Senior Day at the Morrow County Fair was enjoyed by several hundred people and the highlight was the recognition of the Outstanding Senior Citizen of Morrow County for 2015.
William (Will) Schindley of Mount Gilead, was named during the ceremonies conducted by Linda Ruehrmund, president of the Board of Directors with the Seniors On Center.
A retired teacher, Schindley taught industrial arts and technology education in the Mount Gilead High School for 37 years. For more than 40 years he was chairman of the technology department displays from the many schools exhibiting at the Ohio State Fair in the Lausche Building. In recognition of that service, he was awarded a place in their Educational Hall of Fame.
Since his retirement, he has returned daily to the school system as a computer tech and continues to enjoy involvement with the school and staff.
Other activities include the Lion’s Club where he has served as president and treasurer; serving as chairman and involved with the planning of the Lion’s Club Horse show. He also participates in the trash pickup of a two mile section of Route 61.
A member of the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Schindley is serving on the rebuild committee and finance committees and is treasurer of the Knights of Columbus. From that position he presents checks to non-profit organizations, money raised from their once a month Saturday morning breakfasts. He is part of the Fourth Degree of Marion, serves on the Christmas Ball Committee and belongs to the Credit Union Board.
He also supports Heart Beat Walk, Friends of the Park and is an advocate for recycling. The honoree serves as the book keeper for his wife, Ginny, who operates Talk of the Town Beauty Salon. The couple have three children and nine grandchildren.
Schindley received an engraved plaque and thanked the Seniors for the award.
Receiving the Community Service Award was the Friends of Cardington organization, a group of community minded citizens that came together to plan and make possible events for not only Cardington but for surrounding communities. The Friends have reinvigorated the village by planning and presenting Christmas in Cardington in December, the second annual Street Fair this past June and the upcoming Halloween party. This group is led by Lea Ann Maceyko whose innovative and creative ideas have spearheaded the organization.
Maceyko accepted the award on behalf of the organization and thanked the Center for the award.
Morrow County Commissioners Tom Harden, Tom Whiston and Richard Miller presented these awards. Emcee of the program was Linda Ruehrmund, president of the center’s executive board. Pam Eastep is Executive Director of the Center.
Four hundred boxed lunches were presented to the seniors. Kingston of Marion organized and sponsored the bingo games and door prizes were given by the Center and vendors including Drug Mart.
Emcee of the program was Linda Ruehrmund, president of the center’s executive board. Pam Eastep is Executive Director of the Center.
The Seniors on Center organize Senior Day.
Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at [email protected]