Bonnie Brae Elk Farm hosting
WELLINGTON Come to Bonnie Brae Elk Farms for Bugle Days this weekend and visit a century-old barn where visitors can browse an elk-themed gift shop, try a free elk venison sample, enjoy free cider and doughnuts, and register to win a free 6-by-6 hard antler set.
The venison shop offering a wide range of cuts also will be open.
There also will be an opportunity to take a wagon ride out to see bull elk as they bugle during the elk rut season. Also included on the ride is an opportunity to hand-feed elk cows in a pasture from the wagon.
Cost of wagon ride is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12.
Bugle Days take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the farm located at 27717 Quarry Road in Rochester Township. For more information, call (440) 647-3232.
Funeral home owner
John W. Evans, owner of Evans Funeral Home in Norwalk, was awarded Oct. 22 the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP).
CFSP is the national funeral service individual recognition. The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice was founded in 1976 and has three main goals: 1) to recognize funeral directors who have voluntarily entered this program of personal and professional growth, 2) to raise and improve the standards of funeral service, and 3) to encourage funeral directors to make continuing education a life-long process in their own self-interest, the interest of the families they serve, and the community in which they serve.
Evans is a regional director for the Ohio Funeral Directors Association for 2007-2009 and a member of its board of directors; member of the city of Norwalk Planning & Zoning Commission, associate member of the Norwalk Area United Fund; chairman of the Chamber of Commerce's Education Committee; and officer in the Knights of Columbus, Norwalk.
RR Donnelley lauds
WILLARD James D. Cunningham will celebrate 30 years of service at RR Donnelley Friday.
He was hired in 1977 as a seasonal material handler. He has worked as a casemaker helper, bindery helper, laminator operator, case binderyman, Prelim Tech II and is currently a Prelim/Prepress Tech IV.
Cunningham lives in Willard with his wife Charlotte and son Jade.
at New London CIC
NEW LONDON Susanne Rusnak, the director of New London's nursing home, was the speaker at the recent Community Improvement Corp. meeting held in Firelands Electric Cooperative's conference room.
She said she has been director of The Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Firelands for five years because, "I love the residents and I love the staff."
Describing the facility as having "a homelike atmosphere," Rusnak said in August it was named Center of the Year for the Central Region by Care One, its parent company.
She said Care One recently provided a new van for the center and a new backup generator that will keep the whole building functioning normally in a power outage, and added, "I am looking forward to receiving other capital items or improvements as well."
Rusnak said in addition to its residential service the facility provides the latest in inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies, and she invites anyone who has not visited the center to come in for a tour.