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Local seniors receive free pizza on National Pizza Day: Olmsted Dates and Data.

Olmsted Falls, Ohio – Pizza across America is once again back in the Olmsted community.

Angelina’s Pizza, in association with Olmsted Township, is once again offering free mini cheese pizzas to seniors living in Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township. It is the celebration of the Pizza Campaign across America that falls on February 9, which is National Pizza Day. Seniors need to register to reserve a free pizza.

Slice Out Hunger, an all-volunteer organization, sponsors pizza across America. It’s a nonprofit group that supports hunger relief initiatives through pizza-related campaigns and events, according to its website, sliceouthunger.org. The group considers this campaign the “Biggest Pizza Delivery” in America on National Pizza Day. Michael and Nikki Testa, better known as the Jersey Pizza Boys, teamed up with Slice Out Hunger in 2018 with the goal of delivering pizza to people in need in all 50 states. On this day, pizzerias join others by donating and delivering at least 10 pizzas to local shelters, soup kitchens, or other hunger-fighting efforts.

Olmsted Township and Angelina Ann Rachel’s Pizza, located in Olmsted Falls, have partnered in the past, including serving 231 Thanksgiving dinners and 148 New Year’s dinners for the town’s seniors. The town used part of the American bailout plan, ARP, to fund these projects.

This is Ann’s second pizza project across America. Last year it served 160 pizzas to local seniors.

Guardian Janine Kress said they enjoy bringing these meals into the community.

“It’s another great way to serve our great community and Angelina is an amazing co-founder,” she said. “I hope we can reproduce Anne and her wonderful staff. She always says ‘come back’ or ‘how can I help with this.’ We are honored to be a part of this endeavor for the second year.”

Ann serves many community groups. The Olmsted Falls High School graduate said the community supports Angelina’s pizza and believes she should do the same for the community.

Alexis Wendling, a recent Olmsted Falls graduate, puts the finishing touches on the pizza before it reaches the ovens at Angelina’s Pizza. (Joanne Berger Dumond, cleveland.com private)

“God handed it over to me and I handed it over to the community,” she said. “Customers hand me money and I feel I have to do something good with it. The community is number one with me.”

Ann said most pizzerias are small. They show “kinship” to each other. They help each other regardless of location or need.

“I fell in love with this industry, even if it was cruel at times. In a way, I survived. And I intend to give back when I can.”

This local campaign is for seniors living in Olmsted Falls and the town of Olmsted only. They should leave a message at 440-782-5239 to reserve a pizza. Include your name, address, and phone number. Availability is limited. Reservations must be made before 2 February.

The Curbside Rendezvous starts from 3 to 4 p.m. February 9 at the Olmsted Township Administration Building, 7900 Fitch Road. It’s a big building on the west side next to the bridge. Delivery is only available for seniors at home.

Thanks to the town of Anne and Olmsted for helping our seniors.

Glory Campus: Several residents earned undergraduate honors for their academics in the fall 2021 semester.

Mally Kilbane made the Dean’s List at Grove City College. Eligibility includes a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59.

Colin Garrow presented the Dean’s List at Mount Union University. Students must have competed in at least 12 credit hours of conventionally ranked coursework while achieving a GPA of 3.550 or better with no letter grade lower than a B.

Angela Swayze, Dana Gorsuch and Jim Wenders were shortlisted for the president’s list at Southern New Hampshire University. They got at least 3.7.

Andrea Petri was awarded the Dean’s List at Southern New Hampshire University. Students with this honor have a GPA between 3.5 and 3.699.

Skyler Miner submitted the President’s List at Cleveland State University with a 4.0 GPA.

Congratulations to these students.

Corrected email: Last week this column mentioned the need for volunteers for the Olmsted Falls Park and Recreation Board. However, I misspelled Council Liaison Yvonne Buchholz’s name and email address. If you are interested in volunteering, you can email her at ybuchholz@olmstedfalls.org or Mayor Jim Graven, jgraven@olmstedfalls.org.

Scout HonorCongratulations to Holly Robinson who won her Gold Award in the Girl Scouts. Holly is a high school student in Olmsted Falls and a 13 year old member of the Girl Scouts.

As part of being awarded the Gold Award, the highest ranking in the Girl Scouts, Holly had a requirement to submit a project. She created the Unstress Center at Notre Dame College, a space for nursing students to gather, relax and study. It was an old storage area. She also presented each student nursing a bag of options to de-stress and gave a presentation on stress-relief tips at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The town trustee of Olmsted made Holly—almost—a declaration.

Guardian Janine Criss said it is “us” an honor to honor the people who strive to make a difference in our world. . . Especially young people.

“And also in recognition of the contributions of family, friends, Scout leaders, mentors, coaches and teachers who encourage and support these efforts,” Janine said.

Special congratulations to the Holly family and Scout Leader Debbie McCarthy.

open houseMary of the Falls School invites the community to its annual Open House from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on January 30. Catholic School Week begins.

Attendees can visit the classroom and meet the staff. The school will begin enrolling new students for preschool through eighth grade on that day. It is located at 8262 Columbia Road. Her phone number is 440-235-4580.

ApplicationsCollege Club West offers scholarships to qualified Cleveland women 25 years of age or older in a four-year degree-granting program or graduate program. The scholarship committee selects recipients on the basis of maturity, academic record, promise, goals and financial need.

Applications must be completed by March 19. The College Club Scholarship Committee will interview candidates in May. Recipients will be announced after a few days.

To apply, go to collegeclubwest.org.

baseball/slow pitch: The Olmsted Community Summer League scores in baseball and softball teams for boys and girls ages 4-18, and is an educational and recreational league that accepts all skill levels. It only requires a little travel.

If you sign up by February 15, you’ll receive a $10 discount per player. The deadline for registration is March 15th. Those who sign up after this date will see a $20 late fee until April 15, when subscriptions expire.

To register, go to the Olmsted Community Center website, olmstedcc.com. The league has a Facebook page that provides information, updates and news. If you have questions, call the center, 440-427-1599.

Information, please: To include news, anecdotes, honors, or activities in Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township, contact Joanne DuMound at jdumound@yahoo.com. She is also on Twitter, JoanneDuMound. Online column version in cleveland.com/olmsted It has direct links to many news.

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