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Jul 23

Moment with the Mayor for June 30, 2018

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 8:55 AM by Cathy Porchowsky

Moment with the Mayor for June 30, 2018
In the past couple of weeks, we have welcomed several new employees at the City. City Engineer, Vicky McCauley; Human Resource Manager, Tara McCulloch; and Kevin Wallick, CityLink Manager, I am excited about the energy and new ideas that these individuals are bringing to the City. As grateful as we are for the work done by their predecessors, we are moving forward with enthusiasm to provide optimal leadership and services to everyone in the City of Wadsworth.

Marian’s Closet
Marian's Closet, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was founded in 2007 and distributes free clothing, shoes, toys, diapers, household items and other life necessities to those looking for help. This relieves some of the financial burden so families and individuals can pay for rent, utilities, medicine and groceries. Their mission is to improve the quality of life to those most in need. Marian’s Closet is located at 154 East St. and since 2011, has served over 5500 struggling individuals and families in the area. They achieve this with one part-time staff person and a team of amazing volunteers. They receive no government funding, and are solely dependent on monetary and material donations from individuals and groups. They will be hosting their 8th Annual Golf Benefit Scramble on August 3, 2018, which is their biggest fundraiser of the year. Sponsorship levels range from $30 to $100 dollars for families and individuals. Marian’s Closet helps so many families during the most difficult circumstances, such as job loss, divorce, health issues and unexpected loss. If you are interested in sponsoring or donating, or have questions, please contact Ericha Fryfogle-Joy at 330.475.4934 or Store hours are Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Thursday, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Blue Tip
Thanks to many different individuals, the Blue Tip Parade, Festival and Matchstick Race were once again, very successful! I am especially grateful to the City street and parks departments for their tremendous efforts and assistance with final preparations of the parade route, Memorial Park area and the new trail. They did a great job, despite extreme temperatures and less than ideal situations. The Blue Tip events all require months of planning and organization, involving several hundred committee volunteers. While providing a wonderful event for the community, the Blue Tip Festival’s mission is to raise funds to help support charitable groups. They do this in a variety of ways with events throughout the week. In 2017, the Blue Tip events raised over $30,000 that was distributed to more than 30 local organizations in Wadsworth. Thank you all for your help in making this year’s event a big success!

Until next week…….

Robin L. Laubaugh, Mayor