On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Hope Hollow received from the American Cancer Society, East Central Division, the Excellence in Mission Award. This award is given to those who make an extraordinary impact on the mission of the American Cancer Society through health initiatives, advocacy or research.
Hope Hollow thanks all those who have and continue to support our mission by your donations, volunteer efforts, and your prayers. Hope Hollow is truly a “we” journey, and could not have been done without all of the love and support that we have received by so many. We are humbled….Thank you!
OACA Past President Kevin Clark and his wife, Jane, are opening a home for those undergoing cancer treatments in Columbus hospitals. This special social event will be held at their beautiful home, called Hope Hollow, and will feature a casual dinner, drinks and a silent auction. The evening will also include musical entertainment and special Ambassadors from the Columbus area.
Hope Hollow is ever so grateful for the past and current support of the members of the Columbus Landscape Association. Through their support they have fulfilled the landscape design intent to compliment the historical spirit of the site and enhance the views from every window of the home. Every effort has been made to design a landscape for Hope Hollow that is warm, inviting and relaxed. After spending a day navigating the hospital environment, the hope is, when visitors arrive, they will feel they have come home.
We stepped back in history to learn about the summer/weekend home for the Meeks family of Bryden Road who made their wealth in the saddle and harness business. They enjoyed their summer home “in the country” north of town. By the 1930’s, the son was managing the property and hired noted Columbus architect Thomas J. Tully to build a permanent home in the style of a Pennsylvania farmhouse. Eventually the property would be incorporated into Columbus and Meek Road was renamed Olentangy River Road. The evening consisted of a cocktail party, live music, a lecture about the home, and a live auction.