Awarded By: C.A.L.L. Food Pantry Pastor Tim Clutter
Randy & Trisha tirelessly serve God spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to the inmates at the Mercer County Jail, the attendees of their twice a week “Against All Odds” addiction reform sessions, their twice a week church services at “The Lords Church” as well as serving as Chaplain of the Mercer County Sheriff Department and the Celina Police Department. Randy also serves on the Board of Directors of CALL Ministries and the Mercer County House of Hope. Trisha also leads a Bible Study at the Mercer County House of Hope. I am sure I missed some ministry but this gives you an idea of how they both serve God as Jesus’ Hands and Feet in this community.
Awarded By: Larissa Kahlig 12/11/14
I chose this organization because it helps people in the community. It helps people in need to receive clothing, shoes, home decor, kitchen utensils, etc. I found this organization through my grandma who volunteers her time with many other wonderful people. C.A.L.L stands for Community Action Life Line. This organization is very helpful towards the people in our community.
Awarded By: Jason Cupp 12/11/14
Larissa’s family provides foster care for abused and neglected children. Larissa is very patient and always willing to assist her parents. She spends lots of time with the children and is an excellent role model for the children that have stayed in their home.
Awarded By: Sue Bills 08/17/14
Jason has worked for many years in the community to help our children be safe. He has worked to prevent child abuse, develop programs to help our most needy families, and make our community a better place. His job is often difficult and stressful but he has continued to do it for over 20 years. He is one of our unsung heroes as he does a job daily that is often a thankless one. I am glad to be able to nominate such a great colleague and friend.
Awarded By: Margie Hoops 07/28/14
Sue Bills is an unsung hero at Coldwater Exempted Village Schools. She has been the guidance counselor in the elementary, high school and now middle school buildings. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Sue for seven years and during that time I have not met a more selfless, caring individual. She gives her time, often her money, and most of all her heart to any child that reaches out for help.
It doesn’t stop there. She has many students who have left CEVS but still come to her for guidance and support. She is an active member of Kiwanis and is a big sister to two little girls in Coldwater. She is devoted to her family and would do anything for her friends. I am proud to say she is a former colleague, friend and mentor. She taught me that not all of our children in this community have it easy and many lessons on how to help them. I have become a better person knowing Sue Bills.
Thank you Sue.
Awarded by Dan Muhlenkamp 07/22/14
Margie Hoops has been very special to my family for many years. When my boys were very young (they are now 24 and 22) my wife Susie took them to the public library often. So many times when we arrived Margie had already pulled books off the shelf just for my kids! She knew what they liked and what level they read at. She was always challenging them and attempting to expand their interest.
On more than one occasion she also had a book for Susie or myself. I was always reading self-improvement books, so she would sometimes give me a novel and tell me to lighten up. I particularly remember one novel called “The Codicil”, which I did thoroughly enjoy.
Thanks Margie, you made us all feel very special, and definitely made us better read!
Dan, Susie, Zach, Caleb and Alexis Muhlenkamp