Talk about a fun trip John and

Donna Alexander Published:

Talk about a fun trip John and Claudia Green went to Cadillac, Mich., for a Ride In, sponsored by the Ohio State Snowmobile Association. They were there for three days. On their way, they took a side trip to Cabelas in Dundee, Mich., and to Frankenmuth to shop at Bronners, the Christmas store.

Cadillac has many businesses that cater to snowmobilers. They could take the sled to gas stations and restaurants. The highlight of the trip was an eight-hour tour that took them into the Manistee National Forest. The scenery was beautiful. The groomed trails were in great shape with eight to nine inches of base and five inches of fresh powder. Claudia said the guided tour was about 90 miles long and it snowed gently during the entire ride. They had lunch at Coyote Crossing, which is a lodge in the middle of the forest. The guides were from a local snowmobile group and they really knew where the fun trails were.

Nine members of the Ravenna High School class of 1950 and three spouses held a mini reunion near Fort Myers, Fla., recently. Pat (Baker) and Ed Clapp of Sun City Center, Fla., welcomed everyone to their home before having lunch at Sun City Country Club.

Dorothy (Bender) and Robert Blakey drove up from Punta Gorda, Fla., Marilyn (Reed) and Dal Hardesty, Ron and Jean (Culler) Hartley, Laura (Sapp) Hammond and Cal Lohr then finished a fun day at the home of Clay and Joyce Dietrich for picture taking, looking at albums and more visiting. Laura Hammond e-mailed pictures to us and wished more classmates could have been there.

Ron and Jean Hartley celebrated Ron and daughter, Lindas, birthdays recently. Linda and daughter, Johanna, flew in from Dayton for the party.

Linda, by the way, has been approved for full professorship at the University of Dayton where she has taught for the past 12 years. The University of Dayton is Ohios largest private school and Linda coordinates the music education department there. In 2001, she was named Teacher of the Year and just recently completed a lengthy process to create a masters degree program in music education. She also directs the New Horizons Band, an over 50 group with branches all over the country. Both Ron and Jean are members of the band.

Ron and Jean were in church last Sunday and when they got up to shake hands with the people behind them there were Margie and Lee Hope and Bettie Barss, former Ravenna residents spending time in the sunshine state. Talk about being surprised. They went to lunch together and got caught up on all the latest news from their Ohio friends.

I ran into Sally and Bill Lentz at the Elks Club reverse raffle and Sally was telling me about her latest venture. (This was just before Bill won the 50/50 drawing.) She has organized the Summer SOULSTice for Women and bills it as, The most creative four days under the sun! June 19 to 22, at Alfred University, Alfred, New York.

On the information card it says, A creativity weekend for women, where women share and develop their creative and artistic talents. From photography and painting to learning Healing Touch to writing a poem about the whole wide wonderful weekend! You will find all the information including location/directions: registration/payment forms at: www.Big Wits.com. Shes doing all the advertising on the Internet and says so far it looks like a big success. I bet shed be glad to give you details Give her a call.

For Ravenna news, call Gerry Lewis at (330) 325-3119.

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