CHEERS to Danny Rifkin for use of Hangar 39 and to John Dilley with JD Aviation for making possible the successful venue for the Sept. 6 Flying High with SCAN fundraiser at Fort Wayne International Airport. The event raised nearly $90,000 in support of programs and services to prevent child abuse and neglect in 19 counties. Thanks to these individuals for loaning vehicles explored by the more than 300 people who attended: Pete Keelan for the Indy 500 Roadster and other show cars; Norfolk and Southern Railroad for the engine and caboose; Rick Whipp for the 12-seater plane; the Indiana Air Force Reserve for the fighter jet; and to the many other in-kind donors, sponsors and guests.
LYNN NONEMAN SCAN Inc. director of resource development
CHEERS to the Allen County Solid Waste Management District for another successful Tox Away Day Sept. 8. The chance to get rid of unwanted household chemicals is very much appreciated. Great job also to all the volunteers.
JULIA PETERSON Fort Wayne
CHEERS to Ursula, who saw the struggle that Steve and Janet (kind employees at Lowes on Lima Road) and I were having when attempting to put a too-large grill into a too-small trunk. Ursula had the grill put in her van and followed me to my home. This unsolicited, unrewarded kindness was the choice of a very giving human.
ANN WELSH Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the gentleman who paid for our lunch at Subway in Wal-Mart on Lima Road while we were collecting for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Aug. 25.
BRIAN GILLETT, chief, and members of the Washington Township Fire Department
CHEERS to the FWPD officer who handled our car accident on Tillman Road professionally and with courtesy. CHEERS also to the two young men who volunteered to help and left without our grateful thanks.
TRUDI and BILL EBBS Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the TinCaps for a great season and playoff run. Their never-say-die attitude was much enjoyed and appreciated. But JEERS to manager Jose Valentin and hitting coach Jacque Jones for hiding in the runway to the clubhouse during the national anthem during what turned out to be the seasons final game. Surely they know better.
MIKE JONES Powell, Ohio
CHEERS to the man who paid for my lunch at the Coldwater Road Buffalo Wings & Ribs on Sept. 11. As we waited in line to pay, I was behind him. When the cashier asked him whether he was ready to pay he said yes and then he said that he was going to pay for mine too. I told him that wasnt necessary. He took my ticket, pointed to my badge on my belt and said, Its 9/11. It caught me totally off guard and all I could think to do was thank him and shake his hand.
SGT. JAMES SEAY Fort Wayne Police Department
CHEERS to Chops for supporting the Word on the Street campaign this National Literacy Month. As a member of the local Literacy Alliance Board, I would like to thank Cara and Chuck Pastor.
BETH WOLF Fort Wayne