Happy birthday to Mike Dieringer, Josh Lee, Linda Stark, Mike Murphy, Elliott Archer, Carol Toms, Morgan Brown, Chelsea Rock, Leisa Dunham, Kacie Kerchner, Tim Hinderer, Jim Reed, Samantha Spitler, Phyllis Kine, Katie Kreitzer, Zach Ruegg, Bill Farber, Katelyn Fox, Kay Conley, Jasmine Rock, Ted Welker, Kevin Kiko, Jake Russell, Becky Wisselgren, Cindy Greer, Jessica Eckinger, and Grant Provance.
Betty (Gill) Allison will turn 100 on Dec. 21. She worked in the family business at Lang Monument until she was 98. Betty was a graduate of East Sparta High School. Anyone wanting to send her birthday wishes can mail them to 2607 Lakeside Ave. NW Canton, OH 44708.
Happy anniversary to Mark and Sherry Blumenauer, and Dave and Carolyn Loomis.
Please contact me with the names and dates of your family’s birthdays and anniversaries so I can add them to my calendar.
Wishes of good health and God’s healing go out to Gary and Janet Kail, Michael Sudduth, Samantha Bracken, Lise Kernan, Mark Pisani, Chris Gortney, Jack Sickafoose, Joe Owens, Brenda Schreffler, Margot Schoeppner, Kortnie Mayle, Walt McDade, Charlie Geib, Eva Kate LaBonne, Todd Reed, Barb Slutz, Glen Johnstone, Kathy Patterson, and Nick Cappillo.
The Scott Family Holiday Light Display is up and running for your viewing pleasure. Located at 310 E. Carrollton St., lights will be on from 4:40 p.m.-11:00 p.m. daily. There is a walk through this year and over 157,000 lights on displays.
Congratulations to Allison Larson, East Canton High School counselor, who was named Synchrony Financial Difference Maker. Nominated from Sandy Valley was John Petro.
Praxis by Landmark Recovery and the Magnolia Police Department have teamed up to hold a clothing drive. Please consider donating new or gently used adult clothing on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 3-6 p.m. Location is 328 N. Main St., Magnolia. For questions, please contact Sarah Wilson at 330-705-3283 or by email Sarah.Wilson@landmarkrecovery.com
For those of you collecting the Magnolia Historical Society Cat’s Meow plaques of the village, they still have some available. They include: Caresha Building (formerly Tangles), Kemp Blacksmith Shop, Tozzi’s Restaurant, Bandstand, James IGA, EUB Church, 8-Cornered School House, Isaac Miller Inn (Home of The Nest Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor), Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home, and Magnolia Transit vehicle. All are $12, except Magnolia Transit, smaller piece which is $5. If you are interested, contact Paula Tolin at email@example.com.
The Sandy Valley Church of God invites you to join them on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon for its annual Breakfast with Santa. Each child who attends will receive a specially selected present. Presents will be for children ages birth through 5th grade. You can RSVP by calling 330-866-9014, texting 330-341-6340, or you can send a message on Facebook at Sandy Valley COG with your RSVP by December 10. When you RSVP, please provide the name, age, grade and gender of your child. They also ask that you notify them in advance of any allergies.
The Lions Club is selling SVHS Christmas ornaments of the “old school.” These would make great gifts for alumni. The gold ornaments are $10 each and will be sold at home basketball games, or by calling Carol Snyder at 330-265-6585.
Mark your calendars for the Lions Club Senior Citizens Dinner. It will be held in person on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at the Crossroads Restaurant.
Youth softball signups will be at Shepherd of the Valley Church noon to 3 p.m. on Jan. 8 and Jan. 15. Mail in deadline must be received by Jan. 22. They would like to see you in person, as there will be new different style uniforms and would like everyone to try them on. Late fee charge is $25 after Jan. 22. Please get in touch with the association if you have a conflict with this schedule so you don’t pay late fees.
Winter sports passes are on sale in the high school office.
The Fine Arts Festival will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall.
The Sandy Valley Wellness Center is open for walking on school days from 8:30-11 a.m.
Have a wonderful week Magnolia. Please call or email your news for next week so you can be the Talk of the Town.
Happy birthday to Austin Dye, Jennifer (Sickafoose) Moore, Karson Stewart, Red (Paul) Williams, Brandon Muir, Terri Longo, Linda Pariano, Jeremy Day, Mary Vretas, and Dave Collier.
Special happy birthday wishes go out to Myrna (Tug) Elzholz, who is celebrating 65 years young!
Please send me all your birthdays and anniversaries so they can be included here every year! If you have a special milestone coming up, please let me know so I can include it in our column.
Get well wishes and prayers for healing go out to Brenda Schreffler, Paul Hanood, Tom Soehnlen, Dave Naus, Kim Henline, Kortnie Mayle, Connie Cable, Kathy Skropits, Hope McDade, the McKinney family, Nancy Tolfo, Donnie Tucci, and Gary Piatt.
Prayers and sympathy for the family and friends of S. Joel Black and Joan Stallman.
If you ordered a pizza from the Sandy Valley Community Park, you may pick it up tonight Dec. 10, from 3-7 p.m. Thank you for your support.
East Sparta would like to send out a warm Christmas thank you to Joy and Joel Russell for once again making our welcome sign look beautiful and festive! Visitors to our beautiful village will be welcomed with a perfect example of our community's spirit and unity this holiday season.
The Sandy Valley Church of God invites you to join them Saturday, Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. until noon for their annual Breakfast with Santa. Each child who attends will receive a specially selected present. Presents will be for children ages from birth through fifth grade. You can RSVP by calling 330-866-9014, texting 330-341-6340 or you can send them a message on Facebook at Sandy Valley COG with your RSVP by Dec. 10. When you RSVP, please provide the name, age, grade and gender of your child. Also, if your child has any allergies, please notify the church.
The Sandy Valley Eagles is having a Pajama Party Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. and you are invited! You and your family can join them for karaoke while wearing your comfy pajamas. Make it festive and wear Christmas themed pjs, or have the whole family wear matching ones! Join in the fun and enjoy good food and inexpensive drinks. Karaoke provided by R & J Sounds.
East Sparta, Pike Township, and Sandyville: please contact me with your birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, and news. Have a great week!
Happy birthday this week to Connor Milini, Brandon Muir, Lou Ann Pendleton, Sydney Schneff, Bob Frederick, Ethel Foster, Lori Bangham, Patricia Longo, Randy Bigler, and Alex Gotschall.
Happy anniversary to Bob and Betty Fallot.
Congratulations to Vince and Julie Logozzo, who will celebrate their 47th anniversary on Dec. 14.
Please contact me with the names and dates of your family’s birthdays and anniversaries so I can add them to my calendar for 2021.
Wishes of good health and God’s healing go out to Ginnie Sue Rose, Seth Swihart, Bob Reed, Kris Anthony-Ryan, Tom Eckinger, Patty Longo, Rich Pisani, Iva Campana, Todd Reed, Wayne Vinson, Kathy Patterson, Janice Leech, Esther Albery, Nick Cappillo, Ron Suciu, and Shirley Neice.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Sandra Findley.
Thank you and congratulations to Mohawk Valley Joint Fire District on their purchase of a Spartan Emergency Response S-180 Pumper Truck to add to the fleet.
Santa will be visiting the Mohawk Valley Fire Station on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the tree lighting and parade last week.
The Helping Hands Network is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Adopt a Child gift pick up is Dec. 14-15. During the month of December, the last day HHN will be open is Tuesday, Dec. 21. HHN will then be closed until Jan. 4.
To conserve space, please read the Magnolia TOTT column for items regarding SV School news and events.
Have a wonderful week! Please call or email me your news for next week so we can all keep Waynesburg moving forward.
Wreaths Across America will take place Sunday, Dec. 18, noon at Mapleton Cemetery. Visit wreathsacrossamerica.org/OH0254P to purchase wreaths, which will be placed on veterans’ graves throughout Osnaburg Township.
Foltz Community Center events:
• Senior Social is slated for Dec. 8, 11 a.m. the cost is a $7 donation. The menu consists of pork loin and mashed potatoes, and the program is the East Canton Echoes. Call the office at 330-488-6500 to make a reservation. After lunch, stay for bingo, cards, games, or to socialize.
• An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held Dec. 11, 7-10:30 a.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for ages 6-12, with kids under age 5 free. The breakfast includes sausage or ham, orange juice, coffee and pancakes.
• A swiss steak carryout will be held Sunday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Call ahead to order at 330-488-6500. Family packs ($35) are available for swiss steak or friend chicken. Individual meals ($13) are available for swiss steak, fried chicken or baked cod.
This article originally appeared on The Alliance Review: Talk of the Town