CAM dinner and auction was huge success

CAM sends this Cheer for the 2nd CAM Lasagna Dinner & Auction

For Family Hope Center: 

We wish to thank the Second Missionary Baptist Church for hosting the CAM Lasagna Dinner & Auction. With sponsorships, dinner tickets, and the live auction, we passed $5,000 for the Family Hope Center.

Thanks to Kathy Esslinger, CAM executive supervisor, who catered in her other life. Thanks for the music of “HIS” Christian Band – Mike Milligan, Sr., Anthony Brunnemer, and Greg Bevington.

Thanks to the supporting churches that made this night possible: Crossroads Community Church, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Second Missionary Baptist, Wayman Chapel AME, Calvary Baptist, Liberty Baptist, Bunker Hill First Baptist, St. Andrew Episcopal, Family Worship Center, Main St. United Methodist, First Evangelical Presbyterian, Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist, and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Thanks to those who helped cook and serve the meals: Spirit Wind Church, Hillsdale United Methodist Church, Judson Road Christian Church, Acacia Academy, and North Woods Village.

Thanks to those personal supporters who came to the meal to assist with the fundraising: Handy Hardware, Larry and Irene Rolland Table, Delgado & Mullen Table, and Brenda Underwood Table. We appreciate the additional discounts by Meijer, and American Tool & Party Rental.

Thanks to Mary Carden, Financial Solutions & Investment, who spoke about the first committee that started the Family Hope Center in 2007. 

Pastor Antonio of Stewart’s Healthcare Consultants spoke of their first CNA graduate. Greg Bewley, Cartridge World Kokomo, presented a way to contribute to CAM by signing in at and a 5 percent donation will go to CAM from your order.

Pastor William Gary, Wayman Chapel AME Church and chair of the CAM Board of Directors, debuted as auctioneer.  

And thanks to these restaurants for their financial support: Cone Palace, Hacienda, Julianno’s, and all three Burger Kings. Other supporting restaurants gave us gift certificates that brought in prices from $40 to $200 – McAlister’s Deli, Prodigy, Texas Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Bob Evans Gift Bag, Coney Island, Culver's, Starbucks, Mike’s Pizza, and Martino’s.   

Thanks to the school spirit support of Western, Kokomo, Taylor, and Eastern high schools.        

It was a wonderful and fun night. Blessings to all who made this evening possible.

Threats of violence have no place in decent society

We send this Jeer to the person who threatened a candidate: 

A violent threat to a local Indiana House candidate has stunned participants and led to an Indiana State Police investigation.

Amie Neiling is running as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Tony Cook in District 32, which includes all of Tipton County, along with parts of Hamilton, Howard and four other counties.

The incident happened on Oct. 15, according to Neiling, when she was using a program to send text messages to registered voters, encouraging them to vote early.

In response she got a message saying "We're working on having this liberal $%&# assassinated."

Neiling said she was offended by the profanity, but the reported plan to have her killed was a different matter. She reported the threat to the Cicero Police Department, who forwarded it to the Indiana State Police. 

This behavior is beyond unacceptable.

Breast cancer event raised funds for care and services

St. Vincent Kokomo sends this Cheer to all those who helped out at Rockers for Knockers:

St. Vincent Kokomo would like to thank Mike Milligan and all those who planned and supported Rockers for Knockers, A Funny Name for a Serious Cause.

As we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October, the event is a fun way to educate our community on the seriousness of getting annual mammograms.

If payment is a concern, let us help. Money donated from the Rockers for Knockers is one of many ways mammograms can be affordable.

“According to the American Cancer Society, roughly 1 in 8 women in the United States, at some point their life, will develop breast cancer,” stated Margie Johnson, Northwest Regional President, St. Vincent Kokomo. “Through annual mammograms, breast cancer can be found and treated early.”

Thank you to Rockers for Knockers for supporting our mission of providing care and services, particularly for those most in need.

Churches lend a helping hand to hurricane victims 

We send this Cheer to the churches collecting goods for the victims of Hurricane Michael:


Salem Christian Church and East Pointe Bible Church, both in Peru, are collecting items for victims of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle.

The churches are collecting bottled water (no carbonated beverages); non-perishable food, coffee, tea, baby items including diapers, disposable wipes, blankets, food and bottles; pet food; cleaning brushes,

rags, and liquid and powdered detergent; personal items including feminine hygiene products, hand soap, shampoo, deodorant, mouthwash, etc.; new packages of underwear and socks; hand tools; and miscellaneous items like batteries, pillows and blankets, tarps, insect repellant, and plastic shopping bags.

Items can be dropped off at East Pointe Bible Church at 1540 E. Paw Paw Pike in Peru from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to Wednesday, Oct. 31.

If an organization needs someone to pick up collected items, call Salem Christian Church at 765-473-6044 or Jenni Morrison at 765-2105503.

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