The Community Foundation of Wabash County and Manchester Meals on Wheels are pleased to announce the creation of the Manchester Meals on Wheels Endowment to support operation of the program that provides low-cost, nutritious meals to homebound, ill, or disabled persons who are unable to prepare or obtain meals, regardless of age or income.
Meal fees, generous donations, and church pledges raised through annual campaigns are the main sources of income for Manchester Meals on Wheels. The endowment will provide an additional revenue source for the program. Contributions to the endowment held by the Foundation will be invested and will produce investment earnings. A portion of the earnings will be used to support Manchester Meals on Wheels programs, not the original contributions. The idea of endowments is that, carefully managed, invested contributions will keep producing and keep building annually, ensuring permanent income for an organization. Among other things, earnings from the endowment will support the Manchester Meals on Wheels scholarship program that assists clients who are unable to afford the cost of daily meals.
Come the 139th anniversary of Mark Honeywell’s birthday with a festive evening of food, music and fun beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Honeywell House.
Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m.; with a three-course dinner being served at 7 p.m. Harpist Sarah Wall will entertain guests with a selection of classical and contemporary music during the evening.
The dinner menu will feature cream of roasted red bell pepper soup, a six ounce filet topped with bleu cheese and allemande sauce, with roasted asparagus and horseradish mashed potatoes, followed by sabayon with strawberries for dessert.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 260-563-2326.
Manchester President Jo Young Switzer has received the 2013 Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
She received the honor at the CASE annual conference of the six-state District V in Chicago, for “outstanding efforts in promoting and supporting education and institutional advancement.” As the first female president of the 125-year-old school, Switzer has boldly led Manchester through transformational change, praised CASE.
CASE recognized President Switzer’s ability and conviction in:
•Actively supporting advancement and fundraising for the University
•Inspiring others to Manchester’s vision
•Establishing a positive image for Manchester while leading it to higher levels of success
•Increasing Manchester’s stature, and
•Encouraging innovation and risk-taking among employees
Claire Coyne, director of the Lighthouse Mission, was presented with a Key to the City by Mayor Bob Vanlandingham at last week’s City Council meeting.
“Claire Coyne will always be an honorary citizen of Wabash County,” Mayor Vanlandingham said.
He also announced that Dec. 15 would become Claire Coyne day in Wabash.
After receiving the key, Coyne said, “It’s been an honor.”
She was surprised by the accolade, as she came to the meeting upon her son’s request.
“I was coming to be Gregory’s mom. He said, ‘Mom, I’m doing a presentation for work, and I’d like if you’re there.”
Then Coyne went on to share a story.
by Kalie Ammons
“All right, let’s make up some crap,” Colin Mochrie, Canadian improv expert said to his partner in comedic crime, Brad Sherwood, at the beginning of the Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood Show Friday, Dec. 13 in the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater.
“At no point during the show do Brad and I know what’s going on,” reassured Mochrie. The shenanigans which ensued proved Mochrie to be honest.
Both Mochrie and Sherwood are veteran members of the British and American versions of popular TV show Whose Line is it Anyway? The show consists of the crew taking audience suggestions to perform improvised skits.
This stop on the Two Man Group Tour makes it the fourth time the duo has performed in Wabash.
“Small town,” said Sherwood. “One guy gets on stage and the whole audience knows who he is.”
by Shaun Tilghman
Dawn Patrick, owner of Modern Impressions, is the first business owner to take advantage of the North Manchester Façade Improvement Program recently created by the town council to assist building owners in restoring the exteriors of their downtown establishments.
The local program is one of two façade improvement opportunities that are currently ongoing in North Manchester; the other involves a grant the town received through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Town officials first applied for the OCRA grant approximately three years ago, but prior to that they had received a design grant, which is when downtown building owners interested in participating could sign-up, according to town manager Dan Hannaford.
“We had 17 buildings included in that process originally, but Scott Zook (owner of Zook’s Café) has since dropped out of it because he did a lot of the work on his building himself,” said Hannaford. “I talked to all of the other building owners just last week and the architect is coming back around Dec. 12 or 13 to finalize everything for the construction phase – bids have to be out in March and the actual construction should then start around May.
The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is pleased to announce that the North Manchester Historical Society (NMHS) has been named a winner of the 2013 Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award for “The Year of the Opera Curtain.” NMHS received the award during IHS’s annual Founders Day event on Dec. 2, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.
The Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award is awarded to an organization for an exceptional educational event or history project implemented during the past year, either one-time or ongoing, which relates to that organization’s mission. Examples include reenactments, publications, innovative media usage, exceptional teacher training, and displays or exhibitions.
While you are out and about trying to find those perfect gifts for family and friends, remember the animals at the Wabash County Animal Shelter. As a non-profit entity, the shelter, located at 810 Manchester Avenue in Wabash, depends upon donations for all aspects of its operation.
Wet and dry dog, kitten and puppy food is a daily need, as is cat litter. The shelter asks that no donations of dry cat food be given at this time since there is an abundance of it at the moment. Dog and cat treats give the animals something special to enjoy; toys help keep them active and interested.
Donations of bleach, liquid laundry soap (no dry), hand sanitizer, paper towels, mops, brooms, dust pans, and Dawn dish soap help the staff keep the facility clean and the animal healthy.
Office supplies such as copy paper, stamps, envelopes and gift cards that can be used to purchase ink cartridges help cover office operations.
Donations can be dropped off at the shelter during operation hours or at a donation box located inside Big R.