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Free community Thanksgiving Dinner
Ottawa and Sandusky county residents are invited to a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day in the cafeteria at Woodmore High School, 633 Fremont St., Elmore.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the dinner, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, homemade pumpkin pie and other desserts and a beverage.

Those who are able to are asked to bring a canned good or an unwrapped toy to support local food pantries and Toys for Tots.

To volunteer at the event, email Robin Hindall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Spaghetti dinner benefit
A spaghetti dinner to benefit Sharon Lee Zunk, of Northwood, will be held Nov. 25 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 212 N. Stadium Rd., Oregon.

Dinners are $10 for adults for $5 for children. Carryouts will be available. Entertainment will be provided by Johnny Rodriguez from 4 to 6 p.m. There will also be door prizes, raffles and auctions.

Proceeds raised will be used to help Zunk with medical bills relating to ongoing treatment for uterine cancer.


Children Services reaccredited
Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for the period of February 2013 through February 2017. LCCS is among only 22 public child protection agencies in Ohio and 45 nationwide to maintain this designation.

COA is an independent not-for-profit international accreditor of community-based behavioral health care and human service organizations. According to a statement from COA, the accreditation process identifies child welfare providers, “that have set high performance standards for themselves and have made a commitment to their stakeholders to deliver the very best quality services. COA is proud to recognize Lucas County Children Services as one of these outstanding providers.”


Domestic violence support
Owens Corning recently presented a $3,000 donation to support Adelante, Inc.’s domestic violence outreach program. Adelante, Inc. is seeking donations to replace funding discontinued as of Sept. 30 by Lucas County Jobs and Family Services due to State of Ohio funding reductions.

Domestic violence affects all women – regardless of race, age, economic class, and education, including Spanish-speaking Latinas. Cultural studies have shown that Hispanic victims face additional challenges, creating a more complex situation. Lack of English language proficiency, and a lack of knowledge about rights, laws and safety techniques as well as cultural barriers such as family connectedness makes it overwhelming difficult for Latinas to seek help for domestic abuse.

Adelante’s domestic violence program provides victims and survivors of intimate partner violence culturally competent and supportive services to educate, support, and empower women.  Donations may be sent to Adelante, Domestic Violence Program, 520 Broadway, Toledo, OH 43615. For more information, email Executive Director Mary Price at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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