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CHEERS to the couple who paid for our dinner at Hall’s Drive in North on Lima Road on Jan. 4. When we were ready to leave, the waitress told us our bill had been paid by the couple who sat across from us. We didn’t know these people, but we want to thank them for being so kind and thoughtful.


CHEERS to the 71 attorneys who volunteered their time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They provided free legal advice to nearly 250 area residents during Talk To A Lawyer Today at sites in Fort Wayne, Huntington and Angola. The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana depends on the generosity of these caring professionals at this annual event and throughout the year as we provide access to the civil justice system for hundreds of low-income individuals and families.

TERRY McCAFFREY Executive director Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana

CHEERS to the lady at Walgreens on Stellhorn Road who gave me her $25 gift card.

MARY WOLF Fort Wayne

CHEERS to all who helped me when I fell in the Walmart parking lot at Apple Glen on Jan. 22. I just want all of you to know I am OK; I have an infection that is being treated.


CHEERS to the community for its generous support in response to the burglary that took place at H.O.P.E. for Animals in December. More than $800 was taken from our clinic, and our supporters gave back that amount plus more in just a few short hours. All extra funds will be used to improve our security measures to prevent future incidents.

We all were genuinely touched and are grateful for all who shared and liked our page, donated and offered additional support. December yielded the greatest amount of giving since our opening in June 2010. We know that without our community, we would be unable to offer the services that support pets and pet owners in distress.

As we continue to strive toward our mission to end unnecessary euthanasia of companion animals, we promise to be great stewards of our community’s generosity.

MADELEINE LAIRD Executive director

CHEERS to the sponsors of the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation’s Party in the Park hosted by Eric Wedge on Feb. 1 at Parkview Field: Summit City Chevrolet, WPTA 21 Alive, ESPN Radio 1380 AM, The Fan 106.7 FM, Cap n’ Cork/Midwest American Brokers, Patterson Riegel Advertising, Parkview Field, Five Star Distributing, MillerCoors, National Oil, Ruoff Mortgage, Frontier Communications, Barrett & McNagny, Med Partners and Summitline Industries. The evening was a success for the Fort Wayne Sports Corporation and the Charis House, thanks to your support and generous contributions.

ADAM M. HENRY Fort Wayne

CHEERS to Melissa Long for her excellent remembrance of the late Bishop John D’Arcy on Feb. 7. This is, by far, the best article I have ever read in The Journal Gazette.