To the editor,

The Van Wert County Council on Aging would like to give tremendous thanks to the following businesses and individuals that supported this year's Annual Designer Purse Bingo Fundraiser: Rob Sites, Linda Frederick, Council on Aging Monday Night Bingo, HCF Management, Inc.: Van Wert Manor, Melvin Jones, United Steel Workers Local Union 13029, Van Wert Rotary Foundation, Westwood Senior Apartments, American Legion Post 178, Debbie Baxter, Laudick's Jewelry, Inc., Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert Service Club, Brickner Funeral Home, Clarko Bingo Supplies, Cooper Farms, Gary Corcoran, Elks Lodge #1197, First Federal Savings & Loan, Bill & Allie Kuhlman, Honorable Judge Jill Leatherman, Lee Kinstle Sales & Service, Kevin & Heather Matthews, RCS Construction, Roger & Corine Mowry, Van Wert Community Club, Inc., Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, Bebout & Houg Roofing and Siding, Inc., Bob Tompkins, Hall Lumber, Life Star Rescue, Stan Miller, Doris Rathert, Taylor Auto Sales, Tracy Bishop, Barnhart's Furniture Outlet, Black Swamp Bistro, Collins Fine Foods, Derry Drugs, DeShia Fast Fun Fitness Center, Frickers, Gaylord E. Leslie Wellness Center, Gibby's, Great Clips, Hair Czars, Hickory Sticks Golf Club, Hong Kong Buffet, House of Style, Impressions, JJ's Hair on the Square, KAM Manufacturing, Knight's Pizza, Laurie's Naturescapes, Lloyd's Auto Service, Mace Body Shop, Maurice's, McCoy's Flowers & Diamonds, Mengerink's Source for Sports, Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Orchard Tree, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Peebles, Pick N' Save, Pizza Hut, Save- A- Lot, Secret Garden Floral & Gifts, Shear Magic, Short Stop, Simply Irresistible , Slusher's Jewelry, Subway, Sycamore Ice Cream, The Bridge , The Best Little Hair House, The Sophisti-Cut, The Tavern, Touch of Grace, Van Wert Cinemas, Westwood Carwash, Wild Willy's, Willow Bend Country Club

We also wanted to give a special thanks to the Van Wert Times Bulletin and the Van Wert Independent for their support in providing support in providing coverage of the event, but also their overall support of the Council on Aging.

The Council on Aging would also like to give big thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make this annual event a success. The Council on Aging's Designer Purse Bingo has become a Signature Fundraising Event for our agency, and it takes around 50 volunteers to make the event such a success. When people think of Designer Purse Bingo, they think of the Council on Aging. We greatly appreciate this, and without these dedicated individuals helping to run the event, along with our committed sponsors, we couldn't make this great event happen. Lastly, thanks to those that purchased tickets and attended the event and we will see at next year's event which will be on June 13, 2014.

Kevin Matthews

Executive Director

Van Wert COA