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Winter Coat DriveChagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools had a coat drive throughout the month of October for the students at St. Agatha/St. Aloysius School, located…

Winter Coat Drive
Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools had a coat drive throughout the month of October for the students at St. Agatha/St. Aloysius School, located on Cleveland’s east side in the Glenville neighborhood that has a poverty level of 87 percent.
Jean Balwin, school parent of fifth-grader John, seventh-grader Mary and ninth-grader Elizabeth, heard about the need at the school and approached Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Principal Rebecca Holthaus and the PAWS club about the idea. They embraced the drive and placed boxes in Gurney Elementary and Chagrin Falls intermediate, middle and high schools. Boxes were also at the front of the Dazzle store in the shopping plaza by Giant Eagle.
Balwin estimates that the school community donated hundreds of coats, hats, scarfs, gloves, sweatshirts and sweaters for the children. They plan to present all the clothes to the St. Agatha/St. Aloysius School principal in early November.
“This is just a start of our partnership with the school,” said Balwin. “The kids are excited to do another drive in the spring, possible collecting snacks for the children.”
Ladies Night Out For After Prom
The Chagrin Falls High School After Prom Parent Committee is hosting a ladies night out holiday boutique as its first fundraiser of the year. Chestnut Hill Home, 27 N. Franklin St. in Chagrin Falls, will host the event on Nov. 14 from 5:30-9 p.m. Entrance is $10.
There will be wine, cheese, snacks and holiday shopping. Many area artisans and shops are participating. In addition to the entrance fee, a percentage of the proceeds of all sales from the evening will be donated to After Prom.
The goal of After Prom is to create a safe, sober and fun night for the junior and senior class students. Typically 300 to 350 students attend.
Businessman Addresses Class
Ted Hill, director of business development for Rockwell Automation, recently spoke to Chagrin Falls High School juniors and seniors in Mr. Jim Serluco’s economics class. The presentation was part of Junior Achievement’s Excellences and Ethics–An Executive Speakers Series.
Hill spoke on the merging of business and personal ethics and its importance in a global society. He explained to the students about the growth of the global population to 8 billion people, the migration of 150 million people per year joining the middle class and the demand for goods and services this creates.
Hill moved from southern California to Chagrin Falls in 2011 to work for Rockwell Automation’s global business development department.
“Students appreciated Mr. Hill’s presentation and he did an outstanding job of getting our students to think about how ethics impacts a business,” said Serluco.

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