CHEERS to the Tower Bank team, who on the Day of Caring painted my house and trim plus rejuvenated my yard, planted flowers and put down mulch. They made a dream come true.
DOROTHY CARSON Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the following American Red Cross donors for reaching life-saving platelet donation milestones in the first quarter of 2012. These dedicated donors have helped save countless lives.
Gary Anderson, Hudson, 100 donations
Elizabeth Winsley, Auburn, 100 donations
Philip Shafer, Ossian, 100 donations
Brian Stouder, Fort Wayne, 100 donations
David Alan Stamm, Fort Wayne, 400 donations
TRACY DUNCAN FOX American Red Cross Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the anonymous patron at the West State Boulevard Pizza Hut who paid for our dinner on June 22. What a generous surprise it was for our family of six. It was a valuable lesson of kindness and generosity for our children.
TROY and STACIE GRAY Fort Wayne
CHEERS to Biaggis Ristorante Italiano and Ken Davenport, managing partner, for donating the food and location for the McMillen Center for Health Educations Champions and Donors Breakfast on July 25.
HOLLI SEABURY, CEO ZACH KLUTZ, board president McMillen Center for Health Education
CHEERS to the man in the unmarked white work van who jumped out of his vehicle while waiting at a red light to help push a strangers broken-down SUV across the Clinton Street-Coliseum Boulevard intersection. It is good to know that there are still true gentlemen out there.
KARA THARPE Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the kind Samaritan Juan, who helped my husband and me push our motorcycle on July 6. We were on our way home from a hot 2,000-mile motorcycle trip. We had just turned onto Coldwater Road off Wallen Road and crested the hill when our motorcycle died. Not only were we stopped on a very busy road, but the temperature was more than 100 at 11:30 a.m. Juan, from Lincoln Village, pulled into our addition and came to help us push the cycle the rest of the way home.
JOSH and ANDREA REED Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the 76 PTA leaders from 36 area schools who attended Indiana PTA training July 24. It was wonderful to see so many parents and school officials get excited about getting involved to help the schools in our area. Thank you to these schools that participated: Abbett, Arlington, Blackhawk, Brentwood, Bunche/Towles, Croninger, Fairfield, Franke Park, Glenwood Park, Haley, Harris, Harrison Hill, Holland, Indian Village, Irwin, Jefferson, Lane, Lincoln, Lindley, Maplewood, Memorial Park, Miami, Nebraska, North Side, Northcrest, Northrop, Portage, Price, Snider, South Side, St. Joe Central, Study, Washington Center, Wayne, J.E. Ober and Leo Jr./Sr. High.
KATHIE GREEN Indiana PTA NE Region VP Fort Wayne