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roadrally1Daymark kicked off the Second Annual Road Rally with a cocktail party on April 24 at the Moses Cadillac show-room. A vintage Cadillac, owned by Bill Davis, was fea-tured. (left).

The second annual Road Rally took place on July 13 beginning at Kanawha State Forest and ending with a reception at the Craig Patton house next to Daniel Boone park. Participants were given clues about vari-ous attractions in a 50 mile radius. When they had guessed where the next checkpoint was, they would proceed to that location for the next clue. Below are pictures taken in front of the Clay Center, one of the checkpoints.

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Benjamin Ashley
Edward Bailey
Kenneth & Allison Ballard
Andre Baskin
Jack & Narketta Beckner
Bert Wolfe Toyota
Blessed Sacrament Church
Paula Bland
Bowles Rice LLP
Brewer & Company of West Virginia
Broolexa Construction, LLC
Jeff Brown
Robert Brunner
Kathryn Burgess
The Cary Foundation
Nelle Ratrie Chilton
David & Louise Christenson
Church Woman United of Charleston, WV
Judy Connell
Bill Davis
Freddy & Horner Davis
K. Paul & Mary Jean Davis
Frank Dilatush
DiTrapano, Barrett, Dipiero, McGinley & Simmons PLLC
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Energy Corporation of Ameri-ca
Ernst & Young
Robert & Sandra Evans
George Fisher
Roberta Fowlkes
P. Francke
Sarah Francke
Alexander Franklin
Frontier Communications
John Gagnon
Alexander Grant
Gordon Lane & Associates
Wade Hampton
George Hartleben
LeAnn Hemingway
Tim Holbrook
Mark & Adele Holmes
Howard & Howard, DDS PLLC
Charles Johnson
Gary L. Jr. & Megan Keffer
Eric Kinder
Richard Lehman
Pauline Lester
Jesse Lindsay
Barry Lock
Charles Loeb
David Long
Sara Long
Ed Maier
Eric Mantz
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
Stefan Maxwell
Orville & Joyce McFarland
Debby McHenry
Norma Moffatt
Janet Mollett
Meghan Moses
Steve & Doris Moses
Moses AutoMall
Bill & Carolyn Mullett
James & Nicole Myers
Shelley & Jason Norton
Payne-Gallatin Mining Company
Angus Peyton
Harold & Maggie Phillips
Pocatalico Community Church
Raines Motors Inc.
Tammi Ray
Respiratory Therapy Services LLC
Richwood Christian Church
Larry Rowe
William & June Sale
Scohy Appraisal Services
Joe & Sue Sergi
Herchiel & Sherry Sims
Douglas Skaff
Paul & Judy Smart
Paul & Aileen Stacy
Deno Stanley
Suttle & Stalnaker
Linda Turner
Stephen D. and Diane Walker
Brett & Sue Webster
Uala Wells
WesBanco Bank Charleston
Honorariums and Memorials
In honor of Dana Cutlip
Bob & Ruth Taylor
In honor of Ardath Francke
Mary Jean & K. Paul Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Elkins
Mrs. Paul Francke
Britt & Judy McJunkin
Barb Stessner
Howard P. and Mary Needles Mcjun-kin Foundation
In honor of Dennis Pease
Jane & Bob McEldowney
In memory of John Hodges and in honor of Andre Baskin
Kathy Hodges
In memory of Lawrence Force
John & Sandy Melton
In memory of Marshall Mays and Jack Moses
Meghan Moses
In memory of James D. Steptoe
Sprague & Sally Hazard
In memory of Mary Jane Vanderwilt
C.J. Vanderwilt
In memory of J. Mark Scohy
Leslie Anderson
Sean Andrews
Rick Braham
Edward & Monique Bucklen
Calvary Baptist Church, Seekers Sun-day School Class
Eva Carte
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Molly Fiedler
Ardath Francke
Ricardo & Karen Gallegos
Marina Hendricks
Harry Hinney
Steve & Barbara King
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kiser
Alan & Carol Kuhlman
Leesa Lee
Sallie McClaugherty
McJunkin Redman Corporation
Nikki Moses
James & Kathleen Mullen
One Community Federal Credit Union
Butch & Anne Plott
Janice Ridenour
Rowan & Associates PLLC
C.E. Starkey
Carol Thom
Jay & Simone Thomas
Vanguard Paints & Finishes, Inc.
David Wallace
West Virginia Symphony Chorus
Debbie & Bill Wilson
Pamela Wyant
contriIn memory of Betty Anne Smith
Ruffner Alexander
John & Nancy Brallier
Bonnie Brown
Betty Caplan
Margaret Edelblute
Dwight Foley
Pat Glaser
Richard Hess
Richard Duke Hulbert
Donald & Ann Jones
Kay Lamb

Ted & Shelley Kanner
Thomas & Sarah Llewellyn
Nikki Moses
Cheryl Peal
Renate Pore
Brenda Robertson
Angela Visconti
Louise Weber
Grace Wilson
Jo Ellen Diehl Yeary

Camel-Greenfield Family Charitable Trust
Howard P. & Mary Needles McJunkin Foundation
In-Kind Contributions
Bob Brunner
Christ Church United Methodist
Richwood Christian Church

If you would like to contribute to Daymark’s work with our community’s youth, please call (304) 340-3675 or go to www.daymark.org. You may donate on-line or write a check!


On October 22, DAYMARK took part in the West Virginia Child Care Association’s “Be the One to Change a Child’s Life “ celebration at the John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. Each member agency chose an outstand-ing employee to be honored at the luncheon and accompa-nying festivities. Fifteen year veteran youth worker Diana Taylor was nominated by the DAYMARK Management Team as this year’s most outstanding child service provid-er.

Diana has been working with DAYMARK youth for over 15 years. Every time that she has come to work for the past 15 years, she has nurtured, taught, and forged important relationships with the young people in her care. Everyone that knows Diana, knows that Diana cares about the Daymark youth. They call her D. She advocates for them and protects them. When she takes them to medical appointments, she helps them explain their needs to the doctors. She laughs and has fun with them. She cooks amazing meals for the kids, and joins them, always sitting with them at the table. She has is a soft shoulder for the kids to lean on when they have a tough day or a broken heart. She knows what to say to the youth to make difficult decisions easier and teaches them how to make something good even better. When former Turning Point youth call or stop by to tell us how they are doing, they al-ways ask for Diana. One Patchwork youth, after being dis-charged from the program, came to the shelter on a Sun-day evening, hoping for a home-cooked meal by Diana.

She also cares about the Daymark staff and will call to personally remind people about meetings or trainings that they need to at-tend. Staff also take their problems to Diana and find that after talking with her, everything seems alright.

Diana cares about the agency. Her schedul-ing skills are phenomenal…and they need to be at our agency! She somehow comes up with coverage even at the shortest of notifica-tions. Staff are willing to show up for her because of the respect they have for her, as well as the respect she shows for them. Even when she is sick or on vacation, she still does the schedule, and will still find coverage when someone calls off, even if she has to do it from home, from the beach, or from a cruise ship.

Finally, Diana cares about her family. She is a doting mother and grandmother and has been known to provide around the clock care to any sick or hurt family member in need.

Her supervisor says, “Diana is loyal and re-sponsible. I’m so proud to say she is an em-ployee of Daymark. She has truly made our organization so much stronger than it would be without her. She does what she says she’s going to do, and for a supervisor, that is heavenly.”
Betty Anne Smith, long-time Daymark Board of Directors member was also honored as a Community Service Award recipient for her lifetime of work with Daymark and other chil-dren’s service organizations in West Virginia.

Left: Girl Scout Troop 4842 and Troup 4835 did a complete overhaul on the Patchwork back yard painting the fence, adding stepping stones and planting a garden for Patchwork and Turning Point residents to enjoy.


Below: DAYMARK Executive Director Vicki Pleasant and Turning Point Youth Worker Diana Taylor at the West Virginia Child Care Association “Be the One to Change a Child’s Life” Event. Vicki Pleasant presented Diana Taylor with DAYMARK’s Outstanding Child Care Worker of the Year Award.




Daymark Founder Ar-dath Francke was named a Pan-dora Jewelry Hearts of Today Honoree in a ceremony in Los Angeles November 15, 2014. PANDORA Jewelry received more than 700 nominations for the inaugural PANDORA Hearts of Today program, an initiative that celebrates women who are work-ing to improve the lives or wom-en and children in their commu-nities and around the world. Of the 700, an esteemed panel of judges helped identify the 20 women who had the strongest and most inspiring stories. Arda-th’s story, about how she gath-ered community support and created DAYMARK’s Patchwork Crisis Shelter after having to turn away a teenager in need on Christmas Eve, was strong enough to make her a finalist. Once the submissions were nar-rowed down to 20 semi-finalists, the public voted on-line to select the final eight honorees. Ardath received votes from as far away as Paris, France.
Ardath traveled to Los Angeles to accept her award accompanied by several family members, including Sarah Francke, who currently serves on Daymark’s Board of Directors.
Each Hearts of Today honoree received $25,000 to further the goals of her charita-ble organization. After she re-turned to Charleston, DAYMARK hosted a reception in her honor at the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston.

ardath1DAYMARK’s Vicki Pleas-ant, Cheryl Patrick, and Beth Scohy surprise Ar-dath with a visit to tell her that she has won the Pandora Hearts of Today contest.
ardath2Ardath and the other Pandora Hearts of today winners.
ardath3Ardath listens to DAY-MARK youth talk about their experiences at DAY-MARK and thank her for her contribution to the community at a reception in her honor in Charles-ton.




Mrs. Becky Jarret’s Senior Civics class of Capital High Shool hosted a clothing drive in November and December of 2013. New and gently used clothing was collected by the entire history department and then sorted by Mrs. Becky Jarret’s senior class. Other classes collected items for hygiene kits. The clothes were sent to DAYMARK.

Pictured (at left) are members of the Third Period Civics Class loading donated items into the DAYMARK Outreach van and (right) the entire Third Period Civic Class.

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