Local Doctor and 4-H Club Join to Support Geauga Hunger Task Force

Dr. Augustine and Mary Kellis presented a check to the Geauga Hunger Task Force for $18,251.39 at the Great Geauga County Fair on Friday, August 30th, at 2:30 p.m., at the Junior Fair Pavilion on the fairgrounds.

Dr. Augustine Kellis, wife Mary and twin daughters presented two checks ($9,125.70 each) to the
Geauga Hunger Task Force in memory or his mother and Mary’s mother. 
The girls have helped present the checks for the past few years.  Lisa Briggs, task force board member, accepted the checks.

For the fifth consecutive year, Dr. Kellis partnered with the Greener Fields 4-H Club to sponsor a 4-H food drive to benefit the Geauga Hunger Task Force.  Local businesses, 4-H Clubs, churches and libraries across the county participated by donating food and giving money. The proceeds will help those Geauga residents that use one of the seven local food pantries supported by the Geauga Hunger Task Force. The 4-H drive raised $18,251.39.  With the match, $36,502.78 will have been given to Geauga Hunger Task Force this year. This is an increase of $13,216.90 from last year’s drive.

Greener Fields 4-H Club, which led the drive.

About Greener Fields

Greener Fields 4-H Club was founded in 2010.  Members raise rabbit and poultry projects. While community service projects are a requirement for all 4-H participants, Greener Fields members take this to heart. Year after year, they strive to follow 4-H’s motto “to make the best better” by increasing the food drive’s reach. Their partnership with Dr. Augustine Kellis benefits seven food pantries supported by the Geauga Hunger Task Force.

About Kellis Eye & Laser Center

The mission of Kellis Eye & Laser Center is to ensure patients the best possible vision performance by providing the highest quality vision- and eye-health care possible. The Kellis Eye Center was founded in 1994 Dr. Augustine Kellis. Their main office is located in Chardon, Ohio.

Pictured In Cover Photo: From left to right, Dr. Augustine Kellis, wife Mary and twin daughters, Lisa Briggs, task force board member and Greener Fields 4-H Club member

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