Monday, December 17, 2001

Good News: Milford fund drive under way

        The Mary Miller Fund Drive is being conducted by senior students in the Milford High School DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter this year.

        This is the first year Milford's DECA chapter has collected for the fund drive, which is in its 48th year.

        Mary Miller is a lifelong resident of Milford. She no longer collects for the fund, which is used to help needy families in Milford.

        The seniors' goal this year is to collect $6,000. They plan to reach the 1,900 students at the high school by going to every room.

        They also plan to have a Bowl-A-Thon with pledge sheets.

        “We need Milford businesses, parents and alumni to contact us about contributing,” said Mark Gudmens, chairman.

        Ed Pregitzer, Milford DECA adviser, said the money is used to pay for dental work, medical bills, electric bills, food, shelter and eyeglasses for the needy.
        “Pray for those in harm's way,” is the message on a wall at St. Michael Parish School, 11136 Oak St., Sharonville.

        The wall was designed and painted by Jody Schafer, a secretary. It is placed outside the cafeteria and decorated with blue stars and red, white and blue stripes.

        The message “Pray for those in harm's way” is between the stripes.

        It is designed for prayers for those involved in the war on terrorism.

        Everyone is encouraged to give the school names of anyone who is in harm's way in the fight against terrorism, in the military or missionaries.

        The bottom of the wall contains the school motto: “In God We Trust.”

        For more information, call Jody Farrell at 554-3555.

        Two fifth-graders at Guardian Angels Elementary School, 6531 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington, have collected 332 pounds of food by circulating flyers at 25 grocery stores.

        Alissa Huston and Arby Gruber donated the food to the FreeStore/Food Bank.

        Tomorrow the city of Milford will celebrate the spirit of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games as the Olympic Torch Relay passes through the city.

        The Torch Relay Caravan will begin at 10:06 a.m.

        Students from the Milford Main Middle School and St. Andrew School will line Main Street to show their support. Police will close the street.

        A block party will be held in the Kroger parking lot on Main Street.

        The Milford High School Band will perform.

        Milford Mayor Craig Kolb and City Council members will welcome the torch bearers.

        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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