Stories tagged with: Sertoma

February 21, 2012 - 8:59pm
2 years 7 weeks ago

One local club rewarded area students for their writing skills Tuesday night.

The Zanesville Sertoma Club hosted their annual Freedom Week Essay Contest. All eighth graders in the county wrote a 300 word essay on their freedoms and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen, and the winners were honored at a dinner. Commissioner Jerry Lavy said the kids enjoy the writing project, because there is motivation to win.

"Winners from those perspective schools receive a 50 dollar cash...

February 22, 2011 - 11:20pm
3 years 7 weeks ago

More than 1100 Muskingum County eighth graders were given a challenge for Sertoma Freedom Week.

The students all had to write a 300-word essay on their freedoms and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen. There were 29 winners chosen from schools across the county.

"It's a good program. It makes kids aware of a little bit about government, and how important it was and is," says Chairperson Jerry Lavy.

Each student was given a copy of the Bill of Rights as a starting...

November 17, 2010 - 5:45pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

With steam billowing out of the Secrest Auditorium, there is no doubt Wednesday is SERTOMA Pancake Day in Zanesville.

With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, the Y-city gobbled up its own annual day long feast. While the weather was a little dreary early, that didn't stop hungry stomachs from making their way in for their share of breakfast treats.

"This is a rarity in a community this size. For it to be the 51st year and the attendance doesn't drop off. It's...

November 16, 2010 - 8:31pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The countdown begins for a delicious Zanesville tradition.

It took months of planning, but boxes of syrup, pancake mix, and burners are finally filling the basement of Secrest Auditorium for SERTOMA Pancake Day.

"Everything is pretty much falling into place like every year, and we have everything down to a science now. So, it goes pretty easy," says Pancake Co-Chair Russell Taylor.

There will be some celebrity chefs on hand, such as Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling...

November 15, 2010 - 7:48pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

There's the Rotary roses, the Kiwanis' peanuts, and then there's the SERTOMA pancakes.

It's almost time to open your belt another notch to fit stacks of delicious pancakes in your belly. Zanesville Mayor Butch Zwelling will be one of the cooks at this Wednesday's SERTOMA Pancake Day.

"Some on mine are air-sealed because I flip them up in the air so they can get air sealed. They're special. Some of the guys don't flip them, and some of them I jokingly say have to give out an...

February 23, 2010 - 8:20pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

More than 1,100 eighth graders from around Muskingum County got their shot to win a scholarship from the service group SERTOMA.

SEROTMA sponsors the Freedom Essay Project each year in February to coincide with students' learning about President's Day.

"We provided them with a copy of the U.S. Constitution or the Bill of Rights and they were to write a 300 word essay on what their freedom and responsibilities are as a U.S. citizen," said Chairman Jerry...

January 12, 2010 - 8:30pm
4 years 13 weeks ago

One lucky Zanesville lady is the recipient of this year's Sertoma Service to Mankind Award.

Tonight at the Sertoma banquet at Eaglesticks, Zanesville resident Beth Chapman was given the award for service to the community.

"It's really an honor," said Chapman. "I enjoy doing things in Zanesville. We have a great community here. It's an honor to be awarded the Service to Mankind Award. It's quite a surprise."

Chapman serves on the board of the...

November 18, 2009 - 5:31pm
4 years 21 weeks ago

It's all about pancakes today in downtown Zanesville.  The 50th annual Sertoma Pancake Day is taking place in the basement of Secrest Auditorium.  WHIZ's Ashley Drane has the sweet details of an event that raises a lot of money for the community.

Secretary of the club, Mike Maniaci, says it's all for the kids.

"I enjoy helping to make the community money and part of that goes to help Big Brothers, Big Sisters among other local youth groups," says Maniaci.

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