Wednesday, November 23, 2016


Jane Carroll (IDP Committee chairman) and
Elizabeth Craycraft owner of The Ostrich and The Frog
Greenville, OH. – Greenville BPW Members and guests enjoyed an evening of learning how to express themselves by painting at their November 10th meeting held at the Brethren Retirement Community Private Dining Room. The program was hosted by IDP committee members Brenda Miller, Marilyn Emmons and Jane Carroll, Chair. Elizabeth Craycraft, owner and CEO of The Ostrich and Frog located in Covington, Ohio, told the story of her life’s journey and how the name of the business evolved around a poem written by a childhood friend who lost her battle to lymphoma at age 19. She also told of the accident which nearly took her life from which she recovered and how her childhood passion to paint became her calling. She provided each member a 6x6 canvas and then gave step by step instructions as they all painted a Christmas ornament. She sees beauty in each painting as each one was an expression of each individual. Many who attended had never attempted anything like this, but all turned out well.

Following the program, members made plans for the upcoming “Breakfast with Santa” which will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, December 3rd at the Greenville VFW. Also, the Super Raffle Drawing will be held at the December 8th BPW meeting. Tickets are still available by contacting Susan Shields at 548-2592 or email or Debbie Niekamp at 419-305-2178 or email Winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. Proceeds from both events go toward scholarships for Darke County young women.

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. Those interested in learning more about the Club can contact Membership Chair Deb Smith at 937/417-2434 or

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