To the editor,

Thank you to the Lincolnview and Crestview students, staff, and fans for raising $33,401.55 for United Way of Van Wert County. A special thank you to Deb Stetler, Mimi Myers, Dave Bowen, Brad Mendenhall, Trent Kreischer, Jeff Snyder, Kathy Mollenkopf and student representatives from both schools for your time, ideas, and support. Thank you to Dan Brant with Wilkinsons Printing and Cindy Harting with Convoy Tastee Freeze for your sponsorship and donation that went towards the Rivals United Mini-Basketballs. We are thankful to Northwest Ohio Screenprinting/Welch Trophy for the quick turnaround of 817 Rivals United T-shirts and donations. Our other sponsors included First Financial Bank for T-shirt winner sponsorship, Advanced Biological Marketing, Inc. for FFA game, Kulwicki-Hilton Insurance and Tisha Fast-State Farm Insurance for supporting the Granny Shoot-Out, Truly D’vine for providing the donuts for the donut eating contest, which was sponsored by D.A.R.E. Thanks also goes to Amber J. Davis, Realtor, Schrader Realty for sponsoring the tailgate event, Walmart for providing buns and supplies for the tailgate event as well as Vancrest, Van Wert Manor, Greve Chrysler Dodge, Crisis Care and M.A.V. Youth Mentoring. Thank you to the United Way Board member volunteers, who helped each night of the event and helped provide desserts for the tailgate party.

Have a great day!

Diane Mercer,

Administrative Assistant