Mark your calendars, the 7th Annual Clifton Town Meeting Golf Outing will be at Avon Fields Golf Course on Saturday, August 24 with shotgun start at 2 p.m. Each year Clifton Town Meeting (CTM) chooses a partner for the golf outing with the partner receiving the majority of proceeds from the event. CTM is proud to announce Golf Outing partner The Little Sisters of the Poor who celebrate their 150th anniversary in Cincinnati this year! To date the outing has raised nearly $50,000 to support good causes in and around Clifton. Similar to last year families are invited afterward for dinner on the deck. Kids 12 and under eat for free! We had a great family turnout last year!

From the left: Sr. Mary Imelda, Sr. Jeanne, Sr. Mary John and Mother Mary Sylvia, Mother Superior.

I had the recent pleasure of meeting with Sister Mary Imelda to talk about The Little Sisters of The Poor and their service to elderly in our community. St. Paul’s Home (476 Riddle Road) is home to about 100 elderly residents 65 and over with health needs and of little means. The Little Sisters live with the residents at St. Paul’s, dedicating their lives to their care. In doing so they provide dignity and ultimately “lead them to their eternity in a peaceful way”. Each day some of the Sisters go out and collect food, supplies and personal care products for the residents in the facility. The in-kind and cash donations the Sisters collect provide substantial support for the care of the residents.

The Sisters recently had a whole facility back-up generator installed, which should come online in a few months. Soon they will need to replace their commercial dishwasher. The funds from the Golf Outing will be used to defray some of the food costs for the residents.

The Little Sisters of The Poor have upcoming events which are open to the public: Mother’s Day Weekend Bake Sale, and a Spaghetti Dinner on June 29.

You can find out more about the Little Sisters of the Poor through their website, or by contacting them at 513-281-8001.

— Eric Urbas