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CHEERS to the physicians of Parkview Physicians Group-OB/GYN. The Women’s Care Center is grateful for a donation of $2,750, which will be used to support the center’s free, limited ultrasound program.

ANNE KEEHL Director, Women’s Care Center

CHEERS to the kind and honest person who turned in my entire purse to Wal-Mart after I left it in the cart on March 27.


CHEERS to our sponsors and supporters who attended The Blind Boys of Alabama concert at The Embassy on March 23. All proceeds will continue to help The League for the Blind & Disabled serve Fort Wayne and our 11 surrounding counties.

DAVID NELSON President/CEO League for the Blind & Disabled

CHEERS to The Journal Gazette for printing the cartoon by Joe Heller (March 31) depicting the true meaning of Easter.


CHEERS to the gracious individuals who donated pajamas during our third Ombudsman Pajama Drive and our suppo rters, including the Council on Senior Services, Glo Magazine, NPR, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, IPFW human services department, Huntington University and area Wal-Marts. We are pleased to have served more than 100 residents in area nursing homes.

AISHA R. LaROCHE Executive director Long Term Care Ombudsman Program of N.E. Indiana Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the generous man who matched the Harris Elementary students’ donation for the Animal Care and Control Center. What a wonderful lesson you have taught my students.

KATHY McCOMB Special ed teacher Harris Elementary

CHEERS from the volunteer staff of Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market to our vendors, volunteers, customers and the community for the overwhelming support and enthusiasm you have shown us in our inaugural year. We are excited to continue to serve Fort Wayne and the region with our summer markets downtown and throughout the community.

Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market started as a grassroots effort among vendors and market enthusiasts to fulfill the growing demand for fresh local produce and products all year long and to help these small business entrepreneurs in keeping their businesses going during winter.

Our long-term goal is to find a permanent, indoor, year-round, downtown location and to create a much needed public market. CHEERS as well to individuals, organizations and media who are sharing the very important message about farmers markets. Last but not least, CHEERS to all working on the farmers market effort in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana. Fort Wayne has a long and celebrated history of farmers markets, many of which have products and vendors unique to those markets.

LEIGH ROWAN Market coordinator and the volunteer staff of Fort Wayne’s Farmers Market