September 1, 2021

Healthy Rewards

Congratulations to the two teams that represented the City of Avon Lake in the Mind Challenge for the New Majority trivia competition this summer! Out of 52 teams from northeast Ohio, two teams from the Avon Lake Old Firehouse Community Center/Senior Center finished in 4th and 8th place, respectively. With the help of Senior Center Director Mike Kral, the 4th place team comprised of Sylvia Taylor, Mary Kleinhenz, Amy Hughes, Carolyn Abraham, Joan Hoty, and Susie Bennett earned a trophy and a check for $500. The prize money will go toward the purchase of a vehicle to transport Senior Center members to various events. For more information about the event, or to participate in next year’s competition, please visit

For the past six years, the Fitness Center at University Hospitals, Avon has sponsored a community challenge between the cities of Avon and Avon Lake. As a member of team Avon Lake, I am proud to inform you that our community was declared the winner of the Community Challenge for 2021. Leading team Avon Lake was resident Greg Huddle, who finished second in total points scored in the competition based on eight categories including exercise visits, food drive participation, pre-assessment/post-assessment points, and maintaining or losing weight. Thank you to UH and all who participated in the event.

And finally, mark your calendars for these popular upcoming events. Boo by the Woods will be held on Saturday, October 16th at the Avon Lake Public Library and Kopf Reservation. Shop Local will begin in early November with daily gift card drawings at various participating businesses and an incredible grand prize. That means that Thanksgiving and Christmas won’t be far behind. The North Coast Christmas will kick off on December 1st with the lighting of Veterans Memorial Park at 6:00 p.m.

We look forward to enjoying autumn in our beautiful community. Please be safe and be kind to one another. Together we can make a difference.

Gregory J. Zilka
Mayor, City of Avon Lake