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It was just after the Easter season when Sue Folck was discussing the concept ofbrandon thankfulness with the 3- and 4-year-olds in her class at The Gathering Place Christian Childcare center in Oregon.

“We discussed the blessings we enjoy and how we should be thankful for them – things like our moms and dads, family, friends, the homes we live in, beds we sleep in, food we eat, etc.,” Folck said. “We also pointed out that many children don’t have a home, or bed, or food, or even mommies and daddies.”

Brandon Copsey, who is not quite 4 years old, listened especially intently, raising his hand several times to ask questions and to express his concern for the children who weren’t as lucky as he.

So the little guy came up with a big plan.

“Miss Sue – I’m going to bring in all of my pennies to help those kids get a house and bed,” Brandon said.


Summer history camp offers kids a Blast to the Past
Children in third through fifth grade are invited to travel back in time for a day at the Blast to the Past History Day Camps offered at Brandville School in Oregon.

Day camps will be offered June 15-18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will experience such topics as music before 1900; Readin’, Writin’ and `Rithmetic; Exploring Life During the Civil War; and A Visit to the General Store.

Campers are responsible for bringing a lunch and drink each day. Wearing period clothing is optional but encouraged. T-shirts will be available for $6.

The cost is $25 per day or $80 for all sessions. Registration and payment is due by June 4. One-half scholarships available for students attending all four sessions.

Registration forms are available at the Oregon Branch Library and the Eastern YMCA. For more information, call Dianne Powers at 419-698-2410 or Pat Davis at 419-836-4792.


Rocky is a mixed-Labrador retriever that roams through the halls of L.k-holling5th6th Hollingworth School for the talented and gifted in East Toledo.

Rocky is not there for behavior modification purposes, nor is he one of the talented and gifted students. The lab is basically a pet, but school administrators say students enjoy interacting with Rocky.

This spring, the K-6 Hollingworth will be completing its first full school year, having opened in the former Sacred Heart building at 824 Sixth Street last fall. Executive director and co-founder Terrence C. Franklin says the former Catholic diocese building is the perfect fit.

“I like to think of it as kind of meant to be. We were, I think, looking at the right time and the right place. We are just so thankful that we have this opportunity. We had been looking at various properties throughout Toledo,” Franklin said.

“We were committed, obviously, in being in Lucas County. We wanted to be within the east side community because we think there are a lot of needs here and we’d like to help and support that. So, give it may, we were able to find out this opportunity last year that the school was going to be coming available. The rest is history, as they say.”


Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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