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Cheers to kindness around Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the young gentleman at Willies Cozy Nook on May 17. He not only thanked me for my service in World War II and Korea but paid for breakfast for my wife and myself and a generous tip for our waitress. What a wonderful start for a weekend.


CHEERS to the organizers, sponsors, volunteers and participants of 2014 Fort4Fitness CycleFest. It was a wonderful family-oriented event.


CHEERS to the volunteers, participants and sponsors who made Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana's 12th annual “Lapper & Survivors Day” a success. Special thanks to the Bishop Luers Dance Team for their flash mob at this year's event.

LAURA LICHAUER Events coordinator Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

CHEERS to a nice young man named Darin who came to my rescue when I had a flat tire at State Road 14 and Clark Road recently.


CHEERS to the young man who paid $50 toward my grocery bill at Egolf's IGA in Churubusco on May 22. Your kindness and generosity will be paid forward.


CHEERS to all the volunteers who made the Postal Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County a success. We depend on the donations from this food drive to supply our pantries for several months and want to thank everyone who works in community to make this event such a success. Working in community is what helps in the fight against hunger in our area. We are especially grateful to the volunteers; without their dedication and hard work, this food drive would not be as successful as it is.

ROGER REECE Executive pastor Associated Churches of Fort Wayne & Allen County

CHEERS to Northrup High School Dance Program for inviting the Alley Kats Adult Tap Dance Troup to dance in their recital and the awesome reception we received for our performances.

LINDA MULLENHUOR Director, Alley Kats Fort Wayne