The approach of summer is evident in YTR. Neighbors are planting flowers and vegetable gardens. Our Buckeye Local students are anxiously awaiting the WT Pool to be open today and for school to be out on June 4. Little League games are in full swing and soon swim meets will begin at the pool. The shelters at the park are filled with people celebrating family reunions, graduation or just getting together with friends. While so many of our residents spend time out doors, it is important to be respectful of our neighbors and proud of our area. Keeping our lawns trimmed and sprucing up around our property makes the whole YTR area appealing to both residents and visitors.
YTR/Warren Township residents are invited to participate in the 2012 cleanup event to be held on June 28 & 29 at the Caruso Lot in Tiltonsville. Bring your old household junk, appliances, furniture, mattresses, carpeting, household electronics, car batteries, household batteries and toys. Standard car & light truck tires are accepted/Tire requirements-under 54' height and 16" width & no heavy accumulation of water or dirt.
Items NOT accepted at community collection event include: food waste, leaves, trees or grass cuttings, construction/demolition debris. No household garbage will be accepted from public haulers!!! Please Note: Absolutely NO Paints, liquids or hazardous waste materials will be accepted.
This event is sponsored by the JB Green Team and the Jefferson County Township Trustees.
Series in the Park
The first concert given by Jim Berze was a huge success and sponsors would like to thank Jim for an enjoyable evening. The next concert will be held on Thursday, June 7 at 7:00 pm. Music will be provided by "WE3". Local singers, Roxie Siburt, Rosie Thomas and Margaret Warren will entertain us with music from the 50's and 60's.
Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please be sure to bring a lawn chair. A love offering will be taken.
Please note that the WT Lions Club is still accepting donations for the Gazebo Project and for upgrades in the park.
The Annual Buckeye Local Relay for Life is being held this weekend with closing ceremonies to be held at the high school today at noon. It is our hope that this event is a huge success and will aid in the fight to eradicate cancer.
Reminder: The pool will open TODAY for the season. Hours are from 12 - 7, unless otherwise stated at the pool. Swim lessons will be offered during the weeks of June 11 and June 18. Cost is $15 per child and cost for 2 or more children in the same immediate family is $25.
The YTR Food Distribution program will begin on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yorkville Fire Hall. Geographic areas to be served include Yorkville, Tiltonsville, Rayland, Deep Run, Glen Robbins, Upland Heights, Connorville, and Rush Run. Please be reminded that registration with proof of residency, such as utility bill with address is necessary, and that Ohio Department of Job and Family Service Guidelines will be used for eligibility determination. Subsequent distribution dates will be July 14 and Aug. 4. Contact Gloria Closser 859-4859, Rev. Dan Holt 859-3206 or Rev. Tom Thomas 859-3013 for additional information.
Note: There will be no food distributed before 10 a.m. and all participants are asked to bring bags for their produce selections.
No child's world is richer than when exposed to literature. The residents of YTR are fortunate to have a library, filled with books, magazines, computers and programs, located at 702 Walden Avenue in Tiltonsville. Children's programs will begin on June 14 with Babygarten at 11 a.m. and Llama Llama Visit at 2 p.m. A library card is one of the best gifts a child can receive. Please contact the library at 859-5163 for details.
Not many of our surrounding areas can boast having 3 golf courses in less than a 10-mile radius. For those interested in a round of golf or just viewing the beautiful scenery at each course, you may choose from The Fairway's River Links Golf Course located on Ohio 7 in Rayland. Along with an18-hole course golf, residents and visitors can enjoy refreshments and fine dining at the Fairway 4 Restaurant and a "GUEST HOUSE" available for overnight rental. Call 859-9304 for details.
The Paradise Hills Golf Course is located at 301 Country Club Road in Rayland. This course offers 18- holes of golf as well as refreshments, food and entertainment. Call 859-5028 for more information.
The Bec-Wood Hills Course is located at 2630 Township Rd, Rayland and features an 18- hole course with a clubhouse and snack shop. Contact 769-2698 for details
An independently owned driving range is located across the street from the Bec-Wood Course.
TODAY - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner at the Glen Robbins Community Center. Cost of dinner is $6. Eat in or carry out.
Honoring Educators, GRADS
The Rush Run Community Chapel would like to invite all current teachers, retired teachers and 2012 graduates in the area to their 11:00 service on Sunday, June 10th. A luncheon will follow and all guests will receive an appreciation gift. An RSVP would be appreciated but is not necessary. Please call Donna Jokovich at 859-6454.
So many of us celebrated Memorial Day with cookouts and parties. Others took flags and flowers to the cemetery in memory of loved ones. We must always remember those who served. We should also keep those currently in our armed forces in our hearts and in our prayers. And to the families of those who serve, we thank you for your sacrifice. While their loved one serves, we must support these families in any we can. To the parents of a son or daughter currently deployed a note or a nod of appreciation is always welcome. If you know of a person whose spouse has been deployed, find out if the family needs a helping hand. Toss a ball with a young child who misses his daddy or mommy. Ask how you can help. It will surely be appreciated and always remembered.
Karen may be reached at HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" mother2two@ comcast.net or 859-2371.