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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Local air show a fun afternoon

I grew up enjoying the airport, Dad would buy us ice cream and then head to the nearest airfield to watch the planes take off and land. He would call the take off and landings like a sportscaster calls a game.
This is air show weekend and I will be there Saturday afternoon to enjoy the aircraft. The Gathering of Eagles at Willoughby Lost Nation Airport always is a fun way to spend the afternoon.
The event is different from the Cleveland National Air show at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. The local show enables you to talk to the pilots, ask questions about the aircraft and learn something new about history.
The show is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $13 per person or $25 for couples, and children 4 to 12 years of age will be admitted for $7. All proceeds from the show benefit the restoration of “Doc” a B-29 being restored to flying condition.

Painesville VFW 
at Party-in-the-Park
Painesville VFW Post 2595 will host a booth at the Painesville Party in the Park July 18-20. Information will be available about all of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary programs. A drawing for a free flag set will be part of the fun. Membership for any active duty eligible service person is free. This year, a second year membership will be free for any eligible veteran or Ladies Auxiliary member joining at Party in the Park. Contact Jill or George Householder at 440-352-9522 for information.

Willoughby Legion to host rummage sale
American Legion Post 214 4304 Center Street, Willoughby will host a rummage sale at the post home, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19. Tables are available for $10 per table. The post will serve hot dogs, chips and pop for $5. For details call the post home at 440-942-7762.

Painesville Ladies Auxiliary 
to offer breakfast July 20
Painesville VFW Post 2595 Ladies Auxiliary will host a breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. July 20. The breakfast will be served at the post 570 Liberty Street, Painesville. All are welcome. For details call the post home at 440-352-9090.

Painesville Color guard host garage sale
American Legion Post 336 Color Guard, 60 Chester Street, Painesville will host a garage sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24-26 at the post home. Space is available in the pavilion and out of doors. A table in the pavilion will be $7 per day and outside will be $5 per day. For details call the post home at 440-357-7711.

Willoughby VFW hosts steak roast and membership drive
VFW Post 1500 38295 Pelton Road, Willoughby will host a Steak Roast and Membership drive, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 at the post home. Dinners are $15 per person and include potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, salad and dessert. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the post. Take advantage of a special offer, bring your DD214 to join for $35, get a free dinner and a second year at half price. Proceeds of the steak roast will benefit the Littlest Hero’s Fund. For details call 440-951-9233.

Legion County Council 
to auction meat and cheese
The American Legion, Geauga County Council will host a Meat and cheese raffle beginning at 4:30 p.m. July 26, at Newbury American Legion Post 663, 11008 Kinsman Road, Newbury. There will be a raffle every ten minutes. Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be available. For details call 440-635-6390 or 440-313-2095. All proceeds will go toward helping Geauga County Veterans in need.

Euclid Vets annual 
car show July 27
Euclid Vets Association will host the Second Annual Classic Car show 11 a.m. to 4p.m. July 27, at Tizzano’s Party Center Parking lot, 1361 East 260th Street, just south of Route 2. All classic cars older than 1989 are welcome. Admission is free but a donation to the Gary Sinese Foundation for Disabled Vets will be appreciated. The event will include a DJ and concessions. For details call  Mike Tucci at 216-375-7223 or email

Garage sale at Eastlake VFW
Eastlake VFW Post 3863, 33641 Vine Street, Eastlake will host a garage sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 9 at the post home. Inside tables are available for $15 and outside spaces will be $5 (you supply the table). Call Kellie at the post home to reserve a table at 440-942-3980.

Coffee and Donuts GI style
A GI get together with coffee and donuts will be 8 a.m. to noon, August 9, at American Legion Post 459, 14052 Goodwin Street, Burton.
For details call Frank at 440-834-8038.

Chardon Ladies host 
Chinese Auction
The Chardon VFW Post 6519, 752 Water Street, Chardon Ladies Auxiliary will host a Chinese Auction noon to 3 p.m., August 9, at the post home. All are welcome. For details call the post home at 440-285-3699.

Burton Legion cancels 
steak roast
The August 16 steak roast at American Legion post 459 in Burton has been cancelled. For details call the post home at 440-563-8715.

Patty Melt Fridays at AMVETS
AMVETS Post 109, Sons of AMVETS, 7847 Lakeshore Boulevard, Mentor-on-the-Lake will serve Patty melts, 5 and 8 p.m. July 18 and 25th and August 1, at the post home. Prices start at $7. The meal is open to the public. For details call 440-257-9217.

To submit items for this column or the online listings, send them to: The News-Herald, Attn.: Larece Galer, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094; fax to 440-975-2293; or via email to

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