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We love being a part of the Mid-Ohio Valley and we love giving back to our community. Last year we encouraged our team members to get out in the community and give back. In 2018 we volunteered for several events and raised money for a lot of great causes. Some of the events we volunteered for included the Relay for Life of Wood County, our annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner, and the Artsbridge Merchants and Artists Walk. In addition to these events, we also raised money for the Humane Society of Wood County and Operation Transportation. In addition to those great causes, we had the pleasure of participating in events hosted by the City of Parkersburg, DowntownPKB, and the National Guard. It was a great year for our outreach efforts, and we want to recognize the team members who volunteered the most in 2018.
Bobbie Sheppard: Community Spirit Award Winner. Bobbie took charge at several events in 2018. She was always one of the first to volunteer and she encouraged her fellow team members to step up too. Bobbie even stayed up all night during the 2018 Relay for Life of Wood County. Due to her continuous volunteer efforts, Bobbie was named our 2018 Community Spirit Award Winner.
Bobbie is a Case Manager in our VA Department. This is the 2nd consecutive year in which she has won the Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law Community Spirit Award.
Jolene Reeder was one of our top volunteers in 2018. She participated in the 2nd most events and she was always quick to volunteer. Jolene was instrumental in our 2018 Penny Wars campaign which raised thousands of dollars for the Relay for Life of Wood County. Jolene also stayed up all night during the Relay for Life.
Jolene is a Hearing Clerk in our VA Department. She won the Community Spirit Award in 2017 along with Bobbie.
In her first year at the firm, Mary-Michael McClung made a big splash. She quickly volunteered for events like the Easter Parade, the Relay for Life, and our Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner. Mary-Michael also co-led a fund and supply drive for the Humane Society of Wood County. She helped raised thousands of dollars for this cause. Mary-Michael also organized a clothing drive for Dress for Success of the River Cities in Huntington, WV.
Mary-Michael is our Human Resources and Culture Manager.
Kayla McCoy loves giving back to her community. In 2018 Kayla volunteered for the Humane Society Fundraiser, The Relay for Life and our annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner. Kayla sometimes brings her twin girls to help us too.
Kayla is a Case Manager in our Social Security Department.
Jenny Fry just celebrated her 8th year with our firm. Jenny is quick to volunteer for our events because they often center around two things she is passionate about; Veterans and animals. Jenny co-led our fundraising and supply drive for the Humane Society of Wood County. She also participated in Penny Wars and she braved the cold to take part in the Parkersburg Veterans Day Parade.
Jenny Fry is a part of our accounting team.
Jaime Caverly can often be found volunteering for our community outreach events. She especially enjoys the parades. Jaime even brings her family to participate. Jamie was also a part of our annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner and the Relay for Life of Wood County.
Jamie is a Case Management Support Specialist for our VA Department.
Though Hannah Ross has been with our firm for less than a year, she quickly rose to the top of our employee volunteers. Hannah participated in the Parkersburg Homecoming Parade, our Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner, and the Parkersburg Veterans Day Parade.
Hannah is a Case Management Support Specialist for our VA Department.
Eric Hillyard has been with us for just over seven years. He has constantly been involved in our Community Outreach events. This year one of Eric’s highlights was when he played the keyboard for the Artsbridge Merchant’s and Artists Walk. He put a modern spin on the evening by playing a lot of today’s pop hits and even playing our jingle for the crowd.
Eric is our Accounting Manager and our Project Manager.
Elizabeth Dues is one of the people you’ll always see at our Community Outreach Events. Elizabeth travels to all of our outlying offices, so her community involvement goes beyond the Mid-Ohio Valley. However, one of her highlights involved the Trunk-Or-Treat hosted by DowntownPKB. This event was cold and rainy, but Elizabeth didn’t complain and she represented our firm as well as always.
Elizabeth is our Outlying Office Manager and the Operations Manager of our VA Department.
Devon has been with our firm for just over two years, and it’s hard to recall an occasion during that time he hasn’t participated in. Devon is usually one of the first to sign up for an effort like a parade or a dinner. Devon’s outgoing personality and warm spirit are always a highlight of our events.
Devon is a Case Manager for our VA Department.
Missy has been with our firm for over 8 years, and she is always jumping in to help with our community outreach efforts. Missy even recruits members of her family to help. In 2018, Missy was involved in many projects including our Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner and the Parkersburg Homecoming Parade.
Missy is our Social Security Operations Manager.
Since 1994, we’ve been proud to call the Mid-Ohio Valley home. Our firm has always enjoyed participating in events that give back to our community. Since 2011 our Walk4Vets Foundation has raised more than $65,000 for local Veterans charities. While 2018 was a great year, 2019 promises to be even better. We have a lot of fun stuff on the calendar, including our inaugural Freedom Fun Run 5K on June 29th. More details about that event will be announced later.
Thanks for allowing us to be a part of this community, and we can’t wait to see you in 2019.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law