Friday, December 14, 2001

Some Good News

Mason office takes toys

        Another local chiropractor has joined the nationwide drive by chiropractors to help the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys For Tots Campaign for needy children.

        Principled Chiropractic of Mason, 650 Reading Road, will be accepting a new, unwrapped toy (at least $15 value) in exchange for free health and wellness information, a free spinal screening and chiropractic care.

        The drive runs until Wednesday. Dr. John Milham said there will be a Toys For Tots celebration from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday.

        “We have a family practice and we see lots of families with children. This is a way for us to reach out and help,” said Dr. Milham.

        Last week, Dr. Matthew Finke of Finke Family Chiropractic, 7809 Laurel Ave., Suite 10, Madeira, announced his office was participating in the drive.

        Anyone who wants to contribute may call Dr. Milham at 398-6452 or Dr. Finke at 272-9200 to schedule an appointment for the free services and drop off a toy.
        The Miller Brewing Co. is asking its 636 employees in Trenton to bring items for care packages to be sent to members of the military fighting terrorism.

        About 14 care packages containing snacks, baked goods and letters of encouragement have been sent to relatives of local Miller employees in the armed forces.

        Second-grade students at Seven Hills Lotspeich School in Madisonville will visit the Wesley Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 315 Lilienthal, Riverside, at 10 a.m., today.

        The students have raised money doing odd jobs to buy gifts to place under the residents' Christmas tree.

        The program was started 15 years ago by Anne Greenwald, a teacher at the school.

        The 34 second-graders will perform a show for the residents, titled “Hooray for America,” and will visit with residents after the show.

        Mrs. Greenwald said the idea came from a radio program that said elderly residents did not have many friends. She decided visiting them and giving gifts would be a good project for her second-grade class.

        “I also stress to them that giving of themselves and going up to an older person and giving them a hug is important to them,” she said. “When the children mingle with the elderly, I think this is the best part of Christmas.”

        She gives the children several lessons on growing old before they go to the center.

        “A Birthday Party For Jesus,” will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for children of all ages at God's Provisions Christmas Resource Center, 7426 Montgomery Road, Silverton.

        The event is free.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Monday-Friday and Sundays. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are committing random acts of kindness that are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at (513) 768-8362; at; or by fax at (513) 768-8340.


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