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Munson Township
June 12, 2014 by Sofie L. Horvath | No Comments

At Munson Township Hall: June 19, Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m.; June 24, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.; July 8, Board of Trustees,…

Township Meetings

At Munson Township Hall: June 19, Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m.; June 24, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.; July 8, Board of Trustees, 6:30 p.m.; July 8, Park & Recreation Board, 6:30 p.m.; July 17, Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m.; July 21, Zoning Commission, 7 p.m.; July 22, Zoning Commission, 7 p.m.

All township meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates are subject to change and can be verified by visiting or by calling the office, 440-286-9255.

Organization Meetings

At Munson Township Hall: June 16, Rug Hooking (Gustafson), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 19, 4-H Feathers & Fleece Club (Ray), 6:30 p.m.; June 20, Red Cross Blood Mobile, 12-7 p.m.; June 21, Nationwide Advertising Work Reunion (Friebertshauser), 3-12 p.m.; June 22, 4-H Breeders & Feeders Club (Teichman), 2 p.m.; June 25, Geauga County Bar Association Secretary’s Day (Amico), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 26, Sewing Group, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At Munson Park, Bass Lake Road: Park Grounds, June 16-19, Chardon Sports Camp (Robinson), 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily; June 21, Emmons Pavilion, Missions Trip Arrival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; June 27, Missions Trip Review, 6-11 p.m.; Soccer Field, through June 22, Geauga YMCA Soccer League of Greater Cleveland (Larned), Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Board Members Needed

Openings are available on Munson Township Zoning Commission and Park & Recreation Board.

The zoning commission generally meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. and the park and recreation board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. These are voluntary positions. Send resumes with letter of intent to the Munson Township Board of Trustees, 12210 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH 44024, to arrive no later than June 23.

For more information, call the office at 440-286-9255.

WomenSafe Donation

Due to the efforts of Chris Siemen and Tim Regan, employees of ABB Inc. in Wickliffe and volunteers with WomenSafe, a $15,000 grant from the ABB Foundation was obtained for the Green House on Ravenna Road in Munson. Their requests for the grant were submitted individually, unknown to each other.

Both gentlemen do grounds maintenance at the Green House and work at the Resale Shoppe in Chester Township.

For more information on donating to WomenSafe, visit or call 440-286-7154, ext. 224.

With the Arts

Munsonite Beverly (Bev) Krueger, known as “Noah’s Child” in the world of art, will be one of the featured artists doing watercolors at the Rosepointe Cottage during the Arts Jam June 21 on Chardon Square.

Bev invites those who stop by to try the watercolors. She is an active member of the Geauga Council for Arts & Culture (GCAC), which is the biggest financial backer of this event.

Membership in the GCAC is available by contacting Madelon Horvath, president, at or calling 440-537-3344.

At the Senior Center

The movie, “Ride With Larry,” will be shown at 10 a.m. June 17 at the Chardon Senior Center, 12555 Ravenwood Drive, Munson. It is the story of Larry Smith, a retired police captain, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It is an inspirational story of Larry’s determination not to let the diagnosis ruin his life.

On June 17 at 12:30 p.m., the Geauga Park District will do a presentation of Ohio’s important place in the history of space and aviation.

Reservations are not necessary for either event.

Also at the senior center, the indoor garage sale will take place June 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with bargains galore to help support Geauga County seniors. The event is open to the public. Call 440-279-2131 for more information and possible rental space.

Trash & Treasure Sale

St. Luke Episcopal Church, 11519 Wilson Mills Road, Munson, holds its annual Trash & Treasure Sale June 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a bag sale on June 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be available in the church gardens.

For more information, visit or call 440-285-4641.

Historic Tidbits

We will be honoring the United States of America flag on Flag Day, June 14, the date the flag was adopted by Congress in 1777 from a design with a five-pointed star submitted by Betsy Griscom Ross (1752-1836) of Philadelphia. She and her four daughters were given a contract to make all American flags.

June 14 was first designated for national observance in 1895, but was never declared a legal holiday.

We will be honoring our fathers on Father’s Day, June 15. Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Wash., in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd whose father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, was a single parent who raised six children after his wife died.

After repeated efforts by several elected officials since 1924, the third Sunday of June was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. Give your dad a hug and a kiss on his special day.

Fly the beautiful flag of our country on both days and give thanks for the great country in which we live.

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