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Fundraiser listings for Oct. 15, 2012



Lorain Democratic Women Tureen Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rosewood Hall, 4493 Oberlin Ave., Lorain. $10 donation.

Turkey and dressing supper, 5 p.m. Wednesday at Rochester United Methodist Church, 201 S. State St., Rochester. Adult meals are $9, children 6 to 12 are $3, and under 6 eat free. Takeout available.

L’Amour du Vin premier wine and food event, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Avon Oaks Country Club, 32300 Detroit Road, Avon. General admission tickets are $60, VIP tickets are $90. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (216) 285-2822. Benefits the Arthritis Foundation.

Chicken paprikash dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 523 E. Broad St., Elyria. Meal is $8 for adults or two for $15, $4 for children 4 to 12, and free for children 3 and under. Carryout available.

New Life Wesleyan Church spaghetti dinner & silent auction, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Ministry Center, 11149 West River Road, Columbia Station. Advance tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 3 to 12. Tickets at the door will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 3 to 12. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church office at (440) 236-8600. Proceeds benefit the Columbia Food Bank, His Banquet Table and Christmas gifts for Columbia families.

Youth Football Dinner-First Class Eagles, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1140 West River Road, Elyria. Tickets are $15 per person or two for $25. Adults-only event. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert, pop and/or beer. Raffles, sports memorabilia/tickets, restaurant gift certificates, spa gift certificates and more. For more information, call Amy at (440) 669-5618.

Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Pittsfield Community Church, corner of state routes 58 and 303, Pittsfield. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and free for 5 and under. Carryout available at 4:30 p.m.

Country breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at VFW Post 1079, 500 S. Abbe Road, Elyria. Adult tickets are $5 and children under 5 are free. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.

Octoberfest dinner, noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 582 Church St., Amherst. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12. Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling (440) 988-4965 by Friday. All proceeds benefit the improvement fund in memory of Roland and Beverly Brady.

Wakeman Caring Community meatloaf dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Hall, 46 E. Main St., Wakeman. Catered by Sterk’s Catering. Dinner is $9 for adults, $5 for children 4 to 12, and free for 3 and under, which includes meatloaf, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, applesauce, a beverage and dessert.

Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 8 all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at VFW Post 9520, 1439 S. Carpenter Road, Brunswick. Advance tickets are $7; at the door is $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 to14, and free for 11 and under. Carryout available for $7. For more information, call Dave at (330) 241-5214. Proceeds benefit veterans and active-duty personnel in the Medina County area.

Blue Jeans BBQ, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at VFW, 500 S. Abbe Road, Elyria. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, which includes BBQ ribs and chicken by Big Dog Catering, desserts and two beverages (beer, wine, pop). Music, 50/50 raffle and cash bar will be available. For tickets or table sponsorship, call the Mayor’s Office at (440) 326-1402. All proceeds will go to the Elyria Police Auxiliary fund for uniforms and equipment.

Roast beef dinner, serving times at 4:30, 5:45 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children 8 to 12, $5 for 4 to 7, and free for 3 and under. Reservations are required. Tickets available Sunday mornings in Fellowship Hall or call (440) 327-8753.

The Purple Project, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Wood and Wine, 38790 Chester Road, Avon. Live music, pizzas and pastas, and fine wine. Tickets are limited. For tickets, sponsorship or to donate an auction item, call Gretchen at (440) 670-1668 or email Proceeds benefit Genesis House Domestic Violence Shelter.

Pancake breakfast, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at Holy Trinity School Gym, 2610 Nagel Road, Avon. Breakfast is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children 3 to 10, which includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, two sausage links, coffee or tea, and your choice of milk. Boy Scout popcorn, Baker’s Square Sweet Returns pie cards and pre-sale of holiday wreaths also will be available. For more information, visit or call Pat at (440) 322-2640.

Murder mystery dinner theater, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at LaPorte United Methodist Church, 2071 Grafton Road, Elyria. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a Swiss steak dinner with all the fixings, including dessert. Proceeds benefit an upcoming mission trip to southern Ohio. For tickets, call (440) 458-5717.

Pioneers girls soccer steak fry, 5 p.m. Nov. 3 at Polish Club, 1501 Middle Ave., Elyria. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes steak, potato, salad, rolls, dessert, and beer and soda. Prizes and raffles also will be available. Tickets available from any girls soccer player, at the Elyria High School Athletic Office or by calling Venera at (440) 759-1772.

Political events

Mike Musto fundraiser, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hall, 31972 Walker Road, Avon Lake. $25 donation. Brats, kraut and beer. Musto is a Republican candidate for Lorain County commissioner. For more information, call Bill at (440) 506-0923.

Craft shows/miscellaneous

Kickin’ It for Cancer kickball tournament, 8:30 a.m. Saturday at West Park, 1200 Foster Ave., Elyria. Tournament is co-ed and open to all ages. You must have your own team. There is a minimum of 10 players per team, and at least three players must be female. Cost is $10 per player. Deadline to enter a team is Wednesday. For more information, call Wendy at (440) 366-6025.

Fall barn tour and open house, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at A.C.E. (Another Chance Equine Rescue), 17332 Avon Belden Road, Grafton (Shamrock Stables). Horse rides, horse swimming demo, hay rides, junior bake sale, 50/50 raffle and more. A.C.E. is a 501(c)(3) horse rescue that offers refuge to former racing horses and horses that were abused and neglected.

Craft show, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at New Haven Baptist Church, 5290 French Creek Road, Sheffield. Free admission, door prizes and food available.

Craft bazaar and food fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Amherst Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 396 Park Ave., Amherst.

Craft and gift sale, November 3 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1140 West River Road, Elyria. Crafters wanted, table rental is $25 (with/without electricity). For more information, call Chris at (440) 324-4070.


Pumpkin roll and chocolate roll sale, full-size, handmade rolls for $10. Orders being taken for Thanksgiving and Christmas. To order, call Barb at (440) 322-2349. Sponsored by Pilgrim United Church of Christ.

Magyar United Church of Christ Dorcas Guild Hungarian cookbooks, $8 ($10 for mail orders). Call (440) 789-5584 or (440) 323-1221.

VFW Post 1079 dinners, home-cooked dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and fish fry Fridays at 500 S. Abbe Road, Elyria. The public is welcome.

Gently used summer clothes collection, Family Promises of Lorain County is collecting sizes 12 months to 5T and children’s riding toys. For more information, call Lois at (440) 284-0494.

Oberlin Senior Center cookbook, “Sharing Our Friendships & Recipes,” a collection of more than 150 family, potluck and treasured favorites. Cookbooks are $10 and are available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday at 90 E. College St., Oberlin. For more information, call (440) 775-1504.

Avon Garden Club, 2739 Center Road, Avon, is designing and installing a new garden at Miller Nature Preserve. A 4”-by-4” brick paver with three lines of text is $50; an 8”-by-8” paver is $100. Purchase is tax deductible. Make checks payable to Avon Garden Club, P.O. Box 111, Avon, OH 44011.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1783 Moore Road, Avon. Doors open 5 p.m. Door prizes, hot food, $1,000 jackpot. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 3269.

Elyria veterans brick paver program, the final phase of the brick paver program is under way at the Elyria Veterans Memorial in Ely Square. All veterans welcome. Bricks are $45; call Bob at (440) 322-0624 for an application.

“All Dolled Up for Tea,” a set of four vintage doll notecards available for $5. Proceeds help with restoration of the Garford family dolls and others donated to The Hickories Museum. The cards follow the theme of this year’s Lorain County Historical Society Valentine Tea. To purchase, call the Lorain County Historical Society at (440) 322-3341.

Lorain County Medical Society’s fundraiser video, “Out of the White Coat,” $10 per video. To buy, call (440) 934-6825. Doctors performing are Roger Baldoza, Alexander Boye-Doe, Carmen Hansford, Anne Jacobs, Rodney Lynk, Judith Maher, Norberto Marfori, Dvora Nelson, Sastry Panchagnula, Renato Querubin, Craig Recko, Okja Seo, Jwail Seo and Mario Sertich. Proceeds benefit medical educational programs.

“Tried and True” cookbook, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 12. Cookbooks are $10 each. For more information, call Shirley at (440) 458-6335.

General Mills Box Tops and Campbell’s UPC codes, for Ely School. Box Tops and UPCs (not front labels) needed for Ely School. Labels and Box Tops can be dropped off at or mailed to the school, 312 Gulf Road, Elyria. Proceeds will buy materials for the Media Center, which benefits the whole school.

Ongoing cookbook and cabbage roll sale, St. Jude Church A&R Society. Cabbage rolls are $11 a dozen uncooked or $12 per dozen cooked. Cookbook has 350 recipes and is $10. For more information or to order, call Carole at (440) 320-4441 or Jean at (440) 365-7971.

Flag poles, Elyria Evening Lions Club offers flag poles installed with a flag. Two sizes: 20-foot adjustable for $245. Price includes installation and flag. Proceeds go toward scholarships. For more information, call (440) 667-9772.

Eyeglass recycling, Elyria Evening Lions Club offers several locations for eyeglass recycling. Elyria drop-off locations for eyeglasses are: Coffman Optical, 1027 E. Broad St.; Cleveland Clinic, 833 E. Broad St.; Dr. Dostal, East Avenue; First Place Bank, 200 Middle Ave.; Lorain National Bank, Cleveland Street; Moose Lodge, Ternes Avenue; and Lang Optical, 280 S. Logan St.

Shirts and caps, the Elyria Schools Friends & Alumni Association is selling stitched T-shirts, golf shirts, sweatshirts and baseball caps in the school colors with Elyria High Pioneers and “Petey Pioneer” or Elyria West Wolverines with “Wolverine Paw.” Also available are EHS Washington Building keepsake ornaments. To purchase, call Ed or Carol Haywood at (440) 322-3256. All profits go toward scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Cookbook sale, First Baptist Christian School of Elyria. Book is $10 and includes 300 recipes. For more information, call Kirsten at (440) 458-5185. Proceeds benefit student athletes and scholarship fund.

Fundraisers are published Mondays. To have your event included, please send complete information including date, time of event, and location and phone number for contact person. Items must arrive seven days prior to publication and will run for three weeks. Political submissions will run for one week. Send to: Fundraisers, The Chronicle-Telegram, c/o Donna Ponczocha, P.O. Box 4010, Elyria, OH 44036, or email

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