The Avon-Avon Lake varsity football game this Friday has become more than just a football tradition.
Those heading out see the matchup between the Eagles and the Shoremen, marking the kickoff to the high school football season, can catch some great pre-game eats as well. Looking for parking? Take a shuttle from Bleser Park.
The will again host a tailgate party from 5:30 - 7 p.m. near the main entrance to the stadium. Kiwanis Vice President Dorothy Henderson helped bring back the popular event.
“I followed the tradition that (fellow Kiwanian) Chuck Leopold was responsible for-so I offered to bring it back in since I heard that people enjoyed going to it,” Henderson said.
The tailgate will feature brats, chips, drink, cookie and peanuts. Tickets are $6, with proceeds funding the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund.
Tickets for the tailgate can be purchased now through Kiwanis members or at the event (look for the Kiwanis banner). Henderson’s husband, Russ Henderson, also a Kiwanian, will be carrying an event sign before the game.
This annual friendly rivalry between Avon and Avon Lake benefits those in need in both cities. If you’re heading to the game make sure you bring non-perishable item(s) or a donation for Community Resource Services (CRS). Look for Avon and Avon Lake trucks outside Memorial Stadium starting at 6 p.m. to help your city with the SOUPer Bowl.
A trophy will be awarded to the community with the heaviest truck. Items most needed are peanut butter, cereal, canned meats and fruits, paper products. Non-perishable items only and please, no expired food products. Monetary contributions also accepted (each $1 contributed will be counted as 5 pounds.) For more information call Pam at 440-933-5639.
Items donated will go directly to CRS.
Shuttle to the game
will be providing a shuttle bus for three home varsity football games for the 2012 including Opening Day, Aug. 24. The shuttle service runs from Park vehicles at Bleser Park and the parking lots and a bus will pick you up and drop you off at the north parking lot at the high school. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes from 5:30 p.m. until ½ hour after the end of the football game. Pick up after the games will be from the high school north parking lot taking you back to Bleser and the pool parking lots.
Shuttles will also run for Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 5 and Senior Parents Night on Friday, Oct. 26.