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Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st signaled the start of fall at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries with the annual Service Guild’s 2011 Mini-Fest. The semi-annual event is sponsored by the volunteer organization and held at the corporate facility in the Village of Woodlawn. The two-day event is planned and presented by the Guild as a way to promote the organization and as a means to raise funds in support of their mission to assist Goodwill with its programs and services for men and women with disabilities and our nation’s veterans. The annual event features homemade baked goods and candy, an “Elegant Junque” booth, special items from the Guild’s Treasure Island Gift Shop, a bevy of books, and the always popular grilled hot dogs during lunchtime. Also on hand was the Woodlawn Fire Department who offered blood pressure screening during the two-day festival.
“We are so happy to be able to assist Goodwill through our efforts from the annual mini-fest and the traditions we have created through these special events, “said Nancy Horton, Service Guild President. The Service Guild has been hosting the annual festivals for over 25 years to benefit the Goodwill organization and it’s mission to put people to work. “We are always delighted to reach out to the public and to offer our special fall festival for so many Goodwill supporters,” added Horton. The Goodwill Service Guild has more than 100 volunteers who have worked diligently for over 75 years to advance the mission of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. “We are very grateful for the support that the organization receives from the Goodwill Service Guild and for the programs that they offer throughout the year,” said George Palmer, Director of Public Relations and Marketing. “The semi-annual mini-fest helps to promote our very important mission to the public and helps to make more people aware of the important work that we do on behalf of people with disabilities,” added Palmer. Goodwill thanks the Service Guild for its dedication and commitment over the past many years!