The fourth annual Friends of the Schools banquet

Cecil Giltz Published:

The fourth annual Friends of the Schools banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Bertram Inn. Sponsored by the Aurora Schools Foundation, this years event will honor Barb Kudley and Al Zimmerman. The evening will include dinner and entertainment provided by the Aurora High School Jazz Band, the Ensemble Show Choir, and the school orchestra.School Superintendent Jerry Brodsky will serve as master of ceremonies for the evening, while Peter Gordon, David Hettinger, Sara Schmader and Pete Zimmerman will serve as the roasters. There will be dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight, with music provided by the Essence Band. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling Betsy Tomasko at (330) 562-7277 or Linda Allenspach at (440) 543-8648.

The Aurora Womens Club will meet at 7:15 p.m. March 11 in the community room at the Smythe Cramer Co. All local women are welcome to attend.

The Aurora Study Clubs March meeting will be held at 1 p.m. March 19 in fellowship hall at the Church in Aurora.Mary Lyn Griff will discuss Our Trip to the Olympics, after which refreshments prepared by club members will be served. Call Tanya Shively at (330) 562-6261 for additional information.

The Aurora Seniors will travel to the Greektown Casino in Detroit, leaving at 7 a.m. and returning to Aurora at about 8 p.m. Friday.The cost of the bus trip is $17 and reservations can be made by calling Patty Harrington at (330) 995-9148.

On April 2, the group will travel to the Carousel Dinner Theatre to see The Music Man. Call Patty for additional information about this trip.

Congratulations to Libby Dudas, a registered nurse, who was recently honored for her 33 years of service at Anna Maria of Aurora. She was recognized for this achievement at the organizations recent annual awards dinner.

Congratulations to the members of Cub Scout Pack No. 3265, who participated in the annual Pinewood Derby competition at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. About 70 boys and adults took part in the Derby, with Collin Dall, Jonathan Angus and Rob Cooke taking first, second and third places, respectively. Den winners were Cory Adamic, Sean Cooke, Thomas Foster, Michael Hansel, Christian Jeric, Sam Nowak, Zachary Wells and Trevor Wendel.

Many other awards were also made. Andrew Badalamenti was recognized for best use of color, while Marshall Browns car was most futuristic. Kevin Calabrese won for best detail work; Dylan Cronin had the best use of stickers. Alexander Kall had the most patriotic theme; Conor OCallaghan was recognized for his use of animals; Danny Rose had the most creative paint job and David Ritz the shiniest finish. Most natural went to Joshua Sirk, while Nicholas Stafford won for best shape/cut. Congratulations to all of the competitors.

Congratulations to Devin Timberlake, who recently placed ninth out of 139 competitors in the written portion of the 20th annual Akron MathCounts competition.As a result, Devin will participate at the state competition in Columbus on Saturday. Devins teammates were Mike Altman, Aubrey Boswell and Dylan Timberlake. Lauren McMahon, who teaches at Harmon Middle School, is the teams coach.

MathCounts is a national program which boosts the levels of math achievement and is designed to prepare students for science and engineering careers.Locally, the program is sponsored by several professional organizations.

Best wishes to all readers for a safe and happy St. Patricks Day.

For Aurora news, call Nancy Kuepper at (330) 995-5354.

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