State of the Vision is June 13

The annual State of the Vision event is Saturday, June 13.

Hosted by Crawford: 20/20 Vision, this year’s theme is “Climb your own Everest.”

Willard native Sean Swarner is the guest speaker. After beating two different cancers and being bed-ridden for a year, he defied the odds and became the first cancer survivor to summit Mt. Everest (with ONE lung)!

Swarner will share his incredible story and the unique tools he uses in business and in life that helped him overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, challenges and hardships. He has an uncanny ability to empower people to climb their own Everest in both life and in business.

“We chose Sean because his message resonates with our vision to make Crawford County a better place to live and work,” an event press release stated. “The citizens of Crawford County also are defying the odds and working toward overcoming obstacles, challenges and hardships. We are proud of how far we’ve come the last 5 years, but we know there is more work to be done!”

State of the Vision will be held at Holy Trinity Church, 760 Tiffin St. in Bucyrus. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Also featured at the event will be a summer picnic, the Leadership Awards and the CU Lead Graduate Recognition.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 (kids 13 and under are free). Register online at or by calling the Crawford County Education and Economic Development Partnership at 419-563-1809.