Archive - Nov 25, 2013
A white tree decorated with Wapakoneta Redskin logos attracts a large bid right from the beginning and the members of Girl Scout Troop 20721 could not be more excited.
The bids does not excite them, it is the fact their tree entitled â€” â€śWeâ€™ve Got Spiritâ€ť â€” will help people.
â€śWe decorated it with hair bows, necklaces and bobby pins all in Redskin colors,â€ť Elizabeth Sidener said. â€śWe did it to support the Wapakoneta Redskins and to help raise money for the Tri-County Visiting Nurses program.â€ť
With a little more than a month left in the United Way of Auglaize Countyâ€™s 2014 campaign, pledges received total approximately 75 percent of the $325,000 goal.
That goal is in reach, United Way of Auglaize County Executive Director Randy Fisher said, if anticipated pledges are received and if members of the local community also consider making a donation.
The Wapakoneta-Lima South KOA Campgrounds has been awarded a top honor from the company.
The local KOA campground was awarded the 2014 KOA Presidentâ€™s and Founderâ€™s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the worldâ€™s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds, on Thursday during KOAâ€™s Annual International Convention in Austin, Texas.
The KOA Presidentâ€™s and Founderâ€™s Award is presented annually to campgrounds receiving the highest scores in customer service from their campers and top scores in KOAâ€™s annual quality review, said Mike Gast, vice president of communications for KOA.
From staff reports
Harmon Field in Wapakoneta will host two more playoff games this weekend, making it six total for the fall of 2013.
The site will feature a Division VI state semifinal between Mechanicsburg (11-2) and Haviland Wayne Trace (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Friday’s game will be Mechanicsburg second straight playoff game at Harmon Field.