PERRYSBURG — Frederic “Fritz” and Mary Wolfe, of Perrysburg, formerly of Lima, presented the Toledo Museum of Art with a $2 million gift to renovate its former glass gallery into a signature gallery.
To recognize their leadership and long-time service to the Toledo Museum of Art, the new gallery will be known as the Frederic and Mary Wolfe Gallery.
The Wolfe’s have been long-time friends and supporters of the Museum. Fritz Wolfe served on the Museum board for 27 years, providing leadership to the investment review committee, among other assignments. He retired from active board service at the end of 2009 and continues his involvement with the Museum as an honorary board member.
Mary Wolfe has been involved in co-chairing the organization’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2001 and currently serving on the search committee for a new director.
Celina Rotary presents Rotarian of the Year Award
CELINA — The Celina Rotary Club recently presented Ike Coate, of Celina, and business owner of Wolfe Tire Company, with the Rotarian of the Year Award for 2009-2010.
Coate serves on the board as a director and is responsible for Community Service projects that include: literacy, healthcare and support for the Rotary Walkway on the Westbank, summer concerts and the Cross Country Meet. He chaired the Haunted House fundraiser in the fall and was involved with the Rotary annual auction held in April at St. Charles Seminary.
Honor Flight flies once more
TOLEDO — Honor Flight Northwest Ohio begins its 2010 season with an expanded team of volunteers and a new list of passengers, but the mission remains the same. On Wednesday, June 9, Honor Flight will escort 26 WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to experience their war memorial.
The honored guests will also view the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Marine Corps Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to flying veterans to the nation’s capital. Flights are funded through the generosity of northwest Ohioans. Air transportation, motor coach, meals and other amenities are provided to the veterans without charge.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio has safely escorted 339 veterans to Washington, D.C. on 12 flights. There are, however, 500 men and women on the waiting list.
Donations may be sent to: Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, P.O. Box 23018, Toledo, OH 43623. For more information, visit the website at: www.honorflightnwo.org.
Shawnee High School receives 2010 Global Education Excellence award
LIMA — Shawnee High School received national recognition for excellence in global education by leading foreign exchange organization Education First Foundation for foreign study. Awarded annual, the Global Education Excellence Award is presented to high schools that demonstrate a commitment to international awareness and foreign exchange. Shawnee High School was among other high schools awarded from across the United States for the 2009-2010 school year.
This year, Shawnee High School welcomed four exchange students.
Lima Elks Lodge holding soccer shoot-out
LIMA — The annual Soccer Shoot-Out, sponsored by the Lima Elks Lodge 54 is slated for Saturday, June 5 at the Lima City Parks soccer fields on Oxford Ave. Registration is 9:30 a.m. with competition beginning at 10 to 11:30 a.m. There are four divisions for both boys and girls residing in Allen, Putnam and Auglaize counties.
The Soccer Shoot-Out is provided free of charge. The winners of each age group proceeds on to the districts and then those winners go to state. The Lima Elks Lodge 54 pays for the winners to proceed to these next levels.
The Elks donate to many charities involving youth and veterans, as that is their focus.
For more information, please contact John C. Evans at 419-234-2319.
Apollo students win big
LIMA — Apollo Career Center started a car give-away to improve student attendance. Only those students who have no excused or unexcused absences and no tardys are eligible. This year, Apollo student Jesse Wise was the winner of the car. Jonas Johnson, a carpentry student from Spencerville received a netbook courtesy of Virtual Technologies Group.
Apollo holds a reverse raffle system. Each student with one year perfect attendance puts their name in a drawing. Students with two years receive two chances. Each students name is put into a basket, and as the names are pulled out, they are awarded gift certificates, pizzas, gas cards, etc. from area businesses who have donated to Apollo. The final two students were handed a set of keys, and this year, Jesse’s set turned the engine on.
Kalida pupil wins statewide poster contest
KALIDA — The Ohio Fire Prevention Bureau announced the winners of their annual fire prevention poster design. Cameron Siebeneck, a third-grade pupil at Kalida Elementary, had his poster selected as the first place winner in the state of Ohio among all third graders state-wide.
There are 1300 fire departments across the state represented by the Office of the Division of the State Fire Marshal.
Cameron is the son of Craig and Christine Siebeneck, of Kalida.
Cooper Farms contributes to Van Wert YMCA
VAN WERT — As part of the YMCA of Van Wert County 2010 sustaining campaign, Cooper Farms contributed $2,000.
According to the press release, the money will help offset financial assistance memberships and building improvements within the YMCA.
New Bremen student wins contest
NEW BREMEN — The 12th annual Imagine Engineering Coloring Contest attracted an estimated 7,500 second graders. Macy Puthoff, a second grade pupil at New Bremen Elementary School, placed first in the state coloring contest. Puthoff received a telescope for her efforts.
Over the winter, Ohio State Professional Engineer members visited classrooms instructing students about Ohio’s engineers. Afterward, the second graders were asked to draw pictures of professional engineers at work. These drawings were judges at the chapter level and then at the state level.
Puthoff won the contest by drawing and coloring a picture of two professional engineers doing a site visit at the New Bremen Canal.
Celina Police Dept. holds car give-away
CELINA — The Celina Police Dept. will give a car to an eligible Celina Senior High School graduate on Tuesday, June 1 at 2 p.m. This is the fifth year they have held their “Wear Your Seat Belt … Win A Car” program. Kerns Auto Group has donated a vehicle every year since the program’s inception.
Initially, every student is eligible. A student can only be disqualified by making an irresponsible decision, such as drinking underage, committing criminal acts or choosing not to wear a safety belt.
24 students were drawn as finalists for the 2010 senior assembly. On the last day of school, the students draw a key. The student that draws the correct key to start the car will win the red Pontiac Gran Prix.