Tuesday, January 15, 2002

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        It doesn't really take snow to have the annual Sno-Ball Softball Tournament, a benefit for the Children's Home.

        The tournament is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 8-9, at the Township Fields & Tavern, 4575 Mount Carmel Road, Anderson Township.

        Fifty teams will play in the tournament. Registration and drawing will be at 7 p.m., Feb. 6 at the Township Fields & Tavern.

        The tournament is divided into mens divisions and mixed couples.

        “It is a lot of fun to see teams playing in the snow if we are lucky enough to have snow,” said Stacy Sill, information officer at Children's Home. The games are five innings.

        Ms. Sill said the tournament raised $2,500 last year.

        “The money was used to send underprivileged children to our nine-week summer camp, called Camp I Can,” she said.

        For more information, call Tom Sill at 831-0160 or Stacy Sill, 272-2800.

        Rumpke Co., a solid waste collection business, donated $2,000 to the Colerain Township public safety forces.

        The township citizen's police and fire academies each received $1,000.

        “It is great that many people have had renewed interest in emergency services since 9-11,” said Larry Stone, Rumpke's general manager. “We have been a proud supporter of these groups for years and are happy to see this new involvement.”

        Youth who go beyond the ordinary and offer their services to others will be honored at noon Feb. 2 at the Kenwood Towne Centre during the Lighthouse Vision Awards ceremony.

        Outstanding volunteers will be recognized in five categories: service to adults and seniors, service to youth, service to community, youth groups in service and service to special-needs persons.

        There will be a performance by the Over-the-Rhine Steel Drum Band.

        Mona Morrow of WCPO-Channel 9 will emcee the event.

        “We are looking for outstanding young volunteers, not afraid to look deep within themselves to find creative ways to enhance the lives of others,” said Robert Mecum, executive director at Lighthouse.

        The youth winners will be announced later this week.

        If you can carry a tune, the Sycamore Singers Inc., a community chorus, needs your voice.

        Because of age, illness and out-of-town moves, the chorus is lacking many voices. The group is trying to rebuild and rejuvenate. You may be the piece of the puzzle the group needs. If you are 18 or older, call 984-0055 or 703-6223.

        Rehearsals are from 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays at Sycamore Senior High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Montgomery.

        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 ahoward@enquirer.com; or by fax at (513) 768-8340.


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