With the weather the way it has been

Laura Nethken Published:

With the weather the way it has been this winter, I would like to take a moment and thank the road crews from Atwater and Randolph for the excellent job that has been done this year.

Bill Camp and Tim Whittlesey take care of the roads in Atwater, while Larry Klodt and Tim Pfile move snow in Randolph. I had the chance to help Randolphs road crew on Presidents Day plow some snow and it is quite a challenge.

Everyone needs to be aware that is rare that a snow plow hits a mail or paper box. The weight of wet snow will do a job on a weakly installed box. Check yours this summer and make sure it is ready for next winter.

Thanks, guys, for keeping us moving in the winter.

The Waterloo Band Boosters will be holding their seventh annual fund-raiser auction April 5 at Waterloo High School. The doors will open at 3 p.m. and the bidding starts at 4 p.m.

This is a huge undertaking. Your help is needed to make this event a success. Check the attic, basement and garage for new or slightly used items that could go in the auction. Baked goods are also needed for the bake sale portion of the auction.

Pick-up is available for larger items and tax deductible donation letters will be sent for tax purposes.

Money generated from this event will go toward current and future needs of the band, to purchase needed uniforms, replace and repair instruments, and purchase additional band equipment. It will benefit the future band members, as well as current band members.

For more information about this great fund-raiser, call John Roebke (band director) at (330) 947-2124, Ginger Markham at (330) 947-3483, Tina Rice at (330) 325-0031 or Jackie Kovacich at (330) 947-3626.

This fund-raiser takes a lot of effort from all those involved. Many parents and others have traditionally made this event a great way to help support the band and get rid of some of your unused items.

The Waterloo Band is also hard at work. The Middle School Winter Band Concert is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the middle school.

The High School Winter Band Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. These concerts are well attended and also a great night of entertainment.

Anyone interested in getting involved with the band is welcome to attend one of their meetings. Band Boosters meeting is the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the high school band room.

The Friends of the Randolph Library invite all library lovers to come to their pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. March 13 at the Randolph Community Center, located at 1639 S.R. in Randolph.

Come join the Friends, just bring your favorite dish. The Friends will supply the place setting, beverages and dessert.

The Friends are looking for new members and applications will be available at the dinner. Yearly membership is $5 for individuals and $10 for the family. This organization supports the library programs by having various activities throughout the year. The Friends are looking forward to seeing you.

On March 11 and 18, the Friends of Randolph Library are proud to sponsor a two-part quilt block study program. Participants will learn to master the 45-degree and 60-degree set-in seam while learning a speed method in piecing two traditional patterns the Attic Window and Tumbling Blocks. Students will also be taught a beginning curved-seam block, Apple Core. Class will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Randolph Community Center directly behind the library. Class fee is $6.50 and is due upon registration. Students will receive a supply list when fees are paid.

Call the library at (330) 325-7003 for more information. All proceeds benefit childrens programming at the library.

An interesting fact about the quilting and craft classes is that so far just this year, they have raised about $400 for childrens programming. These classes are taught by Randolph resident Vanessa Mitchell.

The Friends of the Randolph Library would like to thank Vanessa for all the great work.

Congratulations to the three finalists in the Waterloo Middle School Spelling Bee. Brittany Brannon won first place, Sara Southwick won second place and Nick Woodliff came in third.

Keep up the good work.

The Atwater Christian School is holding its annual dinner and auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, located at 6498 Waterloo Road. The dinner consists of roast beef with all the trimmings. Then after the dinner a silent auction will be held. For more information on donating or tickets, call the school at (330) 947-2452.

Help support the school and have a great evening.

Wow! Here is a sure indication that spring is on its way. The Lenten Fish Fry at St. Joseph Church in Randolph begins this Friday and continues on Fridays through April 11 at 5 p.m. in the St. Joseph School Hall.

This dinner is always a great meal. It can be attributed to the organizers of this dinner. Everyone is welcome.

Well, I got some feedback last Monday about this column not being run. First of all, I appreciate the interest in this column and would like to thank all those readers who make it so fun to write.

In the future, this column will be run every other Monday in the usual spot. That means that I will have to be on the ball and report on upcoming events earlier and you will have to let me know about them earlier.

That is the only change. I have fun reporting on Atwater and Randolph people and events. I hope to keep doing this for quite a while. It has given me the chance to meet and talk to people that I wouldnt have otherwise.

Thank you to all my readers.

E-mail: DKolasky@aol.com

Phone: (330) 947-2345

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