Something to hold on to

Dec 15, 2010 Read more: Evening Sun 11
Hanover-area children prepare to throw stuffed animals onto the court at Wednesday night s Teddy Bear Toss. Read more
Hanover

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Dec 16, 2010
Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting me again this year. Special thanks to Bermudian Springs and Tim Stonesifer for writing this article. The Bears and money are still coming in but we should hit our goals.

Abbey Rhodes
Bre

York, PA

#2 Dec 16, 2010
This was a beautiful article ~ as well as a wonderful event. Prayers for the families that suffer, and those who try to make it better for them.
Bolt Mom

Hanover, PA

#3 Dec 16, 2010
Abbey, you and your family are wonderful examples that there are still kind, generous people in this world. My heart goes out to MacKenzie's family. Thank you, Evening Sun for such a touching article.
teddy bear tosser

Hanover, PA

#4 Dec 16, 2010
Such a great cause! My family was pleased to be a part of this!! Remember all..."Pay it forward!"
Bermudian

Harrisburg, PA

#5 Dec 16, 2010
Abbey,

You are truly an inspiration for your genorosity and kindness for organizing such a great event. A very nicely written touching article...
parent of a player

Shippensburg, PA

#6 Dec 16, 2010
what a touching night. best of luck to everyone thru this holiday season and the years to come. god bless you all. start saving for next year, abbeys sr. year.
Dan Colgan

Mechanicsburg, PA

#7 Dec 16, 2010
Abbey, if we could only have more young adults like you, who recognize the need of love in the world what a far far better place we'd live in. Thanks for showing us what true "giving" is this time of year.
parent of a player

Shippensburg, PA

#8 Dec 16, 2010
Dan Colgan wrote:
Abbey, if we could only have more young adults like you, who recognize the need of love in the world what a far far better place we'd live in. Thanks for showing us what true "giving" is this time of year.
Amen to that. being involved in school activities, there are a few more people like that its just the media does not recognize them. I think they should give the front section of the paper or the 1st 10 mins of a news broadcast devoted to young adults and children that do try to make a difference in the world for at least 1 month instead of who shot who, who got busted for drugs, which government official promises something that isnt ever gonna happen, etc. maybe that would help in changing alot of thoughts.
Hanover

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Dec 16, 2010
parent of a player wrote:
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Amen to that. being involved in school activities, there are a few more people like that its just the media does not recognize them. I think they should give the front section of the paper or the 1st 10 mins of a news broadcast devoted to young adults and children that do try to make a difference in the world for at least 1 month instead of who shot who, who got busted for drugs, which government official promises something that isnt ever gonna happen, etc. maybe that would help in changing alot of thoughts.
I have to agree with that. The more articles that I see before the event happens I am more likely to mark my calendar to be there to support different causes. But alot of times I don't see the story until after the fact and it is over. But thanks to The Evening Sun for getting those stories out there.
school employee

Hanover, PA

#10 Dec 16, 2010
Thank you to Abbey and the rest of the Rhodes family for their push to "pay it forward"! God bless you!!!
LRH

Ostrander, OH

#11 Dec 16, 2010
Abbey,

I think what you have done is wonderful. I have something I would like to share with you if you can please email me at herring.13@hotmail.com.

You have a lot to be proud of, as do your parents.

As for the family that lost their child, my heart goes out to you. I could not imagine. I will spend my holiday missing my best friend I lost from cancer last month. I will pray that you all find peace know yoiu have her watching over you!

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