MIDDLEPORT — Discussions about last week’s Christmas event and upcoming projects dominated the recent Middleport Community Association meeting, as well as the election of officers for 2012.
All association members talked about the success of the annual Christmas parade and holiday kickoff in the village and the events that accompanied it.
This year, the association had a Christmas Market set up with area vendors taking part. A total of 11 vendors participated. Food was served by the association, and carriage rides were also available.
With the success of this year’s event, the association decided to have the market, refreshments and carriage rides again next year.
The association is currently selling the Middleport Pool Cat’s Meow. For more information or to purchase one contact President Debbie Gerlach at 992-5877.
A fundraising opportunity the association will be looking into is selling CD copies of the radio broadcast from the final Middleport football game in November 1966. The recording is of the original WMPO broadcast of the final game at Middleport High School — an 8-6 victory over Southern. The broadcast includes the halftime show.
Final plans were put in place for the Community Appreciation Lunch to take place on December 15. The lunch is the associations way of giving back to village employees, fire fighters, and others who work in the village.
The Christmas Giveaway drawings will take place at noon on December 19, at the radio station. Sign up bags for the drawing are at businesses throughout Middleport. A total of 26 gifts and cash prizes will be given away, with top prized including a $200 gas card from Dan’s BP and an Ohio River Bear.
The final tallies for the Lunch Along the River program — which took place from April to October — showed a net profit of $2509.86. A total of 521 lunches were served through the seven months of operation.
Officers elected for the 2012 year were Debbie Gerlach, President; Sue Stone, Vice President and Secretary; and Texanna Wehrung, Treasurer.
The next association meeting is scheduled for January 3, 2012.