WJER Announces Vacation Bible Schools

It's time for Vacation Bible School! Send us your VBS information, and we'll announce it on 1450. Reports air on WJER weekdays after the 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. news.

Please include:
-The name of the church
-Date and times of the VBS
-Ages of children
-Special activities
-Registration infor

Upcoming Vacation Bible Schools:

First Baptist Church in New Philadelphia
-Beginning June 7th – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
-Ages 2 years - 5th grade
-Theme: Summer Fun at the Movies
-Activities include watching movies, stories, games, and lessons
-Free, no registration needed

Grace Lutheran Church in Dover
-Monday, June 22nd - Friday, June 26th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
-Theme: It's a Miracle! Our Awesome and Amazing Jesus
-Activities include a supper and recreational activities
-To register, visit the church website, church office, or call 330-343-6915

Sacred Heart Church
-Monday, July 6th - Friday, July 10th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
-Ages 3 years - 5th grade
-Theme: God's Plan for U = Jesus
-Activities include singing, playing, crafting, snacking, and experimenting
-Registration is $10 due by July 3rd to Sacred Heart Church

Bolivar community VBS hosted by the Church of the Holy Trinity (includes St. John UCC, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Zoar UCC, and the Church of the Holy Trinity)
-July 12th – 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-Ages 3 years and up (potty trained)
-Theme: Hometown Nazareth
-Activities include visiting with Mary, exploring the Marketplace shops, games, food, and dancing
-Register online at www.holytrinityzoar.com/vbs

St. Paul Lutheran Church in New
-July 13th – 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
-Ages preschool - 6th grade
-Theme: SonSpark Labs
-Activities include games, music, crafts, snacks, and more
-Register by calling the church at 740-498-6682 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and noon or during VBS hours

Faith Baptist Church
July 19th - 24th from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
-Ages 4 years – 12th grade
-Theme: Camp Kilimanjaro – An Epic Expedition Through Proverbs
-Activities include crafts, snacks, and games
-Free registration at the church on July 19th at 6:15 p.m.

Dover First United Methodist Church
-July 20th – 24th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
-Ages preschool - 5th grade
-Theme: G-Force Extreme Action
-Registration is free online at www.doverfirst.org or at
the church. Register by June 30th to receive a free T-shirt

Bible Baptist Church of D
-July 20th – 24th from 9:00 a.m. to noon
-Ages kindergarten - 6th grade
-Theme: Noah - Believing God's Word
-Find the registration form online at www.believethebible.org/vbs2015, then print it, complete it, and send it to the church as soon as possible

Shanesville Lutheran Church
-July 29th – 31st from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
-Ages 4 years – 6th grade
-Theme: Flight School
-Pre-registration is due by July 1st. Register online at www.sugarcreeklutheranparish.org. Click on “VBS Registration” at the top of the page, fill out the form, and click the “Submit” button. If you do not pre-register, plan to arrive at 6:00 p.m. on July 29th to register.

The Vacation Bib
le School reports are brought to you by Pangrazio's Pizza & Spaghetti House in d
owntown Dennison and downtown Dover as well as Billman's Appliance Center (formerly Foutz Appliance) in New Philadelphia.

Kids League Reports on WJER

Listen to the Kids League Report for the results of all of the Little League and Minor League baseball games in the area!

Coaches: pick up a Kids League form at WJER or download it here and fill it out after each game. Then, place your results in the mailbox on the side porch of WJER, fax it to 330-364-4538, or email it to wjer@wjer.com. Please do not phone in results! Be sure to include the team coach's name and phone number.

We will announce the Kids League Report on 1450 WJER Monday through Saturday at 7:10 a.m., 4:45 p.m., and following the Cleveland Indians games. We will also have a weekly random drawing from the results we receive for a free Domino's Pizza party for your team, so send them in today!

Our winners so far this season are:
April 20th - 26th: 12U New Ph
ila Quakers (coach Chris Ricklic)
April 27th - May 3rd: Dover Novogradac (coach Scott Harmon)
May 4th - 10th: Exchange Club (coach Scott Blind)
May 11th - 17th: Glass Lumber (coach Chad Wells)
May 18th - 24th: 8U New Phila Dr. Burns (coach Brooke Murphy)
May 25th - 31st: Kemp Insurance (coach Scott Warner)
June 1st - 7th: 10U New Phila State Farm (coach Brooke Murphy)
June 8th - 14th: Tusc. Challenger (coach Jim Flaherty)
June 15th - 21st: Hampton Inn New Phila (coach Jim Mulheman)
June 22nd - 28th: D.J.'s Auto Upholstery (coach Ben Jaberg)

The Kids League Report is brought to you by
Domino's Pizza, Wood Electric, and Wood's Tall Timber Lake Resort.

Deck Ya!

2014 Deck Ya grand prize winner Patty Smith on her brand-new deck

WJER is going to deck a lucky winner with over $5,000 worth of prizes, including a deck package c
ourtesy of Keim Lumber in Charm with construction by Reiger Improvements & Construction. But wait...there's LOTS more!

Take care of your lawn and landscaping with a $500 gift certificate from Stutzman's Lawn & Landscaping, a Cub Cadet LT 42 Lawn Tractor from Krocker's Lawn & Garden, and a Stihl String Trimmer
courtesy of Dover and New Philadelphia ACE Hardware Stores. Set up a new bird feeder to enjoy from your deck with a $100 package from Agland Country Store.

When th
e deck is finished, throw a party with a cookout on your Weber Grill from Dover and New Philadelphia Buehler's and $250 worth of food from Sugar Valley Meats. Enjoy the meat with a knife set and gift card from Warther Cutlery!

It's all part of Deck Ya 2015, and it could all be yours! Be sure to sign up at any of our participating sponsor locations, right here at WJER Radio, or by mail at "Deck Ya" c/o WJER Radio, 646 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622.

Registration Locations:
Agland Country Store
1062 W. High Avenue, New Philadelphia

Buehler's/ACE Hardware 
417 S. Broadway Street, New Philadelphia
3000 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover

Keim Lumber
4465 State Route 557, Charm

Krocker's Lawn & Garden
121 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover

Stutzman's Lawn & Landscaping
1138 Commercial Avenue SE, New Philadelphia

Sugar Valley Meats
2149 Dutch Valley Drive NW, Sugarcreek

Warther Cutlery
327 Karl Avenue, Dover

WJER Radio
646 Boulevard, Dover

For a complete list of rules, click "Read More".


Local Veteran Takes One More Flight

On June 17th, local veteran 91-year-old Howard Moomaw and his family were joined by more than 15 veterans at Harry Clever Airport in New Philadelphia for a Pinning Ceremony for Howard and the other veterans who were present but had not yet received this honor. Then, Howard completed a flyover of the area.

Howard is an Air Force veteran, a meteorologist. Having grown up with an interest in flying, it was no surprise he enlisted in the Air Force in the early days of World War I
I. In 1932, he watched the first flight of the USS Macon and served on a flying aircraft carrier. Howard was part of the team supporting the American effort against the Japanese in the China-Burma-India theatre.

Howard is currently receiving care at Community Hospice, and when he expressed interest in taking one last flight, his family supported his quest for taking to the air once again. Jan Miller, Patient and Family Liaison for Community Hospice, had the true honor of planning an experience for Howard and his family. On a day when the skies held a lot of moisture and the weather was questionable, pilot David Schluep of ProAv assured Howard the weather would improve, and as probably happened with Howard many times during his flying career, the skies cleared, and he climbed into the co-pilot seat. Those observing witnessed the glow of a man who was in familiar environs as Howard donned the headset and started communicating with pilot Schluep. The taxi and takeoff were perfect as Howard and his grandson and daughter lifted off from the airfield for a 35-minute flyover of the area. The seamless landing led Howard to ask his next question: “When can we go up again?”

The experience was a gift to Howard and his family from The Betty’s Gift Fund of Community Hospice.

Tuscora Park Lowers Weekday Ride Ticket Prices

Have you heard the news? Tuscora Park recently lowered the price of their weekday ride tickets to the "Weekday WOW!" price of just $0.75 each! Or you can purchase a book of 10 tickets for just $5! Find out more about the great things happening this summer at Tuscora Park by visiting their Facebook page.

Dave Miller Featured on First Town Days Plate

Each year, the First Town Days festival committee chooses a special design for the annual souvenir plate. The committee attempts to bring forth a design that will signify something important to the festival, the park, or the community. The subject of this year’s plate design fulfills all three of these goals as the committee honors a man who has been responsible for putting smiles on the faces of thousands of children and adults alike for the past 46 years – long-time carousel operator Dave Miller.

Dave grew up in New Philadelphia and attended New Philadelphia schools. He loved to fish at the lake at Tuscora Park, which made living only two blocks away from the park convenient. In the 1960s, Dave began his employment with the City of New Philadelphia working for Superintendent Jim Exley in the Cemetery Department. Dave also applied for a job at Tuscora Park running the carousel and was hired. This was a dream come true for Dave, who continued for the next 46 years providing many exciting and fun experiences for thousands of children and adults until health problems prevented him from continuing his duties on the carousel. Dave’s greatest joy was assisting children on and off the horses. During the first 20 years of Dave’s operation of the carousel, when the ticket price was just a nickel, some of the rides were said to last 15 to 20 minutes. If no one was waiting to take the next ride, Dave would extend the existing ride for the benefit of those on board. Dave married his wife Linda on the carousel by then Mayor Leo Benjamin, and they have been happily married for the past 29 years.

Designed by Christy Bloom, the plate features a picture of Dave standing at his favorite place – the deck of Tuscora Park’s 1928 Herschell-Spillman Carousel. The first five numbered plates will be auctioned during the opening ceremonies on Thursday, July 2
nd at 6:30 p.m. on the Al Maloney Midway Stage, at which time Dave will be honored for his years of service. Remaining plates may be purchased after the auction at the First Town Days Office on the Midway. And don’t forget to wave to Dave during the parade as he was selected as this year’s Grand Parade Marshal!

Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center

The Kent State Performing Arts Center is nearing the end of another great season, but that means a new one is just around the corner! Check out the remaining performances for this season, and get a taste of what's to come:

Scheduled performances include:
Saturday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m.: Larry Gatlin in "Will the real Larry Gatlin please sit down?"
Saturday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m.: Michael Stanley and the Resonators

Grand Slam Contest

It's time once again for the Grand Slam contest! For each Cleveland Indians game, we will choose one contestant. If the Tribe hits a grand slam during the game, our contestant for that day will be entered into a drawing to win $500 courtesy of First Federal Community Bank. Even if the Indians don't hit a grand slam, our contestant will still receive four FREE small Peach & Passion Fruit Iced Fruit Smoothies from any McDonald's in Tuscarawas County. At the end of the season, we will draw one name from all the contestants who had grand slams during "their" games and award the $500!

Be sure to register at any First Federal Community Bank location, any of the Parkway Auto Dealerships on Commercial Parkway in Dover, or right here at WJER Radio for your chance to win. Tune in to 1450 WJER to catch all the Cleveland Indians action this season!

Click "Read More" for official rules and details.


Eric St. John

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