Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

July 20, 2013

July 20, 2013: Cheers & Jeers

Kokomo Tribune

---- — ‘The hands and feet of Christ’

Van Taylor, executive director of the Kokomo Rescue Mission, sends this Cheer for Delphi Automotive Corp. and its employees:

“Sunshine and warm weather were a welcome sight for the 25 Delphi Corp. volunteers who helped at the Kokomo Rescue Mission for another successful ‘Delphi Gives Back Day’ on June 21. Their combined effort moved 2.7 tons of lava rock and three large shrubs, trimmed bushes and trees, planted five flats of flowers, used 2 gallons of stain to refinish a fence, and spread a total of 6 gallons of paint to restripe several parking areas and re-paint the front of a warehouse.

“Delphi employees and family members worked late into the afternoon at the several Kokomo Rescue Mission buildings to be the hands and feet of Christ as they gave of themselves.

“The KRM staff and guests would like to sincerely thank each person who volunteered their time, skills and energy to beautify, refurbish and revamp these locations. We are fortunate to live in a caring community where companies and individuals truly believe in helping each other and are genuinely concerned about the plight of those less fortunate. We are genuinely blessed!

“To the volunteers, thank you for sacrificing your time to help the Mission continue to provide a comfortable and welcoming place for those in the community who may need a safe place to stay or a hot meal. Your work helps ensure there is a safe haven for those in desperate need. Thank you again for your compassion and empathy that moved you to action. We are grateful for your service!”

Ales for Tails raises $37,000

Jean L. McGroarty, executive director of the Kokomo Humane Society, sends this Cheer to the community:

“The Kokomo Humane Society’s eighth annual Ales for Tails fundraiser, a sampling of craft beers and great food, was held June 12, 2012, at PASTArrific’s Casa Bella banquet room. Though the weather was hot, the atmosphere was festive and fun, and the support of our shelter friends was overwhelming. Thanks to the generosity of this fantastic community, we raised almost $37,000 for our community outreach, education and adoption promotion efforts.

“We extend our thanks to PASTArrific, World Class Beer, Indulgence Bakery and the Howard County Home Brewing Club for the food, drink and lovely venue. McKeever and Hargrove provided the music, and Cartwright Ellis was our auctioneer for the live auction. We are grateful, too, to all those who donated door prizes and silent auction items. Special thanks go to our fantastic Ales for Tails Committee!

“More than 50 generous businesses and individuals helped sponsor our event. Our sponsors included:

“TOP DOG: Jefferson Road Animal Hospital

“BEST FRIENDS: King’s Heating and Plumbing Inc.; Haynes International; NIPSCO; Hoosier AM-FM Radio; PASTArrific; World Class Beer; William and Sandra Knarr; Eric Heathers, M.D., A.A.F.P., and Ann Heathers; Kokomo Animal Hospital; Edward Jones; and Bolinger Law Firm.

“TAIL WAGGERS: The Hardie Group; Community First Bank of Kokomo; Dr. Donald Fantuzzo; Bill and Karen Peelle; Tom and Carol Scherschel; PHUN MD LLC; and Peelle Law Office.

“COOL CATS: Heather and Milo Sekulich; Wendy’s of Kokomo; Always About Pets; Melissa Ellis Residential Appraisals; Scared Rabbit Productions; Salin Bank; Robert Mullen and Dianna Delgado; and Cone Palace.

“FACE LICKERS: Michael and Joyce Lantz; Al and Dottie Crebo; Richard and Angela Zeltner; Gene and Nancy McGarvey; Krystal Coombs; Mick and Marydee Daily; David and Diane Turner; Kokomo Neurological Group; Dave and Linda Kitchell; Lynn Murray; Brian and Pam Barnett; Mackey Hagenow; Tom and Betty Poppas; Step ‘N Stone LLC Physical Therapy; Dr. Pratap Gohil; Harrold-Chandler Real Estate; Burger King; Dan and Ann Harrigan; Barb Alexander; Crume/Ellis Auctioneers; Cindy Mapes; Paul and Julie Wagner; Kokomo Tribune; First Farmers Bank and Trust; Superior Distribution; and Herbst Family of Pharmacies.

“We truly appreciate Kokomo and Howard County!”

Wind opponents’ outing raises $6,200

Emily West of Sharpsville sends this Cheer on behalf of wind farm opposition group Tipton County Citizens for Responsible Development and its board of directors:

“Thanks to the many sponsors, donors and participants who helped make the Tipton County Citizens for Responsible Development golf outing on June 22 at Chippendale Golf Course a success.

“Through your generosity, we raised $6,200, which will go toward legal fees and other costs associated with our efforts to protect residents of Tipton County and the surrounding area from industrial wind turbines.

“Special thanks go to Vickie Starbuck, Juanita Thomas and Beth Juliot for organizing a fun day with great food, prizes and competition.

“Thanks to the many businesses that sponsored this event, including Burnett’s Service Center, The Gyro Place, Eriks Chevrolet, Cone Palace, Western & Southern Life, Fast Lane Foods, A-Team Realty, Rossi’s Snow Removal, Triple Nickle Inc. and All Star Staffing.

“Also, thanks to Howard Print Shop, Dental Care — Kathryn Jones DDS, Real Image, Mortgage City Inc., Best Property Marketing, Allstate — Don Davis, The Hardie Group — Deb Hearn, Hague Water, Norris Insurance, Rabb Water and Benches & Tables — Fred McCorkle.

“Thanks also to Midas, Burns Auto Care, Jiffy Lube, C&S Meats, Country Choice, Northeast Animal Clinic, Lowe’s, Don Pancho’s, Pet Supply Plus, Gabe’s Pizza, Whiskey Creek, Drake’s, Rural King, Texas Roadhouse, Walmart and Meijer.

“Also, thanks to Grindstone Charley’s, O’Reilly’s, Pepperwhistle, MC Sports, Waffle House, Hayes Advisory Group, Golden Corral, IHOP, Kokomo Raceway Park, Fazoli’s, Planet Fitness, Artic White, Barker’s B&K, Noble Romans, Colescott’s Mobil 1 Lube Express, Arby’s and Prairie Acres subdivision.

“A big thank-you goes to the dozens of individuals and families who supported this event as well. The outpouring of support from everyone is truly appreciated.”