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8:00 am Red Cross “Sound the Alarm” Campaign @ Findlay
Red Cross “Sound the Alarm” Campaign @ Findlay
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
About 100 volunteers are needed to help the American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter and the Findlay Fire Department check and install smoke detectors in Findlay on Saturday. About 800 homes will be visited in the northwest area of Findlay, from Trenton Avenue up to Melrose Avenue, between Bolton Street and Candlewick Drive. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24. The volunteers will also help families create escape plans. The “Sound the Alarm” campaign is part of a nationwide effort to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by home fires. Todd James, executive director of the Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter, said volunteers do not need experience. They will be trained the morning of the event, and will serve as installers, safety educators and documenters. Businesses, organizations and individuals who want to volunteer should call the Hancock County Red Cross office at 419-422-9322, or email northcentralohio@redcross.org. Financial contributions are also being accepted. The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters a year, the majority of which are house fires. According to the Red Cross, working smoke alarms in a home cut the risk of death by half. An escape plan further improves the odds of survival. The smoke detector campaign was launched in 2014, and since that time 2,000 smoke alarms have been installed in the local Red Cross chapter area.
9:00 am Coffee with a Cop @ Coffee Amici
Coffee with a Cop @ Coffee Amici
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
The next Coffee with a Cop event will be held Saturday, March 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Coffee Amici, 330 S. Main St., in Findlay. The event is meant to facilitate the relationships between law enforcement and the community.
10:00 am Girton Church of God Cupcake Contest @ Risingsun Park shelter house
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.
6:00 pm Awakening Minds Art Designer Purse Bingo @ North Ridge Banquet Hall
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.
6:00 pm Season Two of Amateur Night @ 50 North
Season Two of Amateur Night @ 50 North
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
50 North will celebrate “Season Two of Amateur Night” from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. This evening of entertainment showcases the talents of seniors sharing the spotlight as singers, comics, magicians and more. Cost of admission is a dry or canned food item which will be donated to a local charity. “Friday Night Live/50 North Cabaret” with Harry Stockton is planned from 6:30-8 p.m. April 6. Space is limited, and registration and a $10 fee are required by April 2.

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