The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

December 22, 2012

Thumbs up to sponsors, participants in this season’s Candy Cane Cash giveaway

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up for all the participants and sponsors of this year’s successful Candy Cane Cash.

Glaida Nixon was the $5,000 grand-prize winner in the ninth annual giveaway in downtown Enid.

Sponsors included: 4RKids, Ace Hardware, AE Howard Tile & Carpet, Avon Beauty Center, Basket Kase, Bell Jewelers, Big Country Meat Market, Blaze’s BBQ, CC Coins, Chick-fil-A, Cooks Bargain, Ediger’s Diamonds Ltd., Enid Super Lube, Galaxy Mattress & More, Garfield Furniture, Gift Box, Golf USA, Grand Avenue Lighting, Jumbo Foods, Medic Pharmacy, Midwest Music, Moto Photo, Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, Our Family Pet Shop, Oxford Cleaners, Okie Joe’s, Park Avenue Thrift, Patricia’s, Pioneer Cellular, Save-A-Lot, Schieber’s Donuts & Deli, Stuart Nissan, Sun Loan Co., The Tanning Club, Tiger Pawn, T-Shirt & Monogramming Store, United Supermarkets, Way Out West Leather and Western Wear, Western Sizzlin and Wheat Capitol Running Co.

Thank you for your support this holiday season!

More thumbs up for Pamela Ballard taking over the reins as executive director for the United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma.

Janet Byrum, chairwoman of the search committee, said Ballard was raised by a minister and instilled with a charitable passion for helping people get ready to help themselves.

Ballard replaces Sean Byrne, who is leaving to become executive director at PreventionWorkz.

Thumbs up are in order for a recent matching-funds drive at 4RKids Foundation.

Modern Woodmen of America matched all sales Thursday through Saturday at both locations of The 2nd Story — A Unique Book and Gift Store, at 710 Overland Trail, and inside the downtown Non-Profit Center, at 114 S. Independence.

All proceeds from sales up to $2,500 those three days were matched, and go to assist 4RKids in its mission to promote awareness of developmentally disabled individuals and to provide vocational rehabilitation, education and social interaction for developmentally disabled adults.

The 4RKids Foundation aims to give developmentally disabled adults the opportunity to earn wages, learn life skills and gain social interaction through its vocational rehabilitation program.

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