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Abbott House honors Dailey, Thomsens; longtime leader Ernie Peters remembered

Anne Dailey and Gordon and Shirley Thomsen were honored during the Vyas Family Bridges Home ribbon-cutting and Ernie Peters Day Celebration on Tuesday.

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Dailey received the Children’s Champion Award for the work she has done and continues to do for Abbott House girls. Gordon and Shirley Thomsen received the Children’s Community Champion Award in recognition of years of support for Abbott House and many other Mitchell organizations, and the impact they have had on the Mitchell business community.

For the Abbott House, Ernie Peters Day is a time to reflect on the past and celebrate the future. For 31 years, Peters led the Abbott House and changed the lives of hundreds of children. Ernie Peters Day is sponsored by County Fair Food Store of Mitchell. The Vyas Family Bridges Home was named for the Gopal Vyas family and is supported by more than 70 donors.