Letter to the Editor

Roast committee sends out thanks

Friday, March 13, 2009

To the Editor:

The Putnam County Museum sends grateful thanks to the Banner Graphic for its support of the Roast-A-Relic, as we honored former Banner editor Eric Bernsee. Our other two sponsors, Hays, Murphy, Sharp and Brackney Insurance Agency and Perishing and Company/Payroll Express along with the Banner Graphic helped ensure the success of the annual museum fundraiser.

The museum also sends special thanks to Gail Smith at Almost Home and Final Approach Bistro for the delicious light buffet and Dixie Chopper Business Center for the facility.

Rita Schendel designed the invitations and posters, while museum director Anne Lovold and assistant director Tanis Monday handled the details. Fauniel Stewart was the greeter and Faith Leniham, the videographer.

After a welcome from museum president Diana LaViolette, Mike Harmless, Nancy Michael, Pat McCune, Steve Fields, Rick Judy, Laurie Hardwick, Kara and Nicole Bernsee and Jinsie Bingham roasted relic Bernsee.

Program participants included Nick Mourouzis, Paul Bretscher, Steve Albright and Laurie Hardwick deserves thanks along with State Senator Connie Lawson who presented Bernsee with Distinguished Hoosier recognition from Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Tributes honor Eric Bernsee's contributions to the community may be mailed to: Putnam County Museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135.

We thank all those attending the roast to honor our newest Distinguished Hoosier and beloved Putnam County relic Eric Bernsee.

Jinsie Bingham, Roast Chairman