Sixth Annual ForeverDads Tribute to Fatherhood to be held Thursday, March 9 at North Terrace Church of Christ

Five local fathers to be honored during annual fundraising event

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ZANESVILLE, OH – ForeverDads, a regional non-profit that provides programming and resources to fathers and families, is hosting its annual fundraising celebration. The event celebrates the Legacy of Fatherhood, honoring Robert Bumpus, Carroll Fink, James Gaiters, Michael Lutz and Hugh Maxwell, for their devotion to being a dad and commitment to their community.

Advanced general reserved seating at the event is $35, which includes dinner. Limited table sponsorships are also available.

Burl Lemon, Executive Director of ForeverDads is enthusiastic about the event, in ...

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2017 Honoree Spotlight: Robert Bumpus

Robert “Bump” Bumpus is the son of Carl and Hattie Dugan Bumpus. He is past president of the Frazeysburg Lions Club, where he earned their highest award, the Melvin Jones award for his work in starting the Little League in Frazeysburg. He then coached baseball and intermediate basketball at Frazeysburg School for several years. He was on the committee to build the little League Ball Park for boys and girls and one football field.

Bob married Joanne in 1953 and they have three children, Bonnie Taylor, Bobbi(Jim) Lepi, and Brad (Kim) Bumpus, six grandsons, one granddaughter and one great ...

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2017 Honoree Spotlight: Carroll Fink

Carroll Fink was born September 2, 1946 in Zanesville. He has three brothers Gerald, Gale (Deceased), and David. He married Brenda in 1966 and they recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. They have three children: Troy, Tashia and Trent. Carroll has six grandchildren who are his world: Clair, Lydia, Case, Coen, Cannon and Olivia.

Carroll joined his brother Gale full time at the car dealership in 1964. Along with building a successful dealership, he had an exciting drag racing career where he won ten national championships. In 1987 Skyway Park was purchased and In 1992 Fink’s Harley-Davidson got underway ...

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2017 Honoree Spotlight: James Gaiters

Bishop James Gaiters, Sr., attended Aenon Bible College and received the call to ministry in 1965. He then returned to his hometown of Zanesville to assume oversight of a small church where he served as pastor for nearly 21 years.

In 1975, a new building was constructed to house the growing congregation, and the church was renamed “Greater Apostolic Church of Christ”. He also participated in community ministerial associations and served on various civic boards, including the Zanesville Civic League, Muskingum County Head Start, and Muskingum Area Technical College Black Student Advisory Committee.

Pastor Gaiters led his church in regular ...

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2017 Honoree Spotlight: Hugh Maxwell

Hugh Maxwell was born in Zanesville, Ohio to Denny and Margie Maxwell in 1954. He graduated from Rosecrans High School in 1972. While still in high school, he began his career with the U. S. Postal Service, a career that spanned 40 years and included assignments in Zanesville, New Lexington, McConnelsville, and New Concord Post Offices, retiring in 2010.

He married Susan Carpenter in 1975 and they have two sons and two daughters. He has 13 grandchildren, all who affectionately call him “Pop” and for whom he often babysits since he has retired.

Hugh attended Ohio University Zanesville and is ...

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2017 Honoree Spotlight: Mike Lutz

Mike Lutz was born January 24, 1946. He joined the Muskingum County Sheriff’s office in February of 1978. He married Polly on April 22, 1967. His son Matt was born on September 7, 1968. Matt married Sandy in 1993. Mike has two grandchildren, Abby 22 and Trey 16 and also several nieces and nephews. Mike was a volunteer firefighter for Harrison Township and EMS member. Mike was an avid car person. He followed Nascar, and Dale Earnhardt was his favorite. He enjoyed stock car racing and rebuilding old cars and trucks. Mike loved his motorcycle trips with the guys ...

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Sixth Annual ForeverDads Tribute to Fatherhood to be held Thursday, March 9 at North Terrace Church of Christ

Save the date! March 9, 2017 at 6pm
North Terrace Church of Christ
More info coming soon.

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Ohio Supreme Court presents "Planning for Parenting Time"

The Ohio Supreme Court has provided a new resource for parents living apart with the goal of easing the complexities of scheduling time with each parent. Below is an excerpt from the introduction, from Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor:

One of the most difficult issues parents living apart face is determining suitable parenting time schedules that strengthen and nurture the parent-child relationship. It is with great pleasure that I present a new resource, Planning for Parenting Time – Ohio’s Guide for Parents Living Apart, written to encourage the creation of sensible parenting time schedules. This Ohio-specific resource offers an ...

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ForeverDads welcomes new GOLD sponsor for Tribute to Fatherhood event

ForeverDads is pleased to announce our newest Gold Sponsor, Zane State College.

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Fifth Annual ForeverDads Tribute to Fatherhood to be held Thursday, March 10 at North Terrace Church of Christ

Five local fathers to be honored during annual fundraising event

ForeverDads, a regional non-profit that provides programming and resources to fathers and families, is hosting its annual fundraising celebration. The event celebrates the Legacy of Fatherhood, honoring Don McKendry, Bill Straker, John Montgomery, Phil Newman, and Jack Downing for their devotion to being a dad and commitment to their community.

Susan McDonald is excited for her father, John Montgomery, to be honored posthumously. "The Tribute to Fatherhood is a priceless event, motivating attendees to be even better members of our community and encouraging us that there is good in this ...

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