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.
On Nov. 24, members of the Mentoring Program at Williamsburg High School enjoyed a visit from Daniel “Woody” Breyer, Clermont County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.
A high school student from Clermont Northeastern High School is honored by the Batavia Rotary Club at the first Rotary 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.”
North Country Christmas Trees and the Pierce Township Police Department have teamed up to distribute Christmas trees to needy families in the Pierce Township area. North County Christmas Trees is located at 1275 Ohio Pike. North Country originally donated 12 Christmas trees and agreed to donate more as more needy families were identified.
The Greater Milford Area Historical Society presented copies of a restored panoramic photograph to several organizations in recognition of their support of the society’s efforts to preserve the history of Milford and its surrounding communities. The prints were presented to Lehr’s Meats, the City of Milford, the Milford Board of Education, and the Milford-Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Meshelle Lynn Moeller and David Paul Laird were united in marriage Nov. 14 at the Dodsonville United Methodist Church. Marvin Cohn performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Beth Dillion of Blanchester and Keith and Rita Moeller of Waynesville. Parents of the groom are Jim and Vickie Laird of Batavia. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore an organza ivory gown.