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December 3, 2021
 

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Ada's Don Castle recognized as American Red Cross Hardin County volunteer of the year

Don Castle of Ada was recognized as the American Red Cross Hardin County Volunteer of the Year during the county's April 10 recognition luncheon.

A board member, he is active in helping with special events, garnering financial support from the community whether it be for the annual pancake breakfast or golf outing.

Several other Hardin County individuals and groups were also recognized. The Hardin County Clara Barton Award was presented to Madelyn Lowery of Kenton. Lowery is a long-time board member. She has been the chapter’s liaison with United Way for several years and helps at the Day of Caring Blood Drive with United Way in July. 

The Hardin County Youth of the Year Award was presented to Upper Scioto Valley High School in McGuffey. Students, with assistance from staff member Deb Baker, held two blood drives in 2012, exceeding goals for both drives.

The Hardin County Organization of the Year Award was presented to the Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1182 in Forest. Kathy Cain was instrumental in establishing the blood drives at the post, along with coordinating volunteers to help at the drives.

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Volunteer of Year: Don Castle of Ada was named Volunteer of the Year.  Standing with him is Collene Conley, director of the American Red Cross in Hardin County.

Organization of the Year: Forest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1182 was named Organization of the Year. Accepting the award for the VFW are:  (from left) Susie James, Collene Conley, director of the American Red Cross in Hardin County, and  Kathy Cain and Jennie Shultis.

USV Award: Upper Scioto Valley High School received Youth of the Year Award. On hand for the award are: Collene Conley, director of the American Red Cross in Hardin County, USV students Lindsey Logan, Emily Harsh, Stephannie Carey, and Debbie Wortman, director of the Satellite Program at USV.

 

 

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