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CHEERS to everyone involved with “Wings for Maggie Ray,” the documentary that aired March 7. Hurrah for a super Hoosier pioneer lady.

IRMGARD BANKS Hicksville, Ohio

CHEERS to the very polite and friendly lady who approached me and said “I’ll take care of that” after I had just put gas in my car at a local gas station one day recently. I hope she knows how much I appreciate her kind and generous gesture. She made my day!


CHEERS to Penn Station East Coast Subs (David Brown) and Kroger stores (Chris Gomez) for their unexpected donations to Coats for Kids’ children’s winter coat collection. These funds allow us to shop the clearance sales and purchase kids’ winter coats at tremendous discounts. This winter has been so very cold, and we are still supplying coats to schools and social service agencies that have urgent requests. These warm coats will help us give us a head start for the 2013 Coats for Kids program.

JEAN JOLEY Executive director, Volunteer Center @ RSVP

CHEERS to the angel who paid for our breakfast at Steak ’n’ Shake on Illinois Road on March 11. You made our day.


CHEERS to the Embassy staff and volunteers, Fort Wayne ROTC, female city police officer and especially Waynedale fire marshal Andrew for their outstanding kindness and patience with the elderly who needed assistance at the recent “The Rat Pack is Back” show. Our 90-year-old grandparents were entertained with a talented cast, nostalgic music and were given top-notch service. Your graciousness helped make our evening with them one we will always cherish.


CHEERS to the generous individuals who continue to bring donations to The Brain Balance Achievement Center of Fort Wayne for Allison Mansfield’s foundation “Operation U.S. Troop Support.”


CHEERS to the following businesses for their support of Toucan Snow Adventure V, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Ski and Snowboarding Club: Legacy Heating & Air Conditioning, Rogers Electric, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Haller and Colvin attorneys at law, Shuttleworth Insurance, Lebamoff’s Cap N Cork, Rock 104, Lima Road Dentistry, Wild 96.3, Findley Financial Corp., WGL1250 The River, Fort Wayne Dental Lab, V 102.9 and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates. The Feb. 2 ski trip to Timber Ridge Mich. raised 124 pounds of food for Community Harvest Food Bank, and $1,837 for Honor Flights of Northeast Indiana.

MICHAEL EHLE President, Fort Wayne Ski and Snowboarding Club