Fundraiser raffle benefits CACC
The CACC had hopes of celebrating this anniversary with an event commemorating the years of its dedication. All those years ago, one, maybe two people had the discussion of how to best serve the community and efficiently utilize local funds to provide financial support to the caner patients in the county. Through their hard work and commitment, the CACC was born.
Raffles going on now
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two events are happening. Amy Jumper and the Hair Closet are auctioning off gift baskets. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. Tickets can be purchased via Venmo @Amy-Jumper-2 or, by CashApp @haircutter or by stopping in the salon at 104 S. Main Street, Urbana.
Meeting the needs and relieving the financial burden of the cancer patients in the community continue to be the focus of the CACC. It is the CACC’s goal to alleviate this stress to hopefully provide a better outcome as local patients go through these life-changing events. The CACC’s patient services director compassionately assists patients through the process. These days of medical facility reorganization is making this a more patient-involved process.
Nonetheless, CACC volunteers are working to provide the least stress and greatest assistance to the community, a goal begun through the foresight of its initial board and continued due to the committed community, corporate sponsors and dedicated volunteers throughout the years.
To be a part of fundraisers or support, donations may be made via the CACC website www.cancerassociationofchampaigncounty.org or mailing to CACC, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio.
The Champaign Health District will hold a drive-thru flu clinic for adults 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Both the regular dose vaccine and the high-dose vaccine, for those at least 65 years old, will be available.
Pre-registration is encouraged for the Merchants Building event, and people can register by calling the Health District at 937-484-1605 or visiting the district website, champaignhd.com
People are asked to wear masks and to have their insurance cards. Otherwise, the cost is $39.75 for the regular dose and $78 for the high-dose. Cash and checks will be accepted. Credit cards will not be accepted.
Enter and exit at the Park Avenue gate.
For those not attending the drive-thru clinic, appointments can be made for people of all ages to obtain flu shots at the Health District office in the county Community Center on South Main Street, Urbana. Appointments are required and can be made at 937-484-1671.
Fundamentals of Supervision and Management Course Offered to Local Manufacturers Through Clark State & Fastlane
Instant mashed potatoes
Canned green beans *
Canned sweet potatoes *
Stove Top stuffing (any flavor)
Canned cranberry sauce *
Prebaked Reheatable Dinner Rolls
* The big cans are great!
If anyone can donate any item(s) above, please drop off at Caring Kitchen, 300 Miami St., Urbana by Friday, 11/20/2020.
THANKS SO MUCH for Donating and Spreading the word! If you're looking for additional ways to support this organization, click here!
By Chelsea Bray - Elle A. Design
Spooky season is upon us! Our friends over at the Champaign County Preservation Alliance are bringing back their Cemetery Tour at Oak Dale Cemetery. Local historian, John Bry, will be leading the tour that winds through the oldest parts of the cemetery. Oak Dale was established in 1856 on just a mere 25 acres and today sits on 60 acres of land. You never know what is waiting for you to discover or what may be revealed about Champaign County’s history.
The tour will be held on October 23rd and 24th with four tours each day. The tour takes around 45 minutes and is a walking tour through the natural terrain of the cemetery. Comfortable shoes should be worn and depending on your tour time, you might need to bring a flashlight. Tours will be scheduled at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00pm.
Although the tour is in a cemetery, this is a family friendly event. The real history of Champaign County is highlighted as you visit some of Urbana’s past residents’ final resting places. Pets are not permitted to attend. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.ccpapreserveohio.org/cemetery-tour.html or at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce during their office hours. Adult tickets are $10, children age 6-12 are $5 and children under 6 may attend for free.
If you love history, spooky season, and all things hauntingly fun be sure to check this tour out. The CCPA works hard to educate the public about historic preservation and why it is important. They also want to help highlight the county’s unique historical heritage. You can learn more about what they do at https://www.ccpapreserveohio.org/ and can even become a member to help support their cause.
Jobseekers! Save the date, Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
JobsOhio is excited to partner with Champaign and Clark Counties to connect with job-seekers with businesses that have immediate job openings!
Registration opens November 2, 2020.
The students of Urbana Junior High School have selected Dr. Elmer Curry for their 2020 Project Based Learning assignment. They used primary and secondary resources to research his family history, educational background, and his different learning institutions. Dr. Curry was a pioneer in educational reform for African-Americans in the early twentieth century and many of his progressive schools were located throughout Champaign County.
Elmer Curry was born on March 23, 1871 in Delaware, Ohio. He lived in a log house on South Street with his mother Julia and his father George. His dad worked as a minister at The Second Baptist Church on Ross Street, which had a great impact on his future career in education. African-Americans that were freed from slavery were not permitted to an equal education that would have helped them to live a better life. Elmer was interested in helping solve that situation through education.
While attending Delaware City Schools at the age of 17 years old, Elmer rented a kitchen shed for 50 cents per month to start his own school for African-Americans. His school was called The Place of Knowledge for Old and Young. It was located at 19 Davis Street in Delaware, Ohio. The tuition was 25 cents per week and his first student was a 50-year-old man who was a day laborer. After attending Michael College and graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University, he went on to become the first African-American teacher at the desegregated Delaware City Schools.
In 1889 he moved to Urbana, Ohio and founded the Curry Normal and Industrial Institute. His school had a traditional education, which focused on reading, writing, and math. It also taught trade school skills, such as nursing, caretaking, farming, printing, and clothes making. The building still stands today and is located at 325 East Water Street.
Dr. Curry passed away June 19, 1930, in Springfield and was buried at Oakdale Cemetery in Urbana, Ohio. There were over 2,000 students who attended the various Curry Schools. Dr. Elmer Curry’s story illustrates activist African-Americans from Ohio utilizing the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments in an attempt to better the lives of African-Americans.
By Chelsea Bray - Elle A. Design
Bundy Baking Solutions is a local company, founded by Russell T. Bundy, that sells bakeware and baking equipment all over the world. The story behind the success starts with Russell in 1964 when he started Russell T. Bundy Associates Inc. (RTB) in Columbus, Ohio to engage in the purchase and resale of pre-owned bakery pans and equipment. Soon enough the business had expanded from reselling of products, to recoating and cleaning bakeware, to producing custom baking pans for some of the largest bakeries in the world. The operation moved to Urbana, Ohio along with some interesting items that Russell had been collecting through the years.
What may be the best kept secret in Champaign County is that we are home to the World’s Largest Loaf of Bread and one of the largest collections of baking memorabilia in the world. They both belong to Russel T. Bundy and are located on private property but over the years the Bundy Family has captured and shared many photos and videos of the collection. The impressive collection can’t even be contained within the three floors of the museum and is displayed throughout the headquarters, manufacturing area, employee offices and even outside!
In 2006, Russell was inducted into the American Society of Baking’s Hall of Fame and honored as an industry leader. For more than sixty years, Russell has been leading and changing the baking industry. The innovation and leadership at Bundy Baking Solutions has led them to amazing success throughout the years. Over the past several years they have seen tremendous growth and continue to be a major employer in Champaign County.
Bundy Baking Solutions is headquartered in Urbana, Ohio, and has two facilities in the UK, one in Spain and one in Romania. This global leader in the baking world has made Urbana, Ohio a more unique place to live and to work by bringing their headquarters, baking museum, and giant loaf of bread to our town.