Fayette events 10.29.08

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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    NICE WORK—A spider remains at the center of a web, awaiting visitors, during a moist morning last month. The was built in front of Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.
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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.