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.

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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
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    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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