Gleaners honor citizens, make $7K in donations PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 08 February 2014 10:18
WAYNE - The Portage Center Arbor #725 of the Gleaners met at the Mt. Zion Family Life Center on Jan. 18. This was the organization's seventh Annual Samaritan Dinner where they gave back about $7,000 to different organizations.
Members of the Gleaners look forward to this dinner, where they can learn more about the various non-profit organizations as well as allow those groups to learn more about what the Gleaners do for the community.
The beneficiary for the 2013 check for $750 was given to Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio. The organization's Patriotic Activity donation of $100 was also to be used to help an aid to assist in funding his way on a trip. David Chilson from Honor Flight accepted the checks and talked about what is going on with Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio.
Serenity Farm at Luckey, was picked to be 2014 beneficiary. They were given a check to be used this year.
Also a check for $1,000 was given to the Wood County 4-H. Of that donation $700 is to be used for camp scholarships $700.00 and the other $300 to be used for trophies.
Other organizations which were recognized and given checks were Autism of Northwest Ohio, B.G. Pregnancy Center, Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry, Bridge Hospice and Health Care, Cocoon Shelter, D.A.R.E. program of Wood County, Elmwood High School Band, Elmwood FFA, Habitat for Humanity for Wood County,
Hospice of Northwest Ohio, King's Daughter, Martha's Kitchen, The Daughter Project, North Baltimore Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Wayne Library, Wood County Committee on Aging, Wood County Suicide Prevention and Young Life of Wood County.
The organization also gave two people Community Service Recognition Awards. The group presented Nancy David with the Senior CSRA Award; while the Adult CSRA Award was presented to Dale David. The organization notes that both are very active in their community, church and Tiffin Center Parent and Volunteer Organization. They received an award of a clock with their name on it as well as a pin they can wear. There is also a $25 check to be donated to a non-profit organization of their choice.
The Portage Center Arbor would like to challenge others in the community to look into the organizations and see if and how they can help out.  For more information call William Sherman at 419-352-2184 or Bonnie Benschoter at 419-288-3437.

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