CHEERS to Ivy Tech, the City of Fort Wayne and all of the businesses that participated in the Touch a Truck event April 20. I think I might have enjoyed it more than my grandson.
BECKY ALLEGRINI Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the entire Mad Ants organization – players, coaches and staff – for a great season and for making it to the playoffs for the first time. Congratulations to Ron Howard and Tony Mitchell for their well-deserved individual awards. The Ants are excellent community supporters of many local organizations, including Turnstone and area YMCAs. The community can support the Mad Ants by attending games, which are great family entertainment, and watching NBA-caliber playing right here in Fort Wayne.
ANNETTE CHALK and family Roanoke
CHEERS to whoever paid for our dinner at Hall’s restaurant on Bluffton Road on April 13. What a nice surprise.
YOGI and HELEN KRITZMAN Fort Wayne
CHEERS to Ricky Kemery and Jackie Hofpher for organizing the gardens and educating master gardeners. The gardens are near the bridge over Crescent Avenue at Indiana 37 and IPFW. The gardens have thousands of visitors, and many families having bonding experiences. Some families come yearly from more than 100 miles away. There are tags of identification on the plants for education and learning. There is also information on rain gardens.
DOROTHY NITZ Master gardener
CHEERS to Sen. Joe Donnelly for his support for background checks regarding gun regulation. CHEERS to the states of Connecticut and Colorado for their adoption of gun control measures.
JONI WEBER Fort Wayne
CHEERS to the volunteers of St. Vincent de Paul Church and School’s 2013 Family Service Day. Thanks to their hard work and determination, 17 homeowners had their lawns mowed, flower gardens cleaned and mulched, gardens cultivated, and windows washed.
CHEERS also to those who donated supplies and funds to the project. Thanks especially to Lisa Jackson of the Bagel Station, who provided a wonderful breakfast for all the volunteers.
JENNY SCHUHMACHER and MOLLY SCHRECK Coordinators, St. Vincent de Paul Family Service Day
CHEERS to Burmese parents and children for attending our literacy program at IPFW, as well as Joe D. Nichols, Cheu Jey Lee, Sandy McMurtrie, II- Hee Kim, the educational studies faculty and our 77-plus volunteer tutors for supporting immigrant children’s education and making the spring semester 2013 a great success at the IPFW New Immigrant Literacy Program. Also, a heartfelt thanks to our NILP 10th anniversary celebration event speaker George McClellan of IPFW, 1,499 volunteers and supporters for their 14,306 volunteer hours of tutoring over 10 years, educating 1,066 children. Thanks to IPFW’s College of Education and Public Policy for collaboration and cooperation for 10 years.
KYAW (JOE) T. SOE Program director IPFW’s New Immigrant Literacy Program