Thursday, March 6, 2003

Some Good News

Students giving seniors chance to attend 1st prom


Jerry and Evelyn Heyl missed out on their high school proms, but they will make up for it from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Sunday when they attend their first prom for seniors at Twin Towers Retirement Community in College Hill.

More than 100 students of the LaSalle Drama Club, which includes students from McAuley, St. Ursula, St. Xavier and Colerain high schools, are producing the prom.

Jerry and Evelyn Heyl will attend their first prom Sunday.
"I had a twin sister, Eva, and she was more popular than I," Evelyn Heyl said. "She had a date, and I didn't. So I didn't go to our prom at Mount Healthy High School."

Jerry Heyl said he didn't go to a prom because his small school in Brooklyn Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, didn't have one.

"There was only nine class members," Jerry Heyl said. "We had a banquet, and that was it."

Evelyn, 80, and Jerry, 89, met and married at Twin Towers seven years ago.


Time's running out to nominate children ages 6 through 18 for the Kohl's Kids Who Care Recognition Program award. Deadline is March 15.

Children may be nominated for their community service. Nomination forms may be obtained at local Kohl stores or from the store's Web site at

The Kohl's Kids Who Care Program will recognize 1,000 outstanding children from across the country.

Two winners from each store will enter the regional competition, and winners at the regionals will go on to the national, where 10 winners will be chosen.

Local winners will receive a $50 gift card. Regional winners will receive $1,000 scholarships and the national winners will receive $5,000 scholarships.


Scottish Celtic music played in a sing-along music style in ballads with a new world rock 'n' roll flavor, will highlight the St. Patrick's Day celebration at noon March 17 in the Atrium of the Main Public Library downtown.

For information, call 369-6900.


Princeton High School students received an award from the Hamilton County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities for purchasing toys for 45 needy families during the holiday season.

The students are in the Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates program at Princeton.

Allen Howard's "Some Good News" column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about achievements or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.

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