AROUND TOWN

Scott community celebrates centennial

10/23/2013
BY BARBARA HENDEL
BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR

Correction: Updated to correct the name of an individual in a photograph. Pictured with Richard Eppstein and Stanford Odesky is Theresa M. Gabriel.

Barbara Hendel.
Barbara Hendel.

DRUMMERS, majorettes and flag girls marched in for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Scott High School Saturday at the SeaGate Convention Centre. More than 715 alumni and friends attended the event. Everyone immediately joined in for the school's fight song, led by the Alumni Choir.

Stan Odesky (class of 1955), centennial general chairman, welcomed everyone. Treva Jeffries, principal, was presented with roses.

Proclamations were presented by state Sen. Edna Brown (D., Toledo), Larry Sykes of the Toledo Public Schools Board of Education, and Peter Gerken, Lucas County commissioner.

Richard Eppstein, Theresa M. Gabriel, and Stanford Odesky
Richard Eppstein, Theresa M. Gabriel, and Stanford Odesky

Richard Eppstein (class of 1965), Brenda Morehead Campbell (class of 1975), and Carnel Smith (class of 1985) presented historical moments through the decades.

Reminiscing were Ed and Avie Dixon, Melvin and Barbara Meyers, Henry Tripplett, Marvin and Marilyn Jacobs, Adelene Gray, James and Debbie Carter Carlisle, former principal Johnny Hutton, Joe Sansbury, Zale and Shirley Kohler, Mary Boyd, Bart and Gay Blossom, Donald and Vicky Robb, Rose Griffin Brown, and Joe Goldberg.

Ivana de la Serna, Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2012 Discover Award Honoree, Fan Dong, M.D., Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2013 Discover Award Honoree
Ivana de la Serna, Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2012 Discover Award Honoree, Fan Dong, M.D., Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2013 Discover Award Honoree

THE FIFTH Grand Illusions Dinner, a black tie optional event to benefit Ohio Cancer Research Associates, was Oct. 10 at the former Best Western Premier Grand Plaza Toledo. The $50,000 net proceeds will be used for seed money for basic cancer research projects, information, and awareness in the Toledo area.

(From L to R) Alex Gerken, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank,  Brad LaClair, Project Specialist, ProMedica (and son), Robert W. LaClair, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank-Northwestern Ohio, Chrys Peterson, WTOL 11 News Anchor, Joe Napoli, President & General Manager, Toledo Mud Hens.
(From L to R) Alex Gerken, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank, Brad LaClair, Project Specialist, ProMedica (and son), Robert W. LaClair, President & CEO, Fifth Third Bank-Northwestern Ohio, Chrys Peterson, WTOL 11 News Anchor, Joe Napoli, President & General Manager, Toledo Mud Hens.

Emcee Chrys Peterson of WTOL-TV, Channel 11 kept the evening on target for the 200 attendees who paid a minimum of $250 per person.

Ohio Cancer Research Associates is a statewide, nonprofit organization for the cure and prevention of the many forms of cancer through basic seed money research, public information, and awareness.

The more than $6.8 million provided by the organization has generated $174.2 million in new money from other sources to continue basic cancer research and $15.3 million has come back to the Toledo-Bowling Green area, said Tom Lamb, executive director.

Bob LaClair, president and chief executive officer of Fifth Third Bank, Northwest Ohio was roasted by his son Brad LaClair, who brought

the house down with stories about his dad. Dr. Fan Dong, associate professor of biochemistry and cancer biology at the University of Toledo College of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Ohio) was honored with the Discover Award. In 2005 he received a $50,000 grant for research on skin cancer. Since then he has attracted more than $1 million from other sources.

Harry Cummins, Executive Director of IBC, hands boxing gloves to Jodi Szczublewski of Clear Channel, as a thank you for their sponsorship and participation.
Harry Cummins, Executive Director of IBC, hands boxing gloves to Jodi Szczublewski of Clear Channel, as a thank you for their sponsorship and participation.

THE Toledo Celebrity Fight Night was Oct. 3 at the International Boxing Club in Oregon. The event was a joint venture between IBC and the Advertising Club of Toledo. More than 200 attendees enjoyed a night of boxing and dining on a Mexican buffet from LG Catering, a new business for Louis Gonzales.

The event raised more than $6,000 to be split between the two organizations.

Liz Flournoy , president Angela Barry, Katrina Barry no relation to pres.
Liz Flournoy , president Angela Barry, Katrina Barry no relation to pres.

THE TOLEDO Chapter of Girl Friends, Inc. gathered Oct. 12 at Georgio's Cafe International. Special guest was national president Angela Barry, who was in Toledo to help the local chapter plan for the national convention to be held in Toledo next year. Lera Doneghy is the conference chairman.

The local president is Rochelle Rollins.

Girl Friends was founded in 1927 in New York and the Toledo chapter was established in 1960 to promote friendship, perform civic services, and support the national project, the African American Museum at the Smithsonian.

Seen at the local event were Toledo chapter founding member Thelma Adams with daughter Annette Adams, Odessa Rowan, Angeline Murry, Connie Nantwi, Marie Bush, Comfort Ofori, Katrina Barry, Doni Miller, Carolyn Lewis, Mildred Harrison, and Liz Flournoy. Emily Monago, Aimee Fitzgerald, and Sheryl Riggs who hosted the meeting.

Contact Blade Society Writer Barbara HEndel at 419-724-6124 or at bhendel@theblade.com