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Loretta Mae Holmes will be honored at the Old Timer's Luncheon April 25 at Chardon Methodist Church. Cost is…

Holmes Honored at Old Timer’s Luncheon

Loretta Mae Holmes will be honored at the Old Timer’s Luncheon April 25 at Chardon Methodist Church. Cost is $12.

Please call the Geauga County Department of Aging for information.

Loretta began volunteering at the Old Timer’s Luncheon back in 1954. In 1970, she took over the duties and has run this event ever since.

The Golden Wedding luncheon was held separately at that time and in 1978, the two events were combined to what is now known as the Golden Old Timer’s Luncheon.

For years, Loretta also counted money for the Maple Stir Booth and worked in the festival office. At one time, the stir booth was located at the end of the main tent on Short Court Street and one could buy a maple stir for only 15 cents.

She also volunteered at the Producers Hall of Fame Luncheon for many years and in 1999 was presented with a plaque thanking her for her service and dedication to the producers.

Loretta held the position of vice president on the festival board and her favorite things about the Maple Festival are the maple stirs and the parades.

A retired special education teacher for the Cleveland Heights School District, over the years Loretta has volunteered at the Geauga Senior Center, the Harold I. Holmes VFW in Chardon and numerous charities.

Happy Birthday Greetings

Best wishes go to Michael Rear on his 31st birthday this week.

Relay for Life Chili Cook-Off

The Relay for Life Cure for Cancer is holding its first annual all-you-can-eat chili cook-off April 13 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church on North Street in Chardon. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 3 to 10. Kids under 3 eat for free.

There will also be baked goods and bracelets available for sale.

Monitor Cardio Workouts

The Geauga YMCA has acquired an innovative devise to monitor cardio workouts. The software to create a personal Preva fitness account is available right on the console of the Y’s latest Precor 880 cardio line of equipment. You can set and track your own progress.

The Y is located at 12460 Bass Lake Road. Call 440-285-7543 for information.

Knots Maple Sale April 12-13

Get ready for the bargains during the Maple Festival by attending this weekend’s super sale at Knots on Chardon Square April 12 and 13. All books will be buy one, get one free. All bags and totes will be 30 percent off and all yarns will be on sale up to 50 percent off. The store will b e featuring kits for the Adonis Wrap from the new KJK spring magazine. Stop in for the next knitalong.

Friends of WomenSafe Spring Luncheon May 15

The Friends of WomenSafe 14th annual spring luncheon will be held on May 15 in the St. Mary’s Banquet Room in Chardon. Doors will open at 11 a.m. The Chinese auction will showcase many beautiful baskets for guest to bid on until 12:15 p.m.

The event features storyteller Dan Ruminski, who will present the fantastic story of “Millionaires Row” in downtown Cleveland during the heyday of grandeur. The four-mile stretch of 250 mansions along Euclid Ave from Public Square was described as “the most beautiful street in America.”

Reservations required by April 30 by calling 440-285-3741. The cost is $30 and the luncheon officially ends at 1 p.m.

Comment For The Day

Spring has finally sprung with great weather and crocuses popping up all over. The birds seem to love it as their songs grow louder and more beautiful every day.

Get ready for the Maple Festival taking place April 25-28. It will be fun for all.

I am sorry to hear of the passing of the following famous people from the entertainment world to the fashion scene, to the realm of Christianity and to the political sphere — Annette Funicello from the Mouseketeers, Palm Beach tropical print dress designer Lilly Pulitzer, evangelist Rick Warren’s son’s untimely death, and the famous Iron Lady herself, England’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. May they all rest in peace in God’s splendor.

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