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2019 Kay Conrad Day of Caring

ASHLAND — Gordon Conrad’s wife, Kay Conrad, passed away in 2010. But she is still remembered today after founding the United Way of Ashland’s Kay Conrad Day of Caring 25 years ago. Kay Conrad was the executive director of the organization from 1996 to 2004. “It has grown so much over the years,” Gordon Conrad said. “It is a very great honor for me to see what happens here with these volunteers.” On Thursday, roughly 320 volunteers set out to provide service to 98 homes in Ashland County that added up to over 1,200 man hours in just an afternoon’s worth…

2019 “THE HERO IN U” CAMPAIGN KICK OFF BREAKFAST

ASHLAND – United Way of Ashland County is encouraging community members to find their inner hero this year. “It’s the super hero in you that makes you feel powerful, that makes you feel engaged and strong and that makes you feel like you can go out and make a change,” Stacy Schiemann, executive director of the local United Way chapter, said at a kick-off breakfast at Ashland University Thursday. The breakfast marked the official start of United Way’s 2019 “The Hero In U” Campaign, but a dozen local businesses and institutions designated as United Way “Pacesetters” have already begun raising…

2018 “Kay Conrad Day of Caring”

ASHLAND – Hundreds of community members came together Thursday to help Ashland residents for the 23rd United Way of Ashland County Kay Conrad Day of Caring.“I think it’s important to show that there are people in this community that are here for others, just to show that we support those who need a little more assistance,” Washock said. “There’s a lot of great things going on in Ashland.” A team from Ashland, Inc., was raking leaves, cleaning windows and moving some outdoor furniture on Smith Road. Colin Myers, who was helping for the second year, said he appreciated that his…

2018 Campaign Kick off Event

  Ashland – For Thursday mornings, United Way of Ashland County “Faces of Change” 2018 Campaign kick-off Breakfast, the theme was “Ashland’s Got Talent”, and it became apparent throughout the program that giving to help others is one of the county’s best talents. “We are so proud of the work they (Pacesetters) did, “Stacy Schiemann, executive director of United Way of Ashland County, said after the breakfast. Michelle Vanderzyden, Joe Reep and Dan Lawson served as the “Judges” for the pacesetter talent performances. The Pacesetter organizations for the 2018 campaign are Ashland University, Ashland City Schools, Ashland County West Holmes…