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Long-term Belmont County resident Mary Lee Powell generously donated $15,000 to replace the gymnasium floor at the New Horizons Campus of The Village Network in Bethesda, Ohio. To celebrate Powell and her donation, The Village Network will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. During the ribbon cutting, a child will share his testimony about what the new gym floor means to him. Everyone will also have the opportunity to partake in a tour of the Bethesda campus, led by The Village Network youth, and receive a free boxed lunch from Riesbeck’s.

WHO: New Horizons Campus of The Village Network

WHAT: Ribbon Cutting and Open House Event

WHERE: 40060 National Rd. Bethesda, OH 43719

WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHY: To celebrate the generosity of Mary Lee Powell and the opening of the newly remodeled gym.

Employees of The Village Network will be available for interviews both before and after the ribbon cutting. Mark Ingles, southeast regional director at The Village Network, will introduce media to the youth speaker and any other children interested in talking to the media about the event. We ask that all media approach an employee of The Village Network prior to interviewing a child. Media are not permitted to use any part of the child’s name nor show the child’s face on camera or in pictures. This is for the child’s safety and confidentiality.

For more information, or for news organizations interested in covering this event, contact Mark Ingles, southeast regional director at The Village Network at (740) 238-2592 or


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