Each year, the community-boosting nonprofit Celebrate Portage! hosts an awards dinner to celebrate individuals and organization that work to improve Portage County.
The organization’s eighth annual awards dinner was on Sept. 22 at the NEW Center at NEOMED. You can find more details about the event and read the full citations for each of this year’s nominees on the Celebrate Portage! website.
Here are this year’s nominees:
Edie Benner, Melanie Dundon, Jerimiah Greathouse, Jordan F Michael, and Pastor Dennis J. Richey
Hope Town Recovery Housing, Mila’s Hope and Rowyn’s Dreams Playground, and the Main Street Mile in Ravenna
Kent State University Habitat for Humanity Chapter, Open Arms Adoption, and The Portager
Buckeye Quality Meats and Moffett
Celebrating Families at Children’s Advantage, CIT Coordinator & Mental Health Outreach; Food For Life Market at University Hospitals, and Mothers in Recovery Support Group at Townhall
Girl Scout Take Action Project; Mission: Hope & Housing with Cameron Lantz and Brandon Melin; Streetsboro Community Garden with Robb Kidd’s Sociology Class.
This article originally appeared in The Portager.