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Jan 11

Moment with the Mayor for November 23, 2018

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 10:55 AM by Cathy Porchowsky

Moment with the Mayor for November 23, 2018
It’s November and that means it’s time for the Come Home for the Holidays shop local program. Shoppers are already busy collecting all their receipts in the 44281 zip code for raffle tickets to be entered in the drawing for prizes donated by the Chamber of Commerce members. During the week of November 26-30, bring your receipts to the Wadsworth Public Library - one receipt equals one raffle prize ticket. Receipts must be for at least $5, and no more than 10 receipts will be accepted from the same business. If you are unable to attend the prize drawing on Saturday, December 1, you may place your raffle tickets in the hopper for gift cards that will be mailed to the winners. The prize drawing day is Saturday, December 1, at Central Intermediate School at 9:00 a.m. Place your raffle tickets appropriately for the prizes you would like to win and at 10:00 a.m., I will have the privilege of drawing the winning tickets. Additionally, thanks to the generous donation from Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc., five lucky people will take home $50 each! If you would like to donate an item or make a financial donation, please contact the Chamber office at 330.336.6150 or email: As a reminder, this is not a fundraiser for the Chamber. It’s simply a great way to remind the community to “shop local!”

Habitat for Humanity
It has been an amazing year at Habitat for Humanity of Medina County! They will be dedicating another house in Wadsworth in December, for a total of 5 houses in Medina County in 2018. Five families now have a stable place to live, raise children and be part of a community. After the upcoming dedication, Habitat will have built a total of 12 homes in Wadsworth! Of course, none of this could happen without dedicated volunteers at both the build sites and the ReStore in Medina. Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity and are truly making a difference in the lives of Medina County residents. Consider joining them at one of the upcoming dedications to see the impact of their work, or visit the ReStore any Saturday to see volunteers busy helping to fund their mission. To learn more about this organization, or to donate or volunteer, please go to or call them at 330-722-4494.

No Shave November
Wadsworth Police Department members have been participating in 'No Shave November’ as a fundraiser for Brittany Parker, a Wadsworth resident fighting breast cancer. If you would like to donate to this campaign, you can do so with a personal check made out to the Wadsworth FOP Lodge 45, with a 'No Shave November' in the memo line. Drop your donation off in person at the police
department, or mail it to them at 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281, ATT: Police Department.

Cops and Kids
It is time again for the annual ‘Cops and Kids’ event on December 8, 2018. If you are unaware of the program, Wadsworth police officers and officers from surrounding cities and towns take underprivileged children shopping for Christmas. This program is a great experience for the children, as well as the officers, and gives the children a chance to buy something for themselves that they really want, but may not be able to afford. The day begins with a pancake breakfast, followed by a ride in a parade of police cars – with lights and sirens - as they make their way to their shopping destination, Target! Tickets are sold at the police department to help raise the money the children use to shop and to offset costs for prizes and the breakfast.

Until next week….
Mayor Robin Laubaugh