Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Some Good News

Family Service reception to honor couple


John and Carrie Hayden of Anderson Township will be honored as Distinguished Friends of the Family from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at a reception and supper at Great American Ball Park.

The event will benefit Family Service, a social service agency that helps about 34,000 people in Ohio and Kentucky.

The Haydens have a long history of community service in Cincinnati. John Hayden is chief executive officer of the Midland Co. He serves on the boards of the College of Mount St Joseph, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan Club.

John and Carrie Hayden
Carrie Hayden was a board member of Family Service from 1994 to 2000. She also serves on the board of Foundation for Family Service, as vice chairman of Community Building for United Way and on the executive committee of the board of trustees of United Way.

"We are proud to be involved with Family Service," said John Hayden. "It is one of the premiere service providers in Cincinnati, and one that really cares."

For ticket information, call Lisa Raterman, event manager, at (859) 578-9720.


Jeff Lueders, public affairs manager for LifeCenter, the organ procurement agency for the Tristate, is urging people not to forget that April is Donate Life Month.

Lueders said LifeCenter encourage residents and local employees to donate an hour of their salary to LifeCenter to help increase organ donation through public education.

The goal this year is to raise $50,000, receive 2,500 returned pledge cards and expose 100,000 people to Donate an Hour messages about the need for organ donation, Lueders said.

To donate, call (800) 981-5433 or 558-5555.


A pre-summit rally to a National Summit on Racism this summer will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Tri-County Assembly of God, 7350 Dixie Highway, Fairfield.

The summit is sponsored by the Cincinnati Area Pastors, a diverse group of senior pastors and church leaders.

The National Summit on Racism is planned for June 11-13 at the church.

Speakers will be Pastors Frederick Price, Bill Hybels, T.D. Jakes, Glenn Plummer, Julius Hope, and historian Dr. Mark Noll.

A museum display, "The Middle Passage," will be presented.

For information, call 942-6622 or 942-8543.


The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati's Annual Gala, the primary fund-raiser for job training, is set for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the Cincinnati Club, 30 Garfield Place, downtown. For information, call 281-9955.


To volunteer for Summerfair May 30-31 and June 1 at Coney Island, call 531-0050.

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 or by fax at 768-8340.

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