My Mother, My hero.
Where do you even begin to write about a person that words can’t fully describe. I will admit it, I was a mama’s boy through and through. I talked to my mom multiple times a day. When I was happy, Sad, upset or overjoyed. I could tell my mother just about anything. She always knew what to say to help me get through. I truly miss her everyday. We always say when someone passes that “it will get easier” but I don’t believe that. Even though the shock of her loss is less, the hole in my heart is still there just as the day she passed. My mother fought hard with Breast cancer for 12 years. It was a long hard fight. My mother did not give up even in her final breath. A true warrior in her own rite.
She was the funniest and goofiest person I knew. Whether it was how she sang Shania Twain when it came on the radio (I’m sure people who knew her will chuckle at this one) or the way she would talk to my kids. She loved life and loved every person she met. She was great Mother and an even better grandmother. I know in time we will meet again. Breast cancer awareness month has a special meaning for me and I’m sure 1,000’s of others. Someday I hope we find a cure but until then, Lets fight the good fight, Hug the people in life that mean the most to us and enjoy our short time we have here on earth. Mom, I Love you, Miss you and can’t wait to see you!!!
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” Never get tired of doing little things for others,
sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts”
On Tuesday, August 29th, our office had the privilege to provide and serve a meal at the C.A.L.L. Cafe. For those who are not familiar with this program, The C.A.L.L. Cafe is a free meal provided to the less fortunate. Organizations, churches and businesses volunteer and take care of all expense and preparation of a meal for these individuals.
Before the meal was served up, Dan shared a personal story and prayer with everyone. Watch for yourself!
We purchased fried chicken from McSobers, made mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and fruit cocktail. Prior to the meal we served chips and salsa as a snack. People from the office volunteered to bring in the desserts. Chocolate must have been on the brain here at work! An abundance of brownies, no bake cookies, chocolate cake, and chocolate chip zucchini cake was prepared. We served 66 clients in addition to ourselves.
This is always such a special night for our team. A chance for us to do something different together, all while serving and helping others on a very personal level. This was also a very humbling experience for all of us, hearing stories first hand on how some people are living right here in our community. Seeing their smiles and hearing their appreciation for the evening was just the icing on the cake for us! We look forward to being able to do this again in the future!
We would like to congratulate Carl Huber of Celina for being the winner of our $100 CASH drawing!
We had a blast and a successful year at the 2017 Mercer County Fair! We handed out nearly 1,000 tshirts, had a game of plunko out for the kids and a $100 cash drawing for the adults!
Donating $10 to local charity for every policy we quote!
A Purposeful Life – With Flamingos
We were honored to be recognized by Rough Notes Magazine’s as August’s insurance agency of the month. This is yet another reminder on how blessed we are to live in such a great and caring community!
As mentioned in the write up, with the help of our community, we have raised/given over $120,000 to local charities since 2012! In 2012 Preferred Insurance became a centenarian. We wanted to celebrate in a BIG WAY. We started Quotes for Causes, where we donated $10 for every policy we quoted (no obligation) to local charity. At this time those lovely pink flamingos made their debut as well!
We are dedicated to providing excellent insurance and top notch customer service all while making a difference in our community! If you would like to help make a difference and save a bundle on your insurance, give us a call today and request a quote! 419-678-2326
Donating $10 to local charity for every policy we quote!
We are so thankful to our clients and our community for supporting our, shall I say “unique”, ideas. Without great clients and a fantastic community none of this would have been possible. THANK YOU!
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My dad, Paul Muhlenkamp, was a tough ole farmer. He always had really bad eyes, was strong as a man could be, and his hands seemed to have callouses an inch thick.
I’ll never forget the day we were getting the cows in from a pasture and came upon a old pine gate that had been broken down by the cows. It needed fixed so the cows wouldn’t get out but we had no tools. Dad reached into his pocket and pulled out a few 7 penny nails. He always had nails in his pocket. He proceeded to drive 3 nails into the gate to make temporary repairs using the palm of his hand as a hammer. No blood anywhere, just a dent in one of his monster callouses. He’s been dead a long time now. I hope I get to see him again in heaven, and I hope he has soft hands from laying around doing nothing for a change.
Dad, you’ve always been there for me and I could never thank you enough!
Not to get too sappy, but you’re everything I hope I can be for my kids someday. I love going to car shows together, it’s where I get to hear you talk about the “old days”. I couldn’t have asked for a better father, I truly look up to you.
Thanks for being you!
This is my dad Jim, better known as Koop, the list of great memories with him goes on and on but the one that sticks out the most to me is when we went to Green Bay, Wisconsin as a family.
We have always been huge Packers fans and we all went as a family for our very first time! My dad was like a kid in the candy store that whole weekend! It was a great time and I can’t wait till we can experience another Packers game in Green Bay!
My dad is one of the most selfless, hard working and comical people I know. Growing up he had a knack for making the little moments big moments for us kid.
I remember when it was my youngest sister’s last year ‘believing’, he wanted it to be REAL for her! He used 2x4’s to make sled tracks in the snow covered yard, along with sprinkling out horse feed and goat poop where each reindeer was. I’m laughing as I’m writing this because I could only imagine the big smile on his face while he was putting this all together! I tell you what though, if you didn’t know any better, you would have thought Santa was at our house! He definitely put the magic in Christmas that year, as always!
My kids couldn’t ask for a better grandpa! I don’t know how many other grandpas volunteer to change a diaper! From golf cart rides, trips out to the chicken coop or just simply sitting on the porch swing – they adore you!
Thanks for all that you do for us! I hope you have an awesome Father’s Day!
Our favorite office manager, Gina Hess, writes about her dad this Fathers Day:
I can’t pick a favorite memory of my dad, but there are few things that come to mind that brings a smile to my face.
For Dad and those closest, I’m sure the following will spark some pretty amazing memories: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Huey Lewis and the News concert, Cincinnati Reds games, summer vacations, and relaxing with a cold one (preferably around the grill.) I know I don’t say this enough, but thanks for everything and love you, Dad. Enjoy your special day!