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Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities' Week of Service will be July 17-21

Published: July 15, 2017 5:00 AM

HOLMESVILLE -- As part of Always There -- a yearlong campaign to recognize the 50th anniversary of Ohio's County Boards of Developmental Disabilities -- the Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities is finding small ways to thank the community during a Week of Service July 17-21.

The Always There campaign marks the establishment of Ohio's 88 county boards by the Ohio General Assembly in 1967.

The theme reflects the continuity of support, promotion of opportunity, and history of partnership county boards have offered to people with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the past, in the present, and in the future.

"The Week of Service is an opportunity for us to say thank you and give back to residents in Holmes County who have supported us and the people and families we serve for more than 50 years," said BDD Superintendent Marianne Mader.

Adults who receive support from the Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities will bake and deliver cookies to first responders, help Millersburg Elementary students tend their Garden of Hope, help with the cargo at the Holmes County Public Library, care for the flower beds at St. Peter's church in Millersburg, and deliver canned goods to the Love Center that were raised through a food drive.

For more information about the Week of Service and the county board's activities, contact Sheri Martin at 330 674-8045 or smartin@holmesdd.org.


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