Girl Scout volunteer honored for 30 years of service

Christy West, of Findlay, was recognized for 30 years of service to the Girl Scouts at the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio’s awards ceremony for adult volunteers, held May 6.
The event is held annually to celebrate the commitment, enthusiasm and talents of trained volunteers who are role models and mentors to girls.
Theresa Foley-Reed, of Findlay, received the Volunteer of Excellence award, given to volunteers who contribute outstanding service in support of the council’s mission delivery to girl and adult members.
Lee Below, of Findlay, was given an appreciation pin for outstanding service above and beyond expectation to her service unit.
Kristine Smith, of Findlay, received an honor pin for outstanding service.
United Way
United Way of Hancock County’s Community Gardens project has been awarded $1,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a new program that lets Staples associates direct donations.
Heather Heilman, program and grants coordinator for United Way, said the donation will finance a new garden on Brookside Drive in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, as well as box gardens on a property north of the river. Some of the new gardens will be managed by service groups who will donate fresh food to local food pantries.
The United Way’s garden project is a collaborative effort of numerous local organizations and is now a part of United Way’s Halt Hunger Initiative.

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