|Ohio Valley Goodwill was delighted to be part of Metro’s 40th anniversary luncheon celebration event held at the Westin Hotel on Friday, August 16th. Goodwill team members, Leslie McCurley, Asst. Director of DD Services and Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist joined the more than 300 guests that attended the prestigious event. Hosted by Dan Hurley, Local 12 Newsmakers, the luncheon and awards ceremony detailed the history of Metro services in the city and recognized community partners that have made its services possible.|
One of the many highlights of the luncheon was the sharing of the winning story of Metro’s “Tell Your Story” contest in honor of their 40th anniversary. Captain Rex Settlemoir, a retired Navy captain, met his wife Anita while riding the Metro bus in 1975. They were married in 1976 and are celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary this year. With the help of Metro, they renewed their vows on Fountain Square on August 15th and received a year of free rides which they generously donated to the Everybody Rides Metro Foundation which is used by low-income riders in Cincinnati.Ohio Valley Goodwill has worked collaboratively with Metro for many years as this is a primary means of transportation for a significant number of individuals that the organization serves as well as its employees. Goodwill representatives were long-time members of Metro’s ADA Advisory Committee and have worked closely with the organization on issues like enhancing accessibility and sensitivity training for drivers in working with individuals with disabilities. “It was a pleasure to be part of the 40th anniversary luncheon celebration today and to join all of Metro’s partners in looking towards the future,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Specialist. Ohio Valley Goodwill congratulates Metro on 40 years of service in Greater Cincinnati!