Fayette events 10.29.08

Written by David Green.

DONKEY BASKETBALL—Fayette High School’s Parent Support Group is bringing donkey basketball back to town for a fund-raiser Nov. 6. The game will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

Proceeds from the game will be used to support the After-Prom event in the spring.

Junior class students and parents will ride donkeys, along with school staff members, alumni and other community members.

Tickets are available for $6 before the event at $8 at the door. Call 419/237-2556 or 237-2734 to obtain a ticket.

ELECTION DAY DINNER—It just wouldn’t be Election Day in Fayette without the annual meal served by the Women’s Ministries of the Fayette Christian Church.

The women’s group has served meals for years, said member Paulette Potts, to encourage voters to go to the polls and to raise money for various charitable projects.

Ham loaf or turkey is served, along with a variety of other menu items. Carryout meals are available by calling 419/237-2611, beginning at 11 a.m. when the doors open.

“It’s a wonderful meal, a great value and good conversation,” Potts said. “Besides, all the money goes to providing assistance in the community.”

FEATHER PARTY—Attention Bingo fans: This is your big weekend in Fayette.

The Gorham-Fayette Fire Department has scheduled its annual Feather Party in the high school gymnasium, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Bingo starting at 6 p.m.

Turkeys will be given away, along with door prizes, a 50/50 drawing and raffles.

Guests can purchase one ticket to allow unlimited Bingo games or they can pay for individual games. The final “coverall” game is not included in the unlimited ticket.

BLOODMOBILE—A Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fayette Church of the Nazarene, located at 511 S. Fayette St. in Fayette.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and provide a valid photo ID upon donation.

Blood collected from areas donors supports  patient services at 23 Northwest Ohio hospitals.

For information about donating blood, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-448-3543 or visit givebloodtoday.org.

  • Homecoming Court
    HOMECOMING—One senior candidate will be chosen Morenci’s fall homecoming queen during half-time ceremonies Friday at the football field. In the back row are seniors Mikayla Price, who will be escorted by Mason Vaughn; Madison Bachman, escorted by Kiegan Merillat, and Mikayla Reinke, escorted by Griffin Grieder. Senior Ariana Roseman is absent from the photo. Her escort is Garrett Smith. In the front is sophomore Abbie White, who will be escorted by Ryder Price; junior Madysen Schmitz, escorted by Harley McCaskey and freshman Madison Keller, escorted by Jarett Cook.
  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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