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Lorain/Sheffield Notebook: November 15, 2008


Fundraiser for multiple sclerosis
The Southview High School JROTC program will host a bowl-a-thon called “Strike for MS” to help spread awareness and raise funds to fight multiple sclerosis.

The event will take place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Brunswick Zone in North Olmsted.

Everyone is invited to attend and anyone who wants to help, either by donating money or by donating goods, can contact Cierra Rivas at or call (440) 320-9484.

World War I talk and food drive fundraiser
The Black River Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Rosebud Party Center on Oberlin Avenue.

Matt Weisman will be giving a talk on World War I Lakers built in Lorain.

The Historical Society is asking members and non-members to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for people in need during the holiday season.

Food items may also be brought to the Moore House Museum, 309 W. Fifth St., Lorain, from Monday until Dec. 15. Food donations will be given to Lorain Cooperative Ministries.

For more information, contact the Black River Historical Society at (440) 245-2563 or go online at

Camcorder bought for local soldier
The Residents of Anchor Lodge Retirement Village, located at 3756 W. Erie Ave. in Lorain raised more than $300 to purchase a camcorder for Matthew Drew, who is currently in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Air Force.

The camcorder will enable Drew to record messages and send them to family during the upcoming holidays. He has a wife and three children.

Drew was born and raised in Lorain and graduated from Elyria Catholic in 1993. He attended the College of Wooster for two years.

His grandmother, Dorothy Drew, was invited to lunch at Anchor Lodge on Nov. 7 to accept the donation.

Anchor Lodge mailed the camcorder to Drew shortly after.

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