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Garage Sale -- Thank you!

Through the efforts of many people, Right to Life another successful fundraising garage sale in Russia. Special thanks to Maria Hoehne, chairperson of the event. Thank you to all those who donated goods, those who volunteered to work at the sale, and those who attended and purchased items.

4th Annual Scramble-4-Life, May 10, 2014

The 4th Annual, Right to Life of Shelby County, Scramble-4-Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 10. With your participation, we hope to have another successful, fun-filled event. Registration for the 18-Hole Scramble is now open!

The scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30am with team registration beginning at 7:30am. Cost per 4-person team is $200 and includes golf, cart, and a meal. Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. The registration deadline is May 2, 2014.

Can’t attend the event but want to donate?...Sponsorship opportunities are also available. All of the proceeds will benefit Right to Life of Shelby County and support our efforts to protect all life from conception to natural death.

We hope you can join us this year! For more information about sponsoring the event or to register your team, contact Julia:; Call or Text: (937)489-9129

Shotgun Start: 8:30am

Registration Deadline: May 2, 2014

Location: Shelby Oaks Golf Club, Sidney, OH

Trisler Takes 1st at Pro-Life Speech Contest

“Gas chambers.” These riveting first words opened Christy Trisler’s speech, which compared abortion in America to the Holocaust in Germany. The address skillfully wove together statistics and emotional appeal and Trisler delivered it flawlessly, earning herself first place in this year’s Shelby County Right to Life oratory contest, held Monday, February 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney.

Aaron Amsden, a senior at Christian Academy placed second, winning $150, and the third place prize of $100 went to Isaac Abbott, also a senior at Christian Academy. (Above, Trisler chats with Abbott, center, and Amsden.)

Also participating were Courtney Gies of Jackson Center High School, Nawal Hijazi of Sidney High School, and Christian Academy student Caleb Ordean.

Event chair Anne Schmiesing said that all of the speeches were excellent. “The judges always have a difficult task,” she said, “and this year was no different.”

“The students were well-prepared,” she added, “and their poise in addressing the audience was so impressive.”

Junior and senior high school students residing in or attending school in Shelby County were eligible for the contest. Each student was allotted five to seven minutes to compellingly present their concerns about one of four abuses of the right to life: killing of disabled infants, abortion, assisted-suicide or stem-cell research involving embryonic-stage humans. (See the full list of rules, guidelines, and tips.)

Judges for the contest were Tara Adams, Amy Gleason, and Kevin Schmiesing.

Trisler is registered as a senior at Sidney High School and attends Edison Community College through PSEOP. With her award, Trisler receives $300 and the right to compete in the Ohio Right to Life state oratory contest in April. The winner of the state competition moves on to participate in the National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest, to be held in June in Louisville, Kentucky.

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