Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Good News


Mayors' Walk slated for Saturday

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The Mayors' Walk that was rained out on Mother's Day is back on for Saturday, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m., at the Woodlawn Recreation Department, 10120 Woodland Blvd.

"We still want to honor families and mothers," said Woodlawn Mayor Susan Upton Farley. "Our goal is to raise about $15,000 to benefit the American Diabetes Association, Lincoln Heights Health Center and Woodlawn's summer programs."

The walk, which will start at 10 a.m., will include the West Fork Millcreek Bike & Hike Trail and the Hamilton County Park Board Glenwood Crossing, a distance of about five miles.

The Mayors' Walk is planned to unite the efforts of mayors from Woodlawn, Greenhills, Forest Park, Wyoming, Lockland, Arlington Heights, Lincoln Heights, Springdale and Glendale.

A focal point of the walk is the West Fork Mill Creek Greenway, a natural corridor attracting neighbors throughout the Mill Creek Valley area.

"The goal of the West Fork Mill Creek is to extend the greenway to the main stem of the Mill Creek with the hope of connecting neighboring communities," said Marji Dogan, director of community service, parks and recreation for the village of Woodlawn.

For more information about the walk, call 771-5745.

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For his leadership and concern for caring for others, especially the elderly, Joseph Condit, vice chairman of the board of St. Elizabeth Medical Center, has received the Founders' Award for Excellence in Governance Service.

Condit's initiation of the community-based geriatric care management program has been instrumental in helping the elderly to recovery after they have left the center.

"Joe's leadership in this program demonstrates his concern for senior citizens in our community, and it shows what an informed, concerned individual can do when he is not concerned about anything but helping someone else in need," said Joseph Gross, president and CEO of St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Condit is a Covington attorney.

He is a former Covington city manager and finance director.

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If you know someone who has been exemplary in volunteering services for adults and children, True Divine Ministries, 539 Forest Ave. in Avondale, wants to know about it.

The church will honor "True Servants" at the Annual Volunteer Banquet at 4 p.m. June 29.

The banquet will be held at Benford Hall at 3212 Reading Road, Avondale.

Nominees must have a passion for volunteer and service work, receive no financial benefits for volunteering, affect the lives of others, and be at least 14 years old.

For more information, call 265-4462.

Allen Howard's "Some Good News'' column runs Sunday-Friday. Call 768-8362, e-mail ahoward@enquirer.com, or fax 768-8340.




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