Tuesday, July 09, 2002

HOWARD: Some Good News


Shelter seeking sponsors

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        The Bethany House Services Emergency Shelter for homeless women and children needs sponsors for its Children's Carnival.

        The carnival will be held 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at 1841 and 1836 Fairmount Ave., South Fairmount.

        “We raise money through sponsorships,” said Debbie McGarry, volunteer coordinator for the agency. “Right now we are about $8,000 short of our goal of $25,000.”

        She said funds raised enable Bethany House Services to provide children's programming including housing, transportation to and from schools, summer field trips, sexual abuse awareness programs, anti-drug programs, self-esteem workshops and school supplies.

        The agency is inviting current and former guests and program participants to celebrate their accomplishments and the joys of summertime with board and committee members, volunteers, friends and neighbors in the South Fairmount community, Ms. McGarry said.

        Bethany House focuses on the emotional, physical and developmental needs of homeless children in crisis.

        To help, call 921-1131.

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        A Rockin', Rollin' Road Rally to raise money for the Santa Maria Community Services is set for noon July 20, starting at Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Colerain Township.

        Leslie Schultz, development assistant for Santa Maria, said the goal is to raise $20,000 for the agency to assist its new Jordan Center, which coordinates the delivery of health and wellness services to uninsured and underinsured people.

        “Registration will start at 12 and the two- to three-hour jaunt will begin at 1 p.m.,” Ms. Schultz said. “They will be in cars and will circulate in the west side area and end back at Germania Park.”

        She said participants will have to follow clues and solve riddles to find their way to a party, dinner and sock hop.

        It costs $50 to participate in the entire road rally. For persons who just want to attend the dinner and party, the cost is $25.

        Santa Maria operates social service agencies at 3301 Warsaw Ave. East Price Hill; 718 State Ave., Lower Price Hill; 2918 Price Ave., Price Hill and 617 Steiner Ave., Sedamsville.

        The new Jordan Center operates at the Price Avenue location.

        Corporate sponsors are Fifth Third Bank and MOJO Radio 94.9 FM. John Matarese of WCPO-TV Channel 9 will serve as honorary chairman. To participate,call 557-2730.

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        The Revelation Missionary Baptist Church, 1556 John St., West End, is sponsoring “A Taste of Christianity,” from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church.

        The event is free and will focus on community healing through spiritual and informative issues. For more information, call 919-6641 or 579-1133.

       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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