Handbag Hullabaloo: Update

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(See updates on the upcoming Handbag Hullabaloo in our Litter Media YouTube video above)

The September 16th Handbag Hullabaloo at Chillicothe’s Christopher Conference Center is in it’s final planning stages for a night of fun, prizes and fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House of Central.

The in-person tickets have been sold out at 220 people, but there is still more room for the virtual tickets being sold. Currently there are 90 virtual participants signed up.

Caitlyn Wilcott, Director of Sponsorship & Events for Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, says this is one of four Handbag Hullabaloo events held in Ohio. Others are in Dublin, Powell and Crawford County. All four sites combines raise approximately $300,000 for Ronald McDonald House, with the Ross County event bringing in about $38,000, according to local organizer Jana Detty. They hope to raise $45,000 this year.

The Christopher Conference Center donates the banquet hall space for the event, which has a special tie-in for Christopher Conference Center Banquet Manager Jacki Merritt, whose son Levi was treated for cancer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, when he was younger. Jacki said her family was able to use the services of the Ronald McDonald House during his hospital stay.

(View our original story from the summer by clicking the video below)

Here is a link to the virtual Handbag Hullabaloo, CLICK HERE: then “Events” then “Upcoming Events”.

Governor And Area State Legisilators Meet With Fayette County Sheriff

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine along with two area state legislators met with Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth Wednesday.

State Representative Mark Johnson and State Senator Bob Peterson were also in attendance at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to discuss various matters involving law enforcement. Stanforth is also the President of the National Sheriff’s Association.

State Representative Johnson stated on his Facebook post- “Today I was honored to join up with Vernon Stanforth, the Fayette County Sheriff, who is also the President of the National Sheriff’s Association; Governor Mike DeWine and State Senator Bob Peterson to discuss the recently passed additional law enforcement funding initiatives in the state budget.  We had a long discussion of many ways we can further assist every Ohio law enforcement agency.  Sheriff Stanforth has a wealth of knowledge and offered up many ideas for us to follow up on.”

Senator Peterson echoed many of the same thoughts about their meeting in his social media- “I always appreciate the opportunity to support law enforcement! We had a great discussion today with Governor Mike DeWine, State Representative Mark Johnson and Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth to announce grant funding that was approved in the state budget for body cameras for law enforcement. I am also so very proud of Vernon as he currently serves a president of the National Sheriff’s Association.”