Friday, December 23, 2011
Heading to Giant Eagle? Bring a few bucks to make this a more-awesome-than-ever Christmas season for CRS and the Salvation Army.
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Friday, December 23, 2011
Avon Lake Patch editor Lori E. Switaj and fellow Kiwanian Dave Rickey ring the bell for Community Resource Services and the Salvation Army this past week. Switaj, who was inducted as Avon Lake Kiwanis first female president in October, reported shoppers at Giant Eagle, where the Avon Lake red kettle is located, were being generous this year. Member of CRS, the Kiwanis Club and the high school's Key Club helped "ring the bell" this year. The campaign kicked off on Nov. 15. Donations to the kettle remain in Avon and Avon Lake. In Avon Lake, the Kiwanis Club partners with Community Resource Services (CRS) and the Salvation Army, ringing the bell each Christmas, encouraging shoppers to drop a donation into a one of the well-known red kettles. …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
History of the kettle dates back to 1891
Avon Lake Kiwanis 2nd Vice President Dorothy Henderson rings the Salvation Army Bell at Avon Lake's Giant Eagle this past weekend, helping continue a tradition that dates back more than 120 years. Bells started ringing Nov. 15 in Greater Cleveland, when the Browns helped kick off a citywide effort. In Avon Lake, the Kiwanis Club partners with Community Resource Services and the Salvation Army, ringing the bell each Christmas, encouraging shoppers to drop a donation into a one of the well-known red kettles. Henderson, along with other local volunteers, are continuing the now-iconic tradition that started in the 1800s. According to the Salvation Army website, in 1891, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was distraught because so many poor …
Monday, May 23, 2011
We found volunteers stepping up and helping out on May 21, Lorain County Pride Day.
Plenty of volunteers took advantage of beautiful weather on May 21 to help clean up parks and public areas as part of Lorain County Pride Day. Numerous groups helped out. The Avon Lake Garden Club worked at Point Park, and the herb garden at the Peter Miller House, the gazebo at Miller Road Park and the wildflower garden at Miller Road Park. The Key Club helped out at the Peter Miller House, Lubrizol cleaned up Powdermaker Ditch, the American Legion tidied Walker Road and the Environmental Affairs Advisory Board tended to Bicentennial Park and Veterans Memorial Park. The Avon Lake Democrats and Greg Zilka assisted residents and the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club assisted at Safety Town and The Peter Miller House. Kids in the Community cleaned up …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
He was a past president of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club.
David Manwell Jr. began selling cars at Scoggin Ford in Avon Lake well over 40 years ago. In 1971, he and fellow salesman Harry Lloyd purchased the dealership and dubbed it Lloyd-Manwell Ford. Manwell, who died Jan. 15 at age 86, sold his interest in the business to Lloyd and retired in 1989. The dealership is now Kowalski Ford. The lifelong Lorain resident also had served as president of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club and belonged to the Avon Lake Business Association. Manwell volunteered at Our Lady of the Wayside Curiosity Shop for many years. He cleaned and repaired items donated by the public, so they could be resold. Proceeds went to the Wayside home for developmentally disabled children in Avon. He was born Sept. 19, 1924 in Lorain…