Hinckley, Ohio is famously known for its annual Buzzard’s Day celebration in mid-March. The world-renowned event is proudly sponsored and organized by the Hinckley Chamber of Commerce, comprised of local residents and business-owners invested in this vibrant community located mid-way between Cleveland and Akron. Proceeds benefit local scholarships.
2021 Hinckley Chamber Scholarship Recipients:
Collin Kalina and Taylor Levine
For the second year in a row, the Hinckley Chamber of Commerce’s primary scholarship fundraiser – Buzzard Day – had to cancel due to ongoing Covid restrictions. Instead, a Buzzard Sausage sale brought tremendous support from the community, and enabled Buzzard Day fans to purchase the specially made sausage to savor at home.
The Hinckley Chamber of Commerce remains committed to its Hinckley scholars and is proud to award two, One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) scholarships to Collin Kalina and Taylor Levine. Collin and Taylor will read their winning essays at the May 6, 2021 Chamber meeting in Brongers Park. The meeting is from 11:30 to 1:00 and the public is welcome to attend. Respecting CDC guidelines for social distancing is a Township requirement for use of the space, and the attendees’ cooperation is sincerely appreciated. If the weather is uncooperative, the meeting will be via ZOOM. Please check the Chamber website or Facebook page for updates.
A national and statewide certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Collin Kalina landed his first job as an Elf at Castle Noel, then got promoted to head Elf at Santa Mountain. A Scholar Athlete, also on the Honor Roll every quarter, and a Junior Leadership Medina County participant, Collin will major in special education at Baldwin Wallace University. He keeps busy, challenged and cheerful building classic cars with his father, volunteering in the community, and keeping an eye trained on the future.
Taylor Levine’s bedtime stories weren’t children’s fiction, but real life tales of her father’s experiences of saving lives as an emergency room (ER) doctor. About to attend The Ohio State University as a biology major, Taylor’s dream is to become an ER physician’s assistant. While maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout high school and working part time, Taylor shows she already knows how to care for others. A SPARKLE squad captain in her junior/senior years, Taylor nurtured special needs cheerleaders since her freshman year. She took on the responsibilities of a nanny and learning coach to two youngsters. The pandemic, for all it has taken away, has inspired her to appreciate all that she has.
Thanks again to the community, volunteers and donors who so generously support the Hinckley Chamber of Commerce efforts with their time and material resources. For information about the Chamber, how to participate or join, visit hinckleyohchamber.com or email email@example.com.
Hinckley Chamber Summer Hiatus
Due to vacations and other summer distractions, the Chamber does not meet the months of June and July. We resume monthly meetings, the first Thursday of the month, 11:30am to 1:00 pm. These will now likely be in-person at Town Hall (and, when the weather permits, in the Pavilion at Brongers Park). Have a great summer – see you in August!