Civil War re-enactor at St. Luke's Church Oct. 4

"I shudder as I think of that awful charge. I could hear the sickening thud of case and canister shot slashing through the bodies of the men."

So wrote Akron's General Alvin Coe Voris of the bloody assault on Battery Wagner during the Civil War.

Ted Dudra, Civil War re-enactor and speaker, will bring Voris to life on Oct. 4 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Cuyahoga Falls. Sponsored by the General A. C. Voris Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the 7 p.m. event is free and the public welcome.

Voris was the Colonel of 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry when they fell in behind the 54th Massachusetts to take the fortification. The battle was immortalized in the movie Glory. Three hundred of the 67th attacked; 150, including Voris, became casualties.

Voris survived, becoming the highest ranking officer to come out of Summit County during the Civil War.

A judge in Akron after the war, he was active in Civil War Veterans groups like the Grand Army of the Republic and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS). As an officer of those groups, he participated in many ceremonies.

One of his first post-war acts was giving a speech at the dedication of the Civil War monument in Cuyahoga Falls on Oct. 26, 1866.

A retired Plain Local Schools science teacher, Dudra is spending his time with numerous historical organizations including the Green Historical, Society Stark County Civil War Round Table and MOLLUS.

He re-enacts for four different wars: the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and World War II. He's active with Company G, 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Historical Association (Civil War) and Fort Laurens in Bolivar, Ohio (Revolutionary War).

Dudra will also be one of the featured speakers during the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Oakwood Cemetery's Civil War monument on Oct. 29.

Falls Cancer Club hosts Night At The Races

Falls Cancer Club will host Night At The Races Oct. 22 at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Fifth Street in Cuyahoga Falls. The theme this year is Halloween. Cemetery gates open at 6 p.m. There will be prizes for Best Costume, (costumes not required). Dinner includes baked penne-baked alfredo with meatballs, sausage with peppers/onions, salad, breadsticks and dessert. Coffee and water will be provided. Bring your own beverage and mix. This is a closed event so all money, name of horses and number attending must be sent no later than Oct. 8. There will be a Chinese Auction, Halloween Pinwheels and much more. All money raised will help the Falls Cancer Club to continue assisting patients who battle cancer every day. Checks should be mailed to Falls Cancer Club, P O Box 3244, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223 or for more information contact Pat @ 330-807-7410 or Barbara at 330-920-1426 or Sue at 330-928-7195.

Silver Lake

Historical Society hosts Oct. 6


The Silver Lake Historical Society will host an informational program Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Silver Lake Village Hall (2961 Kent Road) on the Underground Railroad. The speaker, Paul Goeble, will focus on the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio and the local area. Everyone is welcome.

Technical meeting of plastics engineers Oct. 10

The Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers will have a technical meeting on Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at Vadxx Energy Hilton Inn, 3180 West Market St., Akron.

New members attending their first meeting get in for free. Members and/or guests, retirees and students all must pay a fee. Social time is at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6, and the

program will follow the dinner. Reservations must be in by noon on Oct. 7 and can be made to Gary Taylor at 330-419-4380 or

Be sure to include the company affiliation of each attendee including dietary restrictions.

Silver Lake

Garden Club hosts style show Oct. 11

Silver Lake Garden Club will host its annual style show and luncheon "Dressed to the Nines" on Oct. 11 at Silver Lake Country Club, 1325 Graham Road.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch served at noon.

Following lunch, fall and winter fashions will be modeled by Garden Club members and presented by Cynthia's Boutique, 732 West Exchange St., Akron.

There is a cost to attend. RSVP by Oct. 4 and make checks payable to Silver Lake Garden Club and mail to: Mary Johnson, 2943 Overlook Road, Silver Lake 44224

For more information, call 330-922-3145.

All villagers, family and friends and interested persons from outlying communities are welcome.

Zane's Foundation Inc. hosts meeting Oct. 11

Zane's Foundation Inc. invites community members to its meeting on Oct. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road, Silver Lake, 44224, Fellowship Hall.

Judy Marks, a parent advocate from Out of the Box Behavioral Solutions, will give a presentation called "Transitions 101."

Participants will gain knowledge that transition is an IEP (Individual Education Plan) is a results oriented process. Participants will also gain knowledge and understanding of how a student's preferences, interests, needs and strengths (PINS) will and should drive their services. Lastly, participants will learn why transition planning early is important for successful post-secondary outcome successes; backwards planning. Join the group and Judy for this fast-educational workshop on transition.

For more information, contact the Zane's Foundation office at 330-677-9263 or email No child care is provided.

Haven of Rest fall banquet is Oct. 18

Each year, Haven of Rest Ministries of Akron hosts regional banquets to make the public aware of the programs and services the organization provides.

There are many reasons why individuals end up homeless or in other crisis situations: job loss, addictions, family problems, etc. Those who attend the banquet will hear testimonies of how lives are being restored through this ministry.

This year's Hudson regional banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Hilton Garden Inn, 8971 Wilcox Drive, Twinsburg. The banquet is open to everyone 18 years of age and older. Tickets are free, however reservations are required.

To make reservations, call 330-535-1563. Seating is limited.