Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Todd Alber Memorial Golf Outing Raises $2,000 for Francine's Friends

Scott Downs, organizer of the "Todd Alber Memorial Golf Outing", recently presented Francine's Friends with a check for $2,000 — a record amount for proceeds raised from the annual event held in August at Noble Hawk Golf Course.

"We remember Todd for his smile, his many stories and the tomfoolery that sometimes surrounded him. He was the life of the party and was known by several nicknames including “Toad,” “Bird Dog,” “RT” and “Indiana Bob.” Todd was a dedicated son, brother, friend and UPS team member. His kindness, love and enthusiasm touched us all. Todd made the most of life, his black lab (Kip) and the game of golf," explained Downs. "This fifth annual tribute to Todd was bigger and better than ever, and we're thrilled to help support our deserving charities," Downs continued. Francine’s Friends and the Allen County SPCA are the two charities of choice.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fuel the Fight Against Breast Cancer!

MacFood Mart/Sunoco recently presented Francine's Friends with a check for $200 - donations raised at their "Fuel the Fight Against Breast Cancer" event on October 14, 2016.

"Last year we hosted a 'Fuel the Fight Against Breast Cancer' during the Grand Opening for our Goshen Road convenience store," explained Melinda McDonald, Media Coordinator at McIntosh Energy. "We wanted to host a very similar event this year to celebrate our one-year anniversary."

The MacFood Mart/Sunoco station, located at the corner of Washington Center and US 33, sold approximately 2000 gallons of regular gasoline in a four hour timeframe, which is a LOT of gasoline! MacFood Mart manager Shannon Noble presented Francine's Friends board president Sharon Simmons with a check for the proceeds and thanked Francine's Friends for its work in the community.