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CHEERS from the Metro Youth Sports' coaches, staff, and parents to the people and organizations who provided contributions and services in the Celebration of 40 years of Greatness serving youth in Fort Wayne and Allen County: The African American Health Care Alliance; Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority; Fort Wayne Community and East Allen County Schools; Mayor Tom Henry; Police Chief Garry Hamilton; George Guy, Fort Wayne Housing Authority; Joe Jordan, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club; Fort Wayne director of Parks and Recreation, Al Moll; Blake Sebring, News Sentinel; Eryn Rogers, Channel 15 television; and Jeanie Summerville, Frost Illustrated.


President, Metro Youth Sports Inc.

CHEERS to Chris Sluyter, owner of Turn-Key Services in Fort Wayne, for donating his time and his crew to re-landscape our front boulevard. After years of needed repair, our boulevard now looks top-notch.


Director of marketing

and resource development

League for the Blind & Disabled

CHEERS to the people at the Fort Wayne History Center. I am a vendor at Barr Street Market every Saturday. We recently happened to be tight with space in our van. I decided to make a visit to the History Center to see whether they would be willing to help. I was greeted by Kathy, administrative coordinator, who said, “ Sure, glad to help.” Her professionalism was wonderful. The kindness of one person can go a long way.


M&M Culinary

CHEERS to Pristine Window Cleaning. On Aug. 17, two workers from Pristine arrived next door to do a job. The owner did not turn the water on for them. I was outside when they asked whether they could use our water. When they were done next door, they came over and cleaned all our windows for free (we have a two story house). They weren't done; they also cleaned out our gutters. They were very respectable and hard-working men.


Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the Fort Wayne community for supporting another successful Tools for School campaign, as well as to the volunteers who took those donated school supplies and distributed them to more than 1,100 children who now have the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.


Social service director

The Salvation Army

CHEERS to the United Way and its Day of Caring campaign. United Way's “Team Kroger” made a monumental difference to our appearance by cleaning our yard, moving mulch and painting our community room. NANCY GASPARINI

Director of independent living services

League for the Blind & Disabled

CHEERS to The Journal Gazette for printing images and accomplishments of people in our community in the Sunday Business section. With the majority of news centered on the negative, it is refreshing to read about the promotions, gifts and accomplishments of those in our area. Congratulations to both the new hires.



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