Northampton United Methodist Church will host its 10th annual “Royal Family Kids Camp” auction at 5 p.m. April 20 at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium.
Proceeds go to providing a special camp experience for children who have been referred by a social service agency (Summit County Children Services, Child Guidance & Family Solutions, psychologists and others). It will include positive reinforcement and recreational activities like crafts, singing, cookouts and even birthday parties, since some of these children have never experienced one.
“Most of all these children will be given unconditional love 24/7 for a whole week,” said auction coordinator Susan Davis. “We will be taking 55 to 60 children. These children are our neighbors, classmates and friends. They are part of our community and this auction is a community event.
“Although the camp is staffed by all volunteers, the costs per child to provide the food, activities and some necessities, such as clothing and personal hygiene items, is extensive.”
Tickets for the auction are $25. For more information or reservations, please call Amy Patterson at 330-920-9733.
Donations for camper scholarships are also accepted. Checks should be made payable to Royal Family Kids — Cuyahoga Falls and mailed to the church, 852 W. Bath Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223.
Suicide prevention event
Kent State University is sponsoring the “Out of the Darkness Walk,” a leisurely 3- to 5-mile walk, from 3 to 6 p.m. April 13, starting at the KSU Student Center Green.
The reason? Suicide is said to be the second leading cause of death of college-aged students. The College of Education, Health and Human Services is doing what it can to raise awareness and funds to support suicide prevention programs and research.
Families, friends and even well-behaved dogs are welcome. On-site registration and T-shirt pick-up is at 3 p.m. followed by a 4 p.m. introduction, and the walk at 4:10 p.m. Get involved, donate or register online (deadline is Friday) at http://campuswalks.org and search for Kent State University’s link.
Major thanks to Cathy Flaughers, who made good on an earlier promise to donate pantyhose to one of the programs that supply gowns and accessories to area girls who have to consider their family’s budget when making prom plans.
I had to convince Cathy to let me share what she did.
“Several months ago I called you in reference to donating pantyhose for a prom event. At the time you gave me several contact numbers which I tried, and not able to make that contact I just forgot. I am sending this to let you know that I did follow up and did respond to the folks from your last prom update and donated the stockings, probably 75 pair … The purpose of this email is I wanted to let you know I felt bad telling you I would do something and not following through as I had said I would.”
Seventy-five pairs — all brand new, several sizes and colors.
Wow! And thank you.
Jewell Cardwell can be reached at 330-996-3567 or email@example.com.