Friday, July 19, 2002

Some Good News

Yard sales benefit Shriners

        The Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati will receive an $800 check from the Achievement Girls in Hamilton.

        The girls, led by Jan McMurray and Jeanette Rednaur, are part of the youth department at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hamilton.

        They put together yard sales and bake sales to raise the money, and will present the check to the Shriners Tuesday night at the church

        “They do about 12 different projects a year to make them well-rounded children and to grow into well-rounded adults,” said Laurie Picklesimer, coordinator.

        Representatives from the Shriners Hospital will visit the church, show a video about the hospital and answer questions before receiving the check.

        The girls are: Hannah and Cami Caudill of West Chester; Alicia Howell of Fairfield; Kylie Picklesimer, Christina and Elizabeth Anderson and Stephanie Ruiz of Hamilton.


        The bright orange flower on a remittance envelope attached to your water bill is asking for at least one dollar for the Daffodils and Daylilies program.

        The money will help finance the program sponsored by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the Cincinnati Park Board. Plans are to plant 50,000 flower bulbs along Cincinnati's highways.

        KCB has entered a partnership with Greater Cincinnati Water Works to ask residential city water customers to donate a dollar to the program.

        This is the fourth year the program has been operating.

        So far, 135,000 daffodils and 15,000 daylilies have been planted.

        The planting is scheduled to begin on October 26 this year on Make a Difference Day.

        Linda Holterhoff, executive director of KCB, said that areas that have been beautified are less likely to be littered.

        “The highways are the gateways to our city, and beautifying them is our way to say, "Welcome' to our visitors as well as greet residents and those working in the city,” Ms. Holterhoff said.


        Money raised from the Clean Air A-Thon will be presented to the American Lung Associations of Kentucky and Ohio at the Regional Ozone Coalition meeting, 10 a.m. July 24 at the Hamilton County Department of Environ- mental Services, 250 William Howard Taft Road, Mount Auburn.


        The Injury Free Coalition for Kids at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is inviting people to participate in building Avondale's new Kwanzaa Playground, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 27 , corner of Harvey and Rockdale

        The playground will include new equipment and a safety surface that will help protect children from injuring themselves.

        The individual stepping stones may be purchased and will surround the playground.

        For information, call 636-0296.


        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievement or people, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.



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