Christmas Parade Information
New Philadelphia Christmas Parade
12 Trays of Christmas
Friday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.
Parade lineup: 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Tuscora Park on Al Maloney Drive (by the tennis courts)
Parade route: Begins at the intersection of Tuscora Avenue and N. Broadway, continues down N. Broadway to the town square, turns right onto W. High Avenue through downtown, turns right onto 2nd Street NW, concludes at the Tuscarawas County Public Library on Fair Avenue NW.
Additional information: Guests and parade participants are invited to stop at the Tuscarawas County Public Library for cookies and a photo with Santa Claus immediately following the parade. Glow sticks will be on sale at the parade registration booth and in the town square to help light up the evening.
Dover Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7th at 5:15 p.m.
Parade lineup: Registration will take place from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. at E. 7th Street and Crater Avenue at Crater Stadium
Parade route: Begins on E. 3rd Street at the Crater Avenue intersection to the city square, turns left onto Wooster Avenue, concludes at 2nd Street.
Additional information: After the traditional downtown lighting ceremony, the parade will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m. - during the mayor's reading of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" on the square. Mail carriers will be walking the parade route to receive letters addressed to Santa. Everyone is encouraged to stay downtown after the parade to meet Santa at the Santa House on the southeast quadrant of the square. Children can get their picture taken with Santa for free. Musical entertainment will be provided by the 80-member Dover Middle School Choir throughout the evening.
The WJER elves want to make your office a winner in the 12 Trays of Christmas giveaway! We'll select one business for each of the 12 business days leading up to Christmas to receive a delivered lunch that includes Subway subs and cookies, Coke and Diet Coke, cups, napkins, balloons from the Balloonatique, WJER T-shirts, Radiograms, calendars, and more! To enter your office, send the name, address, and phone number of your business to email@example.com, fax it to 330-364-4538, or drop off your entry in person at 646 Boulevard, Dover, OH 44622. Happy holidays from all of your friends at WJER!
Santa on Wheels Schedule
For the second tray of Christmas, we went to Dr. Edwin and Carrie Hawk's office in New Philadelphia:
Pictured: WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Karen Griffith, Kayla Hite, Dr. Carrie Hawk, and Joanne Milburn
For the first tray of Christmas, we visited the Quality Control Department at Dover Chemical:
Pictured: Bob Pederson, WJER's Hannah Hubbard, Carol Churilla, Adam White, and Gary Hammond
Tune in to 1450 WJER as we get ready for the holiday season with our Santa on Wheels broadcasts. We'll visit many local businesses in the valley to help give you gift ideas as you complete your Christmas shopping.
WJER Weekend Lineup
Our broadcasts continue on Friday, December 6th in Dennison:
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: The Flower Garden - Michael Roberts
11:00 a.m. - noon: Keeping You in Stitches - Michael Roberts
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.: Twin City Pharmacy - Bob Scanlon
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: First National Bank of Dennison - Bob Scanlon
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.: Twin City YMCA - Michael Roberts
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Pangrazio's - Michael Roberts
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.: The Dennison Yard - Bob Scanlon
Tune in or stop by and see us as we broadcast live from throughout the valley this holiday season!
Check out what's happening on 1450 WJER this weekend!
Friday, December 6th
*Santa on Wheels broadcasts in Dennison
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
*Dover @ Cambridge
Boys' High School Basketball with Bill Morgan and Willie Grove
Coach's Corner: 7:00 p.m.
Tipoff: 7:30 p.m.
*Cleveland Cavaliers @ Atlanta Hawks
Joined in progress
Actual tipoff: 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th
*Plant Talk with Fred Hower
*Special edition of Casey Kasem's American Top 10 featuring "A Top 60 Christmas Part 1"
*Ohio State vs. Michigan State
Big 10 Championship Game live from Indianapolis, Indiana
Pre-game: 6:30 p.m.
Kickoff: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8th
*The Dave Koz Radio Show featuring Spyro Gyra
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
*Cleveland Browns @ New England Patriots
Pre-game: 11:30 a.m.
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m.
*Dick Bartley's Classic Countdown featuring the hits of December 1982
Following the Cleveland Browns
Dover Rotary's "12 Days of Christmas" Winners
The Dover Rotary Club and WJER Radio are excited to announce the winners in the Rotary’s “12 Days of Christmas” prize giveaway:
Friday, December 6th
$25 gift card from Buehler's Fresh Foods
Thursday, December 5th
$25 gift card from Jill Lane's Hair Unlimited
Area Basketball Pocket Schedules Now Available
A total of 78 prizes will be given away during the contest. The $1,000 grand prize is made possible by Novogradac & Company LLC in downtown Dover and will be announced on December 20th. The proceeds from this event allow the Dover Rotary to help a wide variety of local groups and organizations throughout the year.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Dover Rotary, call Jack Dooling at the Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union or any Rotary member.
Stop by WJER Radio to pick up a convenient area basketball pocket schedule to help you follow your favorite local teams this season.
New Dawn Child Care Center Wins Subway Tray
This year's schedule features:
* New Philadelphia
* Indian Valley
* Conotton Valley
* Sandy Valley
* Tuscarawas Central Catholic
* Ohio State
Pick up your very own schedule today!
New Dawn Child Care Center in Dover is this
week's winner of the Subway Hump Day Party Tray Giveaway! WJER's Hannah Hubbard
and Rachel Rothacher delivered the goodies to the staff.
Here's what they got: a Subway party tray with 30 portions of mouthwatering sub
sandwiches, Subway cookies, Coca Cola, balloons from the Balloonatique, WJER
T-shirts, Radiograms, and more all delivered just in time for a fabulous lunch.
If you'd like your office to win this awesome prize package, visit our Subway
Hump Day page under "Contests" for details.
Pictured: Amy Mathews, Sue Mathews, and WJER's Hannah Hubbard
Upcoming Shows at the Kent State Performing Arts Center
The Kent State Performing Arts Center recently held their season unveiling, and you can expect a fantastic lineup of great performances during the 2013-2014 season! Check out what's in store at the PAC this year:
Scheduled performances include:
$5,000 Holiday Shopping Spree
Monday, December 16th: Kenny Rogers - Christmas and Hits Through the Years
Thursday, January 23rd: GODSPELL
Tuesday, January 28th: The Nureyev State Ballet Theatre - The Sleeping Beauty
Friday, February 7th: The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Presents: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
Sunday, February 9th: Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour
Thursday, February 20th and Friday, February 21st: Chicago
Friday, February 28th: Christian Howes Group - Cabaret Series
Friday, March 7th: The Pink Floyd Experience
Tuesday, March 11th: Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge
Thursday, March 20th: Driving Miss Daisy
Saturday, April 5th: Todd Oliver & Friends: Dogs Gone Wild! Tour
Tuesday, April 29th and Wednesday, April 30th: West Side Story
Wednesday, May 7th: An Evening with Vince Gill
Tune in to 1450 WJER on Wednesday afternoons for ticket giveaways and updates from Mike Morelli, General Manager of the Performing Arts Center, to find out what's happening at the PAC throughout the season.
Fred Miller Wins Grand Slam 2013
It's time for the 12th annual $5,000 local holiday shopping spree! One lucky winner will receive $5,000 in prizes from 20 area businesses just in time for Christmas! Pick up a Shopping Spree gift guide at any participating sponsor location or right here at WJER Radio. Click here to see where you could be shopping this holiday season if you are selected as the grand prize winner (click the corners to turn the pages). And stay tuned to 1450 for details.
WJER, First Federal Community Bank, and the Parkway Auto Group held the Grand Slam final drawing on Monday, November 18th at the new Parkway Superstore. All twenty semi-finalists received prizes from First Federal Community Bank, WJER, Parkway, and the Cleveland Indians. Prizes included a complete vehicle hand wash and interior cleaning, an oil change, a T-shirt, and a variety of prizes from the Tribe. At the end of the evening, Fred Miller of Sugarcreek walked away with the $500 grand prize, and Mike Morain of Dover was our runner up. Mike receives four great seats to see the Tribe take on the Minnesota Twins on Monday, May 5th, 2014. Thanks to everybody who participated in this year's Grand Slam contest, and congratulations to Fred Miller!
Pictured: (left) General Manager Tim McCarthy of Parkway, WJER's Bob Scanlon, Sally O’Donnell of First Federal Community Bank, WJER's Bill Morgan, Grand Prize Winner Fred Miller, WJER's Michael Roberts, Steph Wilson of First Federal Community Bank, and Carol Slemmer of First Federal Community Bank, (right) Fred Miller picks up his prize at the radio station
Tuscarawas County Community Food Pantries
The food pantries located throughout Tuscarawas County rely on continued support from churches, businesses, and individuals to donate food and/or monetary contributions. Please contact your local food pantry regarding items for which they currently have the greatest need. Clients needing assistance are asked to go to the food pantry located within their ZIP code area.
Greater Dover-New Philadelphia Food Pantry
Church of the Harvest, 420 W. 3rd Street, Dover
Serves Dover and New Philadelphia
Thursdays 6:00-8:00 p.m., Fridays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Barrs Mill Church of God
4677 State Route 93 NW, Sugarcreek
Serves the Sugarcreek area
Last Thursday of the month 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Bolivar United Methodist Church
220 Poplar Street, Bolivar
Serves Bolivar, Mineral City, New Cumberland, Somerdale, Zoar, and Zoarville
Strasburg United Methodist Church, 206 2nd Street NW, Strasburg
Serves Strasburg (or the "878" area)
First Assembly of God
742 Cookson Avenue SE, New Philadelphia
Thursdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church
220 N. Walnut Street, Gnadenhutten
Serves the Gnadenhutten area
St. Joseph Catholic Church
613 N. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover
Thursdays by appointment only
The Journey's End Ministries
503 River Street, Newcomerstown
Serves people within a 10-mile radius of Newcomerstown
Twin City Christian Service Center
109 N. Water Street, Uhrichsville
Serves the Twin City and surrounding area