Bay Area Credit Union is collecting mittens, hats, scarves and socks to donate to the poor this holiday season. Santa Claus will be at the credit union located across from Pearson Park Saturday, December 5 and 12, 10:00am to Noon. Santa is offering a free photo with your child for a donation to hang on the mitten and sock tree.
This is the 14th year for Bay Area’s Warm Heart, Warm Hands program. The Oregon credit union is partnering with Hannah’s Socks to distribute the donations. Donations will be accepted through December 31. For more info, go to www.bayareacu.com.
Schools & skills
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the schedule for the ninth annual Leadership Academy, a 10-week course that outlines the basic issues, requirements, expectations and practices associated with public service.
Classes are designed to help those who are in government or want to seek public office. They include: Technology in local Government, Communicating and Working With Citizens and Ethics in Local Government.
Call Dee at 419-243-8191 ext.243 or go to www.toledochamber.com
Up the ladder
Sheryl Bradner of Elmore has been promoted to Shining Star Designer by Celebrating Home, a national company that offers home décor products.
At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host an after-hours networking session at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3355 Navarre in Oregon, Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Take business cards and non-perishable food items to be donated to needy families.
Pearson North Committee recognized
Metroparks Toledo Area recognized members of the Pearson North Committee
for their efforts to develop an historical interpretation area at Pearson Park. The committee raised more than $350,000 in donations and in-kind contributions. Don Rettig, parks director, presented each member with a framed photo of the Johlin Cabin taken by Art Weber. The presentation was made at last week’s meeting of The Friends of Pearson Park at Macomber Lodge.
Clockwise left to right are: Michelle Quilter, Don Rettig, John Szozda, Terry Breymaier, committee chairman; Gary Thompson and Mike Hopkins.