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Published 11/21/2005

Owens Findlay-area Campus Hosts Community Resource Fair, Nov. 30

FINDLAY - Area residents and Owens Community College faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about and explore the many volunteer opportunities available throughout Northwest Ohio as the Findlay-area Campus hosts a Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, November 30.

The Community Resource Fair will allow individuals to acquire information about the various volunteer events and activities occurring within the surrounding communities. Owens' event will run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the College's Findlay-area Campus Conference Center, which is located on Bright Road in Findlay. Admission to the Community Resource Fair is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

"Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus is proud to collaborate with the local community organizations and make a difference in the lives of others," said Lindsey Krout, Owens part-time Enrollment Services advisor. "The Community Resource Fair is a great opportunity for individuals to learn about ways to volunteer their time and lend a helping hand through selfless acts of kindness."

Krout added, "It feels good to give back, and that is exactly what the Owens Findlay-area Campus is doing with this event."

Throughout the day, individuals will have the opportunity to meet with local volunteer representatives, asking them about their organizations and how to go about getting involved in community service endeavors.

Area organizations in attendance will be Owens Community College, Chopin Hall, American Red Cross-Hancock County Chapter, Hancock County Recycling and Litter Program, Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio, Findlay After and Before School Sessions, Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center Auxiliary, the Hope House of Findlay, Homework Central, Girl Scouts of Appleseed Ridge, Hancock Christian Clearing House and the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, among others.

The Findlay-area Campus has been involved in a variety of community service projects this past year, highlighted by Volunteer Service Week, which occurred in April. Faculty, staff and students donated their time and talents to improving lives by participating in an array of interactive projects, which benefited the Hope House of Findlay, Hancock County's Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services and CASA of Wood County.

Owens' volunteerism efforts also included adopting a two-mile portion of Bright Road as part of the Hancock County Commissioners' Adopt-A-Road Program and participating in the American Red Cross Blood Drive, the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program and the Children's Mentoring Connection Bowl-A-Thon.

For more information about the Community Resource Fair, call (567) 429-3509 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3509.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


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