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Photo courtesy of the Canal Winchester Lacrosse Association
Canal Winchester’s Ryan Steinbrink (right) battles a Bexley player during a boys middle school lacrosse
game last spring.
CW lacrosse is on the rise
By Rick Palsgrove
Lacrosse, one of the nation’s fastest growing
sports, is also gaining momentum in Canal
According to Victor Paini, president of the Canal
Winchester Lacrosse Association, lacrosse began in
Canal Winchester in 2015 with a Learn to Play program
through the Canal Winchester Joint
Recreation District. In 2016, teams for third and
fourth graders as well as fifth and sixth graders
began. By 2017, a seventh and eighth grade team
played scrimmage games around Columbus
“The Canal Winchester Lacrosse Association was
started in the summer or 2017 by myself, Joe
Malone, Kevin Nickerson, Wendy Rohaly and
Jennifer Beckwith,” said Paini. “At the end of the
2017 season, it was evident the middle school program
needed dedicated coaches and more administrative
oversight, so the CWLA was formed.”
Paini said the CWLA serves as a club lacrosse
program for players in grades 7-12 who are aging out
of the CWJRD program with the goal of building a
program that could eventually be “handed over” to
the school district as an official letter sport.
“At that time, the CWLA would remain as a
booster club to help support and sustain the lacrosse
program,” said Paini.
What is lacrosse?
“Lacrosse is the oldest and fastest growing sport
in North America,” said CWLA Vice President Joe
Malone. “It’s believed the sport originated around a
1,000 years ago and was played by many different
Native American tribes.”
The term “lacrosse” comes from early French settlers
who saw the Huron playing and the stick
reminded them of “la Crosse” the French term for a
Malone said modern lacrosse is played on a field
roughly the size of a football field. Boys play with 10
players and girls with 12. The goal is 6 by 6 feet and
is defended by a goalie. The ball is made of hard rubber
and is slightly smaller than a baseball.
“The boys game involves a lot of contact and
checking, but is generally controlled and not overly
aggressive,” said Malone. “Traditionally the boys
and girls play on their own teams and by their own
rules. The girl’s game puts more emphasis on finesse
and less on contact. Each sport has its own set of
rules and equipment guidelines.”
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Canal Winchester is moving ahead to update its landscaping
and screening code and residential appearance standards.
Canal Winchester City Council held a public hearing on Dec. 3
to discuss legislation that Development Director Lucas Haire said
“adds an extra layer of protection” for a landscaping and screening
map created in 2006.
“We want to make it more clear what is a woodland and what
is not,” said Haire. “The intent of the ordinance is to promote, protect
and preserve the character of the municipality.”
Preservation of major trees, in danger of removal due to land
development, is stressed, but if it is necessary, guidelines determining
replacement include trunk diameter, height and a replacement
schedule according to the diameter of trees removed during
the development process.
Major tree removal exemptions include location within a right-ofway
or easement; location in areas covered by proposed structures
or driveways; damage, disease or safety; or an undesired species in
its present location. Established single-family lots are exempt, but
new single-family subdivision developments will not be.
According to the code, a woodland is an area of trees and
unique site characteristics determined by the city and identified
on the city’s woodland map.
Planning and Zoning Administrator Andrew Moore said new
sections of the code define tree caliper, what constitutes a “major”
tree and woodland areas. He discussed changes to the code regulating
residential appearance standards.
“Over the past several years I’ve been working on updating the
zoning code one chapter at a time,” said Moore.
A committee working with the planning and zoning department
looked at adopting new standards with definitions clarified
for developers and cleaning up code language.
“We discussed architectural diversity to discourage the appearance
of tract-type housing,” said Moore. “The front entry needs to
be the focal point of the house.
The committee focused on design elements such as the front
door, making the garage a secondary design element, defining finished
building materials and requiring gutters and downspouts on
all new builds. Proposed code changes include guidelines for constructing
vinyl-sided homes and architectural elements. An
allowance for a detached garage is also included.
“I think this is a great step in moving forward in how we develop
Canal Winchester,” said Councilman Pat Lynch.
“I feel this is a really good piece of staff work,” said Council
President Jarvis. “It’s certainly much better than what we have on
the books. I think you nailed it.”
The public hearing also included a request to amend city code
rezoning 69 acres on the north side of Winchester Boulevard near
Kroger from exceptional use to limited manufacturing.
The property is owned by Gender/Thirty Three and the OPUS
company wants to construct a pair of large-scale buildings on a
speculation basis. Company representative Doug Swain said
access and proximity to U.S. Route 33, along with a good labor
force and location amenities are attractive.
“We like it (location) for a combination of all that,” said Swain.
“We like the ease of doing business here.”
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CW outlines five year project plan
By Linda Dillman
The city of Canal Winchester’s annual review and
update of its Capital Improvements Plan is both a
planning document and a wish list for the future.
“We do this every year,” said Public Service Director
Matt Peoples. “Other than next year, these projects are
conceptual. This is a very fluid document, after this
On the list for 2019 and extending into 2020 at a
total projected cost of $7 million–and funded through
multiple sources, including city money, grants and private
donations–is the development of McGill Park on
the city’s eastern border.
Three quarter-million dollar projects, also on the
2019 CIP, include Waterloo rehabilitation and sewer
improvements; Westchester section work and
Westchester Park improvements. A $750,000 replacement
of the Groveport/Dye/Manor waterline is funded
through local, Ohio Public Works Commission, EPA
and TIF money.
Other 2019 projects include pavement and sidewalk
repair, community pool painting, Canal and Prentiss
Drive rehabilitations, Ashbrook Mains Phase 2, the
third phase of work on Ashbrook cul-de-sacs and
$450,000 in AMI metering.
“It’s stuff we’ve budgeted for this year,” said Peoples
regarding items listed for 2019. “Next year, only things
on the plan are what’s concrete.”
The five-year “wish list” includes many multi-million
dollar projects extending out as far as 2023, such
as a $15.5 million extension of Winchester Boulevard,
a $1 million sound wall along High Street, a $6 million
municipal building construction project, $2 million in
improvements to Groveport Road, and a $2.6 million
roundabout at Hill Road and Kings Crossing.
However, the costliest project–the last item on the
72-item list–is a $20 million overpass at High Street.
Peoples said the overpass is the oldest project continually
carried over on the CIP at two decades.
“Residents really need to look at this spreadsheet,”
said Councilwoman Jill Amos after reviewing the
three-page document during a Nov. 19 council meeting.
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Messenger photos by Linda Dillman
Santa Claus arrived in style on a vintage fire truck during Canal Winchester’s annual Christmas in the
Village celebration held on Dec. 7 and 8 in downtown Canal Winchester.
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Making a run for it at the “A Christmas Story” house
The “A Christmas Story House” in
Cleveland is a wonderful holiday destination…especially
if it happens to be the midpoint
in your first experience in participating
in a 10K run.
Make that the first time ever participating
in any kind of organized running event.
That was me on Dec. 1 when I donned a
full-length elf costume, laced up my fiveyear-old
pink athletic shoes and joined
thousands of others in downtown
Cleveland for a race taking us from the former
Higbee’s department store to the
famed “A Christmas Story” movie location
in the Tremont neighborhood.
I am not a runner, although I am a
swimmer and jogger. I routinely walk three
miles with my dog on the weekends.
When it came time to decide whether to
participate in the “A Christmas Story
House” 10K/5K, I decided to go for broke
and marked the 10K box. After all, my 62-
year-old body was used to working out and
three more miles seemed more of a challenge
than an insurmountable hurdle.
My daughter - who participates in
marathons - my two granddaughters and I
stood at the starting point under cloudy
skies and 37 degree temperatures along
with a group of fun runners, weekend warriors,
elite athletes and a bevy of dogs.
Many of the participants were in costume
ranging from the off-the-shelf onesie
I wore, to handmade costumes honoring
movie moments, such as a group of black
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The fun of lacrosse
Kevin Nickerson of the CWLA said
lacrosse encourages team play while also
supporting individual creativity.
“Lacrosse is an excellent crossover
sport, combining many aspects of basketball,
soccer, hockey and football,” said
Nickerson. “Jim Naismith, who created the
game of basketball, was a lacrosse player
and used concepts from lacrosse when
developing basketball. Football greats like
Cleveland Browns running back Jim
Brown and New England Patriots head
coach Bill Belichick grew up on the lacrosse
field and translated those skills to football.
The combination of multiple sports is what
makes the sport so inviting. No matter
your athletic background you’ll bring a
skill that directly translates to lacrosse.”
Nickerson said lacrosse is rooted in its
Native American tradition and is driven by
the motto “Honor The Game.”
“Players, parents and coaches are
encouraged to respect each other, their
opponents and officials,” said Nickerson.
“This is the most important aspect of the
game. Lacrosse is not a sport that can be
dominated by an individual. Teamwork is
key to success and helps form lasting
Lacrosse in Canal Winchester
Home games and practices are divided
between two locations. The CWJRD
pseudo criminals, a
boxes, angry elves, a
smattering of Santas and two women wearing
faux plates of meatloaf and mashed
If you are familiar with the “ A
Christmas Story” film, you will recognize
the costumes from key scenes. If not, you
really are missing out on a movie that is a
timeless holiday classic. Turn your television
to TBS anytime on Christmas and
watch it–the movie is on a 24-hour cycle
on Dec. 25.
The 10K run stepped off at 9 a.m. and it
took my daughter and me five minutes to
make it to the starting point. Once I
crossed that electronic line, I was committed.
My daughter bid me farewell–she runs
a 12 minute or less mile and I hover around
17 minutes–and took off as I jogged and
walked my way across a windy bridge and
through old neighborhoods to the midway
Many people participated in the 5K,
which ended directly in front of the “A
Christmas Story House.” I was diverted
away from the yellow-sided house and back
third/fourth grade teams play behind the
elementary schools on Gender Road while
the fifth/sixth team is at the middle school
with the CWLA Middle School Team.
“There are discussions about field locations
for the 2019 season,” said Nickerson.
“We hope to locate all the teams at one
location as many families have younger
and older players on multiple teams.”
The CWLA played 16 games between
mid-March and mid-May, including four
games at the State Middle School
Tournament. Practices began in late
February. For the 2019 season CWLA is
working with a local athletic facility to
secure indoor space and those indoor practices
begin in mid-January, according to
Jenn Beckwith of the CWLA.
Malone said, for the 2019 season, the
CWLA will have a co-ed middle school and
co-ed high school team.
“We anticipate between 20 and 25 players
per team and 2019 will also be the first
time the city has seen a dedicated girl’s
lacrosse opportunity,” said Malone. “The
CWLA hosts a girl’s Learn to Play program
open to all ages. Our goal is to field girls’
teams in 2020 if we have enough interest.”
The CWLA plays other school club
teams as well as OHSAA sanctioned school
teams around central Ohio, said
The CWLA is a 501c3 non-profit organization
funded primarily through player
downtown to the end of the 10K run.
At the start, I was surrounded by thousands
of people and pets, but once I made
that left turn away from the house, the
crowd dramatically thinned out and there
were long expanses of roadway with only
one or two people ahead of me.
As I jogged and walked–very fast,
remember?–I enjoyed seeing the sights
and architecture of a city with a vibrant
core. Up ahead, I knew my daughter and
granddaughters were waiting for me.
I rounded a corner and ahead of me was
the finish line with its electronic timer ticking
away the seconds. I was determined to
finish in under an hour and 45 minutes and
I crossed the line at 1:44:56.
Race volunteers handed out red-ribboned
medals and I happily accepted
mine–my first ever–as my family rushed
out and hugged me. My first response was,
“I did it.”
Elite runners, those who were already
on their way back to the finish line when I
was still more than a mile away from the
mid-point, will not be impressed with my
time, but for me, it was all about being able
to finish a challenge I gave myself.
And the “A Christmas Story House” was
a great carrot to get me to participate in
the annual event. It is a wonderful day-trip
destination. The house, which served as
the family home location for the movie, is
outfitted in a perpetual holiday celebration.
Linda Dillman with three miles to go at
the 10K mid-way point at the “A
Christmas Story” house in Cleveland.
Looking for the Red Ryder BB gun? It’s
behind the tree. A bar of Lifebuoy hangs in
the bathroom and you can pretend to “eat
like a piggy” in the 1940s-era kitchen.
Across the street is a museum that pays
homage to the movie, its cast and creator.
You can even buy your own leg lamp in a
It is a place of memories. For me, those
memories now include a red number 1309
racing bib and a medal that hangs proudly
on my Christmas tree.
Linda Dillman is a Messenger staff writer.
registration fees. In 2018 there were a
handful of small financial donors that
“We also had a few groups that donated
supplies or helped with food for the end of
season picnic,” said Wendy Rohaly of the
Nickerson said the CWLA is currently
an independent club sport not affiliated
with the schools.
“We are responsible for all of the field,
referees, and legal costs as well as uniforms
and field equipment,” said
“Our vision is that our program evolves
into a fully sanctioned school sport,” said
Paini. “Lacrosse is the fastest growing
sport in the nation — across all age groups
and new programs continue to start from
recreation programs to NCAA programs.
We’re partnering with Canal Winchester
Schools to build a program that can be
transitioned from club status to school status.
They have been supportive of our
vision as we strive to demonstrate this is a
sport the students and families are interested
How to join and costs
Registration for all 2019 CWLA programs
is open and can be completed by visiting
cwlacrosse.com and looking under the
“Registration Info” menu.
“As a club sport we are open to all communities
— no experience required,” said
Beckwith. “Our co-ed middle and high
school teams play by boy’s rules and need
full equipment including a helmet, shoulder
pads, elbow pads, gloves, stick, colored
mouth guard and protective cup. New players
can apply for a set of CWLA loaner gear
or there are places like Play-It-Again
Sports have reasonably priced used gear.”
The cost is $230 for middle school
lacrosse and $235 for high school lacrosse,
which includes a U.S. Lacrosse membership.
The Girls Learn to Play is $50 including
a U.S. Lacrosse Membership. For information
Future of lacrosse in CW
“We’re getting tremendous support from
the U.S. Lacrosse Association as evident by
the thousands of dollars in equipment
given to our program via U.S. Lacrosse
grants, said Paini. “The lacrosse community
is a supportive community and we get
support and advice from the Ohio Machine,
the Central Ohio Youth Lacrosse League
and other established programs. We’ve
grown from 12 players our first year to
what I expect to be close to or over 100
lacrosse players next spring across all of
our lacrosse offerings - and that was in just
a few short years. The future is bright for
the lacrosse in Canal Winchester and I’m
excited about where we’re headed as a program.”
ODNR notes hunting decline
ODNR officials hope more
education and programs
will reverse that trend
By Theresa Garee
It’s deer hunting season and, though the
tradition is becoming less popular, the success
rate is steady.
“Hunters checked 13,614 white-tailed
deer on Nov. 26, the opening day of Ohio’s
deer-gun hunting season,” the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources reported
on its website.
Juan Navarro recently taught his two
boys, ages 10 and 12, how to hunt.
Predominately, a family of fishers, they
decided to expand their skill set this year.
Both boys were successful in their first
hunt and Navarro is proud that they were
able to help provide food for their family.
“I feel it’s important they learn to hunt
and fish because it’s natural and a good
way to spend time with your family and
provide food,” Navarro said.
Navarro hopes his sons will teach their
children how to hunt, passing down a tradition
that is becoming less common.
“There has been a steady decline for a
couple decades,” said ODNR Wildlife
“There are a lot of lifestyle changes, people
John Windau, ODNR Wildlife
Communications Manager John Windau.
“But it’s not just the state of Ohio, it’s
ODNR officials hope more education
and programs will reverse that trend.
ODNR offers hunter and trapper education
courses, an apprentice hunting license and
a “Becoming an Outdoor Woman” program,
as well as a youth-only hunting season.
This year’s youth hunters checked 6,563
white-tail deer, an increase from the previous
year at 4,958. Youths can receive their
First Harvest certificate and share their
photos at wildohio.gov.
The Navarro family plans to hunt again
“We like fresh meat and this way we
don’t have to worry about the chemicals
they are putting in meat,” said Navarro.
Windau said the decline in hunting is
probably due to the many other activities
that draw people’s attention and time.
“There are a lot of lifestyle changes, people
are busier,” said Windau.
The gun-hunting deer season lasted
until Dec. 2 with an additional two days,
added this year to encourage more people
to try hunting, on Dec. 15 and 16.
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is “Grinch” re-telling is a holiday delight
December is a great, if slightly overwhelming,
time to see a movie at the local
Each weekend offers a slew of new
releases for those looking for an escapist
treat, but there are times when the schedule
aligns so that there is a little lull in
between the storms. This pause can be a
great thing for regular movie-goers as it
gives them a chance to catch up before
another onslaught, and that no new release
lull just happened to occur this past weekend.
And as this past weekend was my
review week, I didn’t necessarily appreciate
the timing as much as others may have.
To compensate for the lack of new offerings,
I decided it would be best to see something
that was a: seasonal, b: still making
money, c: not too old, d: not too long and e:
fit my mood at the time. That unscientific
criteria led me to “The Grinch,” yet another
reboot of a classic feature.
For more than 50 years, Dr. Seuss’ “How
the Grinch Stole Christmas’” has been a
holiday staple. We’ve read the book so
much we can recite it with our eyes closed,
we’ve watched the 1966 feature as many
times as we have “A Christmas Story,”
we’ve sung the catchy song so much it
comes to us in dreams, and we’ve forked
over cash for pajama sets because we adore
the foul, green creature so much. Or was
the latter just me? Anyway, discounting
the abomination that was the live-action
film, this tale has been told many times
before yet here we are with another
retelling because movie studios do not like
to take risks.
This Grinch follows the story of previous
iterations but with a modernization that
largely works. It begins via narration by
Pharrell Williams, an odd choice, who
introduces (or reintroduces) us to the foul,
green creature whose heart is two sizes too
small. Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch,
Mr. Grinch hates everything, especially
Christmas-time in the village. Though he
lives way up top on Mount Crumpit, he is
annoyed by the sights far below.
Nestled in-between the mountains is the
New running club forming
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Membership to Just Run Groveport is free
and will enable runners to meet other runners,
stay motivated to exercise, provide
safety in numbers, and more. For information
call Amy Van Huffel at 614-836-1000
ext. 1505 or email
Lithopolis Garden Club
Lithopolis Garden Club meets the first
Tuesday each month at 1 p.m. in the
Community Building at Wagnalls
Memorial in Lithopolis. Anyone interested
in gardening and meeting other gardeners
are invited to attend the meetings.
The Reel Deal
town of Whoville, a
place filled with nice
people who just happen
to love this season
so much. As in
years past, the hills
are alive with the
sound of music, and
lights adorn nearly
every square inch of
the town. But as a
way to spice up the
events of years past, they have decided to
make the celebration three times as large.
This, of course, infuriates our antagonist,
who wants them all to shut up and
keep the lights off. It’s not quite an unreasonable
request, yet he goes about it all
Upon deciding this year is finally the
year to put an end to Christmas time in the
village, Mr. Grinch and his loyal companion
Max plot to steal all the decorations,
presents, cookies and joy from this holiday.
The only problem is the Santa-clad Grinch
just happens to run into Cindy Lou Who
(voiced by Cameron Steely), a young girl
who is determined to capture Santa in
order to make her Christmas wish come
The modernization of this re-telling
revolves around a young Grinch and the
family of Cindy Lou Who. In this version,
the Grinch hates Christmas because of its
lack of growing up, and Cindy Lou Who
just wants her overworked, single mother
to be happy. While the latter works more
than the former, the fleshed out backstories
add to the richness of this particular
tale. Whether you accept it as true Grinch
lore, however, depends on how flexible you
are about the classic feature.
Christmas Church Services
Reformaon Lutheran Church
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Pastor David Ritchie
Candlelight and Communion Service
December 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:30 am
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1200 Waggoner Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Pastor Karl L. Hanf & Pastor Liz Lowry
Christmas Eve Services December 24th
1:30, 4:30, 7:30 & 11:00 pm*
Candlelight and Communion
*Come 1/2 hour early to each service and enjoy The Music
of Christmas presented by our many musical groups.
Overall, “The Grinch” is a cute adaptation
that is a visual delight. Though the
animation of Mr. Grinch and his softer features
may be a little jarring at first, the
style featured in this film add a lushness
with the realistic snow-covered mountains,
the lights gleaming from the houses and
trees and the sweets left out for Santa.
Those were so well crafted it made you
want to reach out and grab one of them.
While I had some misgivings about this
film, (due in large part to rebooting
fatigue), it is a funny and sweet adaptation
that I’m sure everyone in the family would
be able to enjoy. So, should you find yourself
wishing for a respite this season — let’s
say you’re feeling a tad Grinchy — maybe
carve out some time and give this film a
Dedra Cordle is a Messenger staff writer
David Evangelical Lutheran Church
300 Groveport Rd., Canal Winchester 43110
Family Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Communion celebrated at both services
New Song Community Church
THE BIG STORY
Sunday, 12/23 - 10-11:15 am
A Real Nice Christmas
12/24 - 6-7 pm
13873 National Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
5336 Gender Road, Canal Winchester
Christmas Eve Services
3:30 pm/5:30 pm/7:30 pm
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On stage at Canal Winchester High School
The Canal Winchester High School theatre
department will present the following
shows in 2018-19: April 26-27 and 2 p.m.
on April 27. Tickets range from $5 to $10.
Performances at CWLS Education Center
Oley Speaks Auditorium, 100 Washington
“BEST NEW YEARS PARTY IN TOWN”
Per Couple Prices
Overnight Package - $299
Party Only Packages - $235
Single Overnight - $199
Annual Madrigal: “The Merry Wives of
Windsor” at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 (dinner theatre,
$15) and 2 p-.m. Feb. 17 (lunch theatre,
$10) at Canal Winchester High School, 300
For information call 614-920-2680.
14 th Annual
The Big E. Band
Prices include Dinner, Drinks, Room, Party favors,
Crowne Plaza • 6500 Doubletree Ave. (formerly Marriott North)
New library manager
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hired Cindy Cawley as manager of its
Southeast Branch, 3980 S. Hamilton Road,
Groveport. She began Nov. 18.
Cawley, who’s been with CML for 23
years, previously served as customer services
manager at its Northside, Whetstone
and Karl Road branches.
“Cindy knows this organization inside
and out,” said CML Chief Customer
Experience Officer Alison Circle. “We know
she’ll bring her passion for customer service
to the Southeast-side community.”
The previous manager of the Southeast
Branch, Sandee Wagle, was hired as
CML’s security manager earlier this year.
Get out of the house and ring in 2019 at a New
Year’s Eve party that is rated one of the best in
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6500 Doubletree
Ave., will host Mike Albert and The Big “E”
Band at this 14th annual New Year’s Eve bash.
Albert is an award winning “Elvis Presley
impersonator.” His wardrobe, voice and amazing
wit makes for a wonderful show.
You can get a full service dinner, drinks, room,
hats and horns, champaign toast at midnight
along with a full breakfast New Year’s Day for
The city of Canal Winchester will conduct
annual curbside leaf collection.
To avoid water backup in the event of
rain, leaf piles must be placed behind the
curb along the street. Residents are
reminded that leaf piles may contain
leaves only, as sticks, grass trimmings and
other yard waste can cause damage to leaf
collection equipment. Regular yard waste
will continue to be picked up by Waste
Management during scheduled trash collection.
City crews follow specific routes covering
all city streets, as weather permits, and
cannot accept individual leaf pick up
Ring in the new year with
Mike Albert’s Elvis tribute show
only $299 per couple. There is also a party package
for $235 per couple or $135 per single.
Tickets are limited. For reservations, call (614)
Early check in is at 1 p.m., ballroom doors
open at 7 p.m. Draft beer and wine (included in
the price) will be available until midnight, with
dinner at 7 p.m. The show kicks off at 9 p.m.
“Mike’s New Year’s Eve show is like no
other,” said promoter Doug Henry. “He interacts
with the crowd, which makes for a fun time.”
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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Thank you for your support this past year
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