Around Waterloo by Dan Kolasky

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The Randolph Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Randolph Community Center.

The Friends of the Library are looking for donations of books for the sale. Any donations may be dropped off at the Randolph Branch of the Portage County District Library. They would like to thank all in advance for your support.

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At the January meeting of the Atwater Lions Club, Jim Gay was presented with a 50-year Chevron and a certificate by Vice District Gov. Tom Zickefoose.

Jim has been the grand marshal in the Atwater Memorial Day Parade and he as served as treasurer, vice president and president in the Atwater Lions Club.

Jim is the only member who has ever received the Atwater Lion of The Year Award two times. Currently, Jim serves as a director.

Thank you, Jim, for your service to the Atwater community.

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St. Joseph School and Church on Waterloo Road in Randolph will be offering weekly Lenten fish fry dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday through March 22. Prices range from $5 to $10; there are a variety of menu items including baked and fried fish, shrimp and macaroni and cheese. All meals come with a choice of two sides, bread and butter, beverage, homemade dessert and choice of coleslaw or applesauce. Fish sandwiches and one choice of side can also be purchased. Carry-out is available.

This is an annual event and a great meal.

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Waterloo Kindergarten Parent Organization (KPO) of Waterloo Local Schools in Atwater is stepping outside the normal fundraising box and they are bringing the Harlem Wizards right to our Waterloo Viking Court at 6:30 p.m. March 20 to play the Viking staff and community members.

Often the Wizards are compared with the Globetrotters by people who have not taken in a Wizards show.

Todd Davis, Wizards president, said, "While the Globetrotters are quite well known and many consider them synonymous with show basketball, they do not deliver the kind of connection, feeling, fun, community and excitement that the Wizards do. The Wizard experience is unique in the world. Many fans tell us that the Wizards show is beyond comparison."

The night is expected to be nothing but fun, theatrical, exciting and spectacular and the gym will reverberate with oohs and aahs, laughter, enthusiasm, smiles, Viking Spirit and much, much more.

All funds raised go right back to the Waterloo KPO. Each year, the Waterloo KPO welcomes about 90 new kindergarten students to our kindergarten through 12th-grade Waterloo campus. They believe that these young minds deserve a very warm welcome so they hold special events for them throughout the year and take care of all the costs associated with the events. Following are just a few of the things they did and/or have planned for this 2012-13 school year:

1. Father/Daughter Dance for kindergarten through fifth grade

2. All kindergartners received a Waterloo Vikings T-shirt during the first week of school

3. At Halloween, all 90 students received their very own pumpkin with decorations for them to create their own jack-o'-lantern

4. At Christmas, they brought Santa Claus into their classrooms with special treats

5. Each year at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas they donate to local families in need

6. Host an annual week-long Safety Land

7. Provide annual supplies for the kindergarten teachers

Pre-sale tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, call Marsha Landin, Waterloo KPO president, at 330-571-4195, Becky Myers at 330-257-2296 or Shawn Renee Miller at 330-904-0262.

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Polly Moss of Randolph, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America certified group fitness instructor, will be holding a Walk Live program at the Waterloo High School gymnasium from 7 to 8 p.m. starting on Thursday.

Walk Live is the live version of Leslie Sansone's indoor aerobic walking exercise program which has been helping people get fit for more than 25 years. In a Walk Live class, you may walk one, two or three or more miles, indoors and in a group setting, to a pace set by music. With a foundation of just four basic steps, you get a heart-pumping, calorie-torching aerobic workout. You will utilize all muscles in the body by incorporating simple arm movements for a more intense workout.

For more information, call Polly Moss at 330-936-2575.

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Email: DKolasky@aol.com

Phone: 330-947-2345

Jim Gay receives a 50-Year Monarch Chevron from Tom Zickefoose, Lions vice district governor.

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