Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Some Good News

Workshops for seniors in Florence

        This weekend will begin a week of workshops at the Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St., including a Vacation Bible School workshop for seniors.

        “We have about 45 seniors signed up for the workshop,” said the Rev. Diane Zehr, co-minister of the church with her husband, the Rev. Jerry Zehr.

        “We have a senior center on the church campus, and when we had our children's vacation Bible school, many of the seniors came. I decided that maybe they would be interested in a vacation Bible school for seniors.”

        It is a three-day event, Aug. 26-28 from 1-3 p.m. The event is designed to give seniors an experience comparable to a child's vacation Bible school, the Rev. Mrs. Zehr said.

        The Bible workshop will serve as the church's kick-off to Weekly Chapel, an interdenominational worship service at the Senior Independent Living Center, she said.

        Church members will lead a series of 11 workshops from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday dealing with such topics as finance, medicine, discipline, art, poetry, photography, living up to your potential, planning your financial future and talking to kids about God.

        At 10 a.m. Sunday, instead of three services, she said, the church will have one combined service in the church's activity center followed by a potluck lunch and a riverboat ride in the afternoon.

        For details on all the services, call the church at 859) 647-5000.


        In its first year, the Talk of the Town Toastmasters of Hamilton has been recognized by Toastmasters International as a Distinguished Club for 2002.

        Vivian Crooks, president, said the club has met goals set by World Headquarters to help its members learn the art of speaking, listening and thinking.

        “We are very proud of the recognition, specifically because we accomplished this in our first year,” Ms. Crooks said. “We have 21 members, and we meet at lunch time each Thursday.”

        Ms. Crooks is a supervisor in Customer Service in the City of Hamilton Utility Department.

        She said the vital skills they learn in the club through reading manuals and discussions help to enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

        The club is one of more than8,000 Toastmasters clubs worldwide.

        Visitors and guests are welcome at the club meetings, at 345 High St. in Hamilton.


        From 5:30-7:30 p.m., today, the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati will hold a “Capping the Cornerstone Campaign” ceremony to retire the debt on its $5 million building at 3458Reading Road, Avondale.

        A new donor wall will be unveiled.

        Ross and Cheryl Love and Stan and Mickey Kaplan will also be honored.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, e-mail ahoward@enquirer.com or by fax at 768-8340


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