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Introduced by: Frye R


        A RESOLUTION recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Greensburg Daily News Cheer Fund.

    Whereas, James Caskey, publisher of the Greensburg Daily News, created the Cheer Fund in 1911 to help bring the joy of Christmas to needy children and their families in Greensburg;

    Whereas, When Mr. Caskey died in 1915, his wife, Mabel, took over management of the fund until 1918;

    Whereas, In 1947, Walter Lowe became editor of the Greensburg Daily News;

    Whereas, In 1964, Mr. Lowe expanded the area served by

the Cheer Fund to include all of Decatur County;

    Whereas, Over the years, support for the Cheer Fund has grown from a goal of $5,000 in 1974 to a goal of $45,000 in 2011;

    Whereas, Because of the effort of dedicated volunteers, each year the Greensburg Daily News Cheer Fund helps bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of Decatur County's less fortunate children and makes their holidays brighter; and

    Whereas, Christmas is a time for the young and young at heart to experience the happiness of life, and the Cheer Fund helps them do this: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana House of Representatives thanks the administration and volunteer staff of the Greensburg Daily News Cheer Fund for their unselfish dedication to those less fortunate in helping them to experience joy and love at Christmas.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to the editor of the Greensburg Daily News.


HR 1503/DI 84



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