Friday, October 5, 2012
Hundreds dine on all-you-can-eat pizza while students hold a rally.
Avon Lake Homecoming, traditionally the city's biggest weekend, kicked off Oct. 4, with a pizza bake off and bonfire. Hundreds turned out for the Rotary pizza bake off, which was followed by a bonfire in the south lot at the high school. Under the watchful eyes of the Avon Lake Fire Department, a healthy bonfire roared as three football players tossed a life-sized effigy doll adorned with a Westlake Demons t-shirt, horns and devil's beard, into the fire. Were you there? Check out our photos from the evening in the Gallery. And click here for the full schedule of Homecoming weekend events.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Busloads and truckloads of students toss candy to eager kids along route. Football tonight!
On an overcast Thursday evening, Avon High School staged its homecoming parade with the requisite firetruck sirens, convertible top cars, truckloads and busloads of students tossing candy to bystanders, some floats and, of course, the marching band. The parade was short and sweet – there was the junior vs. senior girls powder puff football game to be settled, after all. Homecoming continues today for the 3-1 Eagles with the big game vs. the Bay Rockets. Then on Saturday there's the Homecoming Cirque de Avon Dance, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $15. Meanwhile, the Avon Lake Shoremen(3-1) play Midpark this evening at home.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Graduates welcome to stop at Oct. 5 party at Sweetbriar.
What started as putting on a get-together for Avon Lake Homecoming is turning into a significant gathering with the announcement of a “megareunion” Friday, Oct. 5 for Avon Lake High School graduates. The idea started when 1967 graduate Phil Kempthorne came into town and met up with Tony Tomanek, a 1968 ALHS grad. They talked about getting people together for the city annual Homecoming, the weekend of Oct. 5 and soon David Blakeslee, '70, jumped in to the fray to help organize. "It's more of a school mate reunion," he said. "Tony and Phil were the driving force." The initial plan of a reunion for only four years quickly expanded. "We got something up on Facebook, first talking about the classes of 1966 - 1970," Blakeslee said. The idea was …
Parade is Thursday, big game vs. Bay is Friday.
Avon High School's homecoming celebration is already in gear. All the cool kids will be sporting leg warmers, biker shorts and headbands for '80s Workout Attire Day on Wednesday. The Homecoming Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school. The parade will travel down Detroit Road to Avon Middle School on Stoney Ridge. A pep rally will take place after the parade followed by a junior vs. senior girls Powder Puff Football game at the stadium. The homecoming game vs. The Bay Rockets is Friday. The homecoming kind and queen will be crowned before the game. This year's court consists of freshmen Garett Choat and Melissa Kollman; sophomores Jacob Kules and Hannah Eisman; juniors Ryan Steinmetz and Megan Harris; and seniors Mark …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Additional safety measures being taken.
Any group or organization participating in this year’s Sept. 20 Avon Homecoming parade must have one adult representative attend a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Avon High School auditorium. “During this meeting, logistics regarding the parade line up, parking, parade marshals, pick up at the Middle School, candy, etc will be discussed,” a letter issued by Avon High School Principal Kristina Dobos-Buller said. The memo said due to increased participation, additional safety measures and planning were necessary. Groups and organizations must have four adult volunteers to act as parade marshals during the parade. School officials are only permitting “safe candy” this year. Candy with sticks (lollipops, etc.) will not be allowed…
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Hundreds turn out for all-you-can-eat pizzafest Sept. 29
Hundreds of pizza lovers showed up to the 2011 Avon/Avon Lake Rotary Pizza Bake Off and no one left hungry. Coleone’s Pizza, Cici’s Pizza, Romeo’s. Doughboy’s Pizza, Domino’s, Marco’s and Donato’s Pizza participated, vying for "Best Pizza" awards. The Lorain County JVS culinary students prepared and served dessert pizza again this year. Romeo's Pizzs was the winner of the People's Choice in an upset, Coleone's earned Best Specialty pizza honors and Doughboy's "Best Pepperoni" pizza. Check our gallery to see if our cameras found you at the bakeoff.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Hungry? Don't miss the bi-annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, a favorite Homecoming tradition.
Feed your craving for delicious pancakes and beef up the Avon Lake Kiwanis college scholarship fund. The Avon Lake Kiwanis Homecoming weekend pancake breakfast is Oct. 2, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Commons area of Avon Lake High School. Kiwanis President Zachary Arnold said the semi-annual event, also held on Palm Sunday, is a 50-year-old tradition in the community. “It’s a great event for friends and family,” he said. “We usually end up serving over 1,200 people.” Arnold said the breakfast is Kiwanis’ largest fund raiser and some of the funds generated are used for college scholarships for Avon Lake students. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door for adults and $2 for children five to 12 years of age. Youngsters under 5 years …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Rain can't dampen Eagles' spirit
The Avon High Eagles improved their record to 5-0 (3-0 in the Westshore Conference) with a 27-16 win over Elyria Catholic on Friday night at Avon Stadium. Despite a light rain most of the evening, the Homecoming crowd cheered Avon to victory over the Panthers in their first meeting as conference foes. Were you at the homecoming game? Share your photos here! The Eagle defense was dominating, holding the Elyria Catholic offense to negative yardage rushing while Avon's Ross Douglas carried the ball for 178 yards. The Eagles travel to Rocky River next Friday to battle the Pirates. Game time is 7:00 pm.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Parade and powder puff game start weekend
It's Homecoming Weekend at Avon High, and festivities began with a parade Thursday evening from the high school to Avon Stadium, where a pep rally and powder puff football game between junior and senior girls were held. After a scoreless first half, the class of 2012 hit the field determined to win the game. Using several trick plays, the seniors got two quick scores to put the game out of reach as they shut out the juniors, 21-0. Do you have photos from the parade and pep rally? Share them here!
Lots to do around Avon this weekend!
It's Homecoming Weekend at Avon High School. The homecoming game, with the Eagles hosting Elyria Catholic, is at 7 p.m. Friday at Avon Stadium at Avon Middle School. The homecoming dance is Saturday night at the high school. The annual Avon Lions clambake is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Tom's Country Place. Fall begins on Friday. Get into the spirit at Oktoberfest on Saturday at All Pro Freight Stadium. Get some shopping for the kids done at the Bay Village Early Childhood PTA Fall Children's Resale event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Bay Village Middle School, 27725 Wolf Road, Bay Village. Enjoy family fun such as a cornstalk maze and kids games, and maybe find a new pet at the Cleveland APL adoption event at noon Saturday at Gale's Garden …