Monday, September 20, 2004

Resident Home seeking support

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Executives of the Resident Home Corp. are urging the public to support them in "All Aboard the RHC Express/We are on the Right Track."

That's the theme for the agency's annual fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Cincinnati Union Terminal, West End.

"This is our biggest fund-raiser," said Emily Widmer, event coordinator. "We raised about $15,000 last year to support our programs."

The agency offers in-home care, independent living and group homes for the mentally challenged and developmentally disabled.

The event will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions.

Widmer said they are offering a two-level pricing system, to make the evening affordable. The full package will cost $125 per person or $225 for a couple.

"After 9 p.m., $50 tickets will offer dancing, cash bar and auction," Widmer said.

Sponsors include Provident Band and Catholic Health Partners.

To make reservations, send a check, made out to RHC, to Gala 2004, RHC, 3030 West Fork Road, Cincinnati, OH 45211. Deadline is Nov. 1.

Education summit

Author and educator Mychal Wynn introduced students to real-life issues that hinder personal and academic success in a speech at an education gathering last Thursday at Xavier University.

The event was sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati with the National Urban League. The event is part of the league's Achievement Month, to help local students in academic preparation and social development.

Wynn, who wrote Follow Your Dreams, talked to the students about identifying mentors, business partners and community programs.

Mount Zion anniversary

The Rev. William H. Gray, former congressman and director of the United Negro College Fund, will be the guest speaker from 8-10:45 a.m. Sunday during the celebration of the 135th anniversary of Mount Zion Baptist Church, 10180 Woodlawn Blvd., Woodlawn.

The celebration will be held Friday through Sunday.

Other featured speakers include former Cincinnatian, the Rev. Otis Moss, who was a pastor at the Old Mount Zion Baptist church at 325 N. Wayne Ave., Lockland. Moss, who pastors the Olivet Baptist Church in Cleveland, was recently recognized by Ebony magazine as one of America's Greatest Black Preachers.

Also on the podium will be the Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, often referred to as the "Dean of the Nation's Black Preachers." He was the recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Clinton.

Giving Back

Beginning Dec. 8, the 150th anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, a 6-foot- tall bronze statue of the Virgin Mary will be placed at the entrance of Oldenburg Academy in Oldenburg, Ind.

The statue was donated.

Oldenburg is a college prep school sponsored by the Helping hurricane victims

A food and money drive was held at St. James of the Valley School Sept. 8-17 for hurricane victims. The money and non-perishable items will be donated to the American Red Cross.

Joey Gallick, a third-grader at the Wyoming school, suggested the idea to his teacher, Barb Charles, and Principal Melissa Mathis.

Ribbons fund packages

"We Care" packages have been collected by a small support group in Southeast Indiana to send to troops overseas.

The group sells magnetic red, white and blue ribbons that read: "Support Our Troops, Freedom Isn't Free" and "You Are Not Forgotten."

For more information, call Dave Teke, (513)564-1403; Kathi Prarat, (812)926-2409, or Nancy Spears, (812)689-5036.

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