By Sue Kiesewetter
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Third-graders from the eight elementary schools that make up the Eastern Catholic Alliance of Schools for Excellence are writing about their neighborhoods.
Letters to Greta the Pig from students at St. Cecilia, St. Francis De Sales, Holy Trinity, Prince of Peace, St. Mary of Hyde Park, Nativity, Our Mother of Sorrows, and Cardinal Pacelli will be compiled on WCET's Web site and published in a book next spring.
Volunteers assisting are: Bonnie Peter who is heading the project; editor Meg Muething; and graphic designer Gertrude Stefanko.
Villa Madonna to host craft fair
VILLA HILLS - The Parents Club of Villa Madonna Academy will host a craft fair and Funfest Saturday, in the gymnasium, 2500 Amsterdam Road.
The craft fair runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and features 40 vendors, a children's book fair and a bake sale. Admission is $1 for adults.
The Funfest runs 6-10 p.m. in the gym. There will be more than 20 games and activities, as well as food and entertainment. Admission is free, but there is a fee for games. Information: (859)331-9294.
Christ Emmanuel honored for arts
BOND HILL - Christ Emmanuel Christian Academy has been selected to receive the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education's 2003 Arts Education Award.
The school will learn later this month whether it receives a National Schools of Distinction award from the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network.
Car wash at Covington Latin
COVINGTON - Students at Covington Latin High School will hold a car wash 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the school, 21 E. 11th St.
Patrons may donate any amount. Proceeds will be given to the Madonna House on Orphanage Road in Fort Mitchell and Africa Rising - a Catholic Services relief organization that combats HIV in Africa.
Information: (859) 291-7044.
La Salle students to hold walkathon
GREEN TWP. - La Salle High School students will participate in the inaugural Lancer Walkathon on Wednesday. Students will walk from the school to Mount Airy Forest and back to La Salle for a lunchtime grill-out in Lancer Stadium.
Pledges will be accepted, with proceeds going toward air conditioning in the school cafeteria.
Open house, speech at St. Aloysius
SAYLER PARK - St. Aloysius on-the-Ohio will host an open house and speaker beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
At 7:30, Dr. Ray Guarendi will speak on parenting, based on his experience as a father of 10 and his work as a clinical psychologist.
His talk will focus on raising great kids and parental authority.
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