I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone that supported “A Country Christmas with Susie McEntire and special guest Linda Davis” this past Saturday evening. It was an amazing evening filled with joy, laughs, and hope in a year when all that seems so distant and most events had to be cancelled. As expected, the attendance was a little light, still, a staggering number of toys was collected despite the challenges of 2020. Susie McEntire, Mark Eaton, Linda Davis and Lang Scott did not disappoint, it was a spectacular evening celebrating life and Christmas!
I want to publicly recognize the sponsors and volunteers; because of you, a rare evening of live entertainment safely took place and many toys were collected: Leesburg United Methodist Church, Everest Excavating, Stookey Construction, Bishop Farms, Rabb/Kinetico Water Systems, Bailey Moore Foundation, Sandra Zartman-Johnston, Kosciusko REMC Operation Round-Up Fund; a component of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Windstar Park, Robinson Construction, Lewis Salvage, Kokosing Construction, Jim and Melanie Rooney, Jacob Polk Family, Rob and Amy Seewald, John Snyder, Horizon Bank, Grossnickle Eye Center, American Concrete Pumping, Oswego Mini Mart, Core Mechanical, State Farm agent Beth Harrison, Metzger Trucking, Stafford Solid Waste, Ramsey and Wiggins, Center Street Partners, LDP Excavating, Eagle Outdoor Advertising, ServPro of Noble and Kosciusko County, Blue River Digital, Willie 103.5, Oldies 101.1, Times Union, Warsaw Wyndham, Lakeview Middle School, and Culligan, and the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.
This would not be possible without the talented folks behind the scenes, you continually believe in my crazy ideas, you help make our community great: Todd Biller, Amy Marshall, Jean Weller, Paula Bowman, Niki Miller, Wayne Wilkie, Rob and Amy Seewald, Paul Lafferty, Alora Lafferty, Tad Heflick, Carrie Heflick, Tim Smith, Lori Everest, Vicki Martin, Peg Henry, Jay Michaels, Nick Prentice, Kenneth Cooke, Bob Weaver KCHD, (thanks for your important part in this and believing that it could be done safely) AL Disbro, Lindsay McIntire, Beth Coutoure, Kristen Meeks, Michelle LeDrew, David Slone, Dan Spalding, Jackie Gorski, Lasca Randels, Kris Lake, Chris Cage, Brian Walsh, and Dave Morales.