Ohio Child Conservation League holds 95th state convention in Bellville

Staff report

The Ohio Child Conservation League held its 95th annual state convention last month at the Quality Inn and Der Dutchman Restaurant in Bellville with 120 in attendance.

Following this year’s theme, “Fall Back in Time,” the group ‘fell back in time’ on several occasions throughout the weekend with trips to the Ohio Genealogical Society, Karaoke style 50’s and 60’s music with DJ Roy Peterson, a workshop given by Barbara Zaugg from Apple Hill Orchards, music by Good Company, and a presentation by “Johnny Appleseed” aka Ken Hammontree, historian – lecturer and author.

A sincere thank you goes out to every one for the outstanding support of this year’s statewide philanthropic project, Flying Horse Farms. To date, a total of $3226.59 has been presented to Don Wiggins, Director of Community Relations and In-Kind Gifts for FHF.

Flying Horse Farms, a camp located on 200 acres in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, provides magical, transformative experiences for children with serious illness including cancer, heart conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, severe asthma, gastrointestinal disorders and craniofacial anomalies, free of charge to them and their families. Without the generous gifts they receive, these camps would not be possible.

Plans are already underway for next year’s convention; ‘”You are on the right track with the OCCL Express,” which will be held at Howard Johnson’s in Lima, Ohio on Oct. 14-15, 2016.

The Ohio Child Conservation League (OCCL) was organized in 1918 to promote a more effective standard of family living and establish closer communication between home and community. It has grown to become one of Ohio’s leading support groups for mothers and women of all ages. OCCL is a non-profit, non-sectarian, educational organization interested in conserving our greatest asset – our children.

There are approximately 175 Ohio Child Conservation Leagues (OCCLs) throughout the state. They are divided geographically between five districts Central, Northeastern, Northwestern, Southeastern and Southwestern.

Prospective members and those interested in making donations can contact http://www.occl.org.



Staff report