|Perrysburg man honored with volunteer award from Flying Horse Farms camp|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:44|
On April 4, Flying Horse Farms hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation event. Northwest Ohio native, Craig Campbell Sr., was given a special award that evening with it being named in his honor.
The purpose of the event is to celebrate the people who have donated time to make the camp for children with serious illnesses possible. Located in Mt. Gilead, the camp provides cost-free camp experiences to children with serious illnesses and their families. Flying Horse Farms relies heavily on volunteers to make camp possible - in 2012, more than 1,400 volunteers donated 37,000 hours of service.
"The Craig Campbell Sr." award was introduced with its namesake as the first recipient. The award, to be given annually, was created based on Campbell's countless hours of volunteer work at Flying Horse Farms.
Last summer, the Perrysburg resident who serves as Wood County Juvenile Court Magistrate, took five weeks of vacation to work in the kitchen at Flying Horse Farms. Working on his feet for 16 hours a day, Campbell served hundreds of meals to campers with a smile. He is signed up to work all of the 2013 camp session (week long residential camps, as well as family camp weekends) with one exception, the weekend of his daughter's college graduation.
"Camp wouldn't be camp without Craig Campbell Sr. in the kitchen" said Mimi Dane, CEO of Flying Horse Farms. "Craig has donated hundreds of hours over the past two years to Flying Horse Farms. We are honored to have such an exceptional man donate his time to our cause. Craig brightens our lives in so many ways."
Flying Horse Farms hosts hundreds of children and families each year free of charge. Some medical conditions our campers have include arthritis, asthma, cancer, bleeding disorders, gastrointestinal disease, heart disease, and kidney disease.
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