Steelers Gang places service, fanhood on pedestal

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Steelers Gang of Ohio is hosting a Pig Roast Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

The cost is $12 per person and includes the pig dinner with potato salad, three bean salad, tossed salad and dessert and one beverage, either a draft beer or soft drink. Former Steelers player Marv Kellum and former San Franscisco 49ers player Rod Morris will be signing autographs at the event. Musical entertainment will be provided by classic rock band Eyes of Awareness. The event will take place at Rico's Restaurant & Lounge located at 1332 Tallmadge Road in Brimfield.

The Steelers Gang of Ohio was started by Streetsboro resident, and 1987 SHS grad, John Lucas last December. Since the group formed, giving back to the community has been a priority. The group is less than a year old, and this is its third event for charity. Earlier this year, when members of the club heard the news of the Garrettsville fire, the group quickly gathered 50 bags of groceries to donate. They also participated in a corn hole tournament and donated the 50/50 proceeds to the Freedom House in Kent.

"We have a great group of people who want to help others -- and I'm glad to be a part of it," said Lucas. "I started this club because off all the Steelers fans in this area and knew we could join together and watch the games, hold events, meet new people and develop friendships too. It's a lot of work but these Steelers fans make it all worthwhile."

To gear up for the club's first football season together, the group took a bus trip to the Steelers Training Camp.

"It was a lot of fun," said Lucas. "We definitely plan to go again next year."

The Steelers Gang of Ohio has about 80 members, and any Steelers fan is welcome to join. Membership is $25 and includes a shirt and a Terrible Towel. The group will gather at Rico's in Brimfield to watch all the games together. Stop in at Rico's to complete a membership form, or contact the group via email at steelersgangofohio@gmail.com or through their Facebook page.

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Quilters have until Sept. 17 to submit quilts of any size, wearable quilts, or any sort of quilt art as an entry into the 32nd Annual Streetsboro Quilt Show that will take place the first weekend of October. More than 500 people typically attend the judged show. Last year, more than over 200 quilts were displayed. For more information about entering a quilt, go to streetsboroquiltguild.com or contact Sharon Kemp at 330-283-2697 or skemp@kent.edu or Nancy Bowen at 216-559-5131 or nanasneedlework@yahoo.com.

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The children at Kids Encounter Summer Camp received two special visitors last month. Streetsboro Police Officer Jason Fogleman and Mayor Glenn Broska stopped by to speak to the children about their jobs and the work they do within our community. The kids were able to ask questions about the D.A.R.E. program and about the many laws that keep our city safe to live in.

Mayor Broska explained to the children what his job entails and updated them city improvements. As a surprise, the kids sang "Happy Birthday" to the Mayor, gave him some cupcakes and a signed card.

All the staff and children at Kids Encounter would like to thank Officer Fogleman and Mayor Broska for all their hard work on the community's behalf and for taking the time to come visit.

Kids Encounter offers summer camp, preschool, daycare, and before and after school care. For more information call 333-626-2735 or visit http://www.kidsencounter.com/.

Have any good news to share? Contact Karyn Hall at 330-995-3503 or karynhall@gmail.com

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