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Feeling overwhelmed and blessed


  I want to thank the Community for being so caring at this difficult time in the sudden passing of my husband, Dennis Babechenko.
  The outpouring of support has just been overwhelming.  Whether it has been financial assistance, a caring word, a phone call, or a hug; they have all made a big impact on my life at this time.
  I knew that Dennis was active in various areas of the community from delivering mail to doing drivers training to coordinating buses for the school district to playing in the Frankentrost Band.  However, I have been blown away in finding out really how many lives he touched in one aspect or another.
  Then to think that someone would nominate me to the Frankenmuth Credit Union as someone who could use assistance with raking my leaves.  The Credit Union Employees and their kids that came out on Sunday were super happy to be here helping me and besides raking my leaves; they even moved a pile of wood chips for me, which was above and beyond anything I could have asked for.  For those of you who don’t know, I need my ankle replaced and wear a brace and ambulate with a cane.  So this act of kindness by them meant more than I could express in my words of thank you.
  In closing, I thank God for being able to be part of a loving, caring, compassionate Community and thank Him for being blessed with having each and everyone one of you in Dennis’ life.

Linda Babechenko

Birch Run Arbor thanks runners and walkers in Superhero Run


  The Birch Run Arbor would like to thank ALL the runners and walkers that braved the weather to support the Superhero 5K Run for our veterans!
  The elements did not dampen the spirts and was NO comparison to the Great sacrifices our Veterans made for us! Thank you to Adam Vansickle of Eagle Construction, Cinco K Run Saginaw, United Financial Credit Union, Ss. Francis & Clare Parish, Schmitzer’s Hardware, Bomic Real Estate, Totten Tires, Martial Arts Connection and Lafontaine Ford for sponsoring this wonderful event. We couldn’t have done it without you! We would like to thank the VFW Post #7542 Color Guard for the opening ceremony. Thank you to the 4 cadets that volunteer and directed our runners/walkers: Jalayna M, Malon, M, Nicholas M and Damion Y; plus the 2  BRHS volunteers: Hallie Taylor and Kerri Powell. We also need to thank Mike Schneider, Coach of the Frankenmuth Cross Country Team, and Roger Rothe, Coach of the Birch Run Cross Country Team, and all their Great runners for participating and supporting this event especially with just finishing Regionals on the day before! 
  Thank you to Dale Wilson, Bob Basner, Jan Pollard for your generosity in supporting runners that wanted to run but needed the funds to do so. That was wonderful you sponsored a runner for our Superhero Run! 
  We want to thank Miller Race Management for the awesome finish line and for the accurate timing of our participants. We would also like to extend a very special thank you to Joe Stricker for organizing this event for the Birch Run Arbor. Without your help we may not have been able to offer such a professionally organized 5 K run.

Birch Run Arbor



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