Letter to the Editor

PCYDC thankful for support of Lip Sync Challenge

Monday, June 24, 2019

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission, we wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our extraordinary community for the generous support of our inaugural PC Lip Sync Team Challenge.

Words cannot begin to express how humbled we are to live in a community that embraces our mission of serving the children and families of Putnam County.

This new and exciting event was held on Saturday, May 11 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. The evening was a huge success and we are proud and excited to announce that $40,000 was donated, which will ensure that PCYDC services, programs and initiatives continue for families all across Putnam County.

A huge thank you to all our sponsors: Title Sponsor: Concepts the Cabinet Shop; Gold Sponsors: York Chevrolet Buick, Kirsch Family Dentistry, First National Bank, Endeavor Communications; Silver Sponsors: Prime Real Estate – Eric Wolfe, Putnam County Hospital, Jack’s Trash, Gobin UMC, Furniture Awarehouse, Teachers Credit Union, Mike Goss-Attorney At Law, Cloverdale Community Schools, North Salem State Bank and Putnam Seed Service; Bronze Sponsors: Co-Alliance, Shuee’s Furniture & Mattress, Harcourt Real Estate, Accufast Holdings LLC, Hutcheon Insurance, Ryan Montgomery/Caliber Homes, Legan Livestock, Jedele Enterprises/McDonald’s, Mark Smith DDS, Hoosier Heartland State Bank, Hydro Shield Midwest/Les Martin, Hendricks Power, Harvest House Church, Greencastle Hometown Dental, Putnam Inn, Ruoff Home Loans, Detro Trailers, North Salem State Bank, Andrew O’Hair and HBG Insurance and Bonds, HMSB Insurance, Bio-Refining, Bittles & Hurt/Hopkins & Rector Funeral Homes, Area 30 Career Center and York Chevrolet, Buick.

To our special volunteers whose work and selflessness means so much: Justin Long, Dan, Paula, Sarah, Grace and Katie Fry, Joe, Jamie, and Noah Mourey, Bill Merkel and Cory Robinson. Thanks to our Emcee and PCYDC Board Member, JD Miller, Soundman Greg Hedge, Photographer and PCYDC Board Member Jessica Briones, Program Designer Sage Sherfick, and to Jenny Sullivan of Eitel’s Florist and Gifts. CASA Volunteers, Lyndsay Carter, Megan Wager, and Pat Birkemeier. A thank you to Beth Benedix and Karen Martoglio for their contributions, and a special thank you to PCYDC board members Jana Brothers, Sherry Cash, Carol Emery, Sue Murray, Nancy Holsapple, Josh Richardson, Julie Thompson and Bob Tomaw.

To our Lip Sync Teams, we humbly thank you for your sacrifice, your performances were absolutely entertaining: First National Bank – Amy Trusty, Ashley Burns, Chase Haltom, Brad McClure and Jana Pettit; Kirsch Family Dentistry – Dr. Elizabeth Kirsch, Samantha Payne, Alex Maynor, Katey Remsburg and Amy Chew, (Jarad and Piper Voxx); Greencastle High School – Yolanda Goodpaster, Chad Rodgers, Becki Arnold, Kevin Kendall and Nate Bryan; Re/Max Cornerstone – Amy Clark, Rachelle Custis, Cheryl Thomas, Rita Goss and Tyler Cox (Hope Scanland); Cloverdale Community Schools – Karl Turk, Greg Thomas, Patrick Rady, Daniel Varnes and Michael Glassburn; North Putnam Community Schools – Dr. Nicole Singer, Bucky Kramer, Jon Hathaway, Megan Allen and Monique Fields (Jessyca South and Jill Albers); Gobin UMC – Bryan Langdoc, Amy Welch, Katie Hall, Justin Hall and Sierra Kempf; Area 30 Career Center – Peggy Lilly, Marcia Murtaugh, Marla Farris, Amber Pittman and Laurie Gobert; Fillmore Elementary School – Penny Long, Annie Richmond, Wendy Danner, Debbie Steffy and Robi Simms; Greater Greencastle Chamber – Brian Cox, Beau Battin, Ashley Clute, Alison Beauchamp and Susan Lorimer; Endeavor Communications – Kelly McGill, Matt Emmerich, Donna Corder, Elizabeth Meyer, Savannah Mcintosh, Suzie Valesquez and Lois Cheatham.

A huge thank you goes out to those who made donations to our silent auction: DePauw University, Indiana Beach, French Lick, Myers Market, Auto Zone, Fillmore Elementary/South Putnam Athletics, Ulta, Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis Colt’s, McDonald’s, Putnam Inn, NAPA, Birt Farms, Indianapolis Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Willer Timber Ridge, Walmart Supercenter, Deer Creek Golf, Cloverdale Community School, York Automotive Car Care, PDM Aviation, Putnam County Comprehensive Services, Greenlight Art Studio, Jameson Coffee, Greencastle Rotary, Greencastle Community Schools, Endeavor Communications, Kirsch Family Dentistry, Divine Design Hair Salon, North Putnam Music Department, Co-Alliance, Courtney Williams, Deer Creek Golf, Walmart Distribution, Myer’s Market, Indiana Beach, Fineline Sweets, Patti Harmless, and First National Bank, Gobin United Methodist Church, Endeavor Communications, Penny Long and Carol Emery.

The evening was a great success and because of you, Putnam County, the following programs and events will continue at no cost to Putnam County families: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program, Putnam County Teen Court, Choices, Coats for Kids, and National Night Out. Annually, the PCYDC touches the lives of over 3,500 community members. Thank you again, we hope to see you in 2020!

Sherry Cash, President

Linda Merkel, Executive Director

PC Youth Development Commission