Friday, May 29, 2015

Munson Township
May 8, 2014 by Sofie L. Horvath | No Comments

Township Meetings

At Munson Township Hall: May 13, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.; May13, Park & Recreation Board, 6:30 p.m.; May 19, Zoning Commission, 7 p.m.; May 27, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.

Please note: The May 15 Board of Zoning Appeals meeting has been cancelled. All township offices will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.

Organization Meetings

At Munson Township Hall: Now through May 29, Fitness Club (Scaravelli, Varenko) 5:30-7:30 p.m.; May 10, Christian Youth Mission Fundraiser Dinner, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; May 13, Christ Child Society Meeting, 9 a.m.; May 13, Cub Scouts (Kastor), 6:30-8 p.m.;

May 15, Red Cross Blood Drive, 12-7 p.m.; May 15, 20, 4-H Feathers & Fleece Club (Ray), 6:30 p.m.; May 19, Rug Hooking, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; May 22, Sewing Group, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; May 23, 4-H Breeders & Feeders Club (Teichman), 2 p.m.

At Munson Park, Bass Lake Road: Soccer Field, Chardon Community Corn Hole Tournament (Williams) 2-7 p.m.; Emmons Pavilion, May 24, Chardon Track Meet Banquet (Ferrante), 1 p.m.

At Scenic River Retreat: May 17 and 18, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Camp Out, (Callahan), all day, both days and overnight.

Historic Pictures Wanted

Munson Township is seeking pictures of Munson during the 1800s and early 1900s. A picture project is being organized for the township hall and any help from Munson residents or historical societies would be greatly appreciated.

For more information, email Zoning Inspector Tim Kearns at or call 440-286-9182.

At the Senior Center

Line dancing is now being offered Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive, Munson. Dorothy Busse, the center’s instructor for 21 years is still teaching the dance class. No experience necessary; just join and have fun.

The senior center’s Good Time Band is seeking new members to join this small group of musicians who practice every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call 440-279-2130.

WomenSafe Wine Tasting

Friends of WomenSafe will host an evening of wine tasting May 10, from 6-9 p.m., at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 9760 Mayfield Road, Munson. There will be a sampling of a variety of foreign and domestic wines along with hearty appetizers and desserts.

Proceeds benefit the services and accommodations offered to victims of domestic violence at The Green House on Ravenna Road in Munson. For information and tickets, call 440-285-9050.

Food Addicts in Recovery

The next meeting of Food Addicts in Recovery (FAIR) will be May 14, from 6:30-8 p.m., at St. Luke Episcopal Church, 11519 Wilson Mills Road, Munson. FAIR offers support, nutritional guidance and encouragement to those who are making an effort to lose weight and remain healthy.

The weekly meetings are free. Registration is not necessary. For more information, call 330-819-5028.

Senior Golf Outing

The first of the season’s senior golf outings will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 21 at Fowler’s Mill Golf Course, Rockhaven Road, Munson. Fee is $23 per senior or $28 per non-senior and includes 9 holes, cart and lunch.

Registrations are due no later than May 17 with a check payable to and addressed to the Chardon Senior Center with the envelope marked “Golf.”

For information, call 440-279-2130.

With the Arts

The work of the late Fran Soika, world-renowned quilter, will be on display starting with a reception May 23, from 6-8 p.m., at the Geauga Park District’s West Woods in Russell Township.

Soika’s intricate hand-quilted artistry has won numerous awards and her original works are incomparable.

The event is free; refreshments served. For more information, call 440-286-9516.

Historic Tidbit

Mother’s Day, which celebrates mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, will be celebrated May 11. The first attempt to establish a “Mother’s Day” in the United States came from groups of mothers whose sons fought or died on opposite sides of the Civil War. In 1868, Ann Jarvis formed a committee to establish “Mother’s Friendship Day.” She wanted to expand this in to an annual memorial for mothers, but she died in 1905 before it became popular.

Her daughter Anna Jarvis continued her efforts and worked to establish the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day and the U.S. Congress declared it a national holiday in 1914. It is now an international holiday.

Happy Mother’s Day to all.

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