October 17, 2007 If anyone doubts that there are angels in our midst, they haven't run into Sue Howard and her Extreme Angels at Howard's Extreme Cheer and Dance studio in downtown Imlay City.
The volunteer youth group created by Howard two years ago meet on their own time to perform good works in the community. Ranging in age from 10-15, the Extreme Angels have raised funds for a variety of projects to help make life a little better for some area residents.
The current project involves painting and sprucing up the Hispanic Service Center/Family Economic Crisis Center's homeless shelter in Imlay City, the only shelter available in Lapeer County outside of the one housed at Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Assault.
The angels earn money for their projects by doing odd jobs or by donating their allowance. They also seek donations from area businesses, who have been generous in their support.
Sue Howard's creation of the Extreme Angels is like a classroom of life where participants have a chance to learn the true joy of giving and gratitude for the simple blessings they have in their lives. We commend her community spirit and her efforts to make a difference in so many lives.
Their wings may not be visible, but there's no doubt that there are angels in our midst—Extreme Angels.