CLUB CELEBRATES ILLUSTRIOUS PAST WITH EVENT
Community Press Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
FOREST PARK — Through their years of existence are themselves
a reason to celebrate, they pale in comparison to the Forest Park
Women’s Club’s number of accomplishments.
The group celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gathering at the
Forest Park Senior Center April 22. Members and their families dined
on snacks remembered past achievements and were recognized with the
unveiling of proclamations from Mayor Jim Lawler, Rep. Jim Raussen
(R-28th District) and Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Ted Berry,
who represented Gov. Ted Strickland.
During the event, those in attendance watched a video produced by
Forest Park Police Chief Ken Hughes that detailed the women’s
club’s history. During a brief introduction of the video, Hughes
said he was honored to help.
“They have touched not just hundreds of lives, but thousands
of lives,” he said.
Among the many social aspects of the group, club President Lynette
Shotts said there are a bevy of charitable acts carried out by members
during the club’s five decades in Forest Park. Some of those
selfless acts include giving scholarships to select high school seniors,
knitting caps for babies born at Good Samaritan Hospital, donating
books to the local head Start program, sponsoring a local Girl Scout
troop and donating money and time to the Forest Park fire and police
departments, Winton Woods City Schools, Ronald McDonald House and