ST. FRANCIS CRAFT SHOW, TIFFIN
TABLES ARE AVAILABLE FOR $10/OR $18 FOR TWO DAYS. THE PROCEEDS FROM THE TABLE SALES FOR THE CRAFT SHOW WILL BE GOING TO THE ST. FRANCIS HOME LIFE ENRICHMENT (ACTIVITIES) DEPT. THE CRAFT SHOW WILL RUN FROM 10-4 ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. SET UP WILL TAKE PLACE AT 8:30AM, BOTH DAYS. DOORS WILL OPEN AT 8AM. VENDORS PARTICIPATING IN THE TWO DAY EVENT MAY LEAVE THEIR CRAFTS OVERNIGHT, PLEASE BRING A CLOTH TO COVER YOUR CRAFT. CRAFTERS HAVE THE OPTION TO SET UP EITHER BOTH DAYS OR JUST ONE. PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER AT 419-447-2723 EXT. 3240 WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR IF INTERESTED FOR A TABLE BY TUESDAY OCTOBER 1ST, 2013.
PLANETARIUM NIGHT, HPD, FINDLAY
Planetarium Night, Fall Constellation, Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Discovery Center, Findlay - Join park staff to walk you through identifying the fall constellations. Program recommended for ages 5 and older. Participants must sit on the floor. Ask about handicap accessability. No fee, but register by Thursday, October 10th.
HEIDELBERG UNIV. HOMECOMING WEEKEND, TIFFIN
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION AND DINNER 6:16PM, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, WICKHAM GREAT HALL. 419-448-2020 OR CPAUL@HEIDELBERG.EDU FOR INFORMATION.
BE A VACCINE INFORMED PARENT!
BE A VACCINE INFORMED PARENT! VACCINES ON THE GO-WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW-INFORMED PARENTING GOES MOBILE --FREE APP INCLUDES: GRAPHICS SHOWING DISEASE DETAILS, INFO ON VACCINES AND THEIR SIDE EFFECTS, GAMES THAT MAKE LEARNING ABOUT VACCINES FUN, EASY WAY TO SAVE QUESTIONS UNTIL YOUR CHILD'S NEXT DOCTOR VISIT OR EMAIL QUESTIONS TO THE VACCINE EDUCATION CENTER FOR ANSWERS. GO TO VACCINE. CHOP.EDU/MOBILEAPP QUESTIONS? CALL THE SENECA COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT AT 419-447-3691 OR 419-435-6673.
CAMPFIRE SMOKE ALARMS TO STUDENTS
In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, more than 2,500 smoke alarms will be distributed to elementary students in all Findlay City Schools during October 7-13 as part of the Project S.A.F.E. collaboration.
Project S.A.F.E. - Smoke Alarms For Everyone - is the first effort of its kind in the community. It's a collaboration of the Findlay Fire Department, Findlay City Schools, and the American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties.
"We are glad we can be a part of this program and make smoke alarms available to so many homes in Findlay. Helping families prepare before emergencies happen is a cornerstone of our mission and the first tip we always share is to have working smoke alarms in your home," says Red Cross Executive Director Todd James. "When Jerry Greer approached us with this idea, we said yes right away."
Greer, a captain with the Findlay Fire Department, has been passionate about providing smoke alarms for homes since responding to a fire in 2006, in which three people lost their lives.
"A common misconception is that all homes have working smoke detectors and Findlay has a very low rate of structure fires. It is a known fact: there are kids in this school district who go to bed every night with no working smoke detectors in their home. Every week, the Findlay Fire Department (FFD) finds residences that do not have even one working smoke detector in the home. It's not if we will have a structure fire with kids inside, it is when will we have a fire with kids still inside."
Along with distributing free smoke alarms, the FFD and Red Cross will present fire safety and prevention programs at the schools during Fire Prevention Week. Barb Bish, Community Relations Coordinator for Findlay City Schools, says the schools are excited about the program. "Our principals know that these smoke alarms will help save students' lives and having the fire department and Red Cross visit the schools will be a great learning experience for the children."
Support for the program is provided by Walmart, who donated $7,500 towards the purchase of the smoke alarms. Additional funding is provided by The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and Hancock Federal Credit Union.
CAR RALLY SCAVENGER HUNT REGISTRATION, FINDLAY
DECIPHER THE CLUES AND WIN THE RACE IN THIS SPECIAL FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ANDY LAUREANO'S FAMILY FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES. A REGISTRATION FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT IN ADVANCE AND A $10.00 DONATION IS REQUIRED. THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS OCTOBER 13TH. SEE WILSON'S HAMBURGER SHOP IN FINDLAY FOR FORMS AND MORE DETAILS. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO: ANDY LAUREANO MEMORIAL FUND, C/O HUNTINGTON BANK, 236 S. MAIN ST., FINDLAY, OH 45840 DONATIONS MAY BE MADE AT ANY HUNTINGTON LOCATION IN ANY STATE.