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Updated: August 16, 2022

Stock The Shelves Donation Event Set

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio, 2149 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, will host a “Stock the Shelves” drive-thru donation event on Friday, August 26 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Unexpired perishable and nonperishable items, especially meats, are needed. Monetary donations are always welcome.

Glass City Offers Paper Shred/Food Drive

Glass City Federal Credit Union will host a Paper Shred Day and Food Collection Drive on Friday, August 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Glass City FCU’s Maumee branch, 1340 Arrowhead Dr. Both events are free and open to the public.

Vital Records Control will provide an on-site shred truck to securely shred documents. There is a limit of up to five bags or boxes of paper items per person. No electronics or computer equipment will be accepted.

Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations to the event for future use of the families of pediatric patients staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Northwestern Ohio. Food items of particular need are bottled salad dressing, canned vegetables, individual servings of flavored coffee creamer cups and Pop-Tarts.

Save Our Screen Strives To Save Drive-In

A group of locals with a love for the Sundance Drive-In has answered the community’s calls to save the property from development as well as preserve, restore and operate the space as a community drive-in and has plans to eventually open a national museum.

The nonprofit group, Save Our Screen Inc., is dedicated to preserving the historical significance of the drive-in and its impact upon the golden era of Americana.

Since it was announced last year that the land on which Oregon’s Sundance Drive-In is located was put up for sale, the community has been vocal with hopes that the drive-in could be saved from developers.

Situated on SR 2, near popular nature and recreational favorites like Maumee Bay State Park and Cedar Point, Oregon’s drive-in has been a longtime destination for drive-in and cinema enthusiasts alike.

Save Our Screen’s master plan for the drive-in is comprised of three key development phases, starting with reverting the name of drive-in from the current Sundance Drive-In to the original Parkside Drive-In, as it was named when it opened in 1949. The group plans to operate the site as a traditional community drive-in, as well as restore the concession stand and the surrounding property and eventually launch a national museum dedicated to the nostalgia that originated during our country’s golden age. An official launch for the Parkside National Museum of Drive-Ins will be announced at a later date.

Save Our Screen is seeking community support through contributions donated online at www.SaveOurScreen.org as well as in person through community events such as the Hotrods on the Bay Cruise-In held every Thursday at Dunn Chevy Buick on Dustin Road in Oregon. Local businesses, groups and organizations are welcome to join the cause through hosting collection jars at their location or round up campaigns.

Save Our Screen Inc. is a nonprofit organization 100-percent reliant on donations from area businesses and the hard work of volunteers dedicated to enriching their community. SOS is raising funds to complete the purchase of the land where the drive-in is situated, in collaboration with the current management company, the Great Eastern Theatre Company.

More information can be found at www.SaveOurScreen.org.

Host Families Sought For Exchange Students

The EF Foundation is seeking host families for high school exchange students who will be arriving in August and attending local schools.

A host family supplies a bed, place for the student to store clothing, meals with the family, occasional rides and a supportive environment. The students are fully insured and bring their own spending money.

The students are carefully selected by the EF Foundation based on their adaptability, maturity and academic motivation.

Please consider this very rewarding and educational experience. For more information, please call local representative Terri Callahan at (419) 865-1443, email terri444@gmail.com or visit www.efexchangeyear.org.

Hospice Of Northwest Ohio Seeks Volunteers

Hospice of Northwest Ohio is building its volunteer team in Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Wood and Monroe counties. Volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with hospice staff to improve the quality of life for patients and families through a variety of tasks.

The current need is for volunteers who are willing to visit patients in their homes or at nursing homes throughout the area. These volunteers provide companionship for patients and respite for caregivers.

Free training is provided. Learn more about the volunteer program and apply via the website at www.hospicenwo.org.

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