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Published: February 19, 2017 12:00 AM
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Tallmadge City School District to host silent auction

On March 9, Tallmadge City School District's Leaders in Action will host a silent auction at Tallmadge High School, located at 140 N. Munroe Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is the second year this event has taken place.

Leaders in Action is the high school's student-led leadership and service organization. Members have been working to organize and fundraise for the event.

The silent auction is open to all Tallmadge and surrounding area residents who would like to attend. Tickets will be sold at the door for $2. Entry into the event includes light refreshments and snacks, as well as student entertainment.

All proceeds will benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, Haven of Rest and the Alzheimer's Association.

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All baskets and gifts for the silent auction were donated by the school and community organizations and businesses.

The silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. and bidding will close promptly at 8:15 p.m. Winners will be announced at 8:30 p.m., and baskets and gifts will be given out between 8:30-9 p.m.

"We are looking forward to the second annual silent auction," said Superintendent Jeff Ferguson. "This is a fun way to raise money for three great organizations. We hope to see everyone there!"

For more information about the Tallmadge City School District, visit www.tallmadgeschools.org.

Athletic Boosters selling raffle tickets for 'Ohio State Icons'

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The "Ohio State Icons" autographed photo collection was assembled by former Ohio State basketball player Jerry Lucas as a fundraiser for his educational website, "Dr. M's Universe." Lucas is selling the collections for $1,500 apiece, but has also made the collections available for $750 to school programs to use in fundraisers.

The Tallmadge Athletic Booster Club purchased two of these to raffle off and are currently selling raffle tickets for one of them at $25 apiece, with a maximum of 100 tickets sold. The collection includes personally autographed 11-inch by 14-inch photos of Archie Griffin, Jerry Lucas and Jack Nicklaus. The photos are mounted together in a 25-inch by 42-inch frame that Boosters say "would make a great addition to any man cave."

For more information about the collection, visit www.ohiostateicons.com. The drawing will take place Feb. 24 at the final home basketball game. The winner need not be present.

Anyone interested in purchasing a raffle ticket can contact Athletic Director Don Seeker at the high school athletic office or Tallmadge Athletic Booster Club President Dan Drummond at 330-715-7542

Kindergarten registration dates announced

Tallmadge City School District's 2017-18 kindergarten registration will take place April 6 at Dunbar Primary School,731 Dunbar Road.

There will be an afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. and an evening session at 6:30 p.m. Parents and guardians who have a child who will be 5-years-old on or before Aug. 1 are encouraged to attend one of the registration times. Students are not required to attend.

Parents and guardians who plan to attend are encouraged to complete the online registration forms prior to attending on April 6. The forms are available on the district's website, www.tallmadgeschools.org. Click the registration tab and choose kindergarten.

Computers will also be available at the school for individuals who are unable to complete the forms beforehand. Paper forms are no longer available.

"This is a great time for our parents to meet our team and connect with other kindergarten parents," said Courtney Davis, Dunbar and Munroe Elementary School's principal. "We are looking forward to the new school year and welcoming our future Tallmadge graduates."

For more information, visit www.tallmadgeschools.org.

Free in-home safety checks

The Tallmadge Middle School Builders Club, sponsored by the Tallmadge Kiwanis Club, islooking to help senior citizens through their "Senior Citizens Safety Program." The program's goal is to provide help and support to older Tallmadge residents who may be empty-nesters, or those who are living alone, to be safe in their homes. Seniors who choose to participate can make an appointment to schedule a free, in-home safety inspection.

The safety team will be checking for easy-to-read house numbers, a clear path to the main entrance door, a working door bell and front porch light, an emergency lock-box, a list of easy-to-find emergency phone numbers and working phone, a working smoke/gas detector, and a first-aid kit.

For more information, contact Mark Fairhurst at 330-612-2142 or at markwfairhurst@yahoo.com.

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