Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bloomfield Chamber says thanks for help

To the Editor:

The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce recently completed a project aimed at raising funds to purchase downtown Christmas decorations in Bloomfield. The project involved soliciting sponsors for Christmas trees located near the Santa house in downtown Bloomfield and the Bloomfield Park.

The project was successful with the sponsorship of 39 trees at both locations. A special thank you is given to Si and Amy Burger for generously donating the Christmas trees for the holiday event. The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations and/or support during the project:

Utilities District of Western Indiana

Q.T.'s Custom Active Wear


C & C Welding and Metal Fabricating

Bloomfield State Bank

Marvin Helms

Loren Dale Helms

Bloomfield Town Board

Bloomfield Park Board

Allen and Tonya Toon

Ben Helms and Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. FFA Chapter

Deb Johnson and Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School Art Club

Additionally, the Chamber would like to recognize the following tree sponsors. The Christmas tree sponsors included:

Kris Jarman-The Jarman Family

Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School Student Booster Club

Mainsource Bank

Utilities District of Western Indiana

Bloomfield Girl's Softball/Boy's Cal Ripken League


Hasler Oil, Co.

Revolution Cycle, LLP

Greene County Daily World and Shopper

Psi Iota Xi

Flames-Bloomfield First Baptist Church Youth Group

Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School Speech Team/Boys Varsity Basketball Team

Delta Theta Tau

Edward Jones

Greene County Women's Democrat Club

Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School FFA Chapter

Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School Faculty and Staff

Renewing Properties

Royal Veterinary Services

Bloomfield Church of God

Ronald J. Munden, DDS-In memory of Nicholas Brett Munden

Tri Kappa

Butch Bovenshen-In loving memory of Bill and Sarah Bovenshen

Bloomfield Apple Festival Committee

Greene County General Hospital

Bloomfield State Bank

Bloomfield Lion's Club

Patty Vest-In loving memory of Bill Vest

Red Bonnett Belles-In loving memory of Gay Houston

Bloomfield Jr.-Sr. High School SADD Chapter

Mr. And Mrs. Santa Claus


Bloomfield Rotary Club

Kristi Parkes-In loving memory of Mark Emery

Jo Etta Axe-In loving memory of Harold Axe

Pepperoni Grill

Blue Flame Gas

The project was also successful due to the donation of time and effort of several volunteers. The volunteers who braved inclement weather to cut and decorate the Christmas trees included:

Dan, Lucinda, Ellen, and Danielle Sichting

Daniel, Jenny, and Eli Crites

Doug Frye

Judy Hammond

Bob and Mary Uland

Carla Howell

Mike and Judy Branstetter

Dan Wonder

Bill and Ginger Sipe

Brian and Darla Chesnut

John Chesnut

Due to the generosity of Bloomfield and Greene County residents, the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce was able to raise $1,000 to be used to purchase Christmas decorations for downtown Bloomfield. The Chamber would like to challenge any local businesses to match our contribution.

Dan Sichting

Christmas Tree Project Chairperson


Weaver family appreciates support

To the Editor:

The family of William F. Weaver would like to thank our family and friends for the flowers, prayers, cards, kind words, food and all the nice things you did during the passing of our loving husband and dad.

A special thank you to Pastor David Atkins who came to the hospital and Pastor Mike Roth for coming to the house and praying with my husband and I. Thank you to Pastor Roth for the beautiful service he provided. Your kindness will never be forgotten.

Jeanette Weaver, wife


William R. Weaver, son


Carolyn Hay, daughter


Susanne Weaver, daughter