On July 20, American Legion Post 406 was performing a military funeral service in Bethel. During the service Charles Canter Sr., a 51-year member of the Legion, suffered a heart attack while serving in the Color Guard. Post member Daniel Pangallo, while not serving in the guard on this day, was a member of the public attending the funeral.
Felicity Girl Scout Troop 41282 delivered donations to the Ronald McDonald House Tuesday, Nov. 4. The troop donated personal care items, birthday gifts, puzzles, playing cards, birthday cards and can tabs. They were given a special tour of the Ronald McDonald House. The girls enjoyed giving back to others and plan to do more this year.
Branden Webber, a first grade reading student at Summerside Elementary, was honored with a Borders gift card for completing at least 35 activities in reading and writing over the summer break. Mrs. Ellen Beavers, reading teacher, presented the award to Branden.
American Heritage Girls Troop OH0522 spent some time on Make A Difference Day doing projects to help in the community. They made blankets for the H.U.G.S. (Heritage Girls United in Giving Service) Program which gives bags with blankets, pencils, toiletries and other items to foster children.
The Felicity-Franklin FFA visited historical Metamora, Indiana on their way to National Convention Oct. 21. While visiting Metamora, the chapter visited the Grist Mill.
Project SEARCH graduate Collin Biddle was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award by his employer, Fifth Third Bank, in October. A full-time Fifth Third employee since his graduation in 2005, Biddle has exceeded the job standards in each position he has served in at the Bank.
Clermont County teens and tweens are flocking in droves to the library for all things Twilight. The first book in Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling series has created a fan base unseen since the days of Harry Potter hysteria. The movie New Moon, based on Meyer’s second book in the series, hits movie theaters Nov. 20.
Salon employees at Kharisma Salon in Eastgate will be giving of their time and talents again this year at the Second Annual Haircut for the Hungry event to benefit the Choice Food and Clothing Pantries (an Inter Parish Ministry program) from 3 – 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. The Kharisma staff will offer $10 haircuts and $10 head and neck massages to benefit the Choice Food Pantries located in Batavia and Newtown.
Clermont Senior Services is looking for individuals, families, civic groups, churches, and businesses willing to donate items to make the holidays a little brighter for hundreds of needy older members of our community.
Pierce Township Detective Bryan Burke was promoted to Police Lieutenant effective Sept. 1. For Lt. Burke it continues a proud family tradition. His father John Burke was a Sergeant with Cincinnati Police Department and Commanded the Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit.