Residents of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), Bluffton, won several awards at the LeadingAge Ohio District 3 Art and Writing Show. The show was held at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, on June 6.
Winners – Art Division
Patricia Althaus – Large Quilted Works, “Windblown Square,” 1st place and Small Quilted Works, “Hope of Hartford,” 2nd place
Robert Hower – Fine Art 1, “Mountain Splendor,” 1st place
Neil Kehler – Woodworking, “Grandpa’s Pride and Joy,” 3rd place
Avis Marshall (posthumously) Photography, “Beauty of Spring,” 1st place
Della Stater – Fine Art 1, “Caring Hands,” 2nd place
Gladys Simmons – Needle Arts, “Heart to Heart,” Honorable Mention
Winners – Writing Division
Ruth Naylor – Poetry, “The Generosity of Numbers,” 1st place; Prose Non-Fiction, “Mother’s Advice,” 1st place
Joanne Niswander – Poetry, “Time,” Honorable Mention; Prose Non-Fiction, “Saving the Monarchs,” 2nd place
Gladys Simmons – Poetry, “Reflection,” 2nd place
Mary Yoder – Prose None-Fiction, “A Paragraph About Aging,” 3rd place
All residents of LeadingAge Ohio member facilities were invited to participate. Award winners from each District Exhibition will show their work at the Statewide Show at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, August 28-30, 2018.
LeadingAge Ohio was founded in 1937 to assist the state’s non-for-profit providers of senior services focused on resident and client care. Traditionally concentrating on legislative advocacy efforts and educational programming, the association developed the LeadingAge Ohio Resident Forum in 1995 to share life-style enrichment opportunities with residents and clients of member providers. The Art and Writing Program was founded as an offshoot of the Forum and has organized the popular Regional Art and Writing Shows annually since the early 1990s.
For more information on Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, call 419-358-1015 or visit mhcoliving.org