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Fundraiser listings for the week of May 29, 2013



Elyria Historical Association community fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Bob Evans Restaurant, 503 Griswold Road, Elyria. Present a flier and 15 percent of meal price will be donated to EHA. To print a flier, visit and look under “Events.” Fliers will also be available at the restaurant.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre “Win. Lose or Draw,” Friday, Saturday and May 10 and 11 at Carlisle Visitor Center. LaGrange. Tickets are $30 each or $58 per couple. Group rates available. Call (216) 544-3865.

Chocolate & wine walk, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, 5495 Liberty Ave., Vermilion. $20 per ticket. Present your ticket at the Vermilion Boat Club to get a map of participating businesses and an event wristband. For more information, call (440) 967-4477 or email

Steak or chicken dinner, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at East Oberlin Community Church, 43709 Oberlin-Elyria Road, Oberlin. $20 per person with choice of steak or chicken; baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee, water or punch. For reservations or tickets, call (440) 774-3443. Proceeds benefit a Haiti mission.

Derby Days — A Night at the Races, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at IAV-Post 1, 4567 Oberlin Ave., Lorain. Tickets are $20, which includes buffet-style dinner, soda, beer and water. All proceeds benefit Lorain County-Lorain City Special Olympics. Horses are $20. To purchase tickets or horses, call (440) 282-7189.

Ace Rescue Night at the Races and Kentucky Derby party, 5:30 p.m. Saturday at The 100th Bomb Group Restaurant, 20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland. Tickets are $25, which includes all-you-can-eat pasta, salad, dessert, beverages and keg beer. Cash bar available. For more information, call (216) 323-0051 or visit

Swiss steak supper, 5 to 9 p.m. May 7 at Brighton United Methodist Church, corner of routes 18 and 511, Brighton Township. Meals are $12 for adults, $6 for children 4 to 10, and free for 3 and younger, which includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, apple sauce, coleslaw, rolls, pie and cake, coffee and punch.

Friends of the Lorain County Junior Fair Wine Night, 6 to 11 p.m. May 11 at Matus Winery, 15674 Gore Orphanage Road, Wakeman. Event is 21 and over. Tickets are $25, which includes appetizers, entertainment and a bottle of wine. For more information or tickets, call Brigid at (440) 242-7922 or Brenna at (440) 653-0161.

Hungarian chicken paprikas and cabbage roll dinner, 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 11 at the Magyar United Church of Christ, 6119 West River Road, Elyria. Dinner is $12 per person for all-you-can-eat served buffet-style. Mail prepaid reservations to Magyar UCC, PO Box 905, Elyria. For more information or reservations, call (440) 322-8059, (440) 366-4651 or (440) 323-1221.

Reverse raffle, 6 to 8 p.m. May 11 at St. Joseph Church’s Parish Hall, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. Tickets are $100, which includes two steak dinners, beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee, plus a chance to win up to $10,000. Only 200 tickets will be sold and can be purchased in the Parish Office.

Mother’s Day breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. May 12 at VFW Post 7035, 36950 Mills Road, Avon. Tickets are $5; moms eat free. Scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, orange juice and champagne will be available.

Spaghetti supper, 5 p.m. May 15 at Rochester Methodist Church, state Route 511, Rochester. Adults are $6 and children 12 and younger are $3. Proceeds benefit missions.

Lorain County Celebrities Cook for Pathways event, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 17 at Spitzer Conference Center, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria. Celebrity chefs include Mayor Holly Brinda of Elyria, Hope Moon of LCCC, Bob and Brenda Yost of Yost Constructions, Bud Hagy of Bistro 83, Beth Maiden of Leadership Lorain County, Bill Harper of United Way of Greater Lorain County, and Brad Sale of Avon Oaks Caring Community. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, call (440) 329-7862.

Italian dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. May 18 at Grafton Community Center, Novak Road, Grafton. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for children 4 to 10, which includes pasta dishes, garlic bread, desserts and beverages. Auctions, 50/50 raffle, door prizes, music and games also will be available. For tickets, call Grace Community Church at (440) 458-6612 or Maggie at (440) 225-5310, or purchase at the door. Takeout available.

Craft shows/miscellaneous

VFW craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Post 8686, 577 Harris Road, Sheffield Lake. Admission is free. Handmade items and home-based businesses. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds help support VFW National Children’s Home, food banks and other community needs. Tables are $20; call Debbie at (440) 387-1912 to reserve a table.

Pizzazz Pom & Dance landscaping fundraiser, purchase Kurtz Bros. Inc. mulch or topsoil and help Pizzazz compete at Disney World. Order forms available at under forms/fundraiser. Orders due by May 25.

Giant rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fields UMC, 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville. Saturday is $2 a bag. Lots of clothing, furniture, small appliances, books, children’s games and toys.

Breaking Down Barriers 3, a night of Pro Wrestling presented by Mega Championship Wrestling, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lorain County Community College Fieldhouse, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of event. Tickets available at Keith’s Comics, 394 Broad St., Elyria, or at the door. Concessions available courtesy of Cozzeria Pizza. For more information, call Jeff at (440) 452-9088.

Spring rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at St. John Lutheran Church, 1140 West River Road, Elyria. Lunch will also be available.

Quartermania, 4:30 p.m. May 11 at Wellington Eagles Auxiliary, 631 S. Main St., Wellington. Tickets are $5 at the door. Extra paddles are $1. Food and drink available for purchase. All proceeds donated to A Special Wish Foundation.

Spring rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m. to noon May 18 at Avon United Methodist Church, 37711 Detroit Road, Avon. Fill a bag for $3 on May 18. Soups, baked goods, sandwiches and beverages will be available. Clothing, household items, electronics, books, toys and more.

Children’s resale and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Carlisle Township Town Hall, 11969 LaGrange Road, LaGrange. Gently-used infant and children’s clothing, equipment, toys and more. General admission is $3, cash only. No bills larger than $20 accepted at the door.

Walk & Roll A Thon, registration starts at 9 a.m., walk begins at 9:30 a.m. May 18 at Children’s Developmental Center, 150 Erie Court, Amherst. Participants will raise flat-rate pledges to be turned in the day of the walk. Prizes will be awarded for the top three amounts of money raised. Family Fun Day events will follow the walk. Event will be held rain or shine. Wheelchairs, strollers and wagons are welcome, but bikes, skates and skateboards are not allowed. Call Jenna at (440) 984-2416 for a pledge packet.

Car, truck and motorcycle show, registration 9 a.m., show runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at American Legion Post 12, 393 Ohio St., Elyria. Cost is $10. Dash plaques for the first 100 registrants. Trophies will be awarded along with door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Food and baked goods will be available. There also will be a white elephant sale and a blood drive. For more information, call Lenny at (440) 323-9807. Rain date is June 2.

Fundraisers are published Mondays, as space allows. 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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