Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tools for Kids!

Thanks to the generosity of the Alliance area community and the Greater Alliance Foundation, together we provided vouchers and school supplies for almost 300 area kids! With your help, we put some of the tools that kids need in their hands. Let the learning begin!

Hurrah for the Apple Dumpling Gang!

Once again the volunteers of the Apple Dumpling gang reported to Days in the Park to serve up hot coffee and scrumptious apple dumplings with our special recipe syrup. Chair Lisa Felger along with husband, Chris and daughter, Paige readied the trailer for the park and made some improvements. Chris crafted a new sign. They also painted apples on the trailer and added a dry erase board. Another new addition were some beautiful apple motif aprons made by member Mary Ann Day shown modeling the apron and serving up a dumpling with Board member Barb Brown.

15th Annual Carnation Scramble

Co-chairs Barb Armitage and Leigh Mainwaring prepare to assist member Betty Rush and Board member Karen Locke as golfers arrive to participate in the 15th Annual Carnation Scramble at the beautiful Tannenhauf Golf Club. Proceeds from the scramble support YWCA women's programming.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

College Students Hosts Girls Together

Throughout the academic year, the YWCA of Alliance partnered with Mount Union College’s Psychology Department and Alliance City Schools in a research grant to examine the types and causes of relational aggression emerging in schools at various developmental levels. The results of the research was used to help develop a training session for student care professionals that will not only relate the findings, but uncover strategies to better deal with these issues in schools. Funded by the Great Cities Great Service consortium, the project incorporates the YouthLEAD model with both middle school and college students being agents of social change.

The partnership culminated in a visit to the campus, where college and middle school students had fun building team skills and discussing post secondary education. The college students presented the girls with a book sharing their thoughts and experiences in middle school. The book incorporated the girls drawings that were made during joint activities throughout the semester.

Congratulations Helen Bosick!

Board member Helen Bosick was selected as the 2010 Fullmer Volunteer Leadership Award winner. In her nominating letter, Helen was commended for years of leadership as a Board officer and for chairing various committees including personnel and the apple dumpling booth. In addition, it was noted that she always steps up to lend a helping hand, and goes out of her way to make others feel welcomed and included. Helen is pictured with her husband, Mick and past Board President, Cindy King . CONGRATULATIONS HELEN!

Arts in Stark Funds Bookbinding Class

A group of young emerging artists learned the techniques of binding a book under the direction of local artists Nola Haiss and Haidi Haiss. This program was funded by Arts in Stark. In addition to binding a book, the participants learned about the history of paper and were treated to a homemade pizza lunch.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quilt Offered at Fiber Fest

This year's Fiber Fest on March 13th will once again celebrate and honor the historical and present entrepreneurship of women.

In keeping with the work of women, the 2010 Fiber Fest drawing prize is a quilt donated by Mrs. Elizabeth J. Tice. Elizabeth’s mother pieced the quilt, then hand-quilted it in the “Shott Pattern,” designed and drawn directly onto the quilt top by Elizabeth’s oldest brother.

The quilt has never been used and is estimated to be approximately 80 years old. Elizabeth’s brother, Carl Shott, worked “in the office” for Bethlehem Steel in Lebanon, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania Dutch Country. His job was to work on forms for the stamping plant. The designs on the quilt are of his creation. Carl lived in Lebanon, Pennsylvania his entire life. Elizabeth, too, was a lifelong resident of Lebanon until her recent move.

Drawing tickets may be purchased at the Alliance YWCA, 239 E. Market St., Alliance, OH. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5. Tickets may also be purchased from any board member OR on the day of the Fiber Fest. THE WINNER DOES NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT. Please join us in honoring women’s work by supporting the Alliance YWCA. Thank you. THE FIBER FEST COMMITTEE