The Tiffin City School District has announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay full price of meals served under the National School lunch and School Breakfast. Each school office and the central food service has a copy of the policy, which may reviewed by any interested party. The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals. Applications forms are being distributed the first week of school to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians.
Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Tiffin-Seneca United Way, and Tiffin City Schools have partnered again this school year to present the literacy mentorship program, “Read to Succeed,” and are in need of tutors. The Read to Succeed Program aims to create a sustainable and effective program to assist elementary students in reading and comprehension skills and provide one-on-one interaction with community volunteers to develop these skills. Working together with local school systems, Read to Succeed will reach students identified by teachers as “not on track” to maximize reading potential and bring students closer to meeting reading requirements. Tutoring sessions will improve children’s reading skills and comprehension, making them better prepared to succeed in school and in life. The frequency and duration of tutoring sessions will be determined in training by teachers’ classroom needs and volunteer availability. Volunteers will required to be at least 18 years old and will undergo background checks before engaging with students. Funding for background has been secured through the Tiffin Charitable Youth Advisory Grant and the Friends of the Library for volunteers, prior to working with the children. For more information, call the Library at 419-447-3751.
All boys and girls, ages 9-14, are invited to participate in this year’s Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest. This event will take place on January 21st at the Attica School Auxiliary Gym. Doors open at 10 a.m. for registration and practice, with the contest starting at 10:30 a.m. Local winners from this event will receive a trophy and move on to the district event for a chance to continue on to the regional and state contests. Participants should have proof of age, parental consent, and not participated in any other K of C council’s contest.
A Streets, Sidewalks, and Sewers Committee meeting will be held Monday, January 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Committee Meeting Room to discuss Alley Vacation Petition #896 and any other business that may come before them.
The Attica Knights of Columbus will be serving an All-You-Care-To-Eat Fish Fry or a Chicken Tenders Dinner, Friday, February 3, 2017, at the K of C Hall, 11 Heyman Drive, Attica, from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner includes baked potato or french fries, coleslaw, applesauce, bread, and a drink. Adults are $9 and children are $6 with children under 4 years are free.
The Tiffin Bark Park will present its 3rd annual Fundraiser on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Meadowbrook Park Ballroom, 5430 W Tiffin St, Bascom, beginning at 7 p.m. The event entertainment will be the bands of McGuffey Lane, Allie, and Flat Top Republic. Tickets are $20 presale or $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Bodyworks, Edenwood Veterinary Clinic, and Simply Susan’s. For more information, call 419-618-1862.
The New Riegel Sons of the American Legion is to host a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, February 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., at The New Riegel American Legion, New Riegel. Dinners cost $6 for adults and $1 for children 10 and under. This event is open to the public.
The Salvation Army of Tiffin will host a Super Bowl Party, on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 505 Jefferson St., Tiffin, beginning at 6 p.m. There will be fun, prizes, and, of course, the big game on a big screen t.v. Plus, enjoy the table, card, and video games, food, and fellowship. The admission is a 2-liter of pop and a snack. For more information, call 419-447-2252.
The Sycamore Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department will host its 4th Annual Gun Raffle and Feather Party on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Sycamore Community Center, 3498 State Highway 103, Sycamore, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. Ticket donation is $10. The entertainment provided by Memories by Candlelight DJ Service. There will be additional door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Individuals do not need to be present to win. Proceeds will benefit the Sycamore Community Center and the Sycamore Fire and Rescue.
La Leche League of Seneca County offers free breastfeeding support meetings every third Tuesday of each month, beginning at 7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian, 96 S. Monroe St., Tiffin. All women are welcome. Babies are expected. They help in special circumstances, such as adoption and LGBT parents. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 19-619-6356.