Champion Township Historical Society to meet at Gone Tomorrow Antiques

The Champion Township Historical Society will meet on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at the Gone Tomorrow Antiques and Miscellaneous Shop at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to come early to peruse the shop. There are many interesting and affordable items from which to choose. The owner of the shop will give a presentation on some of the items in the shop and how impactful antique and vintage items are to the community as each holds their own unique history. New members are welcome to attend. Annual membership fees are now due ($10 per individual, $15 per family).

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North Bloomfield Dinner

The North Bloomfield Society has cordially invited members of the Champion Historical Society to the Harvest Dinner this Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at their Town Hall. Anyone attending is asked to bring a covered dish. Their speaker for the evening will give presentation regarding a Tile Mill that operated in the North Bloomfield area.

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Important Date Change: Hot Dog Roast will be held on Aug. 14

Due to predicted inclement weather the Champion Historical Society Picnic has been changed to Wednesday Aug. 14.The Champion Historical Society will meet for a picnic (hot dog roast) and social gathering on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 pm.

The picnic will be held at Society member, Randy Sampson’s house located at 7128 Mahoning Ave. NW (approximately 1/4 mile north of Willow Lake on the East side of Mahoning – right when traveling northbound).

Each member is asked to bring a side dish. Hot dogs and all the fixings will be provided as well as beverage and paper goods.
You can bring your own chair to sit by the fire.

Thanks to Randy and his family for providing the venue and to the programming committee for all of their work in planning this event.
Please adjust your calendars to Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 6 pm for this fun, relaxing event!

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Important Date Change: Hot Dog Roast will be held on Aug. 7

The Champion Historical Society will meet for a picnic(hot dog roast) and social gathering on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6 pm. There will be NO MEETING on the last Wednesday of July.

The picnic will be held at Society member, Randy Sampson’s house located at 7128 Mahoning Ave. NW (approximately 1/4 mile north of Willow Lake on the East side of Mahoning – right when traveling northbound)

Each member is asked to bring a side dish. Hot dogs and all the fixings will be provided as well as beverage and paper goods.

You can bring your own chair to sit by the fire.

Thanks to Randy and his family for providing the venue and to the programming committee for all of their work in planning this event.

Please adjust your calendars to Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6 pm for this fun, relaxing event!

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January 2013 Meeting

The first meeting of the Champion Historical Society for 2013 will take place on Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Please note that our meeting will take place at the Champion Fire Station.

Membership fees for 2013 will be due at this time ($10 for individual memberships; $15 for family memberships). Please encourage friends and neighbors to consider membership. Everyone is welcome.

Jeff Kish will offer a presentation on the geology of northeast Ohio….how this land was formed. This interesting topic will shed light on what settlers faced in terms of the physical challenges and bounties of the entire region.

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2012 Honor’s Banquet

The Champion Historical Society’s Annual Honor’s Banquet will be held this Friday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Champion Presbyterian Church. Members are asked to bring a covered side dish. The Society will provide meat. Please no desserts. Non-members are welcome to attend for $5. Membership forms will also be available. Individual membership is $10; families $15.

Please bring any donations for the Champion Pride Council Food and/or Winter Clothes Drives. Please canned, bagged or boxed goods only-no glass thanks.
Members of the set-up committee should arrive by 5 p.m. Members of the close-down committee should be prepared to stay after for clean-up/tear-down. Anyone available to help either committees are welcome.

This event continues to be one of the highlights of our year.

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Willow Lake Picnic

The Champion Historical Society picnic at Willow Lake will be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. All members of the Champion Historical Society should just ask the attendant at the gate to be directed to pavilion 5 and let them know you are there for the Society picnic. There is no entrance fee for members for this event.

Chicken, cold drinks and table service (plates, silverware and cups) will be provided.
Each member is asked to bring a covered dish, silverware to serve your item as necessary, and a lawn chair.

Eadie Sampson will give a presentation about the history of Willow Lake.

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March 28, 2012 Meeting

Our next meeting is at the Champion Fire Station on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Our speakers will be Rev. Ken Hopkins and Shirley Downs. They will give an interesting presentation on the history of the Champion Christian and what it has meant to the growth community.
If you have not yet paid your 2012 dues you can still do so at the March meeting. Dues are $10 per person or $15 for a family.
The Champion Historical Society is a member of the community action group the Champion Pride Council. The council is now holding their community food drive. The Champion Historical Society would like to make a meaningful donation.
Please bring two non-perishable items to the meeting, per person, if possible. Items that are needed include:
• peanut butter
• healthy cereals (Cheerios, Life)
• boxed dinners
• macaroni and cheese
• spaghetti/canned sauce (no glass)
• canned pastas
• hearty soups
• tuna helper
• canned tuna
• granola bars
Remember these items are meant to help supplement Champion families in need and not just foods for Easter dinner. Please avoid canned vegetables if possible.
Thank you so much for your support!

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January 2012 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Jan. 25 at 7p.m. at the Champion Fire Station.

Our speaker will be Larry James from the Trumbull County Metal Detecting Club.

He will have several tables displaying things he has found while detecting with his club and the history behind them.

This will be a great night.

Nomination of officers will take place. Please bring any ideas for nominations to the meeting.

Elections will be held at a future meeting.

Membership fees will be due at meeting; $10 for individuals and $15 for family.

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Honors banquet a success

Champion Historical Society holds honor’s banquet

The Champion Historical Society held its annual honor’s
banquet. The much deserved recipient of the Society’s Honored member was Eadie
Sampson. Eadie was a founding member of the Society which was originally
instituted in 1976. She kept meticulous records and helped create a strong
foundation for the future. She has been an integral part in the success of the
newly reformed Society.

Eadie is also involved in many other historical societies
and is truly dedicated to the preservation of local history. Beyond this work,
she is an example of grace and poise to all who encounter her.

Trustee, Bob Farmer, spoke on behalf of the township and
thanked Eadie for her dedication to Champion. Leva Harper, 94, has known Eadie
for decades and spoke of her strong sense of family. Many others at the
gathering offered personal testimonials of the good works for which Eadie is
responsible.

The most telling testimonial was not made with just words
but by the presence and expressions of love by many of Eadie’s family members.
Surrounded by her four sons, many of whom traveled across the state to honor
her, and many of her siblings and in-laws, the admiration was not only well
deserved but evident.

The Champion Historical Society would like to express thanks
to all those that made the evening such a success. The Society would also like
to extend the warmest regards to Eadie Sampson for continuing to gift the
organization with her wisdom and guidance.

 

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