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Volunteers to be honored
More than 125 volunteers at Bay Park Community Hospital (BPCH) will be honored for the 21,460 hours they provided to thousands of area patients and families throughout 2008.

In celebration of National Volunteer Month, BPCH will honor their volunteers during a gala event April 22 at noon at Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon.

In addition, the top 20 hours awards, and for the eighth consecutive year, the Volunteer Hero Awards will be presented at the event. The Volunteer Hero Awards are presented to those who consistently provided outstanding, courteous and kind service to patients, visitors, physicians and staff.

The volunteer services department at BPCH supports the mission and values of the hospital by maintaining an outstanding volunteer staff whose services augment those of the paid staff. They come from various ages and wide range of careers.

Volunteers can be found within numerous areas of the hospital, such the Beacon Gift Shop, outpatient surgery, information desk, materials management, human resources, emergency center, central sterile services, and various other department-based positions.

Officers accepted
The Elmore Historical Society held its 29th annual Membership Banquet April 4 at the Elmore American Legion. Forty-three members and guests were present.

A distant relative of American author Mark Twain told stories and quips from his observations of our country. A slate of new officers were accepted, including President Lowell Krumnow; Vice President Nancy Pries; Winnie Chasteen, secretary; and Murlyn Schneider, treasurer.

The historical society received a $9,430 grant from Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca County Joint Solid Waste Management District to put a new recycled metal roof on the Heckman Log House.

For more information about the historical society or upcoming events, visit The next meeting will be held May 17 at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Volunteer Appreciation Night
The Volunteer Center Committee will hold its 8th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Night April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sandusky County Job and Family Services Building, 2511 Countryside Dr., in the Sandusky County Office Complex, Fremont.

Various agencies will take the opportunity to thank and recognize volunteers for their community service. Guest speaker will be author and artist Kelly Croy, from Oak Harbor.

For more information, or to respond to the mailed invitation, call Joyce Garvey at First Call for Help at 419-334-2720 or e-mail by April 16. Regrets need not call.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office 7th Annual Recognition Night was held March 26 at the Camp Perry Clubhouse.

The keynote speaker was Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. Master of ceremonies was Judge Kathleen Kiesler.

Honorees included:
Deputy Luis Gonzalez, member of the Lucas County Sheriff’s Department, who resides in Ottawa County;
Deputy Jody Royster and Sgt. Rob Hickman;
Lisa Sarty and Ottawa County Auditor Jodi Regal;
Agents Carl Rider, Donnie St. Clair and Det. Doug St. Clair;
Capt. Stephen Levorchick;
Deputy Gary Karr and Det. Kevin Meek.
Deputy Gary Karr.

Funding for the banquet was provided by private donations and corporate sponsors. “It is a time when our personnel are recognized for the outstanding work that is being done by the professional staff of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Robert L. Bratton said.




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