50th Anniversary

Mini Triathlon Gives Back

Thank you to all who came out for our 1st Annual Mini Triathlon, Givin’ it a Tri in the Shores! The event was a great success and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We had 75 total participants. 38 racers competed individually with 37 making up 14 teams.

Our event was able to raise over $400 which we donated to our local Safety Services who helped keep everyone safe during the event. See pictures below! You can catch all of the pictures from the Mini Tri here: http://www.roamingshores.org/RRA1/photo-gallery/?album=6304632632648319697

Mark your calendars! We will be holding the Mini Triathlon again next year on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017!

Mini Triathlon Committee member Jan Hurwitz presents donation to RSPD Chief Tim DiPadova and Sgt. Dan Bennett

Mini Triathlon Committee member Jan Hurwitz presents a donation to RSPD Chief Tim DiPadova and Sgt. Dan Bennett

SCAD Chief Koziol accepts a donation from Mini Tri Committee member Joy Weimer. Chief Koziol also accepted donations for Morgan and Rome Fire Departments who were out on call.

SCAD Chief Koziol accepts a donation from Mini Tri Committee member Joy Weimer. Chief Koziol also accepted donations for Morgan and Rome Fire Departments who were out on call.

50th Anniversary Recap

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The 50th Anniversary Celebration kicked off at 5:30pm on Friday, July 1st with opening ceremonies in the Clubhouse. RRA Board President Tom Sopko introduced the officials of the Association and Village. Barb Buckley, the Chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee introduced its members and their accomplishments. Mayor John Ball then read a Proclamation honoring Chief Randy Rasmussen in his retirement, followed by a presentation of a shadowbox put together by Sergeant Dan Bennett, and finally, the cutting of his retirement cake.

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Members then enjoyed free hotdogs provided by the Promotion Club and cooked by Pat and Sally Flash. Behind the Concession Stand, DJ Brendan Cain entertained everyone with a wide variety of different music for all ages until the late evening.

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The next morning began with Jungle Terry. Kids of all ages got to interact and learn about several different animals, reptiles, and arachnids!

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Fun for the kids continued with a King and Queen contest. The Miss Grapette Pageant Grapettes Jamie and Rylee were the Pageant Escorts. The Judges for the little princesses and princes were former Queen Maureen Simon, Rachel Schulze, and Carol Hertz. Carol started the first pageant that was ever held in the Shores. Laurie Schulze emceed the event.

Jamie Ebersole was crowned Queen
John Dayringer – King
Alyson Mercer – Princess
Kevin O’Keefe – Prince
Madeline Robertson – Tot Princess
Blake Simon – Tot Prince

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Gayle Zirkle and Shawn Morris of the Polar Bear Club brought games and prizes for the kids to play, as well!

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Throughout the day, 50-50, Chinese Auction, and Merchandise were sold. Another popular attraction was the Jail and Bail. For $1, our Jailers “arrested” people and kept them jailed until they either served their time or made bail (another $1). No one was safe! Several Directors, Fire Chief Ed Koziol, kids, and even our own Roaming Shores Police Officers did time in the slammer!

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The Rome Fire Department brought the Fire Safety House, their Water Rescue boat, and a Firetruck for kids to go into and learn about Fire Safety.

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Over at the Volleyball court, the Annual Jason Scribben Memorial 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament took place. The Ruebel family again took 1st place!

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In the evening began the Luau. Ticket holders enjoyed several Hawaiian favorites. The Luau continued on the beach with Hula and Fire Dancing.

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No celebration on the lake is complete without Fireworks! Bob and Carol Delly of the Promotion Club organized the event. The fireworks show was simply amazing this year!

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The following morning was the 1st Annual ‘Givin’ it a Tri in the Shores’ Mini Triathlon. The race was organized by Joy Weimer, Jan Hurwitz, Jen Addair, and Arlene & Jim Kovats. 75 participants entered the race individually or as a team. We had 23 volunteers (under the direction of Dick Hurwitz) who guided the participants on the roads and were ready to help in case of emergency. Everyone who participated felt very comfortable and safe with the outstanding support from Roaming Shores Police Department, Rome Fire Department’s Water Rescue Squad, South Central Ambulance District, and Morgan Ambulance squad. Jordan Matthew from 98.3 the Bull provided DJing services for the event. Thank you to our Sponsors Perma Gro, Kennington Electric, Signsations, and Tri-county Veterinarians.

Medals were given out to the 1st Place Male Individual (Justin Thomas), Female Individual (Caroline Sauers), and Team (the Bader Family-guests from Ontario Canada)

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Also on the morning of the 3rd, the Fishing Club hosted a Fishing Tournament. The winners were Al Robosky, Nathan Kristoff, and Jon Klein.

Over on the beach, the Sand Sculpture Contest kicked off with 6 families participating, the Pallo, Fain-Gambol-Woodard, Emick, Unangst, Paglio, and O’Keefe families.

1st Place – The Emick Family
2nd Place – The O’Keefe Family
3rd Place – The Unangst Family

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In the afternoon, a Boat Parade was held. 50th Anniversary Queen Jamie Ebersole lead the parade followed by the Vinick Boat – Tequila Sunrise, the Baitt Boat – Jailhouse Rock, the Hopkins Boat – Tequila, the Sopko Boat – Where the Boys Are, the Paglio Boat – Jailhouse Rock, the Chudakoff Boat – Mexican Hat Dance, and the Houser Boat – Grease Lightning.

1st Place – The Baitt Boat
2nd Place – The Hopkins Boat
3rd Place – The Houser Boat

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Rounding up the afternoon, the winners of the 50-50 and Chinese Auction were announced. Tracy Emick was the lucky winner of the 50-50 winning $307!

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The 50th Anniversary concluded with the Traditional East vs West Tug-of-War! The West side won ousting the East side in the best 2 out of 3!

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The 50th Anniversary was made possible by the dedicated individuals of the 50th Anniversary Committee who poured many hours of their own time, effort, and passion into making the celebration a success! Many thanks to Committee Chair Barb Buckley, Jen Addair, Pat & Sally Flash, Leeann Moses, Marge Morris, Bob & Carol Delly, Jim & Pat Swartz, Rick Gainar, Tom & Helen Sopko, Joy Weimer, Dick & Jan Hurwitz, Arlene & Jim Kovats, Doris Karger, Jeanie Gage, Nan Graham, Carolyn Tharp, Marilyn Morris, Laurie & Rachel Schulze, Maureen Simon, Carol Hertz, Marlene Hocevar, Dave Emick, Ed Baitt, Rosemary Scribben, Gayle Zirkle, Shawn Morris, Dan Mullins, and Mayor John Ball for all of their help taking on this daunting task! The Jail was provided by Laurie Burns of the Morgan Hose Fire Department.

Thanks to all who woke up early on Sunday morning to help the Mini Triathlon participants find their way!

Thank you for keeping the crowds entertained DJs Brendan Cain and Jordan Matthew!

And last but not least, Ed Koziol and the dedicated safety services of the Rome and Morgan Fire Departments, Water Rescue, & SCAD – Sgt. Dan Bennett and all of the Officers of the Roaming Shores Police Department for their help keeping everyone safe throughout the weekend!

Our apologies for anyone we missed.

Wow! What a weekend and what a celebration! Happy 50th Birthday, Roaming Shores!

50th Anniversary Concludes

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We hope you had a great time celebrating our 50th Anniversary with us! We’re working on putting a recap together with pictures throughout the celebration.

Stay tuned


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The 50th Anniversary Celebration – July 1st – July 3rd

50th anniv logoThe RRA’s 50th Anniversary Committee is hard at work preparing for the big celebration this summer. The 50th Anniversary will be celebrated from Friday, July 1st until Sunday, July 3rd. Don’t miss out!

**Please note, events are subject to change.

The Celebration will kick off in the evening on Friday, July 1st with opening ceremonies inside the Clubhouse at 5:30pm. Free hotdogs at Beach 1 will begin at 6pm. Also on Friday evening, we will be hosting a dance. DJ Brendan Cain will be returning! He has a wide variety of playlists for almost any age group. It should be a great time for all!

Saturday, July 2nd will be a very busy day! It all will kick off in the morning at 10am with Jungle Terry, a King and Queen Contest, and Kids Games. The annual Jason Scribben Memorial Volleyball Tournament will be held at the court at Beach 1. Come check out the Safety House and Rescue Squad displays in the Clubhouse Parking lot!

In the evening, we will be hosting a Hawaiian Luau at the Clubhouse. The Luau will feature authentic Hawaiian cuisine with hula and fire dancing on the beach. The committee will be selling tickets to the dinner; there are only 200 tickets available. Tickets are $20 each and available from Committee Members and at the RRA Office The Dinner portion of the Luau is SOLD OUT!

The entertainment portion of the Luau on the beach will be free and open to all members in good standing, their families, and friends.

Saturday will also be the Fireworks night! This year should be a great show in honor of our 50th anniversary!

But we’re not done yet; Sunday, July 3rd will bring even more fun! It will begin in the morning with our first family fun mini triathlon! This event is open to members, their families, and friends and can be entered as an individual or a 2-3 person team. Registration form available here. You can register at the RRA Office. The Mini Fun Triathlon will include a 160 yard swim at beach 1, a 5.75 mile bike ride, and a 2 mile run. It will all begin and end at the Clubhouse.

Also on Sunday will be a sand sculpture contest, a Fishing Tournament, a Boat and Jetski Parade (registration required), and our traditional East vs. West Tug-of-War!

There will also be 50/50, merchandise sales, and other fun events all celebration long. Mark your calendars! Don’t miss out on the celebration!

See full schedule for details!

Turn in Quilt Squares

The Quilters Guild will be putting the 50th Anniversary Quilt together soon. If you have not paid for a square, or have not turned yours in, please do so ASAP!

Luau on the Lake – July 2nd

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On Saturday, July 2nd (Fireworks night) during the 50th Anniversary Celebration this summer, there will be a Luau held at Beach 1. The Luau will feature Live Entertainment and a Hawaiian Buffet from Coconuts Tiki Bar & Grill.

Tickets are required for the dinner buffet portion of the Luau. Tickets are only $20 each and are available at the RRA Office or from 50th Anniversary Committee members. Please contact Barb at (440) 645-7365 or Jen at (440) 563-3170 for details.

The menu includes: Tropical Fruit, Island Punch, Egg Rolls (chicken and veggie) & Spring Rolls, Spring mix salad with sesame ginger vinaigrette and a Hawaiian sweet roll, Kalua Pua’a (roasted pork) with cabbage, Huli-Huli Chicken (grilled Hawaiian marinated sesame ginger), Island Rice, Grilled Veggies, and Potato/Macaroni Salad. Come hungry!

Dinner service will begin at 5pm in the Clubhouse. Get your tickets today! Only 200 will be sold and they will go quickly.

The Live Entertainment portion of the Luau will begin at 7pm at Beach 1. This is a free event and will be open to all Members in good standing, their family and friends. There will be Hula and Fire Dancers on the beach. Fun for all!

The Luau will wrap up in time for you to grab your seats for the Annual Roaming Shores Fireworks Show. Save the date!

Thank you to our Sponsors for their Generous Support!

Corporate Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

Title Professionals, Inc.
Crandall Connection
Crandall & Co. Builders, Inc.
Bob Gregory – Howard Hanna
Posh Plumbing
Edward Cup & Associates, CPAs
The Ohio Valley Group, Inc. – Landscape & Tree Service Professionals Since 1989
Mega-Byte Computer Services
Perma-Gro Landscape Co., Inc.

Silver Sponsor

True Care Landscaping Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

Winer Legal Services, LLC
C & L Lawn Service, Inc.
Cantini’s Village Market
Auburn Fence Corp.
Ziegler Heating Co.
Cicogna Electric and Sign Co.
Wollam-Grand Valley Insurance
Pasta Oven

50th Anniversary Boat / Jetski Parade

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From the 25th Anniversary Boat Parade

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Roaming Shores, we will be hosting a Boat and Jetski Parade. The theme of the parade is 1950s Songs. Pick a song, decorate your boat, and dress the part. Make sure your costumes and decorations are appropriate to the song. Bring your own music.

The parade will take place on Sunday, July 3rd at 1pm and will be viewable from Beach 1.

Trophies will be awarded for 1st place boat/pontoon and 1st place jetski. There will be prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

For more information and to sign up for the boat parade, please click here

From the 25th Anniversary Boat Parade

From the 25th Anniversary Boat Parade

50th Anniversary Lanyards and Koozies now Available


The RRA Office now has 50th Anniversary Lanyards and Can Koozies available for sale.

The Lanyards are $2/each and include a bulldog clip and a sealable membership card holder. Perfect for the pool! Keep your card handy and dry!

Koozies are $1/each. Perfect for the beach, picnics, or our on the lake. They are collapsible for easy storage and portability.

You can purchase yours at the Association Office, they will also be available at the Annual Meeting on April 30th.

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