Diamond Rose Ball @ Lima Knights of Columbus
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

The Lima Noon Sertoma Service Club and Delta Zeta Sorority at Ohio Northern University are collaborating on the second annual Diamond Rose Ball on Saturday at the Lima Knights of Columbus, 810 S. Cable Road, Lima.

Dinner starts at 7 p.m. with music by Exploit Trio. There will also be a silent auction and cash bar.

Tickets for the black-tie-optional fundraiser are $45 per person or $350 for a table of eight.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Michele Hicks at 419-234-1706. Ticket sales will support various scholarships and the Delta Zeta Sisters’ charity

Tiffin IAFF Local 322 Sportsman’s Raffle @ Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tiffin Firefighters International Association of Fire Fighters Local 322’s third annual Sportsman’s Raffle is to be 6-10 p.m. March 3 at Camden Falls Reception and Conference Center, 2460 SR 231.

President Chad Everhart of Tiffin Firefighters IAFF Local 322 said while the organization does many fundraisers, the Sportsman’s Raffle is the biggest one. Local 322 has given back to the community in many ways over the years, he said.

In 2017, the union helped fund a Boy Scout Eagle Project at Scheckelhoff Park, and this year it was able to provide Discovery Woods Preschool with about one-third of the funds needed to expand its outdoor learning classroom, he said.

Everhart said every year the group also sponsors a toy project in December to raise funds and buy toys for Tiffin kids in need, sponsors “Fill the Boot,” which raises money for Muscular Dystrophy Association and sells pink T-shirts in October to benefit Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment.

Since 2016, Local 322 has given more than $35,000 to the community in one way or another, he said.

The Sportsman’s Raffle is to include a cash bar, appetizers, meat boards, raffles for prizes and door prizes, he said.

Everhart said money raised will be used to benefit Local 322 and its charities. Tickets can be purchased for $10 pre-sale or at the door. One pre-sale ticket is to be drawn Saturday.

If anyone is interested in purchasing a ticket or donating an item, contact Tiffin Fire Department at 419-448-5444.

Your Generation in Concert @ Meadowbrook Park Ballroom
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Humane Society of Seneca County is mixing it up this year with their annual bash.

The non-profit organization is featuring Your Generation in Concert, a live multimedia performance celebrating 5 decades of pop, rock, dance, and R&B hits, according to a press release.

The band, which aims to take the audience on a musical tour through their lives, according to their press release, will take the stage from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, 5430 W. Tiffin St, Bascom. The doors open at 6 p.m.

The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle of gift baskets and Humane Society of Seneca County merchandise will be available for sale, including restocked popular “Don’t Shop, Adopt” t-shirts, said Gonzales-Campos.

Photos of the society’s furry residents will be on display at the bash as well so attendees can view the animals who are available for adoption.

Proceeds from the bash will go toward additional improvements to the facility, like updating the play area for the animals and obtaining a storage shed for the humane society.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. They are available for purchase at: the Animal Care Center, 1790 W. County Road 54, Tiffin; the Humane Society of Seneca County, 2811 S. Ohio 100, Tiffin; and Westgate Barbers, Westgate Village Shopping Center, 690 W. Market St., Tiffin; or e-mail hssc2811@sbcglobal.net.

Guests must be 21 or older. Free local cab service will be available.

Attendees are also invited to bring their own snacks and beverages to enjoy during the bash.

The Humane Society of Seneca County was founded on July 1, 1892, according to its Facebook page. It is located on South Ohio 100 in Tiffin, where it had been located since 2005.

The humane society takes in surrendered animals.

For more information, call the Humane Society of Seneca County at 419-447-5704 or visit http://humanesocietysenecacounty.org or the Humane Society of Seneca County Facebook page.

Girton Church of God Cupcake Contest @ Risingsun Park shelter house
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RISINGSUN — Girton Church of God is hosting a holy cupcake contest that could pay big dividends to the baker of the best little bite of cake.

The Risingsun church is looking for 30 people to enter the contest that could pay $10,000 for the tastiest cupcake. Entry fee is $30 and each contestant is asked to find 30 people or businesses to pay $30 apiece to sponsor the contestant.

A percentage of the $900 each contestant raises will go to support the church and to cover the payout for the top three contestants — $10,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place and $1,000 for third.

“This is our first year doing this and we plan to make it an annual event,” said Robin Hindall, church pastor. “Every church has their annual fundraisers, whether it be a spaghetti dinner or a fish fry. We’d like this to be ours.”

Hindall said 10 people have already signed up, leaving only 20 spots to round out the inaugural event.

All are invited to judge the cupcakes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 at the Risingsun Park shelter house, 550 Salem St. Cost to be a judge is $3 at the door the day of the event, and all proceeds collected at the door will go to the Risingsun Police Department.

The contest rules are pretty straightforward:

  • No box mixes and no store-bought cupcakes may be submitted.
  • The contest is open to those 13 and older, but children under the age of 16 must have adult supervision
  • Contestants can work in teams or pairs, but they are responsible for divvying up any winnings.
  • Cupcakes must be prepared in a sanitary manner, must be completely baked and ready for judging, and must not need refrigeration.
  • Anyone who owns a baking business is not eligible to enter the contest.
  • Contestants are to submit one cupcake entry but provide enough cupcakes for judging.

Hindall estimates 30 cupcakes per contestant should be enough to provide each judge a tasty mouthful.

In addition to cupcakes, Hindall said there will be plenty of coffee and water to help wash it all down.

Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. the day of the contest. Winnings are subject to change depending on participation.

Hindall said the plan for contest day is to have the bakers on one side of the shelter house and their sponsors on the other.

Her best advice for bakers is “to have fun and enjoy being part of the community and helping the church and the police department.”

Entry forms are available by contacting Hindall at 419-450-2994 or by emailing teamministries@yahoo.com. Entry deadline is March 1.

Awakening Minds Art Designer Purse Bingo @ North Ridge Banquet Hall
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets include a pack of bingo cards (20 games) + heavy appetizers and treats.

Door prizes are available: For every glue stick, pack of baby wipes or roll of paper towels brought, receive one ticket.

Extra bingo packs available; side games and raffles also available.

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