Ohio Valley Goodwill Celebrates Good Fortune with Clermont DD!

Ohio Valley Goodwill was pleased to be part of the 2017 Good Fortune Recognition Dinner hosted by long-time partner, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, on Wednesday, October 25th. The occasion actually marked the official 50th Anniversary celebration of the creation of the Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. The “Good Fortune” Recognition Dinner is presented by Clermont DD as an opportunity to honor providers, advocates, self-advocates, employees, foster parents, volunteers, business partners and community leaders as well as this year, to celebrate the momentous 50th anniversary of the Board’s beginnings.

Lisa Schneider, Paula Smith and Ann Mackzum, Goodwill Team Members

Ohio Valley Goodwill has worked in partnership with Clermont DD for many years in providing training and employment services to people with disabilities in Clermont County and has a Vocational Services Center located on Grissom Drive which was highlighted during the historic video presented at the beginning of the evening. Superintendent Dan Ottke began the formal program for the evening by providing a poignant overview of the history of the treatment of people with disabilities and families which ultimately resulted in the creation of the Ohio County Boards of DD fifty years ago. Recognition and awards were then presented to the many assembled guests including Ohio Valley Goodwill with the 2017 Provider Appreciation Award.

Paula Smith with 2017 Provider Appreciation Award

The Good Fortune Dinner and 50 Year Celebration was filled with appreciation and recognition for the many providers, volunteers, business partners, families, advocates and friends who have worked collaboratively with Clermont DD over the past 50 years to enrich the lives of citizens with disabilities in Clermont County. Ohio Valley Goodwill congratulates Clermont DD on 50 Years of outstanding service to people with disabilities and the Clermont County community.

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