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Pinwheel Bouquets Provide a Splash of Color

Despite all the snow, students from the Pioneer School and adults from various day habilitation programs in the community made their rounds earlier this week, delivering pinwheel bouquets to over 100 of our community supporters.


Pictured: Students Quinton Miller and Seve Villarreal make a delivery to Pioneer Board Member Anna Villarreal-Jenkins with the help of Job Coach Brandi Barr.


Tonight’s Dance Postponed

Due to circumstances related to the weather, the dance that was scheduled for this evening must be postponed until a later date. We plan to announce the new date and location this coming Monday. Please call Patrick McFadden at 740-773-8044 with any questions or concerns.


Pioneer Close, Art Event Postponed

The art show exhibition, covered in today’s Gazette article, that was originally scheduled to take place this evening has been postponed until next Wednesday, 3/11, 7-9pm due to the weather. Pioneer schools and admin offices are closed today.


Chillicothe Mayor Helps Kick Off DD Awareness Month 2015

A group of preschool student’s from the Pioneer Center’s integrated classroom at the Ohio University-Chillicothe’s Early Childhood Center visited Chillicothe’s Mayor Jack Everson in honor of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The mayor presented the group with a proclamation officially recognizing March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and encouraging agencies, individuals, and organizations concerned with developmental disabilities (DD) to join in observation and support of our citizens.


Appearing from left to right: Cameron Jones, Anna Cenci, Jude Cenci, William Maravy, Mayor Jack Everson, Campbell Bowen, and Regina Gambill



Stargazey’s Equine Therapy Awarded Grant


Thank you to our partner Stargazey’s Equine Therapy! The good folks at Stargazey recently received a $2,400 grant from the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer fund to allow for 8 free pony activities from them in 2015. Students and adults will benefit from this grant at several events the Pioneer Center has planned this upcoming year to be held at the Pioneer School and at the Black Farm. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!