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And the award goes to…

Lawrence and Pearlia Kynard have been volunteers for nearly a decade. Together, they’ve traveled the country, responding to fires, floods, and tornadoes from California to Louisiana and back again. They also serve locally as members of the Lucas County Disaster Action Team. As Team Leaders, they mentor new volunteers and are always available to assist when disasters strike. They even help out with special events like our annual Oscar Night or anywhere else we need them.

Because of their efforts, we’re proud to announce the Kynards won Medical Mutual’s Exemplary Senior Volunteer of the Year Award in the Silver category. Congratulations!

We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. Sign up to be one today!


Red Carpet Round Up

Even with the threat of a looming snow storm, 700 tickets were sold and more than $146,000 was raised to make the 11th annual Oscar Night event the highest grossing ever!

Guests arrived to Oscar Night in style with a red carpet to welcome them into the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Toledo News Now’s Jerry Anderson and former anchor Chrys Peterson greeted guests with interviews and open arms!


The entertainment was off the charts with Randy and the Reefsharks rockin’ it on the main stage and Johnny Rodriguez crooning sweet tunes in this year’s newly added pub room! Craft beer was donated by Heidelberg Distributing Company, and guests had the opportunity to purchase tickets to sample up to eight different varieties.

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More than 30 local restaurants generously provided delicacies to the crowd: Beirut, Burger Bar 419, Byblos, Cherry Lane Cakes, Ciao! Ristorante, Deets BBQ, Final Cut Hollywood Casino Toledo, Georgio’s Cafe International, Heidelberg Distributing Company, Java Sensations, Jed’s Holland-Sylvania, Jimmy Johns, Joseph’s Beverage Center, Karyn’s Cookies, Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, La Scola Italian Grill, Mulvaney’s Bunker, The Mancy’s Restaurant Group, Nick and Jimmy’s Bar & Grill, Poco Piatti, Premier Catering, Rachel Michael’s Gourmet Popcorn, The Real Seafood Co. of Toledo, Registry Bistro, Revolution Grille, Rosie’s Italian Grille, Super Suppers, TJ’s Cookout & Catering, Two Seasoned Chicks, and Zia’s.


Guests also had the opportunity to vie for a variety of auction items donated by local businesses including a pair of ruby and diamond earrings from Harold Jaffe Jewelers.


We want to thank everyone who this glamorous evening. It wouldn’t be possible without all of your combined efforts. Check out the rest of the photos on Facebook.

We definitely look forward to seeing you at the next Oscar Night!

Glitz Glamour and Stardom


If you haven’t started working on your glamour shot posing, now would be a good time to start! We are just about a week away from American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio’s 11th Annual Oscar Night on Sunday, March 2 at the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

smaller_clapperImagine arriving to this black-tie event in style with a luxury limo – provided by Black & White Transportation – escorting you from the parking lot to the red carpet. As you enter, you’re surrounded by screaming fans and greeted by Chrys Peterson and Jerry Anderson! Thirty of the area’s finest restaurants are offering up delicious food to satisfy your appetite. And, new this year is our exciting pub room featuring craft beer tastings from Atwater, Deschutes, Great Lakes, and New Belgium! Feel like dancing? Sway to the sounds of Randy & The Reefers and Johnny Rodriguez. There really is something for everyone at this event.

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased on the web or by calling 419-329-2573. Don’t miss this special night and your opportunity to support the programs and services of your local Red Cross!

Stayin Alive

Trade in your polyester suit and platform shoes for a black tie or dress and get ready for a supa’ fly evening!

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We invite you to bring your spirit of sideburns and afros to the Findlay Inn & Conference Center on February 22, 2014 for American Red Cross of Hancock County’s Oscar Night Fever.

A hip, groovy autographed soundtrack.

A hip, groovy autographed soundtrack.

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother you’ll have a good time. We’ll have silent and live auctions for groovy items like this Saturday Night Fever soundtrack signed by John Travolta and the Bee Gees! Can you dig it?

In the mean time, you and other cool cats can chill out or get funky to some quality music or dine on some upscale food from Findlay’s top chefs.


diamondYou’ll be treated like a star from the moment you walk on the red carpet and we can’t wait to groove all night with everyone. You’ll also have a chance to win a Journey Diamond Necklace, worth $3,000, courtesy of Michael Eller Jewelers.

Tickets are selling quickly so we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible so you don’t miss out on this opportunity to share the spotlight with your fellow guests. Be sure to visit our Hancock/Seneca/Wyandot Facebook page to keep up on information.

Road to Oscar Night 2014

Pre-Oscar Party-14If you weren’t at Hollywood Casino Toledo on January 16, you sure missed out on a good time! The Oscar Night Preview Party was a success and really set the tone for the upcoming Oscar Night taking place on March 2, 2014.

Live music was provided by the Scott Potter Quartet throughout the evening while guests feasted on delicious fruits, sandwiches, and other snacks courtesy of Hollywood Casino Toledo. And it just wouldn’t be a trip to the casino if someone didn’t walk away a winner! Certificates to Final Cut Steakhouse were presented to Mike Cassidy, Bianca Daniels, Kevin Kwiatkowski, Robert Shiekh, and Jackie Lee Woods.

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Also, a big congratulations to Gladys Oforiatta for winning two free Oscar Night Tickets!

Now that the preview is over, the road to Oscar Night is officially underway with all eyes on the Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Make sure to buy your tickets now before it’s too late!

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Check out the rest of the photos on our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing everyone and rolling out the red carpet for you!