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OHS Band performs at ‘The Farm’ July 31

Mark Friday, July 31 on your calendar for a special evening of music on “The Farm,” 1911 Ridgeway Rd. On that evening John and MJ Gray are inviting the community to a free community concert by the Oakwood High School Marching Band in the beautiful setting of the Gray’s outdoor amphitheatre.

Under the direction of Ron Nelson, the band will play selections from their upcoming season. Following the concert refreshments and dessert will be provided by the Oakwood Band Parents Association.

Look for the flyer in next week’s Oakwood Register with complete information about this gift to the community from the John Grays.

OHS Class of ’73 & ’74 reunion Aug. 1

The Oakwood High School Class of 1973 & 1974 Joint reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009 at the Patterson Homestead (Brown St. & Irving Ave. by UD) in Dayton.
It will be a casual BBQ type of event starting at 6 p.m. in the evening, rain or shine. The Patterson Homestead has lots of great outdoor and indoor space. The cost will be $35 per person - the facility and all food and beverages (soft drinks, beer, and wine) included.

To make your reservation, please send your name, email address, phone, and your check (made out to OHS Class of 1974). Mail to: Dave Frech (class of 1973) and Sue Gaeke Frech (class of 1974) at 4448 Moraine Ridge Lane, Kettering, Ohio 45429.

Please forward this reunion information to classmates you have addresses for in your email address list, or call up those with whom you still keep in touch and spread the word.

Hope to hear from you, and see you there!

Dave & Sue Frech
(937) 475-3595 (1973) (1974)

@ the OCC____________________________________

Annual Ice Cream Social Aug. 16

The Oakwood “Ice Cream Social” will be held on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Shafor Park from 3:30 to 7 p.m. It is Oakwood’s oldest traditionis a tradition held before school resumes in the fall. Families gather at Shafor Park for food, community entertainment, games and prizes for children of all ages. Your ticket includes a fried chicken dinner provided by Lee’s Famous Recipe, various flavors of ice cream and a drink.

Games start at 3:30 p.m.; Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.25 in advance, beginning Monday, July 20 through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. Tickets that day are $7.

ATTENTION: Oakwood Clubs and Organizations…

Another feature of the Ice Cream Social is the “Avenue of Organizations.” Non-profit groups may set up tables to share information, recruit members and introduce fundraisers.

Call Vickie Gearhart at 298-0775 for more information.

The Taste 2009 tickets for Sept. 3 now on sale

The Taste presented by the Kettering-Moraine-Oakwood Chamber of Commerce has announced details for their 2009 event. The Taste returns to Kettering’s Fraze Pavilion on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 5 – 9 p.m.

The Taste 2009 will mark the 22nd year for the Chamber’s event. The Taste, sponsored by P & R Communications, will host over 30 local restaurants, serving samples of the best food they have to offer. “Every year keeps getting bigger and new restaurants want to join the event. It’s an excellent opportunity for our local restauranteurs to showcase their product and expose local residents to new dining experiences,” said Darla Cade, 2009 Taste Chair.

Along with the great food, the Taste will feature a Silent Auction with unique items available for bid. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a chance drawing for several gift baskets with values of over $1,000 each.

Cost for this year’s Taste is $20 per person in advance or $25 day of. Children under 10 will be $10. Strollers are not permitted. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Fraze Pavilion box-office (296-3300), TicketMaster (228-2323) or at the KMO Chamber Office located at 2977 Far Hills Avenue (299-3852)


At the Wright Library ...

Summer activities for teens at Wright Library

As a compliment to the teen summer reading club theme, Express Yourself @ Your Library!, Wright Library is offering opportunities for teens to plug into their creative sides every Friday through July 31. Programs will start at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Check out these awesome activities!

July 31 Scrapbooking (bring your own photos)

For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at
294-7171. Wright Memorial Public Library is located at 1776 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood.

For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at
294-7171. The web site is




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