Aschliman earns foundation award
The Clintonville Area Foundation honored Sue Aschliman for the Community Hero Award during its fundraiser “A Night in Tuscany” at Marion Body Works in Marion.
There were presentations from past award winners with a live auction conducted by Auctioneer Joe O’Connor of O’Connor Realty Group. The main event of the evening was the presentation of the Community Hero Award by the founder of the award, Dan Olk.
“The Foundation gives those of us who cannot live in Clintonville a chance to give back to the hometown that has been home to our families and that provided a stable setting for us to learn about life’s guiding principles during our formative years,” Olk said during his speech.
“Why the name Community Heroes? Because the award recipients maintain our community spirit and remind us of what it means to be human beings. Sometimes a brave individual is needed to be that first somebody who steps up at critical moments and volunteers their time to solve a community problem. Heroes don’t need to be dashing or warriors. They can instead be your next door neighbor, the local shopkeeper – somebody who thinks of others before thinking of themselves.”
This year’s award went to Sue Aschliman for the work she has done for several organizations and causes since moving to Clintonville in 1998. She owns B&H Footwear and B&H Fashionwear, which she took over when her mom and dad, Bea and Howard Waldschmidt, retired. She has owned the business for 16 years.
Aschliman was presented a check for $2,000, which she is entitled to select area non-profit groups to give the money to. Last year, the $2,000 was split five ways with each group receiving $400.
The event featured Papa Frank’s Wood Fired Pizza’s truck that boasted a real imported wood fired brick pizza oven on board that cooks a pizza in 90 seconds.
The Foundation’s fundraiser was well-attended with reservations for 120 people received.