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February 23, 2019

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The artistic side

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio residents bring home the ribbons


Residents of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), Bluffton, won several awards at the LeadingAge Ohio District 3 Art and Writing Show.  The show was held at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, on June 6.

Winners – Art Division
• Patricia Althaus – Large Quilted Works, “Windblown Square,” 1st place and Small • Quilted Works, “Hope of Hartford,” 2nd place
• Robert Hower – Fine Art 1, “Mountain Splendor,” 1st place
• Neil Kehler – Woodworking, “Grandpa’s Pride and Joy,” 3rd place
• Avis Marshall (posthumously) Photography, “Beauty of Spring,” 1st place
• Della Stater – Fine Art 1, “Caring Hands,” 2nd place
• Gladys Simmons – Needle Arts, “Heart to Heart,” Honorable Mention

Winners – Writing Division
• Ruth Naylor – Poetry, “The Generosity of Numbers,” 1st place; Prose Non-Fiction, “Mother’s Advice,” 1st place
• Joanne Niswander – Poetry, “Time,” Honorable Mention; Prose Non-Fiction, “Saving the Monarchs,” 2nd place
• Gladys Simmons – Poetry, “Reflection,” 2nd place
• Mary Yoder – Prose None-Fiction, “A Paragraph About Aging,” 3rd place

All residents of LeadingAge Ohio member facilities were invited to participate.  Award winners from each District Exhibition will show their work at the Statewide Show at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, Aug. 28-30. 

LeadingAge Ohio was founded in 1937 to assist the state’s non-for-profit providers of senior services focused on resident and client care.