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Hooley on Kamm’s Corners offers entertainment, food and family fun: a place in the sun

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Get ready to party.

Hooley on Kamm’s Corners returns at noon June 18th. As usual, vehicle traffic will be prohibited on Lorain Avenue from Rocky River Drive east to West 165th Street in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood during the day due to the street festival.

Early weather reports are calling for sun and high temperatures around 70C, which is good news for organizers, participants, performers and visitors to the event.

Free admission. Live entertainment will take place throughout the day on two stages with ledges in the east and west parts of the festival site.

Rocky River Drive main stage schedule starts at noon. Memorial bagpipes and drums from the Cleveland Firemen will take the stage at 12:15 p.m. They will be joined by the bagpipes and drums of the Cleveland Police. Taylor Lambourne performs at 12:30 pm, Wallace Coleman at 2:15 pm, West Side Irish Pipes and Drums at 3:45 pm, Window Dogs at 4:00 pm and Cats on Holiday at 6:00 pm.

On the family stage near West 165th Street, the West Park Fairview Family YMCA will take the stage at 12:30 pm followed by the O’Malley Irish Dance at 1:00 pm. YMCA hip-hop dance will be featured at 13:30, Burke’s Irish dance at 14:30, Lenegan Irish dance at 15:00, Karate All-American at 15:30, Cannon Irish dance at 16:00, YMCA line dance at 17:00 , Hip to That at 5:00 pm and The Prom Queens at 6:30 pm.

Those who work up an appetite will find the following food vendors on site: Backstage Bar, Buckeye Concessions, Celestial Treats, City Club Catering, Hatfield’s Goode Grub, Weber’s Frozen Custard and West Park Station. Artisan vendors participating in The Hooley include Bandana-Rama, Celticgirl Travels Photography. Art by Chris Deigan, Clean Life Organics, Deby’s Designs, Designs by Denise, Happy Etching, Jenn’s Homemade Candles, Jill’s Frillz, Love of Sparklynn and Pixel Mania.

In addition to music, food, and entertainment, the family event also features games and more.

The event is a staging of West Park Kamm’s Neighborhood Development project. Major sponsors include the Cleveland Clinic, Fairview Hospital, Dollar Bank, District 17 Councilman Charles Slife, Neighborhood Family Practice, Cleveland Public Library, and YMCA.

Steve Clark (left), president of the Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Club, and John Fancher (right), chairman of the fellowship, congratulated the club’s 2022 Fellows Elena Rose (left to right), Estela (Stella) Dayco, Isabella Shainer and Teagan McGann. Abigail Hirsch was not in the photo. Photo courtesy of the Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Club.

Scholarship holders: Five high school graduates received college scholarships. Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Club. The recipients are Estella Dayko, Elana Rose, and Isabella Shainer of Rocky River High School, and Abigail Hirsch and Teagan McGann of Lakewood High School.

Each received $3,000 from the Lakewood-Rocky River Rotary Foundation. The $15,000 Fellowship Program is part of more than $60,000 that the Rotary Club donates annually to community programs.

In addition to demonstrating academic achievement and potential, five fellows were selected for their character, extracurricular and community activities.

This year’s winners are:

Abigail Hirsch is from Lakewood High School with a passion for building connections between students. She was the captain of the cross-country ranger team, participated in the school’s racing and diversity club, and the Home Alone club, which teaches younger students about safety when they go to empty houses after school. She was inducted into the LHS chapter of the National Honor Society. She hopes to become a psychiatrist and go to Ohio University to study psychology.

· Teagan McGann lives a life of volunteering helping with programs such as Help 2 Others, Home Alone and the Lakewood Youth Running Club at LHS. She also volunteered at St. Luke’s Parish and at a local nursing home during the early days of the pandemic when residents’ families were unable to visit. In addition, she was a co-capture for the Ranger track and field teams. Teagan plans to study business at the University of Miami.

Estela Dyko used the issue of immigration to the United States as a motivation to make the most of opportunities. At Rocky River High School, Stella found a home in the performing arts departments, singing in various choirs, and participating in drama club productions backstage and on stage. She is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to study medical sciences at Baldwin Wallace University.

Elana Rose plays the violin, supports the RRHS Ecological Club, created artwork selected for a recent Rotary art exhibition at the Beck Center, and wrote a first-place essay for the Maltz Museum’s Stop the Hate program. This spring, she was part of the costume shop team for the RRHS Dazzle Award-winning production of Young Frankenstein. She plans to study fashion design at Kent State University.

Isabella Scheiner, also of the RRHS, participated in a concert, marching bands, and National History Day competition. In addition, she was a member of the school’s fencing team for four years. She taught high school students and kept in touch by correspondence with residents of local nursing homes. Last summer, Isabella was accepted into a two-week drawing course at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She plans to study biology at Ohio State University and also plans to pursue a career in physical therapy.

The Lakewood Rocky River Rotary Club is part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of over 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs (known as Rotarians) provide humanitarian assistance, promote high ethical standards in all areas of activity, and help promote goodwill and world peace.

To learn more, visit the rotate.org website.

Fraud: Fairview Park Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for letter scams involving fake VISA gift cards. Some letters were sent to residents with unauthorized use of city letterhead and fraudulent use of Mayor Patrick Cooney’s signature.

One such letter says that the gift card is a “thank you” for being an “outstanding citizen.”

The city did not send letters or gift cards, police said.

They warn that residents should not provide any personal information when trying to redeem a gift card.

Anyone who receives one of these letters should contact the police at 440-333-1234.

Amish Day Trip: The North Olmsted Senior Center invites seniors on a day trip by bus to Amish Country. 3. The bus leaves at 8:00 and returns around 19:00.

Travelers will visit the popular Der Dutchman restaurant, Coblentz chocolate, Heini’s cheese shop, Carlisle Gifts, Amish Bakery Breitenbach winery and much more. The cost is $70. For more information or to register, call Beth at 440-716-5435. Registered until July 13th.

Jazz is: The Cleveland Musical Village will feature Glenn Holmes at a free jazz concert at 4:00 pm on June 19th at the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, k20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, as part of the June 10th celebration.

This year the church celebrates its 75th anniversary. It is the largest UU community in Northeast Ohio. Rev. Anthony Makar – Senior Minister.

Benefits of the Youth Challenge race: More than 1,000 runners, walkers and rollerbladers, including wheelchair participants, will take part in the Sherwin-Williams Women’s Club’s annual 5K and 1 Mile Walk & Roll at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Pathway, Cleveland.

The event benefits the Youth Challenge, whose mission is to provide free, adapted sports and recreational activities for young people with physical disabilities. YC has an office in Westlake that serves people with disabilities from many local communities.

The Kids Run is scheduled for 8:15 am, the 5K Run is scheduled for 8:30 am, and the 1 Mile Walk is scheduled for 9:00 am. The closing ceremony and awards ceremony will take place at 9:45.

The women’s club was founded in 1911. It is a network of over 850 women who are committed to the personal and professional development of their members and the strengthening of their bonds with each other and society. All proceeds from their fundraising efforts are donated to local charities in Cleveland. In addition, the Sherwin-Williams Foundation matches every gift made by the Club.

For 46 years, YC has been fulfilling its mission of bringing together young people with disabilities and teen volunteers who inspire each other through adapted sports, recreation and social development. The organization provides free programs and transportation for children and young adults throughout Northeast Ohio. Visit www.youthchallengesports.com for more information.

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