Contact: Jessica A. Smith,
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For Immediate Release


AUSTIN, TEXAS, APRIL 26, 2017 – The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is proud to announce that Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory in Dover, Ohio was awarded the 2017 Golden Rule Community Service Award at OGR’s Annual Conference & Supplier Showcase in New Orleans, LA on April 21. OGR is the world’s leading professional association dedicated to making independent funeral homes exceptional. The Golden Rule Community Service Award, now in its eighth year, is awarded in recognition of a funeral home’s outstanding community service as demonstrated by involvement benefiting local organizations or community events.

Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes are being recognized for its Famous Endings Museum. The museum helps make the community more comfortable when visiting the funeral home. “All funeral homes are designed to honor and remember people in our families and communities who have died. We have taken it a step further in making ours a place where we can honor and remember those who have used their God-given talents and strengths to make our world a better place”, said John Herzig.

The museum sheds a different light on death, and it now has hundreds of visitors who enjoy the funeral home. Those who have visited have found the museum to be a history lesson focusing on entertainers, sports figures, religious leaders, civil rights, astronauts, and inventors who lived their lives to make ours better.

“The museum is a fine example of a funeral home contributing to the wellbeing of its surrounding community. Toland-Herzig has taken a huge step in educating the community on funeral service in a very innovative fashion”, said Peter “Skip” Urban, OGR’s Immediate Past President.

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