Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 9, 2013

Cheers & Jeers: Oct. 9, 2013

Correction: This article in its original form incorrectly identified Loretta Sink of First Assembly of God and her role with the widows and widowers program. The corrrected title for her has now been changed throughout the text of this story. We regret the error.

Thank you Alzheimer’s Association Walkers

Denise Fosnaugh of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter sends this cheer to the people of Kokomo:

“Thanks Kokomo for a successful 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

“More than 475 Kokomo residents joined together to help raise more than $51,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. We are extremely grateful for all your hard work, dedication and fundraising for Alzheimer’s.

“A special thanks to our Kokomo Walk major sponsors, Trilogy Health Services and Hoosier AM/FM Radio, our Patron sponsor, Reflections Memory Care and our Partner sponsors, Fairmont Rehabilitation, Sterling House of Kokomo, Community Howard Regional Health and St. Joseph Hospital.

“We thank our walk teams, volunteers, sponsors, emcees and flower speakers for spreading awareness in the community and supporting families and caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s. Your participation in the 2013 Kokomo Walk to End Alzheimer’s has allowed us to continue to offer programs and support for the more than 120,000 Hoosiers living with Alzheimer’s. Thank you for helping us get one step closer to ending Alzheimer’s.”


Library staff assist First Assembly event

Loretta Sink, committee chairwoman of First Assembly of God's widows and widowers program, sends out this cheer to the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library:

“Twice a year, First Assembly of God Church in Kokomo hosts a luncheon for the widows and widowers in our congregation with a luncheon and entertaining program.

“On Oct. 29, Trisha Shively, head of the adult and teen department of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, joined us and assisted our guests in making a fall craft that they could then take home. She brought all the supplies needed and helped each one individually to complete their project.

“We want to thank Trisha and the library for their part in making a pleasant event for some of the widows and widowers in our community.”


‘Coats for Kids’ once again a big success

Capt. Dale Brandenburg of the Kokomo Salvation Army send out this cheer for help with “Coats for Kids:”

“The Salvation Army of Howard County would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Kokomo and the surrounding communities for your generous support of the “Coats for Kids” program for 2013.

Special thanks go to Hoosier AM/FM Radio WIOU/WZWZ/WMYK, Northwestern School Corporation, Eastern School Corporation, Jarrell Orthodontics, Perfect Smiles Dental Care, all Walgreens locations, Carrie’s Cleaners, Stites Cleaners and all our many individual contributors.

“The Salvation Army in this community is only as strong as the wonderful people who make our programs possible. Thank you.”


Mount Pisgah gets praise for assistance

Reba Harris and The Gilead House staff send out this cheer to the people at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church:

“This goes out to all of the wonderful people at Mount Pisgah who gave so generously of their time, money, and support to The Gilead House and the first-ever Aiming for Success Class. Your generous support allowed us to conduct the 10-week class held from Aug. 7 to Oct. 9 and the Oct. 23 graduation at your facility.

“We want to give a great big thank you to Reverend Lonnie Anderson and First Lady Patricia Anderson for their enthusiastic support. Reverend, your commencement speech spoke encouraging words of perseverance, strength, and courage to all who heard.

“We also want to thank our special helpers who took care of our needs and spoke to our hearts with their acts of service: Brother Merriweather, brother Franklin Kemper Jr., sister Evelyn Eddington and her helpers, thank you! Your kind service, the dinner and room were wonderful.

“God is moving and working through Mount Pisgah and The Gilead House. Together we are making a difference in the lives of the people. Mount Pisgah is truly one of the best churches in the world to call home.”