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Forest Hills Journal (Newspaper) - May 9, 1978, Cincinnati, OhioNewspaper project Ohio historical society 1-71 and 17th ave. Columbus Ohio 43211 they work to help those who helped Gato m to �5ljarea children donate hard earned change to paramedics Anderson Para medics Gilbert Stagnaro left and Howard Workman accept the Check from. Michelle Geraci the originator of the garage Sale that netted $87.20 for the Anderson paramedic fund. Children standing from left Are Ricky Basler Tracy Weitz Michelle Geraci and Pam Schroeder. On the truck from left Are Stephanie Schifrin Jamie Schifrin and Elsa Basler. Scotty Weitz 10, a fifth grader helped but was unavailable for the photo. Journal photo. One year old Keavy Kennedy had a baby bottle Cap stuck in her Throat several years ago. The Anderson township life squad took care of the Tot and she a Fine today. Some friends of hers remembered. And the Anderson township paramedic fund today is Richer by $87.20 because of it. The youngsters. Living in the Alnetta drive area raised the Money with their own garage Sale. On a Rainy sunday afternoon in Early april a Bunch of youngsters came up with the idea. By a sunny Day in May they had found something to do and it resulted in presentation to the paramedic fund of $87.20. Howard Workman and Gilbert Stagnaro. Two of the townships paramedics gratefully accepted the Check last tuesday. On that dreary sunday last month the children were trying to think up something to do. Suddenly one of them suggested they play a garage As the game wore on the idea came alive. A a we by not hold a real garage Sale a asked Michelle Geraci a Maddux fifth grader. One of the adults in the House overheard and tried to explain that holding a garage Sale for adults was difficult enough but. For children to think seriously of doing it All themselves was probably More than they could handle. But then almost magically it became something out of a peanuts cartoon strip. Where parents Are never seen or heard and where children can accomplish about anything. Elsa Basler 11, started making signs. Pam Schroeder a guardian Angel fourth grader and Stephanie Schifrin a Maddux first grader helped see editorial on Page 4 Jamie Schifrin kept coming up with ideas for things they should sell because he did no to fully understand what a garage Sale was really All about but then he had just turned 5 and his merchandising skills had not been fully developed. As the Days passed More children were recruited. Ricky Basler pulled the Wagon As the children went from door to door collecting toys games clothes and books for their Sale. And by the Day of the big event they had collected an entire garage full. Tracy Weitz was allowed to join in probably .because1 she owned the Wagon. Handmade signs with most of the words spelled correctly started to appear in some of the oddest places True toe Campaign was t being handled very professionally yet they resisted All attempts by the grownups to get involved. By grownup standards $87.2� is Quot hot All that much Money. But for the kids it represented a Heck of a lot of Nickles and dimes. Said one Parent amount of Money is not really important. What is important is the dedication and spirit of these unselfish children who worked so hard because of a belief. A he added a put simply they wanted to do something for someone else. It never crossed their minds to keep any of the Money for themselves. In fact Many of them spent some of their own allowances to buy some of the item s that were on Sale. A and All because they believed it was better to do something for Jamie Schifrin capsule Zed the childrens thinking a if we have More paramedics maybe they can come and save somebody else s life if they Ever need accepting the George Washington Freedom foundation medal on behalf of the Anderson Hills kiwanis club from left were Richard Tarvin Ronald Nott and Jon Schneider. Tarvin and Schneider Are co chairman of the current paramedic drive. Nott is president of the club this year. Kiwanis wins highest Freedom foundation award the highest award that can be bestowed by the Freedom foundation at Valley forge has been won by the Anderson Hills kiwanis club. The club received the George Washington Freedom medal for spearheading and coordinating the paramedic fund drive during 1976-77 which resulted in the Purchase of the paramedic Uii it and the paramedic training of the Anderson township firemen. The fund drive which raised More than $55,000, was co directed by Richard Tarvin and Jon Schneider. Others present from the club were or. Ronald Nott president and Ward Lanier. Award is for the most outstanding individual contribution supporting human dignity and the american Credo. Only five were presented to those from the greater Cincinnati area. A number of local residents Are on the membership roster of the friends help local family hit with personal crisis the Bronze medal won by the kiwanis club has this same etching. Mrs. Jack a. Coleman chairman of the awards committee for the Cincinnati chapter of the Freedom foundation presented the award to Ron Nott president of the club. Greater Cincinnati area woman a chapter of the foundation. They include Jane Aldredge Nancy Carson Edith Brookbank Mary Lou Hall Florence Mon Ter Becky Suder Hope tier Neyer and mrs. Allen d. Lett. More than 35,000 awards have been made to More than 25,000 persons and organizations since the program was initiated in 1949. The club thanked All the individuals and organizations whose contributions made the first paramedic unit a reality. Contributions Are still being accepted for the paramedic ii unit which is nearing the fund raising goal. About $10,000 to $12,000 More is needed. Joann Harbour has been an anaesthetist serving our1 lady of mercy Hospital since 1971, helping to save lives. On feb. 3, 1978, Joann herself became a victim. She was found unconscious from monoxide poisoning. Found with her was her daughter to Lynn a Bright popular senior at Anderson High school. The two women had drive to Steubenville oh., to Check on Joannes Mother mrs. Ruth Grant of that City who had been taken to a Hospital for possible stroke. Finding mrs. Grants condition serious mrs. Harbour and her daughter decided to stay Over. Rejecting an offer from Joannes brother to stay at his Home Mother and daughter proceeded to mrs. Grants Home for the night. They were found the next Day unconscious and rushed to the Hospital. It was determined then that mrs. Grant was also a victim of the insidious Gas. She expired a week later. Joann More familiarly called a a Jodi and to Lynn have remained in a comatose condition since that Day. After spending five weeks in the stuebenvi11 e Hospi to 1, arrangements were made to have them admitted to our lady of mercy Hospital in Mariemont and they were flown Down to greater Cincinnati Airport by helicopter then transported to1 the Hospital by ambulance. Mrs. Harbour and to Lynn Are the wife and daughter of William l. Harbour of Anderson township. Is it. Washington son Bob 16, also a student at Anderson completes the family. After three months the two women Are still comatose with the future unknown. The Long trauma has taken its toll. Medical expenses Are astronomical and Many friends decided its time to help. A Trust fund has been set up for Jodi and to Lynn. Donations May be made to the Jody Harbour fund first National Bank Beechmont ave., Cincinnati of. 45230. To Lynn Horbour Joann Harbour Jim Mclelland is fund custodian Jodi and to Lynn will be placed in a skilled nursing Home for an undetermined length of time. Insurance does not cover this expense. Area news briefs head Survey Nancy Clinger will head the Community attitudes Telephone Survey for the keep America Beautiful drive in Anderson township. Idea is to determine the Norm for cleanliness in the township said . Parish of the local Kab. A Anderson chamber of Commerce which is spearheading the Kab is seeking two rooms of the former administration building for Forest Hills schools for offices. Officials of the school District have not notified Parish of their decision. Schroeder named second woman principal in of had this fall the Forest Hills school District will have two women principals. Rosemary Schroeder was expected to be named principal of recycling newsletter proposed for Grant by Julie Purnhagen journal contributor two proposals for use of the Charles Stuart Mott foundation Grant were approved by people attending the May 1 it. Washington civic club meeting. The purpose of the Grant is to promote Community cooperation working on an on going project. Two proposals out of 11 suggestions were thought to meet the criteria for the Grant. Proposals approved were to establish a Community newsletter and a recycling Center. A. Representative of the playground mothers club Carole a. Jay suggested publishing a continued to Page 18 Maddux elementary school monday night succeeding Robert Keplinger who is retiring from a Long career in the District and at other area schools. Miss Schroeder served As assistant principal under Elsie Minnick at Sherwood elementary for several years prior to getting into District curriculum. She has been assistant principal at Maddux apparently in preparation for moving into the principalship. Miss Schroeder said she was a a thrilled with the impending appointment. A a in a looking Forward to it. Maddux is a great school she enthused. She called the parents and teachers at Maddux for the past year she has been principal at Maddux half time Anu half time in curriculum and Pei. in the District office. She has been in the District for the past 11 years. In 1967, out of Indian state University Terre haute she became a teacher at Summit elementary. In 1970 she went to Sherwood As a teacher and continued to Page 18 Forest Hills journal 544 Batavia Pika Cincinnati Ohio 45244 528-1111 coverage of Andersen township. It. Washington Newtown a California every tuesday. Forest Hills journal May 9, 1978. Published weekly on tuesdays at 544 Batavia Pike Cincinnati Ohio 4,52.44. Circulation audited by torts Hills journal May 9,1978 single copy 15c

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