Around Ravenna: A recap of successful holiday events and another tea at Byers Castle

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 35th annual Celebration of Lights held by the Auxiliary of University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna a success!

The crowd was wonderful and it was great to see so many familiar faces at the in-person event. Your participation makes this such a special evening and the Auxiliary really appreciated your generosity.

This year’s event was sponsored by Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes, as it has been for many years. A big “thank you” to them as well.

In attendance at the tea at Byers Castle are Nancy Harris, Jane Minard, Sue Robenstine, Eileen Pantalone, Angie Reedy, Jeanne Tondiglia (front) and Dolores Williams.

Again, my friends and I got together to enjoy afternoon tea at Byers Castle on South Prospect Street in Ravenna. This time, we decided to do it over Christmas. We really enjoy their teas, not only for the delicious food, but we also love the history of the place. This will become a yearly event for us.

The Portage County Historical Society held its annual Christmas Walk on Dec. 17 and 18. Sunday was the most popular evening.

It seemed to me that everyone who came really enjoyed talks by Wayne Enders on Old Fashioned Christmases and Richard Whitmore’s talk on the church tower and clock. Santa was there also (Bill Barber) handing out candy canes.

This year’s event was sponsored by the Grange and Brimfield Insurance. Don’t miss it next year!

Starting Jan. 19, Immaculate Conception Church will resume its monthly spaghetti dinners from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the parish hall, 251 W. Spruce Ave., Ravenna.

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth 5 to 12 and children younger than 5 eat free. Carry-out orders will be available.

It’s a good time to get out and enjoy your friends and meet some new ones. See you there.

Call Angie Reedy at 330-297-7228 with your Ravenna news.

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