Senior citizens day to feature luau

  • THE HARRISON County Senior Center will celebrate Senior Citizens day with a Hawaiian luau on May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The center, located at North Main Street in Cadiz, is the center of activity for local seniors.

Expecting a strong turnout, since the celebration will continue into the evening hours with the Friday night music jam from 6-9:30 p.m., the daytime luau will also include an opportunity for seniors to have a free health screening and blood pressure tests through Carriage Inn Home Care of Steubenville. A representative from the Ohio Consumer Counsel will also be on hand.

Organizers said additional information may be obtained by calling the senior center at 740-942-3238.

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A BOOMER’S Bash will be held today at Gables Care Center in Hopedale starting at 1 p.m. with a cruise-in at 2 p.m., a special concert featuring Vinyl Four will be held in the courtyard of the facility.

All activities are open to the public. Bring along your favorite law chair and classic car and enjoy the afternoon.

Concessions will also be available.

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A BENEFIT dinner will be held Sunday at the Bowerston Western Grill hosted by Women at the Well Ministries.

The roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert meal will be served from 4-7 p.m. on May 16.

Tickets may be obtained by calling Pastor Jerralyn Myers at 740-269-1520, Pastor Carol McCartney at 330-342-7961 or Gayle Yosick at 740-269-9042.

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GRADUATING SENIORS at the Belmont-Harrison Vocational School District will be honored at the annual Vocational Certificate Ceremony and Awards Presented on Thursday, May 27 beginning at 7 p.m. in the school.

In addition, the Belmont Career Center will hold its awards presentation on Wednesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Center at Ohio University Eastern.

Scholarships, attendance and outstanding vocational student awards will be presented during the ceremonies.

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HAPPY 50th birthday to Tappan Lake Park!

While celebrating its 50th year, the park will host a variety of activities kicking off a summer of fun on May 29 with a Memorial Day service, horseshoe tournament and dee jay. The weekend celebration will continue on Sunday with a bike parade, dee jay and fireworks.

On June 5, Tappan’s 50th birthday party will be held and will include a hot dog roast. Activities during the rest of the month will include: June 12-cornhole, adult bingo and dee jay; June 14 thru 18 basketball camp; June 19 bike obstacle course and ice cream social; June 20 Father’s Day covered dish, rain gutter regatta and horseshoes; June 26 cornhole game and talent show; June 27 car show with DJ Spikeman and a pet show; June 28 thru July 2 swimming lessons.

July’s events will include a Fourth of July bash beginning on July 3 with fireworks and the Joe Zelek Band (raindate July 5); July 4 parade and cornhole; July 10 50th birthday party; July 16 Christmas party and cookie bake off; July 17 Christmas in July party with dee jay; July 24 Camper’s fishing tournament, Tappan Idol tryouts, video game night; July 25 favorite dessert and recipe social; July 31 tropical weekend, adult bingo, Tappan Idol and dee jay.

Activities in August will include another birthday bash for the park on the 7th along with a magic show, Tappan Idol and dee jay. On Aug. 14, a back-to-school event will be held as well as a teddy bear picnic for children and those who are young at heart.

Other August events include the 4th annual Light the Beach Night sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Tappan Idol and camper’s yard sale and favorite salad social on Aug. 21 and cornhole games, Tappan Idol Finale and dee jay on Aug. 28.

Things will start to wind-down in September with the following schedule: Sept. 4 kid’s costume parade, trick or treat, lot decorating and live band; Sept. 5 chili cook off and adult costume Halloween dance with dee jay; Sept. 6 Amazing Family Fun Race; and Sept. 11 camper’s farewell picnic.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the picnic areas, hiking trails, boating, swimming, water toys at the beach along with any or all of the scheduled events. For more information, call the park office at 740-922-3649.

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A BENEFIT pancake breakfast will be held today from 8-10 a.m. at the Harrison Community Hospital to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

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A SPECIAL event will be held this weekend to support a Cadiz man who was injured in a hunting accident last year.

Friends have organized a “Tie ’em Up and Tee ’em Up” fundraiser to benefit Bobby Myers who was paralyzed when he fell from a tree stand while deer hunting near his home. He is currently residing at Carriage Inn in Cadiz as he continues to rehabilitate from the accidents.

On Saturday beginning at 11 a.m., a calf roping event will begin at 11 a.m. at the Nick and Carolyn Puskarich Farm near Moorefield. In the afternoon, a golf scramble will commence at 2 p.m. near Morristown. Other events scheduled for the day include a spaghetti dinner from 1-4 p.m. at the Piedmont Firehouse and match roping at 8 p.m. Live music will be performed beginning at 9 p.m.

On Sunday morning at 10, additional calf roping will be held.

Throughout the day on Saturday, other events will be held including a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and chances to win a half-side of beef including processing.

For more details on the fund raiser, call Cathy and Ed Wood at 740-944-1910, Nick and Carolyn Puskarich at 740-968-4829 or Aaron Puskarich at 740-491-09918.

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A CHICKEN barbecue will be held May 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Scio Fire House.

Sponsored by the Harrison County Democratic Central and Executive Committee, the menu will include chicken, butter and parsley potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll, dessert and drink all for $9 per person. Carryouts are available. Call 740-945-0178 for additional information.

Sedgmer may be reached at ksedgmer@timesleader