Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fremont, Ohio St. John's Lutheran Church Confirmation Classes: 1902 and 1904

St. John's Lutheran Church, Fremont, Ohio confirmation class photographs  (May 18,1902 above and May 22, 1904 below were shared with us by Joan Jahns, Fremont, Ohio. The tall boy in the center of the photograph is Will Jahns. Others are unknown.

Second Row, seated from the left, Nettie Jahns, sister of Will Jahns. Others are unknown.  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hayes Presidential Center Hosts Former White House Chef John Moeller at the Catawba Island Club May 1 and 2

Former White House Chef John Moeller is celebrity chef for two fundraisers for the Hayes Presidential Center.You don’t have to be elected President of the United States to enjoy a meal worthy of a Commander In Chief. Simply make reservations to attend one of two fundraisers benefiting Fremont’s Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

In partnership with the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton, the Hayes Presidential Center hosts former White House Chef John Moeller on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2. Moeller was chef to Presidents George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. He not only will prepare meals that include food favorites of those presidents, but also will share details of his fascinating career with attendees of both events.

Seating is limited to 125 for the Dine Like a First Lady Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. May 1. The three-course luncheon costs $50 per person. Advance reservations are required.

Only 100 seats are available for the Dine Like a President Dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. May 2. This five-course feast features wine pairings from Rodney Strong Vineyards, selected 2013 American Winery of the Year by “Wine Enthusiast.” After dinner, Chef Moeller speaks on the topic Cooking for the President. Cost for the dinner is $125 per person. Seating is limited to 100; advance reservations required.

Both events take place in the elegant lakeside dining room of the Catawba Island Club. For reservations call Hayes Presidential Center Development Director Kathy Boukissen at 419-332-2081, ext. 226. 

The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center - site of the nation’s FIRST presidential library – celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016!

Dressed for Life: First Ladies' and Red Dress Collection Exhibit Opens April 1 at the Hayes Presidential Center

One of the causes championed by former First Lady Laura Bush while in the White House was women’s heart health. She provided voice and star power to the National Institute of Health The Heart Truth ® campaign's The Red Dress ®fashion show in New York.
The Hayes Presidential Center picks up on that White House initiative with its newest exhibit Dressed for Life: First Ladies’ & Red Dress Collection.® The exhibit opens April 1, 2015 and continues through January 4, 2016 and is made possible through title sponsorship from The Fremont Company 

Nine red dresses worn by First Ladies are featured, as well as 10 dresses modeled by celebrities in past Red Dress Collection® fashion shows. Included are dresses worn by First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Caroline Harrison, Rosalynn Carter, Laura and Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Lucy Hayes. Celebrity dresses, made by top international designers, include those worn by Venus Williams, Heidi Klum, and Emmylou Harris.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Hayes Presidential also is actively promoting heart-health awareness for all ages and sexes through a series of special programming:
• Let’s Move is a monthly children’s exercise program that begins in April and continues through December. It is sponsored by Richard Binau Insurance & Financial Services and Ohio Mutual Insurance Group .

• Walkers’ & Wagging Tails' Club kicks-off in April and is sponsored by ProMedica Memorial Hospital . Membership is free and walkers (and their pets) are challenged to walk their way to health by logging 300 miles. Those achieving the goal receive free T-shirts.

• Former White House Chef John Moeller headlines a pair of fundraising events. On May 1 & 2, he prepares a lunch and dinner at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. The limited seating events are fundraisers for the Hayes Presidential Center. click here to view an event flier. (For reservations, call 419-332-2081, ext. 226.)

• Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear features speakers discussing women’s health, as well as free blood pressure checks. Dates and topics will be announced later.

• The Kids Lunch Box Series also sponsored by ProMedica Memorial Hospital aims at getting the youngest Americans started on the road to health early in life. Children learn to make healthful lunches, while sampling foods that taste good and are good for their bodies.

• First Ladies' Man an evening with Andy Och, producer of C-SPAN's "First Ladies: Influence & Image" series. Andy shares his experiences traveling across the country visiting sites important to First Ladies past and present, and numerous facts and stories that did not make it into the series. Cost $10 per person.