Area civic clubs are a vital part of our communities, and The Press has always tried its best to promote their civic efforts. One of those ongoing projects is the Marine Corps Wounded Warriors Foundation. The Avon Lake Kiwanis Club, under the chairmanship of Kiwanian Chuck Leopold, will once again sponsor a four-person golf scramble May 8 at Bob-o-Link Golf Course. This is the fourth year for the event and has always filled up very quickly. Cost for golf is $85, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner, beverages and lots of door prizes. Business organizations have the opportunity to donate in several ways. You may sponsor a hole for $50, which includes advertisements placed on tee boxes crediting your company or you could sponsor a foursome to participate or donate a prize.

The Marine Corps Foundation provides funds for physical rehabilitation, prosthetics and counseling for our soldiers injured in the Middle East war. Anyone interested in playing in this terrific event should call Leopold at 933-5341 or stop by The Press office at 158 Lear Road to pick up an entry form.

Congratulations to Avon lake High School junior Andrea Bestor for receiving a $50,000 scholarship for an Ohio college or university. Andrea wrote an essay describing how words can impact others to the point it could result in suicide. Andrea wrote her essay about an Avon Lake student who took his life due to continued bullying and teasing at school. Andrea’s essay was tops among 1,800 writing about various subjects.

April fools! Over the years I have been involved with The Press I have authored many April fools stories. Last week was another one of those fun issues. In case you read the story and still think Bucky Kopf is going to put in a 5-acre “Lake Extravaganza” next to Christ Winery and Legacy Golf Club think again because that was an April fools story. Some of you got it immediately while others fell for it big time.

I received a call last Thursday from one individual who was driving to the East Coast to visit family for Easter. During the trip, he read the article and wasn’t too pleased. He told me he and his wife were driving along fuming about this happening. After a half hour or so they went back and read the rest of the story and found out it was a hoax. Made my day!

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