By Rob Dowdy
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 many more.
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— The Forest Park Women's Club —
PO Box 40638 • Forest Park, OH 45240 • Phone: (513) 588-4920 • Email: forestparkwc@yahoo.com

Meetings are held every 3RD Thursday of the month at 7:00PM — September-May
at the Forest Park Senior & Activity Center, 11555 Winton Rd.