Busy times

To the editor:

The months of May and June were very busy for us at Youth Empowerment Association Inc.

The Dr. Ed Miller Memorial Scholarships have had two recipients this year – Cassidy Wolff from FDSH and Jacob Siepker from Manson Northwest Webster. It is a character scholarship given to those who have given the most to their communities.

On May 26, we had our 5k ” Run To Honor.” This event has helped raise money for Vietnam veterans to donate to our local honor flight chapter. The ambassadors are always happy and proud to do their part.

Finally, on June 3, we had many fisher people participate in our sixth annual Fishing Derby at Kennedy. This is to promote families to spend time together and enjoy a day at our local county park, and to fight for the largest fish award in the memory and honor of local fishing great, Jim Buckley.

This event is growing every year and it could not be possible without the selfless support from local business. We carry a grateful heart to the following: Taco Tico,Deckers Sporting Goods, Fort 8, Family Bowling Center, Iowa Outdoors Store who has always provided bait for the participants, Wendy’s, Mary Gormally Trophies Unlimited and Jan and Al Link for donating prizes. Most importantly, Patrick Buckley, Jim’s father who donates so much to make kids hooked on this sport, and of course Jim’s mother, Barb Fontenot.

Finally the help of advertising for this little nonprofit with no overhead through Alpha Media and The Messenger. We appreciate the support you give to help empower our local youth.

Thank you for no matter how large or small the support, we are very grateful.

Jenny Johnson

Breck Johnson

Youth Empowerment Association Inc.

Fort Dodge