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Cheers & jeers

CHEERS to all the people who helped save my life. I was traveling on U.S. 33 about 3:30 p.m. on March 17 to visit a friend when I was in a very bad car accident just beyond Churubusco. Everyone tells me I was very lucky. I agree.

PHYLLIS E. HALLAND Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the nice lady who paid for our meals at Bob Evans at Apple Glen on March 25.

MAXINE CAVINDER SUE BAILEY DONNA BAILEY Fort Wayne

JEERS to the person who stole one whole bed of white tulips around the Bridal Glen at Foster Park. There has been a rash of flower thefts at Foster Park over the last couple of years. These thefts deny all the other visitors to Foster Park Gardens the pleasure of enjoying the flowers for the rest of the season.

LYNDA HEAVRIN Manager of landscape and horticulture Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation

CHEERS to Harvey Cocks for his long and continuing contribution to the theater community. He remains both a gentleman and the ultimate class act.

BILL SANSOM Fort Wayne

CHEERS to Frontier Communications and Roscoe Spencer, public affairs officer with Frontier Communications, for their support of the McMillen Center for Health Education’s Interactive Video Conferencing program. Through Interactive Videoconference Distance Education, students from across the globe can connect with the McMillen Center to receive vital health education. Frontier’s support will make it possible for schools throughout the region to receive professional, standards-based education about more than 30 programs.

HOLLI SEABURY, CEO and the McMillen Center Board of Directors

CHEERS to Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s education directors, Max Meyer and Joslyn Elliott, whose vision, dedication and talents made the recent Fort Wayne region Scholastic Art and Writing competition such a success again this year. Their constant encouragement and willingness to go the extra mile have inspired area art and writing educators and students to offer their very best efforts. With 30 participants winning national awards, our young artists and writers bring national recognition to this area, which includes northeast Indiana and Ohio and counties in Michigan. Thanks to Meyer and Elliott, the Fort Wayne region is a model recognized by Scholastic participants throughout the country.

SHIRLEY JORDAN Fort Wayne Museum of Art

CHEERS to The Journal Gazette and other media for listing our special 23rd anniversary homecoming concert of The Northmen and friends on March 17. This special night of gospel music, open to the public, was at the Lifeway Wesleyan Church in Fort Wayne. After several years of promoting this event, it is the first time we saw the building of 400 full. People in the community from all walks of life attended, as well as many visitors from several different states. Some of those came and stayed in motels the night before and after to help our local economy.

ALAN GODSEY Yoder

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