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It would not be fall at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries without the Service Guild’s annual Mini Fest which was held on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th at the corporate facility in Woodlawn. The two-day semi-annual event is planned and presented by the Service Guild and their many volunteer members as a way to promote the organization and 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, dozens of books, and the always popular grilled hot dogs served during lunchtime. The Mini Fest always offers a great time for shoppers and even those new to Goodwill who have never experienced the event before! “Our members work for weeks preceding the Mini-Fest to plan for the event and to get ready for this annual two-day event. Many people who come to the festival have done so for years knowing that our members offer wonderful baked goods and extra-special goodies,” said Sue Burreson, Service Guild President. “Service Guild members prepare their special treats for days before the festival just so that we have lots of baked goods and candy on hand for everyone who come to the event,” said Burreson. The Service Guild has been presenting the annual spring and fall festivals for more than 25 years in support of Goodwill’s mission to put people to work. “It’s always a great way to reach out to the public and have them learn more not only about the work that we do, but also about Goodwill’s mission of serving the needs of people with disabilities and homeless veterans,” said Burreson. The Service Guild is also celebrating their 80th Anniversary this year as well, so this fall event is an extra special activity for the group. The Goodwill Service Guild has more than 100 volunteers who have been actively supporting the group for many years to advance the mission of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. “We appreciate the great work that the Service Guild does on behalf of Goodwill and the programs that they offer throughout the year. The semi-annual festivals help to promote our very important mission to the public and assist in making more people aware of the important work that we do on behalf of people with disabilities,” said George Palmer, Goodwill’s Director of PR and Marketing. Goodwill thanks the Service Guild for their dedication and support over that past many years!