Monday, May 5, 2003

Good News


Volunteers needed for home fix-up

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For the21st anniversary of People Working Cooperatively's Repair Affair, 800 volunteers will work on homes of 75 Cincinnati elderly, disabled and very low-income homeowners, Wedneday through Saturday.

Skilled volunteers, plumbers, carpenters and home repair experts will spread out in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, said Jock Pitts, president of PWC.

"We not only help someone stay in their home, but we help to maintain the housing stock of the entire community," Pitts said.

Volunteers can still sign up by calling 351-7921, said Kimberly Sullivan, communications manager for PWC.

"We already have the homes that will be repaired during the repair affair, but if there are people who want repairs done, they should call also and we can fit them in another time," Sullivan said.

The Repair Affair is sponsored by The Home Depot, city of Cincinnati, Ohio Housing Trust Fund, Fifth Third Bank's Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust, Citigroup, Hubert Co. and Boone County.

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A Mother's Day Gala will be sponsored by the Youth and Young Adults of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church Usher Board, from 11 a.m., May 10, 2365 Compton Rd., Mount Healthy.

The church is having a celebration this year, titled "Generations of Mothers and Daughters in Christ."

Information, call 728-3600.

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The Charles H. Dater Foundation has awarded $7,000 to the Children's Home of Cincinnati's Camp-I-Can program.

Camp-I-Can is a summer day camp for underprivileged children, ages 5-12. It offers traditional camp activities with community service projects, leadership and social skills groups and special interest clubs. The home is at 5050 Madison Road, Madisonville. Information, call 272-2800.

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McAuley High and LaSalle High schools will present "Harmony Showcase," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the McAuley auditorium.

On May 16 and May 18, at 7:30 p.m., the McAuley orchestra will present, "Springtime Dreams," a musical concert. An art show will also be presented May 18 from 1-4 p.m.

Information, call 681-1800 extension 2272.

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Volunteers are still counting money raised in a benefit for John Paul Harbison, given by the Fairfield Busy Bunch 4-H Club, Thursday at Pizza Hut in Fairfield.

The event was coordinated by Kimberly Cornett and Mary Richter.

John Paul, 3, nearly drowned in a backyard pool last year. Funds will be used to buy positioning equipment and for hyperbaric chamber treatment. To help, send money to the John Paul Harbison Fund at any Fifth Third.

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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