BP-Husky Refinery recently made a $200,000 contribution to the Oregon Public Schools, according to Mary Caprella, government-public affairs director.
The donation was made through the BP Foundation, which provides funding for local programs. School board member Dick Gabel approached BP last year and asked the company for financial help to help make up the shortfall caused by a decrease in state funding and the recession.
The one-time gift will be used to defray the cost of fuel for buses, according to Mike Zalar, school superintendent..
Bri’tony Salon & Spa has opened at 4608 Woodville Road in Northwood. The salon, owned by Trina Downs, is in the same building as Trina’s Tax Service.
Bri’tony is a full-service salon and spa and offers hair, nails, waxing, massage therapy, teeth whitening and permanent makeup.
Bri’tony is a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon.
The right thing
Johnson Controls last week awarded a $1,000 grant to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio. Honor Flight was nominated as the recipient by the Johnson Controls facility in Holland. The plant of 360 employees produces batteries
for all major automotive manufacturers in the United States.
The grant is part of the Blue Sky Involve initiative of Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls is a Fortune 500 corporation based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Blue Sky Involve allows each JCI location the opportunity to give back to the community focusing on volunteerism and financial support. Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio provides WWII veterans the opportunity to visit the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. at no cost.
Johnson Controls also operates a plant in Northwood.
At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will conduct its annual fundraising raffle in conjunction with its annual steak roast and scarecrow decorating contest Wednesday, September 16. Prizes include $1,000 in gas from BP-Husky Refining, a Seiko musical clock from Alan Miller Jewelers, $100 savings bond from National Bank of Oak Harbor, $100 gift certificate from Lee Williams House of Meats and oil changes for a year from Dunn Chevy Buick.
Contact a member for ticket information or call the chamber at 419-693-5580.
Sherrie Terry of Walbridge has joined Tastefully Simple as an independent sales consultant. Tastefully Simple is a national direct sales company featuring easy-to-prepare food products.
The National Bank of Oak Harbor and GenoaBank will host their 11th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing Friday, September 11 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. The event raises money for scholarships for local schools. Call Marie at 419-898-5741 or Joyce at 419-855-8381.
The Oregon/Northwood Rotary Club seeks sponsors and teams for its annual golf invitational Friday, September 4 at Eagles Landing. The event raises funds for service projects. Some of these have been Breakfast with Santa at Clay High School, the Challenger Learning Center, dictionaries for third graders and Ohio Reads tutors.
Go to www.clubrunner.ca/oregon-northwood
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