Although the very warm temperatures are no indication, summer is on the downswing. The familiar sounds of the BLHS band practicing and the whistles of our Panther coaches can be heard in and around the YTR area. School supplies are abundant in our stores and some children are anxious for a new school year to start, while others groan at the thought.
The WT Park & Pool area continues to be the hub of summer fun and entertainment. This past Wednesday's Family Fun Night was a huge success. Kudos to all who planned such a wonderful event for our children.
The Buckeye Local Alumni Band will be performing at the first home football game on Sept. 1. Band members who attended any of the high schools that consolidated to form Buckeye Local, and any who graduated from BLHS through 2012, are invited to participate. This includes band, majorettes, flag corps, and dance line. Cost for a T-shirt is $20. Deadline to sign up for participation is Aug. 15.
Please call Connie Emery at 740-733-7972 or Shari Gaul at 740-310-7161 to sign up or for further details.
Yorkville VFD Street Fair
The annual street fair will be held from Aug. 7-11 on Market Street.
Rides, games, entertainment and good food will be available. DJ "Movin 'N Groovin' will provide entertainment Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday will be "Deuces Wild", and Saturday's performers will be "JFK". The Famous "84 Burger" will be served nightly and a new (Hot) Dog will be introduced. Raffle tickets for Saturday's drawing are available from any fire fighter.
This Sunday, the RRCC will have Big Daddy Williams as guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service. Immediately following will be a memorial service for Mary Wiltshire. Family and friends are invited. Next Sunday, the series on Prophesy will continue.
The Tiltonsville VFD will hold its annual steak fry on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Enjoy food, drinks, prizes, Texas Poker, 50/50, Games and Great Music. Tickets may be purchased from any member or by calling 740-859-4328. Cost of ticket is $20. Donations also accepted. Please purchase tickets by Aug. 7.
VBS will be held at the Tiltonsville United Methodist Church Monday, Aug. 6-10 from 6-8 p.m. Sign up will be on Monday, Aug. 6 at 5:30. A VBS program will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12 at the 10:30 service.
This year's theme is Cokesbury's," OPERATION OVERBOARD", Dare to Go Deep with God. Adult VBS will also be held. Sponsored by Tiltonsville and Yorkville UMC. Everyone is welcome! For further information, please call 859-2280.
YTR Produce Distribution
The July Distribution was a huge success. 112 families (304 people) received fresh produce. Thank you to all who participated in any way.
Dates of the next distributions are as follows: Aug. 4, Sept. 8, and Oct. 13. All distributions are held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yorkville Fire Hall. Ohio Job and Family Services Eligibility Guidelines are followed and proof of residency is required. Please bring your own bags for produce. Assistance by area volunteers will be available.
WT Summer Concert Series
"Clip and Save the Dates"
Summer concerts at the park are as follows:
Aug: 2, D. David Stiles;
Aug. 16, The Chrisagis Brothers;
Aug. 23, Dr. Ixnay;
Aug. 30, Taylor Porter;
Sept. 6 Roger Warren and the Old Timers.
All concerts begin at 7 p.m. Please bring a comfy chair. A love offering will be taken.
The St. Joseph's Holy Name Society will hold its 30th Annual 4 Man Golf Scramble on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Fairway River Links Golf Course. Entry fee for the 7 a.m. shotgun start is $50 per golfer. Fee includes golf cart, delicious food and unlimited refreshments. Trophies and prizes will be awarded.
Closest to the pin competition and raffles are scheduled.
Hole sponsorship is available at $25. Registration and other information are available at the Fairway or by calling 740-859-9304.
TODAY: The Second Annual Steven Dobranetski Memorial Scholarship 5K Run & Walk at Buckeye Local High School. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m.
Aug. 5: The BL School District Back to School Bash will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the High School. The Bash immediately follows the Band's Annual Chicken Dinner also held at the HS from 1-3 p.m.
Karen may be reached at mother2two@comcast. net