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Tonight Only: Old Carolina Barbecue fundraiser for Interact Clubs in Tallmadge and Stow

By Lisa Mowls, DECA Advisor

The Tallmadge High School Interact Club is holding a fundraiser at Old Carolina Barbecue on Kent Road today, Feb 20 from 4-8 p.m.


Please print the attached flyer and bring it in.

Old Carolina will donate 50% of their proceeds to the District International Service Project bringing education materials to the

Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The Stow Interact is Donating $500 to this project as well.

Please don’t make dinner and support this local business and the District Interact Clubs.

Ballet Theatre of Ohio performs 25th annual nutcracker show

By: Gabi Spigelmire / Staff Writer

    The Nutcracker by the Ballet Theatre of Ohio entertains hundreds every year with their production of The Nutcracker. Christine Meneer, creator of the dance studio Meneer School of Dance, directs the entire show every year and makes sure it has reached its full potential.

    The popular production will be going on from November 25 through December 3, though rehearsals have already long begun.

     Tickets can be purchased at the door of the Akron Civic Theatre or online at the Akron Civic theatre’s website. Tickets are ranging between $30 and $60

    Many students from Stow High school have been cast in the production. Hailey Molchen, Paige Skripac, Haley Boggs, Makenna Zelenak, Lexi Dudones, and Christina Black.

      Molchen and  Black have been cast as Clara, the main female character in the show.  Molchen has also been cast as a Dew Drop and the Chinese lead and Black as an Arabian Princess. Skripac and  Boggs have been cast as the Fairy Queen along with the Marzipan lead. Dudones and Skripac have been cast as the chinese lead. Haley Boggs has also been cast as a dew drop. Makenna Zelenak has been cast as the Spanish Senorita and the Arabian Princess. Many other Stow students of younger grade levels have also been cast.

    Christine Meneer has put on this spectacular show for many years. This year will be the 25 anniversary of Meneer directing the show. So get your tickets now to see the 25th Anniversary of the Nutcracker directed by Christine Meneer.

Akron Childrens Hospital hosts annual fundraiser

    The past 35 years Akron Children’s Hospital has been holding a tree festival at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. Organizations or people  can sign up to decorate trees or wreaths and put them up for sale at the festival. Some of the trees come with other things that go along with the theme of them. The festival has more than 200 trees every year and is ran by the help of Akron Children’s Hospital volunteers.

    Accroding to, the the money raised from this event goes towards research, patient care programs and education. Last year the tree festival raised around $257,000 from selling trees and wreaths donated to them. The hospital has raised more than $5.2 million throughout the 35 years they have been holding the festival.

Opening night is the only night that one must pay to observe the trees. Opening night of the Akron Children’s Tree Festival is the only night that desserts and dinner are available, that is why one must pay to get in.

The trees and wreaths are available for people to buy at set prices. Each tree or wreath has its own individual price based on how it is decorated and what comes along with it.

    The tree festival is free for anyone to go and see and is open between Nov.19 and Nov. 27. Times available to walk through and see the trees at the festival are from 11am until 8pm Mon. through Wed., 2 to 6pm on Thanksgiving, Fri. 11am to 8pm, Sat. 10am to 8pm and Sun. 11am to 6pm.