Stories tagged with: Mollie Crooks

July 18, 2014 - 1:01pm
1 week 2 days ago

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville is in need of mentors for 70 children on their waiting list.

The donor driven youth mentoring organization works to match area children, ages 6 to 17 with volunteers who will serve as a mentor for the younger child. Your job as a mentor asks you to spend time with the child you are paired with and enjoy activities together. Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mollie Crooks, says when you become a role model to these children, you...

July 8, 2014 - 5:18pm
2 weeks 5 days ago

Members of the Noon Rotary Club of Zanesville gathered at Bryan Place for their weekly meeting Tuesday to celebrate the changing of the guard.

Paul McClelland will take over as president for Mollie Crooks just in time for the 100-year anniversary. Past President Mollie Crooks is excited about the new era of the club.

"It's very exciting to see the torch passed to Paul McClelland. He will be an awesome president, and I've really enjoyed working with him as the...

January 23, 2014 - 8:15pm
26 weeks 3 days ago

A local organization is hosting a musical show for the very first time coming up this Valentine's Day.

The Noon Zanesville Rotary will host its first Main Street Dueling Pianos Fundraiser. President, Mollie Crooks says that event is a night packed full of musical entertainment, food and fun.

"Dueling pianos is kind of unique this particular group has been at the Zanesville Country Club for years so if someone has seen them there they'll know how outstanding they are,  ...

December 17, 2013 - 7:35pm
31 weeks 5 days ago

On Tuesday, local Rotarians held a special Christmas party for special needs kids and their teachers..

The Noon Rotary Club of Zanesville held its annual Christmas Children's Party at Adornetto's for 79 special needs students from elementary schools in the Zanesville School District.

"We spend approximately $35 on each child, we got a wish list and then the Rotarians shop for them so it's really pretty cool because we got to involve our families in buying for other...

October 10, 2013 - 6:24pm
41 weeks 3 days ago

A local organization is gearing up for its second largest fundraiser of the year and it wants the community to get involved.

Big Brothers Big Sister's is having its 13th Annual Buckeye Pep Rally to raise money to recruit, screen and match mentors with area children. Tickets are $25 per person or $250 to reserve a table of ten.

"Your ticket admission gets you food for the evening and all the entertainment, and fun games to get everybody in the spirit of the Ohio State game,...

September 18, 2013 - 8:41pm
44 weeks 4 days ago

A local golf tournament doled out large prizes to players and charities in the area.

In mid August, the 5th annual, Keith Shrider Golf Tournament took place at Green Valley Golf Course. The 94 participants played for big wins and on Wednesday, the lucky golfer who hit a hole in one claimed his prize.

"I think there is 16 holes worth $ 10,000 and one worth $50,000 said Winner," John Roberts. I was lucky enough to hit on number six at Green Valley and won $10,000....

August 27, 2013 - 9:01pm
47 weeks 5 days ago

Big Brothers Big Sisters had a celebration this evening to honor many wonderful volunteers in the program.

The annual awards ceremony recognizes those who have gone above and beyond in their roles as big brothers or sisters in the past year. It also gives the donors an opportunity to listen to the inspiring stories.

"We actually have a huge line up of Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteers so the selection is pretty tough and we wish we could give out an award to every body...

July 25, 2013 - 3:59pm
1 year 2 days ago

A local organization is looking for volunteers and donations to make a difference in the lives of area children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Zanesville has two outreach programs throughout the year, the first being a community based program where littles and bigs are matched and meet outside of school. The second, is school based program that will gear up in mid August. Elementary students are matched with a big once a week for a hour during the school day.

"That program is...

April 11, 2013 - 11:13am
1 year 15 weeks ago

A new partnership between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to help teens moving from foster care to independent living.

Statistics show that 81 percent of foster care youth are being arrested before the age of 24, 48 percent of females become pregnant by 19 and 40 percent of homeless were once in the foster care system.

"We cannot individually as agencies help this and effect this, but together we can pull our resources and we...

April 5, 2013 - 3:42pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

In the past century women have made monumental changes in society. Many graduating from college and moving on to leadership positions but getting to those power roles is still a challenge.

Today, college students enrolled in a seminar class at Ohio University Zanesville, were given the opportunity to ask candid questions to a panel of four women with leadership roles in their personal careers.

Liesta Walker, Professor for Child & Family Studies said, "We think about what...

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