2019 Polar Bear Plunge – Feb 23rd

The Roaming Shores Polar Bear Plunge is moving to February this year. Are you brave enough to take the Plunge into the icy waters of Lake Roaming Rock to raise money for charity? This year’s Polar Bear Plunge event will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, February 23rd at the Roaming Shores Clubhouse/Main Beach. The actual plunge will begin at 3pm.

The Polar Bear Plunge will include brave students from Jefferson, Grand Valley and Pymatuning Valley Schools, as well as wild and crazy local area residents. Last year’s Polar Bear Plunge raised $7635 with 75 Plungers. We need your help to make this year’s event even more successful!

This year, the money we raise will be used to benefit the Jeff Meddock Memorial Scholarship, Jefferson Area Local Schools Academic Boosters, Grand Valley Schools student programs in memory of Emily Plickert, and the Roaming Shores Breakfast with Santa event.

Grand Valley Schools strives to improve student programs in the memory of Emily Plickert, a beloved cheerleader, classmate and friend to all.

Jeff Meddock was a resident of Roaming Shores and the beloved principal of Pymatuning Valley High School. He died unexpectedly and the money we raise helps to continue his pursuit to educate.

Both Jeff and Emily were very proud active members of The Polar Bear Club.

The Jefferson Academic Boosters strives to reward students for academic success. Also, a portion of the money we raise is also used to host the Roaming Shores Breakfast with Santa event.

If you are interested in taking the Plunge, a minimum of $55 must be raised. There is no age limit (minors will need parental consent). Each courageous person that takes that icy Plunge will get a t-shirt as a thank you for participating.

There will be a DJ and a 50/50 raffle! We’ll be serving hot dogs, chili, popcorn, chips and soda. Additional merchandise will be available for sale. You can purchase items before and/or after the plunge. First come, first serve.

For plunge participation forms and information, please visit or contact:

Facebook: Joey ThePolarBear
Gayle Zirkle, President

Fireworks Donations Needed

The Annual Fireworks Display is the highlight of the summer here in Roaming Shores. The show is funded by donations from our Membership. If the cost of the fireworks display cannot be met, there will sadly be no show, and a down payment needs to be made soon.

The STARS Club is in charge of organizing the display. Donations towards the Fireworks can be included with your Dues and Assessments, checks should be made out to the STARS Club. There is also a donation jar at the RRA Office.

If you’d like to make a donation directly to the STARS Club, they may be mailed to P.O. Box 417, Rock Creek, OH 44084.

Please seriously consider contributing towards the show!

Many thanks to our donors, past, present, and future!

2019 Early Bird Drawing #1

The winners of Early Bird Drawing #1 for 2019 and recipient of $500 are David & Vickie Schupska (Lot #2203)! Congratulations!

Next week’s drawing will be for $450. The sooner your Dues & Assessments are paid in full, the more drawings you will be eligible for!

Cleveland Boat Show Jan 17th-21st

A celebrated tradition for over 60 years, the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show is where you can experience your summer fun to come! Formerly the Mid-America Boat Show, today’s Cleveland Boat Show reflects the excitement and growth of our great North Coast city along our Great Lake.

Show dates are January 17th – 21st at the IX Center.

Our own Roaming Rock Marina will be one of the Exhibitors at this show. The RRA will also be accompanying them to share information about our community. Be sure to check it out!

More Info & Tickets

O, Christmas Tree…

Now that the holidays are over, you may be wanting to part ways with your Christmas Tree.

Residents may dispose of their Christmas Trees (the real kind, obviously) at the Compost Site which is located on Route 6 across from Lake Vue Drive.

The site is locked. Keys may be picked up anytime the RRA Office is open Tuesday – Saturday, 8am to 6pm.

Basic Self Defense Class

The Roaming Shores Police Department will tentatively be hosting a juniors and seniors basic self-defense class in the month of February for our residents. We are currently working out the specifics of the classes with a local self-defense/martial arts instructor, but would like the communities input in reference to the best dates and times to hold the classes.We would also like to poll the community to get an idea of how many people are interested in participating in the class, their age and gender. We will then begin sorting out and establishing different groups for the classes based upon the information received. Due to several different concerns we have decided that our junior participants must be at least 10 years of age to participate in this event.

If you are interested in participating in this class;offered at no charge to our residents, please contact the Roaming Shores Police Department at (440) 563-3135 or at Be sure to let us know the following:

  • The best night of the week that works for you
  • The best evening hours
  • Age and gender of participant(s)
  • Your contact information

We look forward to hearing from you in the near future and then seeing you in February.

Tree Trimming 2018

Friends & Neighbors will be hosting a Tree Trimming Social Hour at Clubhouse on Friday, December 7th beginning at 7pm. Join us as we decorate the Christmas Trees in the Clubhouse for the Holiday Season while enjoying a social time with your friends and neighbors! Bring an appetizer to share and BYOB.

We will be decorating the Clubhouse and setting up the trees on the morning of Monday, December 3rd. Any help would be appreciated!

Can the Cruiser Recap

The Roaming Shores Police Department would like to thank everyone who participated today in our first CAN THE CRUISER food drive. Though the total number of persons who participated was somewhat on the light side; approximately 25, those who did donate were very generous. In total we collected $482.53 in monetary donations and enough nonperishable food items to fill the back cargo area of two cruisers. I believe that with additional advertisement and community participation our numbers will certainly grow next year.

Again, thank you for your support and have a happy Thanksgiving.

Can the Cruiser Food Drive – Nov 17th

The Roaming Shores Police Department would like to encourage and invite our community and the surrounding communities to participate in our first annual Can the Cruiser Food Drive. On November 17th from 11:00 to 3:00 the Roaming Shores Police Department’s cruisers will be parked at two locations, #1 the Village of Roaming Shores Administration Building; 2500 Hayford Road, Roaming Shores Ohio 44084 and #2 the Rome Rock Association Office; 1875 Rt 6, Rome Ohio 44085, to accept new nonperishable food items and monetary donations. All donations collected will be delivered to Country Neighbor and ultimately be used for their Christmas Food Basket Program.

Please do not clean out your pantry and donate expired goods, they are unusable and will have to be thrown away.

The Country Neighbor Program serves the needs of Southern Ashtabula and Northern Trumbull Counties and prepares approximately 175 meals daily to be delivered across the area. Country Neighbor is also Ashtabula County’s main food bank which supports approximately 15 food pantries spread across Ashtabula County. In addition to the above programs Country Neighbor also has numerous additional programs and services in the following six classifications: COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH/WELLNESS SERVICES, OLDER ADULT SERVICES, NUTRITION PROGRAMS, PAPERWORK ASSISTANCE, CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE. For more information in reference to these programs and other services provided by Country Neighbor log onto their web site at

Again, we encourage you to take part in this event and look forward to seeing you on the 17th.

If you have any questions in reference to the CAN THE CRUISER event, please feel free to email us at:

Halloween Recap

It may have been rainy, but that didn’t stop anyone from having fun Trick-or-treating or at the Halloween Happening at the Clubhouse over the weekend!

Halloween 2018 Album

Thanks go out to Chief Will Roskos and his family, the Roaming Shores Police Department, Leeann Moses, Jen Addair, Marlene Hocevar and Audrey Fettig for helping out during the event!

Thank you to Danielle Jackson, Irene Burg, Kathy Maznik, the Hutters, and Tom & Nan-Marie Graham for donating candy for the event and to John Ball for the spooky decorations!

From RSPD Chief Will Roskos

Even though the weather did not cooperate with us on Saturday the Trick-or-Treat after party and costume contest at the RRA clubhouse went extremely well. We would estimate that about 100 people bundled up and came out to participate in the community event. Of our five different categories Mr. Aiden Baker; of the Middle School Division, in his scary clown outfit was ultimately deemed our overall best in show costume contestant.

Listed below are the top three winners in each of the five categories.

Elementary School and Younger
#1 Allie Raines
#2 Addison Gillespie
#3 Maddie Chan

Middle School
#1 Aidan Baker
#2 Wyatt Bandeuender
#3 Aleaya Salyer

High School
No Entries

#1 Rick Brothers
#2 Stacie Fisher
#3 Mike Schwentker

#1 Ghostbusters Jackson Sanzo, Gabriel Sanzo, Camden Sanzo

#2 Scooby-Goo Mike Schwentker, Stacie Fisher, Andie Fisher, Breah Schwentker

#3 Assorted Critters Libby Bandeuender, Isabelle Aughinbaugh, Liliona Aughinbaugh

I would like to thank the communities’ residents, our special groups and our local business for their continued support and donations which ultimately make these events possible. In addition, I would like to personally thank our volunteers; Amy Roskos, Audrey Fettig, Carolyn Beck, Jeanne Clements, Jen Addair, Leeann Moses, Linda Myers, Madison Roskos and Marlene Hocevar for their decoration of the clubhouse and/or their preparation of the food and beverages that were served during the event.

I truly hoped that everyone enjoyed this event and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Will Roskos
Chief of Police
Roaming Shores Police Department
2500 Hayford Road
Roaming Shores, Ohio 44084
440 563-3135


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