The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

September 28, 2013

Hearts & darts

The Commercial-News

---- — Here are a few good things readers noticed around the area recently:

Pammy and Jimmy Moreman of Pammy’s Place and “Wop” (Mike) and Nan Ingargiola send hearts “to everyone who helped make our 7th Annual Heart 4 Life Benefit successful.

“The proceeds from this benefit are helping Chasity Hayden Schmidt with medical and travel expenses as she travels to Ohio for treatment.

“In addition to those mentioned in last Saturday’s Hearts & Darts column,. we would like to thank:

“Ami Moody; Cindi Hiser; Pam Ringis; Irene Greenly; Casey’s; Karri Morris; CJ Jones; Jerry Alcorn; Denny and Angie Burchfield; David Costello; Steve Summers; Pam Sexton; Dawn Woodard; Danny Anders; Rob Demich; Kathy and Terry Richter; Marge Bruce; Vicki Romack; Danny and Paige Byrom; Amy Reynolds; Greg Phillips; Cindy Webb; Teresa Newman; Amy Gritton; Susan Schmidt; Jason Reynolds; Sean Schmidt; Ilene Schmidt; Michelle Chevront; Dawn W.; Heather Bromley; Danny Edwards; Wayne Mingee; Frank Mediate; Phil and Anita Howie at Phil’s Automotive; 1st National Bank of Catlin; Duke Oxendine; and Larry Owen.

“Hearts and much thanks to everyone who participated in the poker run, volunteered, purchased 50/50 and raffle tickets, food, T-shirts, bandannas, can coolers, pink hearts, entertained or helped out in any way. Hopefully we haven’t forgotten to mention anyone, if we have, please know that it was not intentional. Thanks to all of you for your overwhelming generosity and kindness, without you this benefit for Chasity would not have been successful.

“We cannot do what we do without you. You are greatly appreciated!”

Chuck Brooks of Danville sends hearts “to the Vermilion County Conservation District on the dedication of its new Environmental Education Center at Kennekuk County Park. I especially want to thank Ken Konsis, executive director of the conservation district and the board of trustees for their hard work. Ken’s vision is becoming a reality for Vermilion County. His hard work and direction continues to make our county parks some of the best in the state.

“I also wish to thank the Vermilion County Conservation District Foundation and chairman Gordon Theonnes for all of their efforts to make Phase 1 a reality. Their exhaustive work raising money to make this project a reality without taxpayer dollars deserves high praise. Thank you to everyone involved that help make this project a reality.”

Linda Spicer of Georgetown and her family send hearts “to the people who let us use the Covington City Park in Covington, Ind., for a memorial service for our niece, Kim Wickus, who passed away with cancer. She was 41.

“We also want to thank Pastor Paul Kent for doing the memorial service. Hearts to Bob Shelby of Shelby Funeral Home in Covington for all of his help.

“Thank you all. WE will not forget what you have done for us, our niece and her family.”