Bob Proud will serve as president of the Board of Clermont County Commissioners for 2010. Ed Humphrey will serve as vice president and Scott Croswell will serve as a member of the Board. They were elected during the annual BCC reorganizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 11. “I welcome the opportunity to continue serving the citizens of this great county,” said Proud, who is in his sixth term as a county commissioner.
Terah Herman, from the Education Department at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, recently visited seventh graders at Glen Este Middle School. Students in Mrs. Hufford’s, Mrs. Lubanski’s, and Mrs. Stevens’ language arts classes learned behind-the-scenes information before attending A Christmas Carol at Playhouse in the Park.
People say it’s just a cookie. What can a cookie do? A Girl Scout cookie can do a lot. It could send a girl to camp. It could help pay to refurbish a room at a homeless shelter. It could cheer up a soldier far from home.
The Batavia Rotary honors one Batavia High School students as the Student of the Month at the first 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.” For December, brothers Matt and Will Walker were honored as the club’s Batavia High School “Students of the Month” for December 2009.
Through partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and Tata Sons Limited, students of Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary recently welcomed COSI on Wheels into their schools for hands-on science exploration through the Investigating Energy program.
The Kroger Company will be the presenting sponsor for the “Open Your Heart” dinner at Eddie Merlot’s on Feb. 9. The pre-Valentine evening supports the non-profit Stepping Stones Center for children and adults with disabilities. The event feeds two passions, said Kroger President Geoffrey Covert, who is an unabashed fan of the food, wine and service at Eddie Merlot’s in Montgomery, and also is committed to giving back to the community.
Join local pep bands, cheerleaders, dance teams, and county leaders for an afternoon Rally for the 2010 Census at Eastgate Mall from 12 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. The interactive 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour will also be at the mall, located in Union Township, to explain why the Census is important to Clermont County, and there will be an opportunity to apply for Census jobs.
Following the Clermont County Humane Society’s seizure of six malnourished horses, a donkey, and a pony from a farm in Bethel, Ohio on Dec. 28, 2009, the community has rallied to the cause with donations of food, hay, supplies, and even cash. All of these donations are earmarked for the care and well-being of these animals.
There were no Scrooges at New Richmond’s Monroe Elementary this holiday season. Monroe students voted to give up their traditional gift exchange parties in favor of making donations to charitable organizations such as the Clermont County Humane Society’s Animal Shelter to the Ronald McDonald House.
Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change lives, including your own. In these hard times, there are many ways that we can give back.