began his love of music while in school, playing the trumpet there and in the Wheeling Steel Band. While in the Air Force during WWII, Jim's 5-piece band, The Continentals, played at the European Theater of Operations. For a brief period of time Jim played in the Wheeling area in a band called the Wee Five.
In later years, his band, The Hytones, played at Zido's and the Melody Manor, both located in the Lansing area and the Mira Mar in Wheeling.
The band played 7 nights a week for 3 years. Jim went on to become the bugler at the former Wheeling Downs Race Track calling out the horses to begin the race. Jim passed away on Nov. 6, 2001.
His family and friends recall wonderful memories of his love for music.
Karen may be reached online at mother2two@comcast .net or by calling 859-2371