Local events, benefits upcoming; CC Veterans Day event Wednesday, Nov. 11

CC Veterans Day event Wednesday

A tribute to veterans will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, in Wilmington. The schedule includes:

10 a.m.: Music will began to play at the Memorial

10:15: Welcome; Terry Habermehl, Clinton County Auditor

10:18: Invocation; American Legion Post 49 Chaplain Dennis Hasz

10:20: Opening Comments; Terry Habermehl; “Pledge of Allegiance”

10:23: Playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner”

10:25: Introduction of Speaker Cliff Rosenberger by Terry Habermehl

10:28: Introduction of Honored Guest Speaker by Speaker Rosenberger- Congressman Steve Stivers

10:45: Roll Call of Pavers; Post 49 Auxiliary President Shirley Mitchell

10:50: Benediction; American Legion Post 49 Chaplain Dennis Hasz

10:55: Closing Ceremony; Terry Habermehl

11 a.m.: American Legion Firing Squad and “Taps” (twice)

(Note: In Saturday’s WNJ, the day of the week for the event was incorrectly listed.)

Soup & chili fundraiser for shelter

Instead of packing a lunch, check out the 16th Annual Soup & Chili Luncheon Fundraiser to benefit the Clinton County Homeless Shelter from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the Robert Moyer Community Room in the Wilmington Municipal Building.

Lunch includes homemade soups, chili, dessert and drink; there will be five kinds of soup and chili — Chicken Noodle, Potato, Beef Vegetable, Vegetarian, Chili, Ham and Bean — and you can try them all! Plus a variety of desserts and drinks — coffee, decaf, lemonade and water.

Cost is any donation; donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds directly benefit the shelter in this, one of its primary fundraisers. For more information, call 937-382-6272.

Benefit for families of ECHS students

A benefit Rock & Bowl will be held for the families of Brandon Newman and Anderson VanNieuwenhze, the two East Clinton students who recently died in an auto accident. Proceeds will go to the families to help with funeral and burial costs.

The event will be Friday, Nov. 13 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Royal Z Lanes, Wilmington and include live music with Who’s Ya Daddy, glow bowling, red head pin prizes, door prizes and 50/50 drawing. Cost is $20 per person ($15 per person for ages 18 and under).

Masquerade jewelry sale at CMH

Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories “Around the Clock Sale” at Clinton Memorial Hospital main lobby begins Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. and ends Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. Start your holiday shopping now; payment is accepted by cash, credit/debit cards and payroll deduction.

Proceeds benefit hospital scholarships, Community Care Hospice and Heather’s Hope. The event is sponsored by The Health Alliance of Clinton County.

Green light for veterans

As part of a national “Green Light for Veterans Movement,” Clinton County residents are encouraged to have a green light lit in a visible location for the week of Nov. 11 through 18 as a way to recognize veterans and show them support, stated a local veterans advocate.

According to a website promoting the green light activity, people are asked to change one light to green in a visible location — on your porch, in your home, or at your office — and to keep it glowing as a symbol of appreciation and support for veterans.

“The simple action of changing one light to green is intended to spark a national conversation regarding the recognition of veterans, and ‘green light’ them forward as valued members of our communities,” according to the website.

Air Force Reserve breakfast set

An Air Force Reserve breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. at Mac D’s Pub, 1400 W. Locust St., Wilmington. Welcome are former members of the 302 Buckeye Wing, military and civil employees of Clinton County AFB, Rickenbacker AFB and Wright-Patterson AFB. Cost is $10 payable at the door.

‘What’s Happening in Clinton County?’

Community Conversations will be held at the Wilmington Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. Find out “What’s Happening in Clinton County” from Mark Rembert, Director Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce; Taylor Stuckert, Co-founder Energize Clinton County; and Bekah Muchmore, Executive Director Main Street Wilmington. Join other community members to ask questions and get answers.