The Coshocton County Beacon January 10, 2018 - Page 7

THE BEACON 7 JANUARY 10, 2018 Fatherhood initiative raising funds for new resource center By Josie Sellers COSHOCTON – Th e Coshocton County Fatherhood Initia- tive is hoping to have the lease in hand by the end of this month for its new resource center. “We had one at Head Start and were working in collab- oration with them because we were both applying for the same grant,” said William Johnson, co-chair of the fatherhood initiative. “In return for the space we off ered services to their fathers and if they had a program we were there.” Th ey used the resource center to off er workshops to dads, host fun events like movie nights, and also had computers that could be used for job searches and pro- vided resume help by partnering with Ohio Means Jobs Coshocton County. Children could enjoy the space with their dads or dads could come in and chat about parent- ing issues or getting helpful information on topics like custody and visitation. “When Head Start closed down its facility in (Pleasant) Valley and moved everyone up to the hill top location they needed the space back, ” Johnson said. “We’ve been without a real home since then and have been storing our equipment, like the griddles for our breakfasts with dads, at Th e Salvation Army. Th e (new) site we are in negations for is just the right size and we have people that are going to work with us on cleaning and painting. We just need to get the lease locked down.” In the meantime, the fatherhood initiative has been holding fundraisers, including selling lunches prepared at the Coshocton County Career Center by Mike Cichon and his culinary arts students, to help cover rent for the new location and continue to hosts programs such as the annual pool party for families. “We are looking forward to having our own space and a place to also have our monthly meetings,” John- son said. “We have a heavy metal group planning a fundraiser for us, our lunches and some other ideas in the frying pan to help us with the rest. We don’t have a steady income, but we are always looking for grants and other things of that nature. Hopefully by the end of Feb- ruary we will have the resource center open and going well before spring.” Anyone interested in more information on the Co- shocton County Fatherhood Initiative can contact Johnson at 740-622-6208. 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Th e Ohio State University at Newark off ers an academ- ic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportuni- ties prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected. Contributed | Beacon Proud to serve the people of Coshocton and surrounding communities since 1896! NOW IN STOCK! BUGGY PROPANE HEATERS! ROY RABER FAMILY DBA 2 ½ miles S.W. of New Bedford on TR 220 50940 Twp. Rd. 220, Baltic NEW R WINTE S HOUR 740-610-8586 Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm Saturday 7:30am - 4:00pm and my stepmom, Dallas Parr, donated books to put in the library and helped me cover some of the materials cost.” Lonsinger is a graduate of the River View School Dis- trict and is currently attending Central Ohio Technical College where he is majoring in electrical engineering technology. Contributed | Beacon BANKRUPTCY Th e idea for an outdoor library came from the Little Free Library by the pavilion in Warsaw. After visiting, Lonsinger discovered there were thousands of outdoor libraries across the country. After fi nding a set of instructions, Lonsinger set about build- ing his outdoor library with slight improvements to make it more water-proof. “Th e library serves as a basic book exchange where people can take a book, or several, for as long as they like, and leave any books that they are fi nished with or have no use for,” said Lonsinger. “We’ve also been putting other miscellaneous items in the library such as bookmarks, pencils, coloring books, and music CDs.” Lonsinger began his senior project in August of 2016 and completed it in May 2017. Th e library was mount- ed to the front of Tiverton Township Grange later that summer. “My mentor, Luke Shetler, spent approximately 50 hours with me to help build the library,” said Lonsinger. “My dad, Rick Lonsinger, helped me mount the library, TIVERTON – Th ere is now a free outdoor library in Ti- verton Township thanks to Andrew Lonsinger’s senior project. “Reading is one of my favorite pastimes,” he said. “A large part of the community in my area doesn’t have any access to libraries or books, as many are either Amish and don’t own a motor vehicle or are elderly and don’t leave home often. Th e Coshocton Bookmobile makes several stops and sees many patrons in the area, but it only visits once a month. When trying to think of a way to give back to the community, I decided that building a Little Free Library would make for good woodworking practice as well as help share my love of books with the community.” Th e instructions for Lonsinger’s senior project were fairly open-ended but required that the project either benefi t the community or serve as a self-development project and that the student spend a minimum of 50 hours with a mentor on the project and 20 hours prepar- ing a presentation of their project to a board of judges. Mitchell Marczewski • Personal & Small Business • Call for Free Publication “The 10 Most Common Questions about Bankruptcy” • Stop Creditor Harassment, Repossession, Garnishment and Sheriff Sales • Save Your Home and Car • Emergency Filing Available We are a debt relief agency and help people file bankruptcy under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Marczewski Law Offices 1020 Maple Ave., Zanesville (next to Dr. Adornetto) 740-453-8900 |