Thank You to Everyone that Helped Us Celebrate APJN’s 30th Anniversary!

State Representative, Debbie Phillips, was the keynote speaker; the 5th Annual Art Gish Peacemaking Award went to Christine Hughes for her work to organize a grassroots movement against fracking & fracking waste; and Becca Lachman, the latest recipient of the Art Gish Peacemaking Fund, told us about her plans to run an OU class on peace and war poetry. Rusty Smith and friends played wonderful live music and Frank Norton and Lynette Pillay cooked up some amazing Indian food. Nancy Mingus and Lea Chiki made desert and Casa Nueva and APJN Board Members made appetizers. Volunteers included: David Kurz, Grace Morgan, Lea Chiki & Marcia Goldstein.

The event was sponsored by: The Athens News, Christine Gibbs, Dick McGinn, Elizabeth & Gene Westenbarger, The First Presbyterian Church of Athens,  Francine Childs, Hocking Valley Bank, James S. Karageorge, Jeffrey Chaddock’s Ameriprise Group, KleinPenny Rentals and Lea Chiki.

Businesses and individuals that donated to the event and to the silent auction:

Anne Lampela
Athena Cinema
Athena Grand
Athens Medical Massage
Avalanche Pizza
Beads & Things
Bob & Linda Maher
Caty Crabb, Wildfire Herbs
C&E True Value Hardware
Conrath Family Dental Care
Cool and Collected
Cool Digs Rock Shop
Copy Catz
Crissa Cummings
Danny Reese/Sundown Garage
Dr. Quinn, Foster, & Associates
Duane Jager
Erin Nash Massage
Elizabeth Westenbarger
Green Edge Gardens
The Farmacy
The First Christian Church
Friendly Paws
Holy Guacamole Buggy
Huddle Tire
Import House
Jan Griesinger
Jannette Ammon, Lmt Massage
Jennifer Kelly
John & Suzanne Howell
John Kotowski
Larry’s Dawg House
Lea Chiki
Mamerto Tindongan
Marshall Brudno
Mary Morgan
Mary Skywalker
Master Gardeners
Melissa Wales & Greg Kessler
Minuteman Press
Ms. Accounting & Taxes
Nicole Conrath, Family Dental Care
O’Betty’s Red Hots!
Passion Works
Paul Wiehl
Premiere Video
Purple Chopstix
Random House
Rod Nippert, Sunflower Glass
Salaam Restaurant
Seaman’s Grocery Store
Sue Zano
Third Sun Solar
Tom Ripple
The Village Bakery & Café
Village Productions
White’s Mill Nursery
The Wild Honey Bees
Zoe’s Fine Dining

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