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Published: February 26, 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.

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

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.

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

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ADVANCED METALS CLASS SEEKING BICYCLES

Bikes Wanted! The bicycle chop-shop is back. The Advanced Metals class at Tallmadge High School is designing and engineering human-powered machines for their final project. Students will be welding, machining and fabricating their machines from recycled bicycles. Bikes and bike parts of all shapes and sizes are needed. Bicycles/parts can be dropped off at door nine at the back of the high school. Direct questions to Keith Bee at 330-633-5505, ext. 1432 or bee.keith@tallmadgeschools.org.

The African Sky -- Tallmadge Middle School Connection

The members of Tallmadge Middle School Builders Club have been video conferencing on a weekly basis with Dr. Scott Lacy of African Sky. The Builders Club original goal was to establish pen pal relationships with the children in the schools supported by African Sky in Mali, but due to turmoil in Mali, Lacy is in Cameroon. There he has established a relationship with an orphanage. On hearing this, the Builders Club wanted to help the children. Lacy, a Tallmadge High School alum takes time each week to discuss ideas with the Builders Club members about how they can help. Due to the high cost of shipping, everyone agreed the most effective way to help is to send money and have Items purchased locally. The Builders Club had one fundraiser that raised about $365.

Recently, the Tallmadge Lions Club decided to donate the proceeds of their March 11 spaghetti dinner to the Club. This donation is already earmarked to help the children of the orphanage.

Those who would like to help can attend the Lions Club March 11 Spaghetti Dinner and let Lions Club members know how much their efforts to help the worldwide community is appreciated.

Kindergarten registration dates

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.

BUILDERS CLUB OFFERS 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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