Community members are invited to become a part of Nordonia Hills history by participating in the annual card party, sponsored by the Nordonia Club, a local woman's club that was organized in 1926. The group has met continuously since the 1920s, with its purpose shifting from a purely social group to its current purpose with both social and educational goals. Beginning in 1954, the club has awarded a scholarship each year to a local Nordonia High School graduate who is heading off for college.

This year's card party will be in the Lee Eaton Elementary School Cafeteria during spring break March 29 from noon until 4 p.m. For over 50 years, this event has provided funds for scholarships, and has provided a unique activity for groups to come and play cards, taste homemade cakes and ice cream and to purchase raffle tickets for a variety of items. Regardless of your game -- be it bridge, hearts, pinochle, euchre, dominoes or something else -- the card party promises to be a fun afternoon. Tickets are $4 and each guest receives a generous piece of home-baked cake, plus ice cream, coffee and tea. Many groups who attend are friends who play together regularly, composed of men and women of all ages.

Local merchants have donated a variety of items for the raffle, including gift certificates from Wills' Jewelers and Don Basch Jewelers. Other items include plants, restaurant gift certificates and more. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. There also will be door prizes given as well. Proceeds from the ticket sales and the raffle go to the scholarship fund.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Sharon Kane at 330-467-8960. Tickets maybe purchased or reserved in advance, or may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.