Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


January 25, 2014

Jan. 25, 2014: Cheers & Jeers


“Chapter J Gold Wingers annually serves food (which they have cooked and brought) along with the Kokomo Eye Care Associates (their first time, and they did great) for the two Christmas parties for Social Club. Sally Duke, who sings carols beautifully, and Lin and Carol Ortman, who play Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (every year) hand out gifts to all. Thanks to these great volunteers. Wrappers include Zeta Tau Delta Sorority, Eastern Star, Wal-Mart employees, Women of Faith Group, Women’s Breakfast Club (retired from Delco and Delphi), along with Pat Renshaw, Carol Monroe, Joe Breedlove, Carol Smith with all MHA staff. Shelly Cunningham, who made approximately 150 scarves for our clients who walk in the elements. They were warm and nicely made. Vicki Boles and her Maple Crest Student Council, who made Christmas place mats and helped wrap also. Other school groups that assisted with Social Club were FBLA (Vicki Geheb) from Kokomo High School (and were judges for our Halloween party) and Taylor Key Club. We have some awesome students in this community. Tom Barry Sr. and Tom Barry Jr. for donating one night a month to karaoke with the Social Club participants who definitely appreciate the entertainment. Others who make Social Club fun are Silas Murphy for being a DJ, and Marty Harris as Elvis. Could not make happy times at Social Club without these people. The Masonic Temple is the site for all Gift Lift and Social Club events. Thanks to the Masons for giving us the three huge rooms to be able to do these programs.

“Volunteers at Social Club are Cindy Krause, Pat Renshaw, Janet Dollman, Carol Monroe, Dennis Bennet, Maria McCoy, Jessica and Olivia Thomas, Joe Breedlove, Kent and Jeanette Land, Pam Tina, Beth Donovan and MHA’s board of directors.

“Tony Arnett and Zach Rodman (thanks for your expertise), who taught a group how to defend themselves through our safety program. We have wonderful people in uniforms everywhere.

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