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The Journal Gazette

October 15, 2016 1:01 AM

Cheers & jeers

CHEERS to the gentleman who recently purchased bagels and cream cheese for us at Panera Bread at Jefferson Pointe. It was a wonderful surprise and we’ll be sure that we will pay it forward.



CHEERS to the person or people who paid for our meal at the Pine Valley Pizza Hut. We will in turn do that for someone else. What a nice surprise.


Foirt Wayne

JEERS to The Journal Gazette for once again failing to mention The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which took place Oct. 8. There was not one article or picture in the Sunday paper. I am not surprised as there has never been a mention in the seven years my family has been doing the walk, but I find it disheartening nevertheless. The Journal Gazette has printed other jeers about this in previous years but still continues to ignore this event. The newspaper did manage to publish two photos of Foodstock, a worthy event but not on the same scale as a fundraiser for one of the leading causes of death in this country. Perhaps 5.4 million people afflicted with Alzheimer’s just isn’t significant enough for The Journal Gazette.

Suzie Panyard

Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the person or persons who paid for our breakfast Oct. 2 at Lakeside Cafe. It was very much appreciated and a surprise.


Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the honest gentleman who came to our door with my purse, which had fallen off the back of my car while I was driving. I wish I had been home. I would have said, “God bless you, sir, and I know he will.”


Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the educators at Haverhill Elementary School, who put on an engaging, highly spirited color run 5K around the district’s school campus. It was great to see the young and old alike out on a beautiful fall day. Kudos to Mandy Stout and Southwest Allen County Schools.

David Graney

Board member

Fort Wayne Running Club

CHEERS from Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana to the employee board and donors from the Do it Best Corp. Twice a year, Do it Best holds a clothing drive to support Goodwill. The most recent drive collected 1,783 pounds of goods. By donating to Goodwill, Do it Best is playing a vital role in fulfilling our mission of helping people with barriers to employment get work. We could not provide the service to the community that we do without the support of our donors and shoppers.

Bill Warriner


CHEERS to everyone who helped make Fort Wayne Youtheatre’s immersive production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” a success. Support from countless volunteers, plus organizations such as Arts United, Civic Theatre, First Presbyterian Theatre, Fresh Market and Hilger’s helped give audiences and budding artists alike a bold and unique theatrical experience. Bravo!

Christopher Murphy

Fort Wayne


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