LCCF Executive Director
To the Editor:
On November 2, the LaGrange County Community Foundation held the 4th annual Heart of Gold Brunch at the Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in LaGrange.
The LCCF Heart of Gold Award recognizes those who unselfishly give of themselves to serve others, collectively or individually, with volunteer acts of service and/or kindness beyond the call of duty. Nominations are received from local citizens. The 2013 nominees were - Sharrita Carpenter, Kathy Demerly, Judy Dowen, Marie Dwight, Jean Fremion-McKibben, Jamelle Godlewski and Holly Nater, Ingrid Lochamire, Marge Malone, Roberta Markley, Randy Packer and Ryan Young.
At the November brunch, Randy Packer was announced as the LCCF 2013 Heart of Gold Recipient. Congratulations to Randy!
The foundation board and staff would like to thank the following sponsors who funded this event - Mahlon and Terry Bontrager, Cedar Lake Golf Course, Davis Mercantile, Farmers State Bank, Galarina Folk Arts, Inc., Tony & Vickie Guyas, Northern Indiana Golf, Inc. DBA Heron Creek Golf Course, Hostetler Insurance Agency, Paul & Janet Johnston, Kerry & Jama Keaffaber, Sue Keenan, Ed & Judy Keil, LaGrange County Dodge, Kevin & Carrie Lambright, Burvel & Laura Lemings, Bob & Crystal Leu, Tony & Maggie Pechin, Eric & Rhonda Sharp, Shipshewana Family Medicine - Drs. Keaffaber and Pechin, Jeff & Jennifer Wible and Yoder Meat & CheeseC o.,Inc.
We would also like to thank those who donated silent auction items for this event - Galarina Folk Arts, Inc., Vickie Guyas, Laney Kratz, LaGrange County Parks & Recreation Department, Laura & Burvel Lemings, L.I.F.E. Youth Group, Pilgrim's Computer Service and Jennifer & Tom Tuttle.
Special thanks to Saint Joseph Catholic Church for use of their social hall and to the Saint Joseph Ladies Sodality for the delicious brunch to over 6o people in attendance.
Again, congratulations to all the 2013 LCCF Heart of Gold nominees! Their unselfish contributions to others are priceless.