Letter to the Editor

'Friday Night Live' supported by many

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

To the editor:

As the Chair of the Friends of A-Way Home Shelter, I am writing to send a heartfelt thank you to the many people who gave time to this year's fundraiser, Friday Night Live, held on April 11 at the Walden Inn Social Center.

This year's spring fundraiser was held to benefit the A-Way Home Shelter. Special thanks to our performers The Fret Set, Rhythmix, the Depauw Jazz Combo, the DePauw Gospel Choir, Bill Wieland, Deb Smith, Scott Davis, and Joe Heithaus. The night would not have been complete without a big thank you to our writer, Dr. Warren Macy.

Thank you to Bill Lorton for directing the program. Thanks also to George and Anita Edenfield, John and Ellen Dittmer, DePauw University, Mindy Fenwick, P.T. Wilson, Marjorie Smith, Karen Weaver and the staff at the Walden Inn, and all of the Friends of the A-Way Home Shelter.

Thank you to the donors for the silent and live auction: Lili Wright, Jenny Heithaus, Allison Edberg, Angie Weeks, Jayne Wood with JW Design, Lewie Fox, two anonymous donors, Nick Mourouzis, Alison Guinee, Bob Bottoms, and Lynne Tweedie.

Thank you to our program sponsors: Fine Print Bookstore, The Blue Door Café, Mama Nunz, Walden Inn, and St. Vincent's Primary Care Network.

Thank you to the directors and staff of the A-Way Home Shelter, for all that they do to help the homeless in our community: Linda Cain, Bill Cain, Jr., Robin Green, Amanda Lund, John Paullus, Ron Pitcock, Miranda Varvel, Alyce West and Debbie Zigler.

Thank you to the board members: John Dittmer, Max Johnson, Linda Norris, Richard Shuck, Marjorie Smith, Jim Staggers, Tom Sutherlin, Lynne Tweedie, Robert Weiss, and Bill Wieland. And, finally, thank you to everyone who came out to support and bid in the auctions during Friday Night Live.

The event was another financial success for the Friends of A-Way Home Shelter!

Angie Weeks, chair,

Friends of A-Way Home Shelter