Centerville Noon Optimist Club

The Wall That Heals and AOF Kickoff

The Wall that Heals is a traveling three-quarter size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. It is also a mobile education center and is a program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (founders of the wall). The exhibit opens on July 27, 2023. The Avenue of Flags committee had its annual kickoff meeting and put on a hilarious skit.

Dayton Children’s Hospital, Jena Pado, Plus CHS Culinary Arts National Competition

Jena Pado is the Chief Development Officer at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She told us about the state of health in our area and how Children’s is helping. She thanked CNO for all its support. The CHS Culinary Arts team is headed to a national business management competition in Washington D.C. on May 3, 2023. The team is prepared to showcase their winning idea: a Mexican restaurant that caters to the Latino community and gives back through their Tacos for Tots program.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Mike Watkins

Mike Watkins is the Butler County chapter president of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a national organization with local chapters that provides beds for children who do not have access to them. Organizations sponsor Build Days. They provide both the money and the labor and, in just 3-4 hours, they have built as many as 140 beds, with an average of 50-60 beds per Build Day.

Good Works Farms, Marie Canaday

Good Works Farm, Inc. is an inclusive community and farm-based recreational and vocational program located in Waynesville, Ohio. The farm provides a supportive environment for children and adults with special needs.

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