Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

May 11, 2013

Cheers & Jeers: May 12, 2013

Thanks to all who helped Ride For The Troops

The Ride For The Troops Committee of Tammy Gilbert, Debbie Biddle, Yacky Byers, Tom Badham and Rodney Walker sends this cheer to the supporters of the 11th Annual Ride For The Troops:

“A big cheer goes out to Kokomo for those who parked along the route to cheer on the bikes and to the riders who participated in the 11th Annual Ride For The Troops on Sunday, April 28. Despite the rain, we had a excellent turnout of 457 bikes!

“This ride is to honor all U.S. servicemen and women around the world, at home and our veterans. This ride is done strictly through volunteers, community support and donated items. We want to thank the community for their continued support and we plan to have the annual ride on Sunday, April 27, 2014. As a reminder, the ride is always held on the last Sunday of April.

“We wish to thank WRTV6, WWKI Crew, Coca-Cola, Leonard “Peanut” and Rhonda Harris, Bonnie “Orphan” Brown, Andrea Graham, Deb Sullivan, Donna Beavans, Ray and Gloria “Momma Glo” Tritt, Dylanee & Adessa Denny, Jack Smith, Felice Byers, Mike Nolder, “Fozzie” Eppley, Chad Eppley, Kevin Chism, Merlin Wagler, Scotty Barker, Cheryl Graham, Mike Burton, Hog Runners, Rodney Alderman, Rev. Will and Kathleen Mills of Horizon Church, Christian Motorcyclist Association, Kris Everett, Larry King, Rick Sasser, Rich & Carolyn Harlan, Bud Bell, Kevin & Nancy Pitzer, Julie Hostetler, Di & Michael Still, Tim Schultz, Sam’s Club, Meijer, Wal-Mart, DJ Richard Freeman, Steve Sallee, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Flook, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Bobby Basil-Miller’s Tavern, John Martino, Kokomo Parks, Carson Gerber, Kelly Lafferty, Lindsay Eckert of the Kokomo Tribune, Carol Greeno/Kokomo Perspective, Rachel Jenkins/Greentown Grapevine, Jackie Henry/Tipton Tribune and Elwood Call-Leader, Kokomo, Tipton, Elwood, Greentown & Grant City/County Police Forces, Tipton and Kokomo Fire Departments, Fire Chief Pat O’Neill, Police Chief Rob Baker, Kokomo Motorcycle Police Unit, Howard County EMA, Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight, Tipton Troop No. 595 and Terry York, ABATE Foundation, Jim’s Pizza, McCoy’s Pizza, Security Federal, Community First, Creative Financial Center, and all of the businesses who allowed us to post flyers in their stores.

“If we missed anyone, please know that we appreciate all of your help and support. We could not do this without all of the volunteers and the support of the community.”


Flood-affected families get hot meals

Beth Rattray, communication director of United Way of Howard County sends this cheer to the area restaurants who assisted with meals after the flooding:

“A big thank you to the following restaurants for working together with United Way of Howard County to help furnish meals to flood-affected families:

Applebee’s, Bob Evans, Coffee Junkies S. Washington, Community Howard Hospital Cafeteria, Culvers, Drake’s Bar & Grill, El Arriero Mexican Grill, Golden Corral, Hawg Heaven, Jamie’s Soda Fountain, Jimmy Johns, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Half Moon Restaurant & Brewery, Mancino’s, Maureen Maynard, McAlisters, Moore’s Pies, Morning Star Church, Omelety’s, PASTArrific, St. Joseph Hospital Café, The Brick House, White’s Meat Market and Windmill Grill.”


Thanks for help with roof repair

Harrold Gibbons of Kokomo sends this Cheer for a local business:

“I would like to thank Triple Nickle Roofing of Kokomo. They came out and fixed a leak in my patio roof at no charge. It had been several years since the company roofed my house. Thanks again.”