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Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

United Fund

NEW LONDON The United Fund drive is within $740 of the $10,000 the community needs to raise by Nov. 15, according to Cathy Carpenter, treasurer of the fund board.

Kent Sporting Goods will donate $5,000 to the fund if the balance reaches $10,000 by the deadline, bringing the fund total to its goal of $15,000.

Fifteen local and area agencies and organizations will benefit from this year's drive, which is spearheaded by the Rotary Club.

Donations can be made at National City Bank in the village or mailed to Box 43, New London, Ohio 44851.

IRN members meet at Elks

The Huron County Chapter of the International Referral Network met five times in October.

The member speakers were Rob Duncan of NFIB, Larry Engel of The Money Source and Kathy Hammersmith of Hill's Interiors. The fifth Wednesday was a Halloween celebration with costumes and Core Group demonstrations. Amy Price received the most votes for her "roaring 20s" outfit.

IRN encourages business people to "network" by referring people to other members and invites any business people to visit its meetings and join IRN.

IRN of Huron County meets at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Norwalk Elks Club on South Norwalk Road.

For further information call Lori Wagner at (419) 663-8711 or log onto www.irnlink.com.

Accountants work with kids

Several accountants from Payne, Nickles & Company's Norwalk and Sandusky offices participated Wednesday in the Ohio Society of CPA's seventh annual Accounting for Kids Day.

The firm participated with the 5th grade classes at Norwalk's Main Street School.

Accounting for Kids Day is designed to help teach Ohio's children about basic financial concepts and money management skills such as earnings, budgeting, saving and investing that can last a lifetime. The program uses a fast-paced interactive investment game based upon the stock market.

During the game, students "buy" stocks and watch their investments grow over a simulated 10-year period. The activities are capped off with a pizza party and interaction with the volunteer CPAs.

More than one third of Americans do not use a budget in managing their family's income and expenses. Financial illiteracy is a problem that can be reversed.

Anyone can benefit from a sound budget, savings, and investing program. "By introducing these concepts through an exciting and interactive activity the learning process becomes effortless," said Scott Ryan, a CPA with the firm.

Payne, Nickles & Company joined more than 1,200 volunteers in reaching some 10,000 students.

Calendar sale

NEW LONDON The New London Community Club's 2008 Faces of New London calendar is now for sale for $10 at several businesses in the village.

The calendar features 12 full-color group photos of organizations and businesses, including the Alliance Church congregation, Girl Scout Troop 40, the 2nd Baptist Church congregation, New London Foundry, Home Flower Garden Club, Millstone Hills Golf Club, Trash Can Drummers, Thomas Creative Apparel, NL Recreation Committee, Gas Depot/Subway, Rotary Club and New London Child Care Center.

The club's goal is to feature all of the village's churches, organizations and businesses in a yearly calendar over the next five years. Gayle Ashbaker spearheaded the project.

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