Volume 1 / Issue 1 - November, 2018
Merry Middlefield
Kim Breyley

Watch Out! The Grinch is Coming!

 

Rumor has it that on Dec. 8, the mean old Grinch and his cohort Max will come into town and attempt to ruin our Merry Middlefield Christmas. An anonymous source tells us we can catch the thief in action between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Unverified reports claim Grinch and Max will appear at various businesses and steal the gifts that have been donated by you, our community.

The gifts you give are going to be donated to Santa for use at the Hide-A-Way Hollow. 

Also, on Dec. 8, children can meet Grinch in his nastiness in the multi-purpose room at Cardinal High School from noon until 1:30 p.m. where he will sign “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” books for the young visitors, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. 

Our Grinch will then re-appear at 5 p.m. inside Great Lakes Outdoor Supply, 14855 N. State Street in Middlefield to deliver his award-winning dramatic performance including our local Cindy Lou Who. Everyone is invited to meet Grinch, see his performance, and receive a free photo with Santa, Grinch, Max and Cindy Lou. Dress warmly and bring chairs for fireworks at 7 p.m. Fireworks are courtesy of Great Lakes Outdoor Supply.

 The following toys are ideal, when donating toys to Santa's Hide-A-Way Hollow:

Barbie dolls -- Christmas Barbies or Holiday Barbies with no dates. 

Remote control cars.

Game boards.

Things that make noise.

Music boxes and musical instruments -- things kids can turn on by themselves.

Gift cards are gold to Santa. They can go to the families or Santa can run out and use them to buy a forgotten item or special request.

Teddy bears 16 inches or bigger. All stuffed animals that are plush, cuddly and of a decent size.

If giving sporting goods, bear in mind that these kids often can’t play with them, but Santa can get real footballs, soccer balls and baseballs signed so they become collectibles.

Thank you to this years' sponsors:

Gold: East Geauga Friends of the Library, Great Lakes Outdoor Supply, and Preston Superstore

Silver: Acquire Fire Protection, Burton Health Care and Rehabilitation, RadioActive Electronics and Studio for Hair

Bronze: Living Well Massage & Bodywork, Hexpol Gold Key Processing, Newbury Business Park, Watson’s 87 Furniture and White House Chocolates

In-Kind Sponsors: Cardinal Local School District and Middlefield Post 

 

Congratulations to the winners of the Merry Middlefield coloring contest:  Aubrey Herrera, ages 4-6; Riley Lender, ages 7-12; Kate Lynn Troyer, ages 13-16; and Betty Mullet, ages 17 & up. Gift cards will be awarded on Dec. 8 at GLOS.

 

Below is a list of some of the businesses collecting toys:

Acquire Fire Protection

17012 Kinsman Road, Middlefield

440-632-5600

Burton Health Care 

14095 E. Center St., Burton 

440-834-1084

First Quality Power Place
16891 Kinsman Road, Middlefield 

440-632-5068

Flowers by Emily

15620 W. High St., Middlefield

440-632-8056

Great Lakes Outdoor Supply

14855 N. State Ave., Middlefield

440-632-9151

Gold Key Processing

14910 Madison Road, Middlefield

440-632-6103 

Giant Eagle and Huntington Bank Middlefield

15400 W. High St., Middlefield

440-632-1200

Huntington Bank

14849 N. State Ave., Middlefield

 440-632-5259

Just For Fun Honda

15255 Kinsman Road, Middlefield

866-346-3281

Karl’s Jewelry

15962 E. High St., Middlefield

800-589-5291

Living Well Massage

15065 Kinsman Road, Middlefield

440-632-5814

Middlefield Historical Society

14979 S. State Ave., Middlefield

440-547-6860 

Middlefield Library

16167 E. High Street, Middlefield 

440-632-1961

Middlefield Tire

15552 Elmwood St., Middlefield

440-632-5246

Mr. Hero

15575 W. High St, Middlefield

440-426-0420

Nova Care

15973 E. High St., Middlefield 

440-632-3111 

Olde Towne Grille

15924 W High St, Middlefield

440-632-0932

RadioActive Electronics

15624 W. High St., Middlefield 
440-632-1600

Shetler Printing & Office Supply 

14960 S. State Ave., Middlefield

440-632-0356

Studio for Hair, Harrington Square Mall, 

15561 Kinsman Road, Middlefield

440-632-5937 

Totally Fit

14966 S. State Ave., Middlefield 

440-724-5921

Vinny’s Italian Kitchen

15439 W. High St., Middlefield

440-632-0111

Watson’s 87 Furniture

15520 W. High Street, Middlefield 

440-632-5966 

White House Chocolates
14607 Kinsman Road, Middlefield

440-834-3133