Last updated: November 12. 2013 11:26AM - 404 Views
Mayor Ann Roth
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It was a great weekend, civically speaking, in Swanton, Ohio. Saturday evening was fun as the public was invited to view the interesting and beautiful tables at the Library fundraiser, “A Novel Evening”.

It was an opportunity to connect with old friends and new and enjoy the incredible talents of the local supporters of the Library. It was followed on Sunday with the “Tables of Content”, which as in years past, was a great gathering of local residents together for a day of visiting with friends and sharing the news of the past year. A wonderful lunch prepared by the Valleywood Staff served 210 attendees plus a staff of local male “celebrity” waiters.

The friends of the Swanton Library are the recipients of the table hostesses efforts, but the true recipients are all of us who use the library on a regular basis. Money raised during these events helps to purchase equipment, such as computer equipment, that would not be affordable under the regular budget. Congratulations to all who participate.

Also on Sunday, The Swanton Sports Center hosted a bowling fundraiser initiated by the Swanton Rotary Club to honor former Swanton Sports Center Manager, Dick Slawinski, and establish a scholarship in his name. Dick was a charter member of Swanton Rotary Club and the current club members feel this is a great way to honor his legacy and help local Swanton students further their education.

There will be other bowling fundraisers at the Swanton Sports Center hosted by the Swanton Rotary Club to add to this scholarship fund in the future.

Next, in anticipation of the Christmas Holiday season, will be the annual Swanton Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7 starting at 10 a.m. from Park School. Many floats make a great parade. Consider constructing one from your group!

The parade will be followed by the craft show and childrens activities at Swanton High School which lasts until 4 p.m. Mark your calendars and invite your friends and family to Swanton!

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