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By Angie Reedy Published: June 10, 2017 4:00 AM
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The Immaculate Conception Council No. 1417 of the Knights of Columbus and the Chestnut Grove Arts District will host a Trunk-n-Treasure Sale, an outdoor flea market for vendors to display their wares.

The event will be held at the Immaculate Conception parking lot at 251 W. Spruce Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24, rain or shine.

Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Spaces are $15 each or two for $25 until June 17, when pre-registration ends.

If spaces are still available on the day of the sale, they will be $20 each or two for $30. Vendors/sellers are asked to bring their own tables, chairs and canopies, as rentals are not available.

For more information, contact Michael Reder ar 330-297-0113.

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On May 21, the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Ravenna held a retirement dinner for choir director Mary Lou Vair.

Mary Lou started singing in the church choir in 1953. In June of 1999 when choir director Lisa DeMarco resigned, Mary Lou took the position but said "Only for two months, until you find a new director."

Mary Lou stayed on for 18 years as director.

A special book of memories and a handmade bowl made from pieces from the old church organ were given to her during dinner. Bob Kunst, a choir member, made a collage of photos from the past 18 years, which was framed and presented to her also.

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On May 18, Loretta Marsh wanted to share her birthday with her "McDonald's friends," where she goes for coffee almost every day.

She baked a strawberry cake and at 7 a.m., she marched in to surprise everyone with cake. Her sister, Cisy Raab of Garrettsville, also showed up with two cakes!

Loretta said she had the birthday song sung so many times to her she knows the words by heart -- even people she didn't know sang. One unknown gentleman sang a beautiful solo -- everyone there shared cake and music, and I know, a great time.

Also celebrating the same day was Nancy Wilson, who also shared in the fun and the morning.

Happy birthday, girls!

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Summer is going so fast with so many event happening. You won't want to miss the "Art on Main," to be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 24. This is the second year for this event and those who attended last year are looking forward to this year.

There will be ceramics, jewelry, photos, paintings, music, food and artwork from children around the county.

Also, mark your calendars for the music, food and cruise-in festival on Aug. 18 and 19, hosted by the Immaculate Conception Parish. More information to follow on this.

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The Portage County Historical Society at 6549 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna, will be holding its annual summer open house from 2 to 4 p.m. June 17. Free tours will be conducted and all the outside buildings will be open for viewing, as well as the historical homes.

Highlights will include Custer's Alpacas, Daughters of 1812, Commodore William Wetmore Chapter, talks on the Civil War and tours of the Indian Village.

This is free and open to the public but donations will be accepted.

The society will have light refreshments. Come out and visit the historical society, rain or shine.

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For Ravenna news, call Angie Reedy at 330-297-7228.


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