It’s almost time for publications for the Rotary Derby fundraiser: A Place in the Sun

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – The Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise plans a Derby fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. on May 6 at the “track” of the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River.

The event includes a dinner and a silent, live auction. Tickets are $30 or $240 for a group of eight. RSVP with your name, address, phone number and email address. Make checks payable to Lakewood/Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Foundation and send to Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise Rotary Foundation; PO Box 16684, Rocky River, Ohio 44116.

Prizes up for grabs that night include club seats for the Cleveland Guardians, catered dinners and golf outings.

Funds raised will support the club’s many service projects, including the annual holiday food distribution, Trials for Hope, food pantries, third-grade dictionary distributions, youth exchange programs ( send dozens of young people to learn about other cultures and host dozens of young people in local homes and schools), birthday bags and school backpacks for host families, supplies for Nicaraguan students, shelter boxes emergency, child sight support in Ukraine and more.

The foundation is a 501c3 corporation and $10 of each note is tax deductible.

Loving Lakewood: Tickets are on sale for lakewoodlivingit’s spring fundraiser, Loving Lakewood: Let’s Make History! The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. outdoors at The Sanctuary Museum Yard.

Guests can view statues, explore artifacts, drink with guides, and enjoy exhibits while learning about the work of LakewoodAlive. The venue, a former church in the city’s Birdtown neighborhood, is now a museum filled with countless artifacts, statues, and exhibits of religious works.

Two levels of tickets are offered:

  • The curator level, $100 per ticket, includes early admission to the museum at 5:30 p.m. and all guide ticket offers. There will be access to preferred free parking (first come, first served), an open bar for the first hour, two additional drink tokens and a chance to enter the VIP-only “Historical Memories” raffle for experiences and discoveries. that will create memories worthy of history.
  • Docent Level, $60 per ticket, includes admission to 6:30 p.m. plus unlimited food, drink token, and access to all pop-up experience festivities, including historical exhibits, art interactions, and raffles, auctions, and Moreover.

lakewoodliving announces that Tom Fraser will be honored at the event as the 2022 Founders Award recipient. Fellow community members Carol Barrett, Bill Craighead, Matt Fish, Judy Gryzbowski and John Turner will be recognized as Leaders Award winners communities 2022 during the evening festivities. They are all recognized for their service to LakewoodAlive and the Lakewood community.

Each winner has had a lasting impact on LakewoodAlive and the community. The Founders Award, which recognizes one recipient each year, celebrates individuals who exemplify the vision of LakewoodAlive’s founding members to foster and sustain vibrant and welcoming neighborhoods. Community Leader Award recipients represent LakewoodAlive’s most dedicated volunteers and partners who have supported the organization’s work in the community.

Tickets can be purchased at Eventbritecontact LakewoodAlive at or call 216-521-0655.

Market time: Don’t forget the Winter Farmers’ Market and Trash and Treasure Sale running 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in April at the Frostville Museum, 24101 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted, Cleveland’s Rocky River Preserve Metroparks.

Learn about local farmers, seasonal produce, farm-raised meats, pastries, eggs, honey, maple syrup, tea, coffee, artisan breads and more. Maybe there is something you can use for your Easter celebration.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the sale should contact Bob Lamb at 440-292-7822.

Each growing season represented by different farmers.

Access to Frostville via Columbia Road to Cedar Point Road or Lewis Road.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 330-592-6518, or visit

Community meal: Clague Road United Church of ChristThe back door of will be open and ready for those interested in receiving a free meal on April 30. Masked and gloved volunteers will deliver meals to cars starting at 4:30 p.m. until supplies run out.

The church is at 3650 Clague Road, North Olmsted.

As always, the meal is hosted by Church of the Redeemer, Westlake and Clague Road Church.

Rest in peace: Condolences to the family and friends of Madeline Cain, Lakewood’s first female mayor, who passed away April 4. She had a long legacy of community service in her hometown and in Columbus, where she served in the state legislature.

Although she was a few years older, I have known Madeline since we were students at St. Augustine Academy (now the site of Lakewood Catholic Academy). She graduated in 1968 and even from a young age she was one of those people you knew would accomplish a lot.

Information, please: Readers are invited to share information about themselves, their families and friends, organizations, religious events, etc. at Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted and West Park for the A Place in the Sun column, which I write as a freelancer. Awards, honors, milestone anniversaries or birthdays and other items are welcome. Submit information at least 10 days before the requested publication date to [email protected]

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