Remembering Holly Kirkpatrick
Retired Kokomo teacher Miriam Bence, of Windfall, sends this Cheer for Holly Kirkpatrick:
“I want to thank and recognize several retired teachers of Kokomo-Center Schools. I won’t publicly name them for the loving care they gave to fellow teacher and friend, Holly Kirkpatrick.
“These teachers took care of Holly during her struggle with cancer. They were there to usher her into Heaven. Holly died last Nov. 25, 2012. These teachers took care of Holly’s personal belongings and treasured collections. Many of these items were in an estate auction May 16. These teachers handled her Buckley Moss and Patti Host paintings and prints with loving care.
“Holly was an excellent teacher at Sycamore Elementary School for many years. She had a long list of talents from which her students, co-workers and friends benefited. Holly was very generous and never expected anything in return.
“Holly was Kokomo-Center Schools’ teachers association president for many years. I was a building representative at Bon Air Elementary School for many years and had the honor to work with Holly. She helped me with personal concerns when my husband had cancer in 2001-2002. My retirement came during that time, and Holly walked me through all the procedures. Again, she was generous and compassionate.
“Kokomo-Center has a memorial education fund in Holly’s name to benefit students and teachers. To make a donation, write: Kokomo-Center Schools, 1500 S. Washington St., Kokomo, IN 46902, Attention of Deborah Vawter.
“Please remember Holly this Memorial Day. God bless.”
‘Greatest Spectacle’ raises $40,000
Brittnee Burton, director of development and public relations at Bona Vista Programs, sends this Cheer:
“Cheers to everyone who helped make the 19th annual Greatest Spectacle in Tasting a success! Presented by Soupley’s Wine & Spirits and Z92FIVE, this year’s Greatest Spectacle in Tasting raised well over $40,000 for children and adults at Bona Vista Programs.
“Thank you to the local restaurants that participated, to the volunteers who helped throughout the event, and to Loose Change for providing live entertainment.
“Thank you to this year’s sponsors: Liberty Financial Group, The DeHayes Group, Haynes International, Dr. Bill Grider, BMO Harris Bank, First Farmers Bank & Trust, Indiana Pest Control, JA Benefits LLC, The Hardie Group, Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union, City of Firsts Federal Credit Union, Community First Bank, Monroe Construction, Kokomo New Car Dealers Association, St. Joseph Hospital, Billy’s Auto Repair, Beckley’s Office Supplies, Blue & Co. LLC, Allied Benefits, Carney-Echelbarger Machining LLC, SMS Benefit Advisors, Humphrey Printing, Dr. Kurt Kingseed, RD Filip Inc., Wendy’s of Kokomo, Jansen’s Tax Service & Asphalt Sealing and VFW Post 1152.
“Thank you to all of the donors who grew our silent auction to 160 lots, and raised money for Bona Vista and all of our programs. On behalf of Bona Vista Programs, ‘Cheers’ to everyone who participated in the Greatest Spectacle in Tasting!”
Thanks for supporting museum
Jeffrey Shively, director of museum development for the Kokomo Automotive Museum, sends this Cheer:
“Thanks to all the wonderful people who attended the second annual Reverse Raffle at the Kokomo Automotive Museum on Friday, May 17. You made this year’s event a great success.
“A special thanks to our sponsors who provided food, drinks and prizes: Button Motors, Coca-Cola, Eriks Chevrolet, Golden Corral, Green Acres Golf Course, McGonigal’s, Mid-America Beverage, Rozzi’s Catering, Sheila’s Catering, Waddell’s IGA and Wildcat Creek Golf Course.”
The ‘importance of human relationships’
Carolyn Johnson sends this Cheer for the Tribune’s Lindsay Eckert:
“I want to commend Lindsay Eckert on the article ‘Celebrating 104 years’ in Thurday’s Tribune May 23.
“I don’t know Edna Fox, but what a sweet story! What a wonderful love and rapport between her and her granddaughter! (I am reminded of my own wonderful grandmother.) I love the positive aspect of the article, and the importance of human relationships when it seems the world is so focused on material things.
“Yes, I’m sure her faith has contributed to her longevity and her outlook on life.”
Remembering Holly Kirkpatrick
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