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CHEERS to the senior IPFW students and faculty who created The Moulin Rouge restaurant and dining experience at the Holiday Inn on Coliseum Boulevard East.

While the students of advanced food management are earning a course grade, their grade for taste should be a solid A. They provided a unique menu that translated to fabulous food with a beautiful setting, good service and live music. C’est magnifique and certainly worth the effort to see young chefs in action.


CHEERS and God’s blessings to whoever paid for my husband’s and my dinner at Rich’s Cafe in Waynedale on Saturday evening, April 6. Your kind and generous gesture was greatly appreciated and a wonderful way to top off a day that had not started out very well. What a gift. Thank you, and it has been paid forward.


CHEERS to the couple sitting in the booth behind us who picked up our bill when my friend and I were eating supper at Richard’s restaurant on April 5. Just wanted to say how much it was appreciated and to say thank you for your kindness!


CHEERS to the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne Central Branch for its Corporate Challenge for the Troops donations. The items collected will greatly benefit our soldiers and uplift their spirits! And CHEERS to Carolyn Beitz and the Time Corners Home Economics Club for the amazing toiletries and snacks collected for our brave soldiers.

Because of generous organizations such as yours, our goal of 100,000 items for the troops is now becoming a reality. Cheers to the Fort Wayne community for its ongoing commitment and support!

ALISON R. MANSFIELD Operation U.S. Troop Support Inc.

CHEERS to Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County for all the work they do to feed the less fortunate in our area. Also CHEERS to the Food Pantry of St. James Lutheran Church in New Haven for all the work they do to feed people in the New Haven area.


CHEERS to the wonderful person who found and turned in my husband’s car key to the Jorgensen YMCA.

This week my husband left his car key on top of my son’s car. After looking for it in our neighborhood, I decided to call the Jorgensen YMCA and let them know the key had their card on the key chain and maybe someone would turn it in.

Since this was the only key we had, our choice was to find it or have the car towed and re-keyed, which is very expensive.

I had no luck on my own, and we had resigned ourselves to pay the huge bill. Late that afternoon, I received a phone call from the YMCA. A man had just brought in a set of keys!

To take the time to stop and pick them up and bring them to the YMCA just warms my heart beyond measure. For others reading this, know that there are still kindhearted people looking out for others. I will be paying it forward tomorrow!

KIM and GARY SCOTT Fort Wayne