Blaine Bridge Community Preservation Project  



RE: Blaine Bridge Community Preservation Project
CONTACT: Sue Douglass     
Jan. 10, 2005


the Blaine Bridge Community Preservation Project will resume their monthly meetings at the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, Blaine Ohio.  The meeting will begin at 7 pm and is open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

This meeting will focus on the membership drive which began in November.  A yearlong membership is available for $10 per person and can be purchased at the meeting, by contacting any member, or by writing to Blaine Bridge Project,
PO Box 95, Blaine, and OH43909.

All renewing and new members this year will receive a unique membership pin. The oval blue and gray metal pin was produced by Kathy Eschelman of using the original registered artwork in the group’s logo.  The drawings were done by Mary Griffith and have appeared on all of the group’s official business and products.

“We are very happy to have this official pin for our members to wear’, said Sue Douglass, chief officer. “  It gives each person a unique way to show support and to encourage discussion of the project.  We continue to get our energy and strength from the wonderfully generous people who choose to become members.  They now can show their participation by wearing the pin proudly and often’”.

Other business at the meeting will involve reports about future project development, and news about the progress of the repairs to the 1828
Blaine Bridge.  Significant work has been done to stabilize the structure.  Bob Dermer of Sheldon Gant, and Brett Walters of the Ohio Department of Transportation are expected to be at the meeting. They are in charge of the work being done and will be discussing the construction details.

In November, the group sponsored a free public supper to the community which was well-received. It featured the special spaghetti sauce of Jim Kacsmar, with the help of Loretta Gasperini, Bonnie Rinkes, and Elaine Jewell.  Bread was provided by Mattozzi Bakery of Bellaire.  Peg Baker coordinated the desserts which featured cakes made by project and church members.  Rinkes led the contribution of the
Pleasant Valley Church congregation, including the help of the Reverends Don and Karen Upson.  “We were able to be the community family we work to be”, said Douglass.  We are very grateful to all those who helped and attended the dinner, showing the true spirit of the bridge-building in this community”.  
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