Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Memorial stone rededication is true campus-community endeavor toward a common cause

As earlier announced, a rededication ceremony for a new memorial stone that recognizes local victims of domestic violence will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 in the area between Bennett Hall and Stevenson Center at Ohio University-Chillicothe.

Details about the event are available in a previous news blog story at: http://www.oucnewsblog.com/2014/10/ceremony-scheduled-to-rededicate-new.html

This event represents a true campus-community collaborative effort toward a common cause that impacts the entire region. It is a timely event as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Members of the campus and local community will speak at the Oct. 22 event. Chillicothe Mayor Jack Everson will issue a proclamation, and there will be representation by the Ross County Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the OU-C FOCUS Program, which are sponsors of the memorial stone. The OU-C FOCUS program, which ended in the 1990s, created the original stone. The program consisted of campus members and had an emphasis on helping single mothers with children finish college.

In addition, there will also be a silent auction from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 in OU-C’s Bennett Hall room 105 to raise funds for the Ross County Coalition against Domestic Violence.   Last year efforts raised more than $2,000 including a raffle for a quilt made by the Sew N Sews club.  All of the funds went to support the coalition's shelter and related programs.

Those wishing more information about the upcoming events or who wish to donate to the silent auction and/or memorial fund, should contact Associate Dean Brenda Phillips at (740) 774-7207 or phillib5@ohio.edu.

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