Commission names award winners


By Kimberly Gasuras - [email protected]



The Galion Area Chamber of Commerce awards breakfast may be a week away but the Galion Area Betterment Commission has already named the winners of two awards the commission hands out each year.

“Sarah Capretta is our citizen of the year award recipient this year for her hard work in organizing the Pickle Run,” said president of the commission David Halsey during a meeting of the commission on Monday.

Halsey also said that the Galion Ministerial Association will be receiving the award for organization of the year.

“We received very few nominations this year and need to get the word out better in the future,” Halsey said.

The awards banquet will be held at 7:30 a.m. on May 10 at the Polk Township hall.

During the meeting, Gary Frankhouse of the Crawford County Partnership for Education and Economic Development said that a program based on Cincinnati Works is being piloted in Crawford County.

“There are six or seven people who have gone through the process at Hord Family Farms,” Frankhouse said.

Frankhouse said the program is designed to assist people in eliminating barriers to employment such as child care and that the program is being led by former county auditor Robin Hildebrand.

Jim Grubbs, superintendent of Galion City Schools, said an Internet safety presentation is set for 7 p.m. on May 17 and he encourages all parents and guardians of studnts to attend and learn the dangers that could be lurking online for area children.

The commission will take a hiatus during the summer and will meet again at noon on Sept. 12 at the Galion Community Hospital cafeteria.

By Kimberly Gasuras

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