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Otterbein Awards honor those who give back

Back row:  Otterbein North Shore Executive DirectorTom Keith, Otterbein Homes President/CEO Jill Hreben, Community Service of the Year award winner – The Ida Rupp Library, represented by Mary Breymaier and Sue Estep. Front:  Janet Clark, Resident Volunteer of the Year; Betty Schrock, Community Volunteer of the Year; Destiny McMurray, Partner of the Year and Marilyn Infield, Philanthropist of the Year.

Otterbein Homes President and CEO, Jill Hreben, along with Otterbein North Shore Executive Tom Keith, recently bestowed special recognition to individuals and companies who have gone above and beyond to support the mission of the senior community located in Danbury Township near Lakeside.

Resident Marilyn Infield graciously received the Philanthropist of the Year award for thoughtful and generous gifts throughout 2013.  Specifically, in memory of her husband, Dean, Marilyn donated the funds to purchase a new bus for ONS community use.

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Otterbein North Shore Customs and Border Patrol Program at June Breakfast of Champions

On Wednesday, June 25, starting at 9 a.m. a hot buffet breakfast prepared by Chef Ron will be served, followed by a presentation by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. CBP’s top priority is to keep terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S. while welcoming all legitimate travelers and commerce.  Find out about what activities and tasks are carried out by this community neighbor to protect our shore and borders.  Make your reservation today with Jo Ann or Kirsten at 419-798-8250.  Space is limited.

About Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices

Founded in 1912, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is a nonprofit health and human service ministry, serving nearly 2,000 people, and is related to the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences of the United Methodist Church. Otterbein’s five full-service retirement communities in western and northern Ohio are located in Lebanon, St. Marys, Cridersville, Pemberville and on the Marblehead Peninsula on Lake Erie. In addition to these five continuing care “lifetime” retirement communities, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices offers an entirely new concept in short and long term care with the Otterbein Small House Neighborhoods located in Perrysburg, Monclova, Middletown, Maineville and Springboro.

Additional information regarding Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices is available at otterbein.org or by calling 1-888-513-9131.

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Great Egret Marsh Preserve opens near East Harbor

Nancy Beadle of Marblehead at the entrance to the Preserve

 

On May 10, International Migratory Bird Day, another jewel was added to Ottawa County’s necklace of wetland preserves along the Lake Erie shoreline. The Great Egret Marsh Preserve, managed by The Nature Conservancy, consists of more than 150 acres of marsh and surrounding upland across the road from East Harbor State Park.

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