Outback steak fry aids
Local residents can help the Aurora Orchestra Association on Jan. 5, 2013, by attending an Outback Steak House dinner, raffle and concert in the high school cafeteria.
The restaurant will grill its best steaks outdoors on an open fire. Dinners include all the fixings and cheesecake for dessert. Children's meals will be available.
Presale tickets are required and available until Dec. 23. The fundraiser will be operated by Mark Klinger and spoknsored by Outback Steak House of Macedonia.
The Klinger family has a solphomore student at AHS in the orchestra program. Marc approached orchestra director Jason Burdett with a service the company provides to help raise money for non-profit organizations.
The Electric Strihngs, an Aurora after-school group, will provide dinner music. It is a result of the purchase of electric instruments or students from the Mark Wood concert fundraiser last year.
Proceeds from the dinner will help orchestra students earn credits to be used toward orchestra association-sponsored events such as the Ashland Spring Wing Ding and spring competition cruise. Visit www.auroraorchestraassociation.org for a ticket form and instructions on how to purchase tickets, or contact Kathi at 216-952-8850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many pupils rake leaves
In mid-November, Aurora High School Key Club members and some Harmon School students volunteered for the annual Rake and Run, in which they helped elderly residents rake leaves. Ten yards were done by the students.
Key Club officers Ima Samba, Mitchell Moravec and Thuy Le organized and led the event. Advisers Jeness Duffy, (AHS English teacher), Amy Phillips (AHS Spanish teacher) and Lauren Sanford (Harmon Spanish teacher) also pitched in.
The boys basketball program has a new website -- www.aurorabasketball.org. It will provide information about the varsity, JV and freshman and seventh- and eighth-grade teams.
Aurora High School's winter concerts are coming up. The choir's concert is tonight (Dec. 12) and the orchestra concert is Dec. 20, both in the auditorium.
Students win gift cards
Last week's winners in the Boxtops for Education drawing at Leighton School were Andrew Meyer, third grade; Leah Domos, fourth; and Brian Westfall, fifth. They won $5 gift cards to Toys are Us. Students who bring in boxtop sheets could be future winners.