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Community Involvement - November & December


Wreaths Across America

In November, CES partnered with the Lucy Knox Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and ROTC class at Knox County Career Center to raise funds for Wreaths Across America.  Each December, Wreaths Across America honors and remembers veterans by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery as well as 1,100 additional locations across the country.

Eydie Glasstetter, the Vice President of Human Resources at CES, developed this partnership.

“Having the privilege to partner with other groups to achieve a common goal is an excellent  example of community service.  At CES the question is never, ‘Can we help?’ and is always, ‘HOW can we help?’”

To raise funds for wreaths at the Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, CES hosted a two-day bake sale at our Yauger and Chestnut locations.  CES also had donation jars in the lobbies of these locations.

Thanks to our member, CES was able to present $1,000 to Master Sergeant and JROTC instructor Craig Cox and Pat Barnes, a member of the Lucy Knox Chapter of DAR for Wreaths Across America which provided 60 wreaths for veterans.

Holiday Food Baskets

This past holiday season, CES hosted a stuffing drive at both our Yauger Road and Chestnut Street locations.  Our goal was to collect 200 boxes of stuffing between both locations.  Thanks to our members’ generosity, CES was able to collect over 270 boxes.  Joy Harris, Executive Director at Interchurch of Mount Vernon said,

“The stuffing is my favorite part of the Christmas dinner.  With support from the CES family, we  were able to share this savory dish with nearly 200 families!”

CES also partnered with the Kokosing River Chapter of the NWFT to donate 100 turkeys that were placed in holiday food baskets for Interchurch of Danville.  Sue Wadian, Executive Director at Interchurch of Danville said,

“The turkeys were wonderful and we had so much fun at the distribution with the help of the  CES staff and NWTF.”

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