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CHEERS to St. John the Baptist Catholic School for its donation to the Allen County SPCA. In honor of the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals, students collected food, treats and toys for the shelter pets during October. They also raised money by holding various fundraising activities. The shelter animals are very grateful.

JESSICA HENRY Director, Allen County SPCA

CHEERS to all Burmese parents and their children for attending literacy programs at IPFW; and to Joe D. Nichols, Cheu Jey Lee, Sandy McMurtrie, Hao Sun and our 62 volunteer tutors who supported Burmese children’s education and made the fall 2012 semester a great success at the IPFW New Immigrant Literacy Program. Thank you to the College of Education and Public Policy and IPFW for collaboration with the community in need.

KYAW “JOE” T. SOE Program director IPFW New Immigrant Literacy Program

CHEERS to the honest lady who turned my billfold in to security at Lutheran Hospital.

RUTH YORK Antwerp, Ohio

CHEERS to the few private businesses and properties that have put up or sponsored Christmas lights downtown. They are a welcome sight in the sea of darkness.

KIM ELLIS Fort Wayne

CHEERS to all the schools that invite our veterans to come to their facilities and tell the students about what they experienced while serving their country during the Korean War, as well as some who also served in World War II. These veterans have wonderful stories to tell and they deserve to tell them. They endured a lot for the freedoms that we have today.

MARY ANNA ROEMKE Publicity director Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One LYNN SHADY Tell America director

CHEERS to East Allen Girl Scouts for their recent food drive. Their 376 pounds of food items collected was greatly appreciated by the Blaising Food Pantry. This pantry is located at St. James Lutheran Church in New Haven and serves about 170 people monthly.


CHEERS to Billy Compton and friends of Billy’s Dug Out for the recent benefit to honor the memory of Rey (Rey Rey) Morales. The event was a huge success and raised money for the Morales family. CHEERS also to the many volunteers and donors who made the wonderful improvements to the tavern, including “Rey Rey’s Room.”


CHEERS to the three ushers at Most Precious Blood Church who were kind enough to remove a privacy fence in my backyard that had definitely seen its better days. I am so grateful for their thoughtfulness and kindness.

They are not only active participants in the church, but truly live their lives like Christians.