More than 150 runners and walkers of all ages made a difference in the lives of hurting children and families by participating in our First Annual FallFest 5K on October 5, on our Wooster campus. Over $10,000 was raised.
The top male and female runners in the 5K were Ryan Routh of Orrville (18:24) and Bethany Rohr of Wooster (22:00). Trophies were awarded to the top two men's/women's finishers in seven age categories, ranging from 13 to 70 years. In addition, the event included a Kids' Fun Run, family-friendly activities, including pumpkin bowling, face painting and gourd decorating, and a post-race party with music, food and awards.
Special thanks to presenting sponsor, Weaver Commercial Contractor, and an array of supporting sponsors. Many thanks, too, to caring volunteers who staffed the event. To God be the glory! See Results and Photos >>
Serve a One-Year Term on CCHO's newly formed Community Board
Christian Children's Home of Ohio is inviting enthusiastic women and men to serve on our Community Board. The group plans and produces special events, activities and materials that promote our mission and work; two recent events are the Great Grill-Off and FallFest 5K. Meetings are held for 90 minutes every other month; additional meetings are scheduled according to the needs of the group.
"This committee is ideal for anyone who loves Jesus and others, and has energy and marketing savvy," said Michael Woolworth, Director of CCHO's Office of Advancement. "The group admirably produced our Great Grill-Off and FallFest 5K in order to give people an opportunity to support our efforts."
The next meeting for the Community Board will be Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the main Wooster campus. For information, contact Michael at 330.345.7949, ext. 2340, or via email.
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October's FallFest 5K Raises $10,000 to Bring Help, Hope, Healing
More than 500 guests attended CCHO's First Annual Great Grill-Off on August 18. The event was held on our 165-acre campus in Wooster.
This summertime event featured delicious Certified Angus Beef® brand miniature grilled burgers from nine area restaurants and CCHO staff vying for the People's Choice Award. In the end, CCHO's Poplar Ridge Stables team took the top honor with its Cowboy Burger entry. Local band, 45 Nightstand, played fun rock and roll oldies favorites. Kids of all ages were treated to fun activities, including face painting, miniature horse rides, crafts and games. Poplar Ridge Stables held an open house to promote their equine-assisted therapy programs. There were giveaways of gift cards and merchandise, too.
Special thanks to our valued sponsors listed at right, along with caring churches that supplied salads, and dozens of volunteers that helped our guests feel welcomed. We look forward to presenting our Second Annual Great Grill-Off in June 2014 (actual date to be determined).
More than 500 Guests Attend Great Grill-Off in August at CCHO
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The holidays are particularly difficult for children who require out-of-home care. At Christian Children's Home of Ohio, we're committed to making Christmas brighter for kids that God has entrusted to our care through our children's residential center, foster care program and home-based services.
Will you commit to helping this year? Here are ways to make a memorable Christmas: 1) cover a child's wish of 5-6 items; 2) wrap gifts at one of our wrapping parties; 3) assist at a campus Christmas event; and 4) donate gift wrap, tape, bows or baked goods. Another opportunity to be a blessing is to make a monetary donation for Christmas gifts for kids served at Esperanza de Ana (Hannah's Hope), our children's residential center in Chilca, Peru.
For more information, please contact Carol Olson at 330.345.7949, or firstname.lastname@example.org. May God bless you richly for caring for others.
Community Encouraged to be Part of CCHO's Christmas Effort in Ohio, Peru
> See 100+ photos from our Nineteenth Annual Caring4Kids Golf Classic in August 2013