Pataskala resident Rebecca Serrano was named a winner in Kroger's "I Am Making History" contest.

Pataskala resident Rebecca Serrano was named a winner in Kroger's "I Am Making History" contest.

The contest, held in celebration of Black History Month in February, invited students to submit art, an essay or poetry centered on what black history meant to them or their community.

Serrano was named a winner in the essay division, and received a laptop computer.

She is a student at St. Pius X School in Reynoldsburg.

Winners were honored at a luncheon held March 14 at the Hilton Polaris. Archie Griffin, two-time Heisman trophy winner, was the guest speaker for the event. An independent panel of judges chose 58 winners from a pool of 456 submissions.

Read a cake or eat a book at Denison University's William Howard Doane Library's sixth annual International Edible Books Festival at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.

The program will be held in the library atrium, 400 West Loop. Denison staff, faculty and students as well as community members are invited to submit an edible art creation or come to enjoy the food and festivities.

Edible creations will be accepted starting at 2 p.m. and will be ready for viewing at 2:30 p.m. They will be judged at 3 p.m. When judging and announcements are complete, the entries will be ready for consumption with a "high tea."


The Eve Elliott Easter Basket project, sponsored by Mental Health America of Licking County, is asking for help in order to produce more than 2,700 Easter baskets for people in nursing homes, mental health facilities and detention centers.

Named for the agency's founding director, the project involves collecting and distributing baskets in all shapes and sizes, filled with both food and non-food items. Staffer Kristen Frame collects names and specifications - special dietary concerns and other restrictions. The baskets will be delivered April 9.

For information about making and/or donating baskets, call Mental Health America of Licking County at (740) 522-1341.