Strike Out Homlessness Oct. 7 at Highland Lanes


The Highland County Homeless Shelter would like to invite the community to the sixth annual Strike Out Homelessness 7 fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Highland Lanes from noon to 4 p.m. (please RSVP).

The cost is $50 per lane for two hours (shoes included). This is great family fun for less than $9 a bowler, and a pizza special will be offered: $9 for a large, one-item pizza and a pitcher of pop. If you are unavailable to bowl, lane sponsors are still needed. There will also be a silent auction, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.

You can also stop by for a chance to win some great raffle prizes such as tickets to COSI, Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Arts Museum, Hollywood Casino, and a chance to win items from many local sponsors: Amatha Farrens, State Farm Insurance; Walmart; Kmart; Blossoms N’ Buds; Tux & Tan;, and Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio.

All donations will benefit the Highland County Homeless Shelter and the many programs offered to its clients.

“Community support is imperative to the success of the shelter and to assist those in need within our community,” Highland County Homeless Shelter Executive Director Greg Hawkins said in a news release. “Homelessness continues to be a social issue in Highland County. From Jan. 1, 2016 to Oct. 11, 2017, the Highland County Homeless Shelter has assisted 252 men, women and children with your support.

“Each year our organization assists homeless individuals within our community and donations help sustain our organization and benefit the community which we serve. The Highland County Homeless Shelter is open 365 days a year. We can offer assistance and support for up to 28 men, women and children for a maximum of 90 days. We provide beds, food and shelter, along with access to essential programs and services that enable homeless individuals to rebuild their confidence and their lives. We are happy to serve Highland County and surrounding areas, and we are proud to serve those less fortunate. There is HOPE. In order to meet our mission and provide services within our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support.

“Thank you for supporting the Highland County Homeless Shelter for the past 13 years.

You can follow the homeless shelter on Facebook or visit its newly relaunched website at, designed by John House of Little House of Design.

Submitted by Greg Hawkins, executive director, Highland County Homeless Shelter.

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