Thanks for Helping Victims of Crime

Editor, News-Register:

We, the members of the Victim of Crime Fund Fundraiser Steak Fry held April 9, would like to thank all that participated in helping with the event in anyway, whether you worked, donated, or attended you are appreciated.

Special thanks goes out to Waneta Acker and Jenette Hale, Dena Jaeger, our intern who worked very hard and gave of her own time and money; Kathy Elliot family and friends, John Parker, Lynlee Holder, Marka Hawkins, Joyce Kalkreuth, Chuck and Michelle Parker, Chuckie and Emily, Josh Sauriol, Melissa Pajak, Erica Gump, Jennifer Gruber, Michelle Merriman, Virginia Derulla and her family, Scott and Holli Smith, (who both went above and beyond to help), Jenna Perkins, April and Jim Wheeler, and Johnny “O” of Kool 105 for helping us out with the music.

People, businesses and others who donated: Italian American Club, Rite Aid, Valley Cheese, Oliver’s Pies, Coleman’s Fish Market, Children’s Museum, Main Street Bank, Arby’s, T.J. Sports Garden, Play It Again Sports, Delegate Erica Storch, Steve Vogrin, A&B Auto Group, Delegate Ryan Ferns, Kalkreuth Roofing, Glessners &Associates PLLC, Stateline Cafe & More LLC, The Lewis Financial Group LLC, Delegate Micheal Ferro, Papershack, Rawle &Henderson LLP, Dr. R.A. Caveney INC, Center Town Fitness, Howard Long Wellness Center, Nailers Hockey, Sissy’s Corner Crafts, Frederick’s Day Spa Salon, Oglebay, Ye Olde Alpha, Wheeling Island Casino & Racetrack, Bethani’s Bouquet, Miklas Market, Silver Chopsticks, Soup Shack, Chambers YMCA, Rick Perkins, Bovines Wines, Wheeling Symphony, Jebbia’s, Munchies Hot Dog, Generations, Carolina Furniture, Dairy Queen, Suzy’s Bakery, Wal-Mart, Reisbecks, River City Ale, Nina’s Treasures, Scott and Holli Smith, Rosie Baller and Barbara Wheeler, Jenna Perkins, Dena Jaeger, Wheeling Coffee Shop, Nicky’s Garden Center, Jim Robinson’s, Hoss’s, Wendy’s, Advance Auto, Convenient Food Mart, Just Right Gifts, Carenbauer, McCann Distributing, Wine and Beverage , Merchant, Mountaintop Nursery, Family Hair Care, Greco’s, Camelot, Bleifus Tire, Karen Bowers, Denna Henry and my daughter Cindy Sauriol who donated cakes for the cake auction and made desserts.

Again, a very special thank you to all who helped in anyway, to make our event successful for victims of crime. We could not do this with out the help and support of the community. Please forgive us if we have forgotten to mention anyone who donated, but you know who you are and know that you are very much appreciated. Also, know that all your donations stay here in the Upper Ohio Valley and are used to help victims of crime here. Anyone can be a victim, even you or me. Thanks again, community, for all the support. We had a great turn out with representation from all law-enforcement, and other community agencies who work with victims of crimes as well as victims who know what the program does to help victims.

You can donate to this program throughout the year. If you are interested in working, donating, or attending next year please call Sharon Parker 304-234-3631 for more information.

Hope to see you all next year on April 7, 2012, at the Italian American Club Elm Grove.

Scott R. Smith, Ohio County Prosecutor

Sharon Parker, Victim Coordinator Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office