“Decoration Multiplication” starts Tuesday, November 11 with an open house to view 10 Christmas trees decorated by area school children. The trees were donated by local businesses with handmade ornaments and are on display for the public to view.
Each of the participating schools will receive a $100 donation from Samsen’s. The public is invited to stop in and win extra points for their school by placing non-perishable food items next to the tree of their choice.
The food and other non-perishable items collected beneath each tree will be donated to local food banks. Last year, more than 20,000 food items were delivered to food banks. Donations from auctioning the decorated trees to local businesses were sent to the International Services of Hope.
Participating elementary and middle schools are: Allen Central, Brunner Elementary, Eagle Point Elementary, East Broadway Middle School, Eastwood Middle School, Edgewater Elementary, Graytown Elementary, Jerusalem Elementary, Ottawa River, RC Water Elementary and Rocky Ridge School.
The open house will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Beverages will be served and there will be crafts, face painting and a visit from St. Nicholas for the kids
Marilyn Reeder, media coordinator for the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, last week received the Bright Star Award from the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce.
The award was presented in Cleveland at Hilarities 4th Street Theatre at Pickwick and Frolic.
Reeder has been with the chamber for three and half years. She has handled media relations, developed the chamber’s Web site and been involved in increasing membership from 35 to 150.
The award is given to a member of each chamber belonging to NOACC. It recognizes membership growth, retention, economic development and operations.
Reeder said the award is shared by her board and other members who have been involved in increasing membership and providing special events designed to increase traffic on Main Street. These include the farmer’s market, classic car shows and street fairs.
Prior to joining the chamber she held positions as kitchen designer and team leader for The Andersons and Home Depot.
Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recently received the National Association of Manufacturers award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.
The award is given to members of congress who score a 70 percent or higher on key manufacturing votes. Latta scored a 90.
Connie Sheahan, a Curtice resident, has joined Butterfly Worldwide as a coordinator.
Butterfly brings boutique shopping to the home specializing in women’s accessories such as handbags, jewelry, watches, collectibles and gifts.
Butterfly (www.butterflyboutique.com) is headquartered in Ann Arbor. Sheahan can be reached at 419-467-9849.
At the clubs
Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton will speak at the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Thursday, November 13, 6:00 pm. at the Genoa Fire Station on Washington and Sixth.
Young Love Ministries will also present a program. Dinner will be catered by Carolyn’s.
RSVP to 419-855-3225 and send your check for $15 per dinner to Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, Box 141, Genoa, OH 43430
Tom Skeldon, Lucas County Dog Warden, will speak to the East Toledo Club Thursday, November 20, Noon at Cousino’s, Woodville Road. Call Andrea at 419-691-7651.
The Oregon Economic Development Foundation will meet Friday, November 21 at Bay Park Community Hospital. Info—419-693-9999.
Schools & skills
Jonathon F. Diller, MD has completed the Recertification Examination given by the American Board of Family Medicine.
To achieve recertification, a family physician must verify the completion of 300 hours of acceptable continuing medical education over the past six years; possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States; and successfully complete an examination that covers the disciplines of the specialty including, but not limited to: adult medicine; care of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents; maternity and gynecological care; community medicine; care of the older patient; human behavior and mental health; and care of the surgical patient.