Amelia High School Business Professionals of America held an officer induction ceremony Oct. 7. The 2009-2010 chapter officers are Katie Morgan-President, Katie Whitaker-Vice President, Kenzie Mullins-Secretary, Justin Smedley-Treasurer, Shelby Engle-Historian, Virginia Henderson-Parliamentarian, and Ashley Houston-Reporter, Connor Morrow-Sergeant at Arms, Samantha Calloway and Kayla Welch-Junior Representatives and Eddie Trumble and Haley Julifs are Sophomore Representatives.
The Harmony Hill Association of Williamsburg has received a $2000 grant from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) to fund additional handicap facilities at the recently constructed carriage house at its historical site at 299 South 3rd Street.
One high school student from Batavia High School is honored at the first Batavia Rotary Club meeting of each month during the school year. These students live their lives in a manner that exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Cassie Ewing was honored as the club’s Batavia High School “Student of the Month” for October 2010.
The Batavia Unit #27 of the American Legion Auxiliary recently presented to Bette Paul a Certificate of Lifetime Membership. Bette has been a member of Batavia Unit over 70 years and has served in many ways to honor the service of all United States Veterans. From left are Lillian Chadwell, Unit President; Bette Paul; and Julianna Patton.
At the August meeting of the Williamsburg American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #288, new officers were installed for the coming year. Front row from left are Linda Livingston, President; Jennifer Klein, Secretary; Judy Walsh, Historian; Teresa Conway, Corresponding Secretary; back row, Pauline Caudill, Chaplain; Kenita Weaver, Treasurer; Karen Huffman, 2nd Vice President and Carolyn Dingus, 1st Vice President.
The Haunted Woods, which has become a Halloween tradition for residents in Williamsburg, has been causing screams and laughter at WJAA fields since 1985. This years marks the 25th hair raising event. The fund-raiser is sponsored by the Williamsburg Junior Athletic Association. The funds are used to keep the athletic fields in good shape and provide equipment to the sports teams.
Early settlers celebrated the harvest each fall with a time for food, fun, and fellowship with family, friends and neighbors. The Monroe Township Historical Society hopes to continue this tradition.
Irene James has been a Cincinnati Reds fan her entire life. That is quite an accomplishment as Irene is 98-years-old. She has followed and supported the Reds through the championship years and the 100 loss years as well and has been content in just listening to them on the radio.
Great River’s Girl Scout Troop #41280 of Bethe has been learning about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the time it takes items to break down when tossed in a landfill. That is the inspiration of their “Dream Rocket” project panel: “Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle..Make a difference one piece at a time.”
New Richmond Elementary has received the Silver Award from the Ohio Department of Health’s Healthy Ohio program for the 2009-2010 school year. The Buckeye Best Healthy Schools Awards recognize schools that demonstrate a commitment to the health and wellness of their students and staff through the establishment of programs and policies that foster such goals. These include improving nutrition, increasing physical activity and stopping or preventing the use of tobacco.