CHEERS to all those who gave
their time, their money or their kind words to make our 10th annual Beat BC 5K Race/Walk at Central Noble High School a major success. All proceeds went to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. A total of 161 runners, walkers and kids fun run participants (walking and running in the rain) plus sponsors and donations helped to raise $10,200 for Cancer Services.
JUDY HASS Beat Breast Cancer 5-K team Albion
CHEERS to Mark and his wife for returning my lost IDs. They found them after I had lost them and sent them back. I continue to be uplifted by the goodness and honesty of people. Mark (who did not give his last name) is a testament to honesty.
KATHI WEISS Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the generous gentleman in a Lutheran Hospital parking lane who watched as I carried two large bags of stuffed dolls into the hospital for the Childrens Hospital patients. He asked about the dolls, and I told him residents of Heritage Pointe Retirement Home in Warren and members of Warren Tri Kappa Associates have made hundreds of dolls for hospitalized children. He complimented us on our work and kindly gave me a generous donation to be used for doll supplies. We appreciate his thoughtfulness.
BARBARA SOUDER Warren Tri Kappa Associates
CHEERS to the special person who paid for our lunch at the Stellhorn Pizza Hut. My cousin from Tennessee came to take my boisterous special needs grandson to Pizza Hut for lunch. Some special person paid the entire bill. My cousin was so moved she had tears in her eyes. She said she had never heard of anyone doing this. She wishes Gods blessing on that special person.
LARRY BOWERS Fort Wayne
JEERS to the cemetery that told a family whose service person died that they cannot put a headstone of SpongeBob SquarePants on the grave of the service person. Our country was founded on freedom for all. Freedom for all means that this family can have any headstone they want. This speaks volumes about that cemetery and those who run it.
LAURIE BUTTS Columbia City
CHEERS to the hundreds of ladies, gentlemen and children who participated to make the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23 one of the most memorable days of my 89 years.
MARK FLANAGAN Fort Wayne
CHEERS to our host, Kelly Lynch and all of the volunteers of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (including Conner and Andrew, the friendly and informative stewards on our car) for a job well-done. The Wabash Cannonball excursion train to Lafayette, pulled by the Nickel Plate 765 steam engine, was comfortable and exciting. The train was followed by a parade of mobile photographers eager to capture the event (it has been 20 years since the last steam train trip in Indiana). Every crossroad held a crowd of people, many of whom were waving as we passed by. We would highly recommend a ticket on the next excursion.
TOM and JEANNE WAGNER Fort Wayne