Ginny Allmon-Fussaro has joined Wayne Homes' Portage team as a new home consultant. Her father was a custom homebuilder, and her mother was a real estate agent. In her spare time, Allmon-Fussaro likes listening to music, watching football, or playing with her four nephews, two nieces, two cats and two dogs.
Christmas events in Green today
From 2-7 p.m. today, the city of Green will welcome in the holiday season at the annual Christmas at Town Park event in conjunction with the Dane Foundation's Kandy Kane Xpress at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Boulevard.
* Crafts, games and tree auction bids will begin at 2 p.m.
* From 2-4:45 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Santa will visit with children in City Council Chambers
* At 5 p.m., the official lighting ceremony with Santa will begin
Admission is a non-perishable food, health or beauty item, or a $1 free will donation. Activities such as crafts, games and Kandy Kane Xpress train rides are available for a small fee. All proceeds benefit the Dane Foundation.
Holiday Pops tickets on sale now
The fifth annual city of Green Holiday Pops Concert, sponsored by DRB Systems, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Chapel, 1800 Raber Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets will be for sale during the Kandy Kane Xpress/Christmas-at-Town-Park event on Dec. 3 or may be purchased in the Parks and Recreation office or online.
New smoke detectors for 80 Akron homeowners
Thanks to a $2,400 grant from Lowe's home improvement stores in Green and Wadsworth, 80 Akron homes have been equipped with up to three new smoke alarms for homeowners who have low incomes, are elderly or who have physical challenges. Lowe's installed the new smoke alarms, which came with 10-year batteries, and replaced batteries in alarms that were still in working order.
“The safety of our residents has always been paramount to everything we do here at City Hall,” said Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic. “I am really thankful that these two stores stepped up and helped us during a difficult financial time.”
According to Captain Al Bragg of the Akron Fire Department, “Smoke alarms are proven to double your chances of surviving a fire, so it is vitally important that we all have working smoke alarms in our homes.”
The law requires at least one smoke alarm on every level of a home, including the basement, and one outside of each separate sleeping area. Captain Bragg also advises homeowners and renters to have a smoke alarm in each bedroom and to always sleep with the bedroom doors closed.
16th annual First Night Akron buttons
Celebrating its 16th year, First Night Akron is a family-friendly, alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration of the arts. This year's event runs from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10 venues downtown. Festivities include more than 80 music, dance, theater, interactive and visual arts performances and projects for all ages. Admission buttons are for sale now at a variety of locations throughout the community and online at www.firstnightakron.org.
The First Night Akron 2012 button artist is Donald E. Peoples, a graphic designer, cartoonist and photographer. Peoples works as a graphic artist for the Akron-Summit County Public Library, is a National Cartoonists Society member and founding member of the ToonSeum, a museum of cartoon art in Pittsburgh, Pa.