In the midst of the Carr Center Cake Auction one high school student benefits from the work they do.
Maysville High School Senior Sean Bingham is attending the University of Findlay this fall to study pharmacy and play in the marching band. But, on top of all the studying and music work he'll also continue to deal with a disease known as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
"It's where your connective tissue doesn't grow with the rest of your body," said Bingham. "My fingers...
When expectant parents near their due date it's important they have everything ready to go for their baby, including the family car.
Getting your vehicle ready for a newborn starts with making sure you have an infant car seat that's not recalled or expired.
"A car seat can expire after about six years just from the wear and tear from being in a car and the different cooling and warming temperatures," says Jenni Masterson, Carr Center child passenger safety...
A local non-profit organization prepares to say goodbye to their leader of five years.
Anna Oertel has been director of the Alfred S. Carr Center since January of 2006. Upon accepting a position with the Sandusky Area County Community Foundation, she will spend two more weeks at the Carr Center. Oertel tells us how the center has impacted her.
"Every day the people that we interact with make your day way more than you do theirs and learning from everybody I work...
The Muskingum Valley Red Cross will be receiving some much-needed funding from two different events this week.
Terra Cotta Vineyards, in New Concord, is holding a Ladies Evening at the Vineyard this Thursday from six to eight p.m. All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross.
"We call them our heroes. We work so hard to generate the funds to go into our disaster relief fund, to help our military, and to help train people in the community with CPR and first aide. For people...
All the bids are in and the numbers have been tallied.
The 24th Annual Carr Center Cake Auction brought in $138,005.
"We're about $2,000 less than we did last year," said Guest Auctioneer Ron Bucci. "We would have been tickled to death if we did $120,000. This community loves the cake auction. They love the Carr Center and what it does for the community."
According to Bucci, the Carr Center will be able to continue the good works they...
The annual Carr Center Cake Auction is well on its way to a successful year.
Nearly half the 410 cakes now have new homes with owners excited about the prizes they've won.
"Everything's going fine," said Carr Center Executive Director Anna Oertel. "We're about on track to where we were this time last year. The energy is fabulous. People are calling in all the time. We've even got more people bringing out cakes today. So things are going well."
One local restaurant is helping families around the area, who might not even know it.
The Bob Evans restaurant on Underwood Street held a fundraiser tonight, donating fifteen-percent of it's proceeds to the Carr Center's speech therapy program.
"We try to make those programs as affordable to parents as possible," said Jenny Sampson of the Carr Center. "With fundraisers such as this one, we will be able to continue to do that. We don't really have a goal in mind, we...