The Findlay High School Class of 1973 will celebrate its 45th class reunion the weekend of July 20-21. The celebration will kick off at Rally in the Alley, weather permitting, starting at 5 p.m. July 20. The rally is held in the courtyard between Chase Bank and Scramblers on South Main Street. The Reunion Band, featuring classmate Doug Cross on saxophone, will provide entertainment. Admission is free. Following the rally, the class will gather at the Findlay Brewing Company, 213 E. Crawford St. An optional golf outing will be held at 8 a.m. July 21 at Hillcrest Golf Course, 800 W. Bigelow Ave. Those wishing to golf should include the number of players on their reunion registration so the committee can provide an accurate count to the golf course. The main event will be held 6:30-11:30 p.m. July 21 at the Findlay Country Club. A buffet of heavy hors d’oeuvres, as well as beer, wine and soft drinks, are included in the $45 registration fee. A group photo will be taken at 7:30. Registration is payable at the door, but prior RSVP is appreciated to assist in planning. Send checks payable to FHS Class of 1973 to Theresa (Kinn) Albers, 124 E. Yates Ave., Findlay, OH 45840. Include with payment the name of the graduate, name of spouse/guest (if applicable) and current email address and phone number. If applicable, include the number of people planning to golf. For additional information, contact the committee at FindlayHS73@gmail.com or call Jane (Treece) Webber at 419-348-0792, Theresa (Kinn) Albers at 419-889-8282 or Diane Romantowski at 419-722-4670. Updates will also be available on the class Facebook page: Keeping in touch with Findlay sr.High Class of “73” .
The Lima Area Radio Kontrol Society will host its 20th annual Big Bird Fly-In. A combination of local and regional pilots will be performing with a variety of radio-controlled minature aircraft throughout the day, with giant scale only running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open flying of all sizes of aircraft runs throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, and refreshments will be available.
Rawson Proud is seeking local crafters and vendors for the town festival craft show, scheduled for 2-9 p.m. July 21. The fee is $20 and includes a 10-foot by 10-foot space. There will be no duplication of vendors. Email RawsonProud@yahoo.com or message RawsonProud on Facebook to sign up.
Rawson Proud will host its annual town festival beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday with a craft show at the village park. Numerous area fire departments will participate in firemen games at 2 p.m. at the fire station, located on County Road 37. The Hancock County Sheriff Office’s K-9 unit will display their abilities at 3 p.m. The Cory-Rawson Show Choir will perform at 4 p.m., followed by the Millstream Singers. The parade will begin at 6 and go the length of town, ending at the park. There will be over 80 units involved. The Cory-Rawson band will start the post-parade celebration by playing the national anthem. High Octane, a drum corp from Lima, will follow. Sounds Good Mobile Entertainment will finish the entertainment for the evening. A dunk tank with local personalities, bingo and other games of skill will be available throughout the day. Life Flight will land on the ball field at 8. The crew will answer questions and the helicopter will be available for inspection. The six-gun drawing will bring the evening to close at 9 p.m.
The Millstream Astronomy Club will present its annual Astronomy Day at 7 p.m. Saturday in Shelter 5 at Riverbend Recreation Area. There will be safe telescopic views of the sun, the moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Participants can use club telescopes or bring their own. Club members will help set up. The free, family program requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
Author Dan Masters of Toledo will speak on “Alfred E. Lee — 11th Corp at Chancellorsville” at the July 22 meeting of the Johnsons Island Civil War Roundtable. Masters has researched the Civil War for over 18 years with a focus on Ohio infantry regiments and documenting the thousands of letters contained in Ohio’s newspapers during the war. He founded Columbian Arsenal Press in 2017 and has published several books, which will be available for sale during the meeting. The group will gather for dinner at TJ Willie’s of Tiffin at 5 p.m., with the talk at 7.
A “Lazy Sunday Evening Stroll for Adults,” for individuals 18 years old and over, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Litzenberg Memorial Woods with a leisurely-paced walk through the area. Participants should meet at the gatehouse. The event is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.