Dec 29, 2013

Early Bird presents auction check to SSSF

GREENVILLE – Early Bird Publisher Keith Foutz presented a check from the Joining Together for Darke County Youth fundraiser to Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund President Elaine Bailey Dec. 20.

On hand for the presentation were Bistro Off Broadway owner Ted Abney, local cartoonist Paul Ackley and SSSF board member Bob Robinson. The check was for the proceeds of the Ackley cartoon auctions held at Bistro Off Broadway.

Foutz noted this could not have been done without the support of Abney.

“Ted was great,” he said. “He donated the use of his banquet room, set up the tables for easy display… even provided appetizers for the bidders who walked through the door.

“He’s a true supporter of our community and our kids,” Foutz added.

Foutz also thanked Ackley for giving the fundraiser his talent. “He has many followers in the community and was gracious enough to make his cartoons available to support the Senior Scribes Scholarship program.”

Bailey and Robinson were grateful to have the additional scholarship money available to SSSF applicants.

“We can’t thank Keith, Ted and Paul enough for what they have done to help our program,” Bailey said. “We’ve had many talented young people submit applications for scholarships and have been fortunate so far that we’ve been able to meet their needs.”

Robinson had worked with many of the 2013 scholarship recipients.

“These are great kids, and sharp,” he said. “They have set challenging goals for themselves and I’m thankful to everyone who has played a part in helping us to help them achieve those goals.”

There are still cartoons at the Early Bird if anyone wishes to take a look and make a purchase. It’s an opportunity to make a donation and take home one of your favorite Ackley cartoons.


Early Bird Publisher Keith Foutz (center) presents SSSF President Elaine Bailey a check from the Paul Ackley fundraiser. Also pictured from left: Ted Abney, Paul Ackley and Bob Robinson.

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