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INSIDE B1 The 18th annual Oak Hills Craft Show lured Christmas shoppers and others looking for unusual and handcrafted items to the high school. Collection time In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s Delhi Press. Your carrier retains half of this amount as payment for his Ashe or her work. If you wish to add a tip to reward the carrier’s good service, both the carrier and The Community Press appreciate your generosity. This month we’re featuring Kelton Ashe, a seventh-grader at St. Antoninus School. Ashe enjoys playing basketball and soccer, and running track. If you have questions about delivery, or if your child is interested in becoming part of our junior carrier program, please call 853-6263 or 853-6277, or e-mail circulation manager Sharon Schachleiter at Hill holiday The seventh annual Holiday on the Hill celebration will take place throughout the neighborhood Friday, Dec. 2, and through Sunday, Dec. 4. See story, A3 Fashion show Mother of Mercy High School had its Mother and Daughter Fashion Show at the Western Hills Country Club in support of the school’s annual auction, “Hooray for Mercywood,” and more specifically, for bolstering tuition assistance at the school. See story, A5 D ELHI PRESS Your Community Press newspaper serving Delhi Township and Sayler Park 50¢ WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 BECAUSE COMMUNITY MATTERS St. Al’s students help Price Hill pantry By Heidi Fallon St. Aloysius on the Ohio students don’t mind detouring their way to the second floor. They helped make the detour possible. Again this year, the school’s Student Council collected food for the Manna Outreach food pantry in Price Hill. Lining the stairs to the second floor were the results of that drive with all varieties of canned and boxed foods. “We do it to help others who need food so they can have a Thanksgiving feast,” said Nate Farwick, student council vice president. “Every student brought in five cans and if they brought in seven, they could have a day out of uniform.” Henry Knopf, president of the Manna pantry, said the nonprofit group is always grateful to the St. Aloysius on the Ohio eighth-graders Quintin Baldwin, left, and Nate Farwick start the job of boxing food students donated for a Price Hill Pantry. The two are president and vice president, respectively, of the school's student council. HEIDI FALLON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Sayler Park school. “For a little school, they give more than anybody every year. They are the most generous people in the world and I can’t praise them enough.” Knopf said the food is needed. “We’re seeing more and more people in need and we can use all the help we can get, especially at this time of year.” Karen Berndt, teacher and student council adviser, said students have been having the food collection since she can remember. “It’s a way for us to reach out to the community and help those in the area who are in need.” Eighth-grader Alexis Pessler said the school’s next project will for warm clothing. “We’ll be collecting coats, gloves, scarves and things like that,” Pessler said, “once we get back from Thanksgiving break.” Elder students, fathers lend hand to others By Kurt Backscheider Diana Penick said the Elder Spiritual Boosters help make the dreams of a Thanksgiving dinner come true for many Price Hill families in need. “This is a big deal for our families,” said Penick, who manages the food pantry at Holy Family Church. “It’s a blessing.” For the third straight year, a group of Elder High School freshmen and their fathers gathered in the school’s kitchen the day before Thanksgiving to make turkey dinners with all the fixings for area families. The students and their fathers are involved in the Elder Spiritual Boosters, an organization founded by Elder’s campus minister Roger Auer and Elder alumnus Tom Aug to bring fathers and sons together through volunteer projects which facilitate communication, spiritual discussion and growth while serving the community. Doug Jaeger, an Elder parent who helps organize the group’s annual Turkey Fry, said 11 father-son teams came together this year to Your online community Westwood resident Bob Conda and Elder High School freshman Will Neiheisel, also of Westwood, package turkeys while helping the Elder Spiritual Boosters prepare Thanksgiving dinners for Price Hill families in need. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Visit to find news, sports, photos, events and more from your community. You’ll find content from The Community Press, The Cincinnati Enquirer and your neighbors. While you’re there, check out Share, and submit stories and photos of your own. prepare Thanksgiving dinners for 35 families. He said the families who receive the dinners are referred to Elder by Penick and her volunteers at the Holy Family food pantry. “The families are genuinely appreciative. Last year a woman was crying while I was talking to her,” Jaeger said. “It’s really gratifying and humbling.” Penick said the pantry serves about 500 families each month, and the 35 who receive the turkey dinners this year are the families who need it the most. “If it weren’t for this, they would not have a Thanksgiving dinner.” Jaeger said Elder Spiritual Boosters is a great way for fathers and sons to bond while also helping out in the community. The group organizes a service project every month, he said. The annual Turkey Fry popular project, and he said fathers and sons are quick to sign up to take part in it. “Not only do they help with the cooking and the boxing of the meals, but they deliver them as well,” he said. Each box delivered to the families includes a deep-fried turkey, a pumpkin pie, a can of turkey gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, stuffing and bread sticks. Jaeger said Bridgetown Finer Meats donated the turkeys, J.T.M. Food Group donated the bread sticks, Wardway Fuels donated the propane for the deep friers and an Elder parent bought all the cooking oil. “This is just a great project,” Jaeger said. Elder freshman Joe Haverkos, a Bridgetown resident, said he signed up for the Turkey Fry because he thought it was a nice way to help others around the holidays. “It makes me feel good,” he said. “I think the families are going to be really grateful, and I’m happy they’ll have a Thanksgiving.” Contact The Press News .........................923-3111 Retail advertising ............768-8196 Classified advertising ........242-4000 Delivery ......................853-6263 See page A2 for additional information Vol. 48 No. 49 © 2011 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED For the Postmaster Published weekly every Wednesday Periodicals postage paid at Cincinnatil, OH 45247 USPS 00-879 Postmaster: Send address change to The Delhi Press 5556 Cheviot Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247 $30 for one year Elder High School Assistant Principal Pat Tucker takes a deep-fried turkey off a rack while helping the Elder Spiritual Boosters prepare Thanksgiving dinners for Price Hill families in need. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE Elder High School freshmen and their fathers involved with the Elder Spiritual Boosters work together preparing Thanksgiving meals for Price Hill families in need. KURT BACKSCHEIDER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS COMMUNITY PRESS


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