The Josh Project, a nonprofit organization that works to teach children basic pool safety skills and swimming lessons in a bid to lessen accidental drownings, has received a commendation from State Representative Mike Ashford (R–Toledo). Presented at St. Francis de Sales High School’s Natatorium on August 8, the commendation recognizes 10 years of service to the community. “For the past 10 years, the Josh Project has helped hundreds of men and women – young and old – learn to swim and understand the importance of safe water practices. I have no doubt that their dedicated efforts have succeeded in saving lives,” said Ashford. The program was started by Toledo native Wanda Jean Butts in 2007.
Abbie Kramer is not your typical kid. Five years ago, when she was just shy of seven years old, her parents offered a golden opportunity: $100 to start her own business. Inspired by her love for her dogs and her cat, Abbie began making pet treats, whipping up her own special concoctions: Miss Abbie’s Pet
Playing with Pups for a Cause If you love dogs, then the Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence (ADAI) is a volunteer opportunity that you won’t be able to turn down. Part of The Ability Center’s work for people with disabilities, this is a cause that includes such adorable programs as Puppy Smart Start, Hug a
Ohio Caverns Est. drive time: 2 hours 2210 E. SR 245 | West Liberty 937-465-4017 | ohiocaverns.com Known as “America’s Most Colorful Caverns,” there are two separate tours to choose from, which both allow you to learn about the site’s rich history and natural beauty. The Historic Tour takes place in the original exploration area