CHEERS to Col. David Augustine and the entire 122nd Fighter Wing, and all the civilian volunteers who made Labor Day weekend air show a success. Saturday was a washout and a blow to many, but to come back Sunday was to be treated to warm hospitality, and personnel knowledgeable about the area, the wide variety of aircraft on display and various other displays
Topping that off was a great four-hour aerial display by many different aircraft, including the A-10s at the Fort Wayne base, and then to end the show with the Air Forces newest fighter jet, the F-22, which put on a dazzling display of speed, agility and noise.
A few extras also, like the jet-powered outhouse and a jet-powered school bus, along with a wonderful emcee who made it all the more enjoyable.
Again, thanks to all who made this possible?
TOM PLUMMER Bluffton
CHEERS to the more than 100 clients of the Wayne Township trustees office who have obtained jobs so far this year and moved from assistance to independence. CHEERS to the staff of the trustees office and to the agency partners who have helped the clients in their search for employment. CHEERs to the employers who have worked with the trustees office to hire our clients.
RICHARD A. STEVENSON SR. Wayne Township trustee
CHEERS to the more than 2,000 visitors who attended the 13th annual Senior Information Fair at the Allen County Public Library. CHEERS to the 96 exhibiters and those offering free health screenings
, the speakers who educated the public, the SIF standing committee for its work and to the many additional volunteers who helped to greet and direct the public and and to our fair sponsors and host location. SIF would not happen without this great collaborative effort.
LISA BORDNER Chairwoman Senior Information Fair NEIRRS Manager Allen County Public Library
CHEERS to the following donors for reaching life-saving platelet donation milestones: Keith W. Scheumann, 200 donations; Doug Barcalow, Marilyn Scheerer, Diane Bremer and Roger Stampe, all 100 donations.
These dedicated donors have helped save countless lives through their selfless act of blood and platelet donation. Platelets are vital for patients undergoing cancer treatment, newborns struggling with medical issues and others facing health crises. Loyal donors such as these often donate platelets every seven days to ensure an adequate supply for area patients. Please consider joining these heroes by donating blood or platelets today by going to www.redcrossblood.org.
TRACY DUNCAN Communications Manager American Red Cross Blood Services
Lima Road is nice since it was redone. CHEERS to the businesses and homeowners who maintain the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the highway.
JEERS to the businesses and homeowners who cant put out a little effort to mow this strip. JEERS also to the state highway department that thinks this only needs to be mowed twice a year. Sometimes the grass is so high you cant see oncoming traffic when trying to turn onto the highway.
TOM HIZEMANN Fort Wayne
When taking my dog to training at Petsmart, he slipped out of his harness and ran through the Walmart parking lot. CHEERS to all those who slowed down and prevented him from being hit and to those who successfully helped me retrieve my precious puppy.
JANE SCARINGELLI Fort Wayne