Fall is here in the tristate and as always, that means its time for the annual Fall Mini-Fest presented by the organization’s Volunteeer Service Guild. Held on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th at the Goodwill Tri-County store, the two-day annual event is planned and presented by the Service Guild and their many volunteer members. The Fall event is one of many ways the Service Guild uses to promote Goodwill and to raise funds. The Fall Mini-Fest features homemade baked goods and candy, an “Elegant Junque” and collectibles booth, special items from the Service Guild’s Treasure Island Gift Shop, books, and the always popular grilled hot dogs served during lunchtime.
“Service Guild members work for weeks preceding the Mini-Fest to plan for the two-day event. Many people who come to the festival have been doing so for years knowing that our members offer wonderful baked goods and extra-special goodies. It’s always a great way to reach out to the public and have them learn more about the work that we do, and also about Goodwill’s mission,” said Sue Burreson, President of the Goodwill Service Guild. The Service Guild has been presenting the Spring and Fall festivals for more than 25 years in support of Goodwill’s mission to put people to work.
The Service Guild has a membership of 75 dedicated volunteers who have been actively supporting the group for the past 85 years to advance the mission of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. “We appreciate the great work that the Service Guild does on behalf of Ohio Valley 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 and our nation’s veterans,” said Joe Byrum, President and CEO.
Ohio Valley Goodwill thanks the Service Guild for their continued dedication and support over that past 85 years and the Greater Cincinnati community for their enthusiastic participation in this year’s Fall Mini-Fest.