Community Gathers to Help One of Their Own Featured

DECA members Whitney, Taylor and Aisha with Amy’s mother, Mrs. Ottney

On December 23, 2012, Oak Harbor DECA members hosted a benefit dinner at the Oak Harbor Golf Course. The purpose of the dinner was to raise funds for an Oak Harbor High School graduate, Amy Ottney-Wolff, who is battling breast cancer.

    Approximately 50 community members attended the dinner and enjoyed an evening of food, family, and fun. This event is part of a community service project titled “Keep Calm & Fight On” which was organized by DECA members to help cover expenses for Amy and her family.
Amy was a 2004 graduate of Oak Harbor High School and was very involved in DECA at both the local and state level. During her senior year, Amy won the position of Ohio DECA Parliamentarian and became the first state officer from the Oak Harbor DECA chapter.
     After high school, she went on to pursue a degree in fashion at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California. Amy held several positions in the industry from designing clothing sold at Disney stores to working for Forever 21 to her current position creating fashions for Barbie and other dolls which are now being sold in stores such as Wal-Mart. 
    The dinner is one of several events organized by DECA members to raise funds and to bring awareness to organizations that are actively involved in conducting research and helping those with cancer. The chapter is planning a Quarter Mania to raise additional funds for Amy. For questions about this project, contact team leaders Taylor Blatt, Aisha Hamdallah, and Whitney Rutledge at 419-898-6216 Ext. 351

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