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[December 09, 2013]

Girls Incorporated to host open house [Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.]

(Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, KY) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dec. 09--Girls Incorporated of Owensboro-Daviess County will hold an open house Dec. 17-18 to celebrate it being named the Southern Region Affiliate of the Year for the 17th time in 21 years.

The award was announced at the Girls Incorporated Conference Nov. 8-9 in Huntsville, Ala.

The open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Owensboro Christian Church and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at its Rolling Heights Campus.

The award goes to the affiliate with the highest overall points in several topic areas that are judged by people in the youth development field and business people.

The topic areas include use of Girls Incorporated nationally research-based curriculum, number and quality of locally developed programs, staff development and training, board development, advocacy efforts and provisions of the Girls Incorporated experience.

Other award winners were Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline as the Corporate and Private Organizational Volunteer Award, Owensboro Christian Church as the Hazel Eubanks Expansion Award and Judy Adams as Southern Region Advocacy Program Volunteer Award.

"These honors only mean something when we can share them with the great community we live in," said Tish Correa-Osborne, CEO of the local affiliate. "We strive to have an organization our girls, families, staff and community can be proud to be a part of. Most important is that our outcomes with the girls are good." Southern Star was recognized as its employees serve Girls Incorporated in a variety of ways, such as hosting Onsite Information Technology days. Southern Star also gave in-kind donations of computers and equipment that saved the affiliate money.

Owensboro Christian Church opened its doors to Girls Incorporated programming after its previous host First Christian Church burned down. Programming continued seamlessly, Correa-Osborne said.

Judy Adams was recognized for creating learning opportunities for the girls and by recruiting partners in social issues and advocacy.

Rich Suwanski, 691-7315, or ___ (c)2013 the Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Ky.) Visit the Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Ky.) at Distributed by MCT Information Services

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