Oct 28, 2012

Finnarn retires from Boys and Girls Club

Ted Finnarn 
GREENVILLE – Ted Finnarn, local Darke County attorney has recently retired from the Boys and Girls Club of Greenville, Inc. as Secretary-Treasurer and Assistant Director effective Oct. 31. Finnarn has served as Secretary-Treasurer for over 35 years, originally being elected by the board in 1977. Finnarn noted that the “Boys Club” will always have an important place in his life since it provided him guidance during his youth when he was growing up in the City of Greenville. Finnarn commented, “I had some trouble in high school and ended up in Juvenile Court a couple of times for fighting and even though I had good parents, the Greenville Boys Club (as it was known at that time) provided the guidance for me and there I met several wonderful mentors especially one by the name of Paul Kirkpatrick. I think the Boys Club helped me to make it through some difficult times and I always promised Paul that if I had a chance to help the Boys Club I would. After I graduated from law school, I came back to the community and became a board member of the Darke County United Way from 1976-1980 and in 1977 I was the liaison from the United Way board to the Greenville Boys Club. I attended one of the Boys Club meetings at which time they sorely need a Secretary-Treasurer and board member and when I left that meeting I had been elected to that position”.

Finnarn also advised that his Probate, Trust and Estate Planning practice had recently expanded and he needed more time to devote to his business. Also, he noted that he would be doing more “out of town” legal work. The Boys and Girls Club of Greenville, Inc. board accepted Finnarn’s resignation with much regret and a successor will soon be named.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greenville, Inc. operates year round and provides much needed latchkey type services to youth ages 7-16 in the City of Greenville and the whole Darke County area. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 4–8 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m., with special field trips, projects, etc. during the year. They also are a youth organization and have a booth every year at the Darke County Fair.

Finnarn remembered what the late Paul Kirkpatrick always said “A man or woman never stood so tall, as the one who stooped to help a boy or girl.”


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