Legislative breakfast

set for June 1

The Catholic Commission of Summit County and Call to Renewal of Summit County will sponsor a legislative breakfast with the members of the Summit County delegation to the Ohio General Assembly June 1. The public is invited to attend at 7:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Akron, 292 E. Market St. in Akron.

A panel will present several issues and invite responses from the delegation. Issues will include state budget priorities, especially regarding health care and the Housing Trust Fund, as well as payday lending, TANF, and the death penalty.

"Our organizations are hoping that this is the start of this delegation meeting a couple times a year as the delegation from Summit County in order to find common ground for the good of Summit County," stated event organizer Karen Leith. "With the growing poverty of residents, it is important to look at our budget priorities."

Cost of the event is $10 and reservations can be made by May 30 by calling 330 535-2787 or e-mailing Ann at axcoplan@clevelandcatholiccharities.org.

Church to host

Angel Food Ministries

The Tallmadge First Church of God will serve as one of the newest host sites to participate in the Angel Food Ministries program.

Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing grocery relief to communities throughout the U.S.

The program began in 1994 with 34 families in Monroe, Ga. and has grown to serve as many as 500,000 families per month across 32 states.

There are no applications to complete or income guidelines. The program is open to "anyone who eats."

The only requirement to participate in the program is to place an order for the food during the specific order period each month.

This is done by going to the church and placing a prepaid order for the food.

Payment may be made in the form of cash, cashiers check or money order. Angel Food Ministries also participates in the U.S. Food Stamp program, using the Off-Line Food Stamp Voucher system. Orders are picked up at the church on the last Saturday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon.

Angel Food's groceries are sold in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box (17-plus items) at $25 per unit, usually consisting of six to eight meat items, as well as canned and boxed items. Each month's menu is different than the previous month with an average retail value of approximately $60.

Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week, or a single senior citizen for almost a month. The food is the same one would purchase at a grocery store.

Also offered are specialty boxes such as steaks, chicken and pork that may be purchased after the purchase of a basic unit.

Additionally, there is no limit to the number of units or specialty boxes an individual can purchase, and there are no applications to complete or qualifications to which participants must adhere.

Tallmadge First Church of God is located at 464 Northeast Ave.

For more information, visit www.firstchurchtallmadge.com; or call Elizabeth Whetstone, co-director, at 330-633-4385; Lois Rininger, co-director at Iitravel30@hotmail.com; Linda Caldwell, secretary, at 330-283-4652.

T-Con Memorial 5K Run,

Fun Walk set for July 21

The fifth T-Con Memorial 5K Run has been set for July 21 at 9 a.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park. A 1 mile fun walk will start at 8:30 a.m.

The off-road race will take runners through scenic trails and grassy areas of the Goodyear Heights Metro Park off Newton Street in Akron, used by the Tallmadge High School cross country team and is the site of the district cross country race.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. race day.

The preregistration entry fee is $14 if received by July 12 and includes a T-shirt. After July 12, the cost is $16 and T-shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Registration for all high school cross country team members (including 2007 graduates) is $7 and will include a T-shirt if registration is made before July 12.

Checks may be made payable to the Teresa Conti Memorial Scholarship Fund and sent to Tony Conti, 1158 Ledgebrook Drive, Tallmadge 44278.

Runners may also register at www.signmeup.com.

Race forms may be obtained at the Tallmadge Recreation Center and Ritchies Sporting Goods on South Avenue.

Participants may also register online at www.signmeup.com.

More than 200 people took part in last year's event.

For photos, results, sponsor information and registration forms, visit www.tcon5k.com

Age group prizes will be awarded for those 14 and younger, 15 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59 and 60 and older.

The male record holder is Benjamin Galizio with a time of 17.48 in 2004 and the female record holder is Kate Schweitzer with a time of 22.25 in 2003.

Special prize include a dollhouse. All registered participants are eligible to win.

All door prizes have been donated by local businesses and participants must be present to win.

Results may be found at www.summitathletic.com/races/results.asp.

Questions regarding the race or scholarship fund my be directed to Tony or Gina Conti at 330-733-3013 or at tcon@neo.rr.com.