Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Good News: Hospital to receive funds

        Children's Hospital Medical Center's largest auxiliary, Kindervelt, will present its annual check to the hospital at its meeting at 6 p.m. May 9 at the Cincinnati Club, 30 Garfield Place, downtown.

        Wonder how much the check is going to be? That is the question everyone is asking.

        Last year, Kindervelt gave the hospital a $525,000 check. This year, the 1,200 members of Kindervelt in the Cincinnati area have been working year round, giving fashion shows, luncheons, wine tastings, dances, Santa brunches, Easter bunny breakfasts, flower, luminaria and garage sales, make it, bake it and fake it sales, auctions, raffles, ballet ticket sales and home tours to raise money.

        Kindervelt was formed in 1971. The agency has 54 neighborhood groups run by a governing board.

        Patty Wilken, publicity chair, said this is the third year of a five-year commitment to the hospital's division of adolescent medicine.

        Last year, all groups raised $130,000 at the Annual Market Craft Show.

        “We have over 7,000 hand-crafted items for sale, made by our members,” Ms. Wilken said.
        Virginia S. White of Indian Hill recently received the Hamilton County Recorder's Office Griffin Yeatman Award for historic preservation, for her research into Indian Hill architecture and the publication of her book, From Camargo to Indian Hill.

        The award was presented by Hamilton County Recorder Rebecca Prem Groppe.

        “Ms. White's research and book clearly represent the spirit this award was created to recognize nearly a decade ago,” said Ms. Groppe.

        The Griffin Yeatman Award is awarded annually for excellence in historical preservation, research or achievement which has contributed to the preservation of sites, structures and objects pertaining to history in Hamilton County.

        The recorder's office is responsible for managing all land records in the county.

        Former Mount Washington neighborhood Police Officer Eric Franz was recently honored by friends, family and neighbors for his six years of service to the Mount Washington community.

        The ceremony at American Legion Hall Post 484, 1837 Sutton Ave., Mount Washington, included a proclamation by Mayor Charlie Luken and speeches by former Cincinnati City Councilman Phil Heimlich; State Rep. Tom Brinkman, R-Mount Lookout; Mount Washington Community Council board member Kathleen Batsel; and Lower Salem Neighborhood Association president Rich Lindhorst.

        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, at ahoward@enquirer.com or by fax at 768-8340.<


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