As First Lady of Ohio, I am focused on helping children and families with programs that support early childhood literacy, promote child nutrition, and help maintain healthy families.
There is nothing more important than reading to our children. I read to all eight of mine and now read to my 24 grandkids. I am excited to promote the Governor’s Imagination Library, in partnership with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, to help put books into the hands of Ohio kids no matter where they live.
I also love helping kids learn about preparing healthy and nutritious foods, while supporting local programs and organizations, like food banks, that do this important work. Cooking together is more than just making a meal – it’s a time to connect with each other, which brings us closer together.
First Lady Fran DeWine's projects intersect with her personal passions and help support children and families all over the State of Ohio.
First Lady Fran DeWine Opens New Storybook Trail at Deer Creek State Park
Through a partnership with the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), First Lady Fran DeWine opened a new Storybook Trail in Deer Creek State Park today.
Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine Open New Storybook Trails at Rocky Fork and Cowan Lake State Parks
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine joined Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz to open two new Storybook Trails in Southwest Ohio state parks today.
Mental health awareness and one million books
We started last weekend by watching our grandson Grady play Little League, followed by granddaughters Josie and Rebecca run in their track meet.
First Lady Fran DeWine Attends Hamilton County’s One Millionth Imagination Library Book Celebration
This morning, Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine attended Hamilton County’s One Millionth Imagination Library Book Celebration at Deer Park Branch Library in Cincinnati.
Fran’s Favorites: Lemon-Angel Cross Cake for Easter
The daffodils are a sunshine-y yellow in the gardens at the Governor’s Residence and the red buds that frame the front door are opening up
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine and Ohio Department of Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield Share Importance of Financial Literacy with Preschoolers
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine and Ohio Department of Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield emphasized the importance of early financial literacy today with preschoolers at the YMCA Early Learning Center West in Columbus.
Fran’s Favorites: A bunny’s bakery in the woods
I’ve been having fun helping get the grounds at the Governor’s Residence ready for spring and Easter.
Fran’s Favorites: Mom
My mother, Mary Struewing, was an incredible woman. Mom was just a great wife and mother, a much-loved grandmother and great-grandmother.