Galion Area Briefs: Park District, Recycling Center holiday hours will change

Park District hours will change for holidays

CRESTLINE — The Crawford Park District office and the Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1. The Nature Center will be open Dec. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. and Dec. 27-30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 419-683-9000.

Recycling Center announces holiday hours

BUCYRUS — The recycling center will be closed Dec, 23, 26 and Jan. 2

The recycling trailers will be removed for both of those weekends and returned during the week. Trailers will be removed Dec. 22 and returned Dec. 27. They also will be removed Dec. 30, and be returned Jan. 3.

Daughters of Union Veterans meet

GALION — The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Tent 91 Galion, met Dec. 6 at the home of Janice Cass. It was the annual Christmas dinner and meeting.

The meeting was called to order by president Cathy Brown. Communications included: a response from a resident of the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky expressing thanks for birthday cards; “The Veteran” newsletter from the Veterans Home; a Christmas card from Ohio Department President Andrea Simpson; and a letter from Ohio Veterans Home asking for donations for Grant A Wish.

Instead of a gift exchange, members donated the money to be spent on a gift for the Ohio Veterans Home, to be sent to its Grant A Wish Program. Judy Sanders donated two wreaths for Wreaths Across America.

The relief report consisted of: 24 flowers for deceased; 5 personal visits; 80 cheer cards sent and 69 volunteer hours served. An application for membership was received and accepted from Carol Jutte. Officers also were elected.

For the “Good of the Order”, a Christmas Song contest was held. Snowman ornaments were presented to everyone from president Cathy Brown. Desk Flags of the Order were presented to each member from Janice Cass. Christmas cards were presented to each member from Donna Yaussy.

The next meeting is Jan. 3 at the home of Judy Sanders, with Cathy Brown as hostess.

Foundation wins award for giving

BUCYRUS The Community Foundation for Crawford County received first-place award for “Best Peer-to-Peer Campaign” in the Network for Good’s #GivingTuesday campaign.

Network for Good uses the internet and mobile technology to securely and efficiently distribute thousands of donations from donors to their favorite charities each year. On Nov. 29, the Foundation used Network for Good’s fundraising software in their #Giving2sday efforts, and it really paid off.

“It was already amazing that we raised over $111,000 in our small community,” said Lisa Workman, the foundation’s president. “Then we found out from Network for Good that we had the most active peer-to-peer campaign out of 6,355 nonprofits that were part of their customer-only #GivingTuesday campaign!” The prize includes a $500 donation from Network for Good.

Next year’s Giving2sday is Nov. 28, 2017.