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August 27, 2014

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As the schedule winds down on bands taking the stage at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Oakwood's Jeanette Sprouse is wrapping up her own inaugural season at the outdoor music venue. A nurse by profession, Sprouse has spent a number of her summer evenings at the Fraze, where she is a volunteer with a City of Kettering program that places com- munity volunteers alongside paid staff at performances throughout the season. "I had been to a few shows and had seen volunteers here and thought it looked fun," Sprouse said. "I thought it would be a fun activity, just to get out there in the pretty sunshine, be around other people and listen to good music." Sprouse said the typical volunteer commitment at a show is two to three hours, and volunteers commit to working at least eight performances each summer. The schedule is oper- ated on a 'first-come, first-served' basis, with volunteers submitting which shows on the Fraze lineup they would prefer to work. After complet- ing a one-day, pre-season orientation and training session, volunteers work beside paid staff, usually at the gates, until each performance begins. "Usually the volunteers gate check items that are not allowed in, like umbrellas," Sprouse explained. "Or we deliver water to different areas, or if someone arrives at a gate with a ticket at the will call, we escort them to the ticket window." Once released from their posts, volunteers are free to stay at the Fraze to see that evening's performance, provided the show is not sold out. "I've only seen a couple of shows, but they were very good," Sprouse recalled, adding that she did stay to see Earth, Wind & Fire, one of the performers at the Fraze this season. "It's been wonderful," Sprouse said of her volunteer experience. "You get to hear good music, and it seems like everyone who comes to a show is in a good mood. I like talking with the people. It's all very nice." She says the same of the 40 to 50 volunteers who help staff the Fraze each summer. "They are just the nic- est people, and it seems like a lot of them have been doing it for many, many years," Sprouse added. Given the positive impression this first season left on Sprouse, the Oakwood resident said she will likely be joining the ranks of volunteer 'veterans' for the Fraze's slate of performers in 2015. "I'll probably do it again next year, if they'll have me back," she said with a smile. Vol. 23, No. 34 August 27, 2014 www.oakwoodregister.com DISCOVER AUTUMN'S Radiance Ex rience : &AR(ILLS!VEp$AYTON/( p7EBER*EWELERSCOM &ACEBOOKCOM7EBER*EWELERS 4UESq&RIAMqPMp3ATAMqPM )NTRODUCINGTHE.EW !UTUMN#OLLECTIONFROM0!.$/2! 'Classics on Lawn' draws automotive aficionados The Oakwood Historical Society on Sunday presented its fourth annual 'Classics on the Lawn' Car Show and Open House. Twenty- nine of the area's finest original or restored classic, vintage, special interest and exotic automobiles were displayed among the grounds and gardens of the Historical Society's Long-Romspert Homestead House Museum. Packard, Rolls-Royce, Cadillac, Audi, Jaguar, Chevrolet and Ford automobiles were all well-represented marquees at the show. The Homestead was also open for house tours. In addition to the many car owners, over 100 visitors enjoyed the cars, the house, gardens and lunch. Organizers say the show is growing each year and is becom- ing one of the area's better-known automotive events, with the unique added attraction of the home tour. Packards on display in front of the Historical Society museum. Oakwood volunteer finishes inaugural summer season with Fraze staff Pre-trail hearing expected in Oakwood in McCalip case The arraignment of Dr. Benjamin L. McCalip, 51, in Oakwood Municipal Court on charges of kill- ing a deer, hunting without a license and discharging a weapon within the city limits of Oakwood was post- poned last week as McCalip retained legal counsel. McCalip was charged on Aug. 7 after allegedly shooting a deer with an arrow at his home on West Peach Orchard in Oakwood. McCalip's attorney is expected to enter a not guilty plea, said a clerk, but paperwork in the case has yet to be filed with the court. A pretrial hearing will be scheduled at a later date, according to the Oakwood Municipal Court clerk. Uphoff sentencing slated at Federal District Court Retired Wright State profes- sor and former Oakwood school board president Dr. James Uphoff is scheduled to appear before Southern Ohio U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice at the Federal Building in Dayton at 2 p.m. today for sentencing on one count of possession of child pornography. Uphoff, who faced a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on October 17, 2013. That agreement recommends a prison sentence of at least six, but not more than 24, months, fol- lowed by supervised release of at least five years. As part of the agreement Uphoff agreed to waive indict- ment by the Grand Jury. Jeanette Sprouse Arts, Etc... SPECIAL PULL-OUT SECTION

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