Oregon Wendy’s participating in raising funds for adoption
Wendy’s is supporting adoption locally, one brick at a time. According to a company spokesperson, from now through July 31, select Wendy’s restaurants in Northwest Ohio are striving to raise $5,000, the cost to adopt one child into a loving and permanent family. To reach this goal, local Wendy’s restaurants are selling paper “sandcastle bricks” for $1. All proceeds will benefit the Adopt America Network, located in Toledo.
Customers can visit participating Wendy’s and purchase a “sandcastle brick”, sign their name on it and have it displayed in the restaurant to show their support of adoption. Participating Wendy’s include 26630 N Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg; 27240 Crossroads Pkwy, Rossford; 1094 S Main St. Bowling Green; 1504 E Wooster St. Bowling Green and 2866 Navarre Ave. Oregon.
On July 19th, Wendy’s at 26630 N Dixie Hwy in Perrysburg will host a classic car show. Commemorative plush dice and t-shirts will be sold at the event to raise even more funds for the Adopt America Network.
Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas, was adopted as a child. He was an advocate for children in foster care and was committed to raising awareness of children who are waiting for permanent homes and loving families in North America. He founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a nonprofit public charity dedicated to increasing adoptions of children in North America’s foster care system. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption works in collaboration locally with the Adopt America Network to increase the number of adoptions in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
For more information about the Adopt America Network, visit adoptamericanetwork.org.
At the clubs
The Ottawa County Improvement Corporation is seeking businesses to participate in the annual Experience Ottawa County event to be held Thursday, August 21 at The Keys on Put-In-Bay.
Organizers are encouraging local businesses to provide contact information for suppliers and customers who may be looking to expand their business in the county.
To participate, or to donate, go to www.ocjc.biz
The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a $250 cash prize each for the winning village motto and village logo.
The chamber is looking for something that “reflects the image of the village and evokes a feeling of hometown pride and family values.”
All submissions must be original and created solely by the contestant. Trade marked or copyrighted characters will not be accepted. Anyone under age 18 may enter, but entry form must have a parent or guardian’s signature.
Deadline is September 30.
Official entry forms are available at www.genoaohio.org or www.genoachamber.com. You can also pick up a form at the village offices, across from the Genoa Town Hall or at participating merchants.
The East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis will host its 15th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Friday, August 1 at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. There will be a noon shotgun start. Call John Eisenhart for info at 419-346-0231.