Avon city-wide scavenger hunt sweepstakes options duct tape sculptures: Brief Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

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COVID-19 considerations could have compelled the cancellation of the annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Competition this previous summer season, however duct tape lovers can nonetheless get pleasure from some sticky enjoyable this fall. Avon-based Duck Model is internet hosting a free scavenger hunt at exterior areas all through the town that includes large duct tape sculptures created by artists sponsored by the Artwork Academy of Cincinnati. The artists created sculptures that includes the pageant’s theme utilizing Duck model duct tape. This 12 months’s theme was “Metropolis of Blooms.”

A Duct Tape Flower Backyard exterior the Avon Early Studying Middle, 3075 Stoney Ridge Highway.

From now by means of Oct. 2, contributors can have enjoyable at their very own tempo on the scavenger hunt for an opportunity to win product and reward card prizes as much as $1,000 (grand prize). Eight sculptures are presently on show close to colleges, parks and metropolis buildings.

To enter, contributors are inspired to publish pictures or movies of the sculptures to Instagram or Twitter, tagging @TheDuckBrand and utilizing #sweepstakes plus a secret, distinctive hashtag discovered solely at every sculpture location. Every publish is an entry for an opportunity to win a prize pack.  Individuals should be a minimum of 18-years-old to enter.

“Sadly, the 2020 Competition was cancelled on account of COVID-19, however we nonetheless wished to discover a method to showcase these extraordinary creations that commemorate our metropolis,” stated Ashley Luke, senior product supervisor, duct tapes at Shurtape Applied sciences, mum or dad firm of Duck Model. “These college students put an unimaginable quantity of effort and time into the development of their art work and so they need to be within the highlight.”

The sculptures and areas embrace:

  • A 12-foot tall Water Tower sculpture exterior the Avon Board of Training Constructing, 36600 Detroit Highway
  • A Carnation Chair, measuring eight ft tall, exterior Avon East Elementary Faculty, 3100 Nagel Highway
  • A human-sized Honeycomb & Honeybee Photograph Sales space sculpture exterior Avon Center Faculty , 3445 Lengthy Highway.
  • A Hollywood-inspired Avon Letter Signal, together with larger-than-life sized Grapes exterior the Lake Erie Crushers’ Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd.
  • A set of Voice Tube Flowers on the Each Little one’s Playground, 36265 Detroit Highway.
  • A Duct Tape Flower Backyard exterior the Avon Early Studying Middle, 3075 Stoney Ridge Highway.
  • A Duct Tape Flower Wall, measuring 6×12 at Schwartz Highway Park, 35001 Schwartz Highway.

“This (scavenger hunt) is a good way to get our group concerned and to remind us of a few of issues we would see on the 2021 Avon Heritage Duck Tape Competition,” stated Cheryl Miller, pageant committee treasurer. “The pageant is a superb household occasion that provides superb meals, distributors, and leisure.”

For extra info, go to DuckBrand.com/ScavengerHunt.


Time capsule contents: As reported in final week’s Brief Takes, the congregation at Avon United Methodist Church kicked off the its 200th anniversary celebration this week. A part of the festivities included the opening of a time capsule from 1965 that was positioned on a cornerstone of the present constructing, 37711 Detroit Highway.

A number of church members gathered for the historic occasion on Sept. Eight and opened the capsule to unveil the contents. Objects included had been a Bible (© 1870), Hymnal (© 1896), Guide of Methodist Self-discipline (© 1908), and a letter dated July 24, 1910. The letter lists the unique members of the church in 1820 and the native preacher who organized the church, Rev. Mr. Smith, in addition to documenting that the unique land was bought in 1936 for $30, and the constructing of the unique church which price about $500. This authentic constructing was 26′x30′, and was changed by a bigger construction (35′x 50′) in 1855. Sadly, the bigger construction was destroyed in 1910 by fireplace.

Different objects within the capsule included lists of Trustees, and different officers and leaders inside the church, in addition to a photograph of the constructing that burned on January 8, 1910.

“Holding a Bible in my palms from 150 years in the past was a really profound second,” stated Rev. Micah Holland, church pastor. “I’m deeply grateful for the faithfulness of this congregation by means of the years and I’m honored to proceed the legacy of this church into the longer term.”

Anniversary celebration: St. Mary of the Woods, 35755 Detroit Highway, is celebrating 15 years of serving senior residents. A car-based drive through occasion with native distributors might be stationed all through the 23 acre campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27. Households can drive from spot to identify amassing giveaways and meals.

Particular Avon shake: Subsequent time you cease at Swensons Drive-In restaurant, 36041 Important Avenue,  be certain to order the Avon Spirit Shake, a Peanut Butter and Chocolate milkshake. A portion of all gross sales by means of Nov. 1 profit Avon Athletic Boosters.


New retailer opens: Maison. Designs by C. Marie lately moved from Avon (above Solene Boutique at 35715 Detroit Highway) to a brand new location at 186 Lear Highway. The furnishings and residential decor boutique is owned by Avon resident Chris Rodriguez. She additionally paints previous furnishings and affords customized work. Common enterprise hours might be midday to five p.m. Tuesday by means of Friday, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to three p.m. For extra info, observe Maison, Designs by C. Marie on Fb, or name 440-961-0888.

Antica Trendy will share house inside the constructing and plans to open for enterprise quickly.  There’s presently a location in Lakewood. The specialty paint boutique affords Fusion Mineral Paint, Basic Finishes, Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint, and is an Iron Orchid Designs retailer. For extra info, go to anticamodern.com.

Building replace: The town offered an replace concerning the Jaycox Highway culvert undertaking and sadly, on account of sudden delays, the brand new estimate for reopening the roadway is mid-October. When the water degree within the creek is just too excessive, work can’t safely happen within the culvert space.

Graduates employed: Brad McDermott of Avon Lake and Neil Waite of Avon have been employed by The Illuminating Firm after graduating from its utility employee coaching program at Cuyahoga Neighborhood School (Tri-C). McDermott and Waite had been amongst 24 graduates within the fourth class since FirstEnergy Corp. reinstituted the award-winning Energy Methods Institute (PSI) coaching program at Tri-C in 2014. The Illuminating Firm is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy.

The 2-year program combines hands-on utility abilities coaching at an Illuminating Firm facility in Brooklyn with technical coursework taught in Tri-C lecture rooms. Graduates earn an Affiliate of Technical Research diploma with a concentrate on electrical energy utility know-how.

This system is a partnership between the School and The Illuminating Firm.


Spaghetti dinner: The Senior Middle might be internet hosting a drive-thru spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25.  Pre-orders and fee is required.  The fee is $6 per dinner and contains spaghetti and meatballs and garlic bread. The occasion is sponsored by the North Ridgeville Lions Membership. To buy a ticket(s), cease by the mayor’s workplace at metropolis corridor, 7307 Avon Belden Highway.

Starbucks coming: Should you observe Mayor Kevin Corcoran on Fb you had been the primary to see the video picture he posted with the Starbucks emblem cup and the phrases, “Coming quickly.” No phrase on the situation for the brand new enterprise, however residents had been positive pleased to see the announcement on social media. Keep tuned for a location publish.

Companies wanted: North Ridgeville Excessive Faculty particular training college students want the assistance of native companies. The varsity is looking for jobs college students can do inside the highschool. Sometimes, the scholars with average to intensive disabilities exit into the group to achieve employability abilities. Nonetheless, with COVD-19, they aren’t allowed to depart the highschool. The varsity is searching for companies to present college students work they will full within the college and return again to the enterprise/retailer.

Some concepts for work embrace (however not restricted to):

-Placing collectively folders/info in a packet

-Making goodie baggage

-Stuffing envelopes, addressing mail (with stickers or stamps), including postage

-Shredding papers

-Rolling to-go silverware

-Organizing merchandise/supplies

-Folding merchandise

-Boxing supplies

All security precautions might be made to maintain merchandise clear. All college students within the classroom put on masks and the college can have them put on extra safety, if wanted.

A workers member will decide up and drop off all merchandise at what you are promoting. There are roughly 16 college students who they want to give work expertise to- each little process helps. All work the scholars full for a enterprise is free, because it’s all in regards to the expertise for the scholars. For extra info, contact Patty Mahon, Transition Coordinator, at [email protected] or name 440-327-3982

Census replace: Be sure to are counted. The town is main the response price amongst Lorain County communities for completion of america Census at 85 p.c, adopted by Avon Lake at 83 p.c. The 2020 Census will decide congressional illustration, inform a whole lot of billions in federal funding yearly, and supply information that may impression communities for the following decade. It solely takes a couple of minutes to finish the data. Should you nonetheless want to finish the Census, go to 2020census.gov.

Pretend information: The Lorain Public Library System is internet hosting a Zoom occasion, “Avoiding Pretend Information,” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Be taught tricks to consider reality from fiction, akin to studying past the headline, detecting clickbait and checking sources. Registrants are requested to incorporate their e-mail addresses in order that Zoom invites could be despatched for the occasion. Pre-registration is required. Go to lorainpubliclibrary.org.

Shout-out: With all the scholars again to highschool in our protection space, I wished to present a collective “shout-out” to the college districts’ workers, college students and households. Everybody labored arduous over the summer season planning for the brand new college 12 months.

Whether or not your kids are attending college in particular person or on-line, each district provided complete plans. I hope everybody has a protected and wholesome college 12 months. Let’s all be respectful of the alternatives made by households and proceed to do our half to maintain everybody protected. Put on your masks, wash your palms, and preserve social distancing.

Digital race: The Huntington’s Illness Society of America’s (HDSA) Northeast Ohio Chapter is internet hosting the Northeast Ohio Digital Group Hope Stroll/Run Sept. 26. Individuals get to decide on their very own course, you’ll be able to stroll in your driveway, neighborhood, in your own home and even on a treadmill.

To register, go to  northeastohio.hdsa.org/about/2020-cleveland-team-hope-walk-5k-run.

If in case you have information/info or a narrative thought you’d prefer to share or a ‘shout out’, please ship an e-mail to [email protected].

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