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Kayla July 13, 2012 at 11:10 am
Awesome idea!!
Thad munson July 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm
The community should be proud that they have youngster s like this.
vikki moeller July 15, 2012 at 01:31 am
i am SO happy to report that the kids made $442 in the sale!!!!
Stan Bond May 21, 2012 at 06:39 pm
Volunteers included: Marion Bond, Patti Bulat, John Curry, Martha Larson, Mary Larson, Ruth Larson,Read More Kate McCullough, Marilyn Michelini, Brett Schaefer, Nancy Tranby, Robyn Strait, Sara Snyder and Stan Bond. Special thanks to the Village of Montgomery Public Works department for making this event possible.
Gary VeZain May 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm
I first met John Anthony when I was working for Sheriff Randall's re-election campaign. He spentRead More time explaining his vision for the youth in our area to me and my wife. We went away from that encounter feeling that here was a man who will truly make a difference in our county. I regret to say that some personal issues have made it impossible to offer any help to John and his wife, and for now I will be cheering him on from the sidelines, but cheering, none the less.
John D Anthony May 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm
Gary, thanks for the kind words. The fact that you believe in us means more than you know. You stillRead More have a voice to let people know what YARN is attempting to do in the county. You are YARN...
John D Anthony May 23, 2012 at 12:24 pm
On behalf of the YARN Foundation, I would like to take this time to say thank you to the wonderfulRead More people of Kendall County and the surrounding areas. Let's Change the World...
Ellen Stephens-Kahl May 11, 2012 at 06:24 pm
The Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to help offset funeral expenses is being hosted by the Women'sRead More Auxillary of American Legion Post 395 in Plano, for which we are extremely grateful. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who has shown their support during this most difficult time, we will be forever grateful. Thank you.
Jake J May 13, 2012 at 01:28 am
Anyone and everyone in this tight knit community will rally around this family in this hard time. WeRead More are very sorry for your loss and have the family on our minds in this, their time of need!
Ginny Saul April 5, 2012 at 11:57 am
I am so grateful to John and Deb and their passion to help youth, and show them they matter. We allRead More need to know this and as we overcome whatever obstacles and trials we have to go through, its nice to know people are out there to help. I am so thrilled to see so many willing to come out and help, and reading Yvonne's testament of the help changing her grandchildren's lives, the love of God runs through my body. I love when we see God moving and changing people from inside out. I pray that all involved will be blessed in abundance by His mercy and grace. May YARN continue to thread together broken lives, and may our world be a better place because of it all. I pray God's blessings on the entire organization and may the fruits of the labor be abundant. -Ginny Saul
Jessandryan Beery April 5, 2012 at 07:11 pm
I have had the privilege of getting to know John for the past few years. I have been able to seeRead More first-hand what god is doing in his life and through his life for others. I am so proud that he working in our community and caring for people that most wouldn’t. You are a true man of god and I’m glad I can call you a friend!!! Please everyone; give something, nothing it too small.
Robbie.G April 5, 2012 at 07:13 pm
This is Robbie.G from MDS Radio Chicago from the entire team at MDS Radio we are so proud too beRead More part of Yarn Foundation. It was an amazing night from the music to the desserts all the way too the wonderful silent auction prizes and John Anthonys speech I teared up when I heard the passion that this man and his wife Deborah have too give kids that feel like they have no hope a second chance John and Deborah Anthony and their volunteers deserve every bit of the money they raised plus much more way too go guys we are looking forward too your next big event
Erik Gustafson April 2, 2012 at 05:27 pm
Hey Andre! Somehow I knew that was you getting some video of my children, Zach and Autumn (at 1:10Read More and 1:54)! LOL I posted some pictures I took in the general photo section so check them out! This was definitely a very nice event and seemed well planned!
Andre Salles April 2, 2012 at 06:07 pm
Hey Erik! You're right, this was well-planned, and I had a good time. Thanks for uploading photos toRead More the gallery. Say hi next time! (If you want to see Erik's photos, or add your own, go here: http://patch.com/A-pq7C.)
Carter Moss April 2, 2012 at 07:45 pm
A huge thank you to everyone who made this event happen, and to everyone who showed up to supportRead More & enjoy it. We're already making plans to make next year's even better...:)
High Voltage Landscaping March 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm
I truly believe the YARN Foundation will make a great impact on all communities it is going toRead More reach. John and Deborah Anthony are truly a God send to the youth of today, there are not many people who still care enough to want to give the youth of today a chance to be someone and go on later in life to also make a change in society. I hope that the fundraiser will be a total success and I will be there. There is an old saying…. it takes a village to raise a child, well the Anthony’s and the YARN foundation are that village, lets help them be a village and help raise our children !! I will see you Saturday @6pm to help raise our youth, will you be there?
Billie Beyer March 30, 2012 at 01:37 am
Congratulations John and Deborah! I think that's so AWESOME that you guys are involved with theRead More children in the community and are willing to help in any way possible! Best of wishes to you both on your success this Saturday!
Nina-Marie March 30, 2012 at 08:07 am
What an amazing beginning in your new journey! YARN is bigger than even you realize and I know yourRead More toes are just stepping into the water, but YARN will ride the waves of great success. So godly proud of you both, and humbled by the plethora of gifts that you bring to the table. Richard Smallwood ... "At The Table!" Find the song, and jam on!
Zaney February 3, 2012 at 09:04 pm
Congratulations to both of you! What an AMAZING thing you are doing to change the lives ofRead More children!!
Marilyn Low Schmitt February 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm
John, it's wonderful to be in touch again! I have such fond memories of you at the SaferRead More Foundation, where you helped my sister and me start The Power to Change. I hope it will be possible to work with you again. All best wishes, Marilyn (Low) Schmitt
John D Anthony March 5, 2012 at 07:10 pm
Marilyn, can you email me so that I can send you my cellular#. john@yarnfoundation.org
MaryKay Mangiarelli January 3, 2012 at 01:15 pm
Well deserved!!! We are priviledged to be part of Pack 643. Charlie and his family are soRead More completely generous with their time and resources; it's truly amazing.
KEVIN BROWN December 29, 2011 at 01:38 am
This poll needs to be checked to see if this is accurate due to there is one in this poll who hasRead More almost more votes than voted for all the trustee canidates in last springs trustee election.
Greg Nelson December 29, 2011 at 02:00 pm
BURP went the computers....hate when that happens!
Andre Salles December 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm
We've looked into it, and it's not a glitch. Charlie asked for support in this poll on Facebook, andRead More his family and friends passed the link around for days. The numbers show a significant increase in page views on this story over the past few days. We didn't stipulate that you could only vote once, either, although the system makes it harder to vote multiple times. Basically, Charlie asked people to vote for him, and they did, so he won fair and square. Congrats, Charlie!
Theresa Sperling December 9, 2011 at 12:40 am
Congrats to Herschel! You are doing some wonderful work for our veterans. Thank you for all yourRead More hard work and dedication.
Stan Bond December 9, 2011 at 02:50 am
Congratulations Herschel, you're the best! Thank you so much for all that you do.
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Toxaris November 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm
Women, help support women by donating feminine products. Also vinegar and baking soda, in lieu ofRead More harsh chemical cleaning products. Both which can be used for multiple functions and are more cost effective.
John & Deb Blumenstein October 28, 2011 at 02:47 pm
A great spirit of generosity in one so young! Blessings to you, Monet & your family. Many knowRead More from experience how slowly time goes when in the hospital, so this is a great way to spend time & lift spirits! Nicely done.
monet bastin August 4, 2012 at 01:10 am
hi this is monet i can t wanit to do it again
Monet November 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm
thank you
Stan Bond October 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm
This was my first year to attend the walk as well. It was an absolute blast. The concept is great,Read More the actors were spectacular, and clearly Montgomery has a story to tell. Thank you to everyone involved!
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