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Walkerton, IN 46574
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"A Clean House for a Sweetheart"
2015 Poetry Contest

Walkerton, January 1 – CleanRite Cleaning Services is holding its annual "A Clean House for a Sweetheart" Poetry Contest in order to reward one Michiana resident with a clean house this Valentine's Day. Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, owner of CleanRite, will provide the lucky winner with a special gift, a free initial house or apartment cleaning, in time for Valentine's Day. The prize for the best original love poem will allow the winner to spend time with loved ones while his/her house or apartment is professionally cleaned.

Last year CleanRite awarded the prize to Mary Sites, to whom her daughter Kaylyn Fannon penned the poem "Matchless Love." Ms. Sites enjoyed a clean home and some much deserved relaxation with family and friends on Valentine's Day.  This year, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe will announce the grand prize winner in early February, and the winner will receive the award – a free house cleaning – prior to Valentine's Day. A panel of judges, CleanRite employees who clean homes across the Michiana area, will determine the first-place winner.

"A Clean House for a Sweetheart" 2015 Poetry Contest runs January 1, 2015 through February 1, 2015; the winner will be announced before Valentine's Day. The prize includes dusting, vacuuming, mopping, polishing furniture and cabinets, cleaning ceiling fans/fixtures, and more. To enter, write an original love poem of any length to a loved one. Please include your name and phone number, as well as your loved one's name, address, and phone number. Entries may be mailed to CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc., P. O. Box 65, Walkerton, IN 46574 or e-mailed to verhaeghe@galaxyinternet.net by the contest deadline.


CleanRite Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

Walkerton, January 1 - CleanRite Cleaning Services (www.cleanritecleaning.com) is proud to mark its 15-year anniversary as a provider of quality residential and commercial cleaning services to the Michiana area. The company, founded in 2000 by Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, has grown to more than 80 + residential accounts and over 25 commercial accounts. Since its founding, however, the company's mission has remained the same: helping clients set up a cleaning program in their homes and/or offices that benefit them and their families or businesses.

CleanRite credits its success to its team of residential/commercial cleaners and to its loyal customer base, which has voted CleanRite Cleaning Services the number #1 cleaning service in Marshall County for the past four years. "I'm excited to be celebrating this milestone with such a great group of clients and employees," says owner Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe. "Our growth over the past 15 years can be attributed to our customers, who have made CleanRite their go-to source for professional cleaning services." The company, which has been selected as one of the top seven cleaning companies in the state of Indiana, is well known in the Michiana area not only for its professional cleaning services, but also for its community contests and prizes as well as its donated services to cancer patients. CleanRite may be contacted at 574-274-2424 for a complimentary consultation.


"Most Deserving Parent" Essay Contest"

Walkerton, March 31 - To To reward the most deserving parent in Michiana with a clean house, CleanRite Cleaning Services (www.cleanritecleaning.com) is holding its tenth annual "Most Deserving Parent" Essay Contest. The contest is designed to reward one special mom or dad with a professionally cleaned home. The contest winner will be announced on May 6, 2014, with the prize awarded prior to Mother's Day. To enter, simply submit a short essay (up to 200 words) telling why your nominee deserves a professionally cleaned home. Please include your name and phone number, as well as the nominee's name, address, and phone number. Entries may be emailed to CleanRite Cleaning Service, Inc., P.O. Box 65, Walkerton, IN 46574 or emailed to verhaeghe@galaxyinternet.net by the contest deadline. The "Most Deserving Parent" Essay Contest runs from March 31, 2014 through May 3, 2014. The contest prize includes dusting, vacuuming, mopping, polishing furniture and cabinets, cleaning ceiling fans/fixtures, and more. This year's winner will receive one free initial house cleaning in time for Mother's Day.


"Clean House for a Sweetheart"
Contest Winner

Walkerton February 8 – CleanRite Cleaning Services is pleased to announce the winner in this year’s “Clean House for a Sweetheart” Valentine’s Contest Winner. In the sixth annual contest, nine CleanRite cleaning specialists selected the poem “Ode to a Sister” composed by Donna Burroughs of Argos, Indiana, for her sister, Diana Budka of Plymouth, Indiana, as the winning entry.

CleanRite received 196 contest entries, including 86 from Walkerton Elementary and 43 from North Liberty Elementary. Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, owner of CleanRite Cleaning Services, will be visiting each school, sharing contest information, winning entries, and treats with the students who participated.

In this contest, everyone is a winner, as each participant will receive a $25.00 CleanRite gift certificate that’s good for a future cleaning. The grand prize includes dusting, vacuuming, mopping, polishing furniture and cabinets, cleaning ceiling fans/fixtures, and more. Diana Budka, the grand prize winner, will have her home professionally cleaned in time for Valentine’s Day.

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CleanRite Cleaning Services Announces the 2011
"Clean House for a Sweetheart" Contest Winner
Walkerton February 14 - CleanRite Cleaning Services is pleased to announce a tie for this year's "Clean House for a Sweetheart" Contest: Mollie Rudecki and Brianna Helminger. Mollie Rudecki, a John Glenn High School student, wrote "Grandma Evelyn, What Would I Do Without You?" to her grandmother, Evelyn Rudecki, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment. When Mollie was told that she had won the contest and that her grandmother would receive a professionally cleaned home, she cried, saying that she didn't know what she would do without her grandmother. Mollie's poem begins by reminiscing about special memories that she and her grandmother shared before turning to the subject of what she could do to encourage her grandmother during her cancer trial.

Brianna Helminger is a fourth-grade student at North Liberty Elementary School; she penned her poem "Sweetheart Mom" to her mother, Michelle Helminger of North Liberty, who works in the cafeteria at the same school. Brianna's love for her mom shines forth in each stanza.
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CleanRite Cleaning Services Announces the 2010
"Clean House for a Sweetheart" Contest Winner
Walkerton -- CleanRite Cleaning Service, Inc. is pleased to announce that Pete Thomson of North Liberty, Indiana is the 2010 winner of the "Clean House for a Sweetheart" Poetry Contest. Mr. Thomson, the former commander of the American Legion, penned "A Confession of Love" to his wife Shirley. Pete and Shirley will receive a freshly cleaned home on February 11, just in time for their 53rd anniversary on February 13.

In launching the "Clean House for a Sweetheart" Poetry Contest, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, owner of CleanRite Cleaning Service, Inc., wanted to reward one special sweetheart with a special Valentine's gift: a complimentary professional house cleaning. Choosing a winner from this year's 53 entries, including poems from two classrooms at Walkerton Elementary School, was no easy task for the panel of five residential cleaning employees. In the end, however, the judges were impressed by Mr. Thomson's expression of enduring love for his wife.

In awarding the prize, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe announced that CleanRite is also awarding treats to the entrants from Walkerton Elementary School because, in her eyes, "each one is a winner." The grand prizewinner, Shirley Thomson, will enjoy a professionally cleaned home for Valentine's Day.

Click here to read the winning entry!


CleanRite Cleaning Services Announces the 2009
"Most Deserving Mom" Contest Winner

Walkerton - - CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that Shelly Stout-Stromyer from Walkerton is the 2009 winner of the "Most Deserving Mom" Essay Contest. According to her son, Ryan Stout, Shelly deserves a clean house because she spends every waking moment working full-time, caring for 5-year-old and 7-year-old grandsons from birth, taking care of housework, and doing the outside chores since her husband's death in 1995. Ryan, who served in the military after 9-11, says that nothing would make him happier than giving his mother the gift of a clean home, an attempt "to make up for lost days when [he] was away."

This year Walkerton Elementary, Oregon Davis, and Washington School in Plymouth participated in the contest. Each participating class received pencils, erasers, and cupcakes.  At Oregon Davis, Mrs. Marsh's and Mrs. Bridges' third-grade classes combined to make a book of student essays. The classes were encouraged to use poetic devices, such as simile, metaphor, and alliteration, in their essays. Each student's picture and essay were displayed outside the classroom door. Though there was only one contest winner, each parent will receive a gift that cannot be bought or purchased but will forever be cherished: an essay that comes from a heart of gratitude.

Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, owner of CleanRite Cleaning Services, launched the annual essay contest in 2005 to reward one special mom each year on Mother's Day with a real treat, a free professional house cleaning.  The judges, five CleanRite employees, read over 135 entries this year before settling on the winner.

In awarding the prize, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe announced that CleanRite is also presenting each of the entrants and their nominees with a $25.00 gift certificate, good toward one initial housecleaning because, in her eyes, "each one is a winner."  The grand prize winner, Shelly Stout-Stromyer, will enjoy a professionally cleaned home before Mother's Day.


CleanRite Cleaning Services Announces the 2008
"Clean House for a Sweetheart" Contest Winner

Poetry Contest Winning Poem

Walkerton - CleanRite Cleaning Services is pleased to announce that Richard Fansler of Walkerton, Indiana is the 2008 winner of the "Clean House for a Sweetheart" Poetry Contest. Mr. Fansler, an English teacher at John Glenn High School, penned "My Love Each Day Has Grown" to Connie, his wife of eight years. In the poem, he reminisces about their eight years together, concluding the poem by saying, "Although my words and rhymes are poor, / It's you I still adore. / Today, as on our wedding day, no one else could love you more."

In launching the "Clean House for a Sweetheart" Poetry Contest, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, owner of CleanRite Cleaning Services, wanted to reward one special sweetheart with a special Valentine's gift: a complimentary professional house cleaning. Judging the contest with so many deserving nominees was no easy task for the panel of judges, all long-term CleanRite employees, but in the end the judges were impressed by Mr. Fansler's expression of love for his wife.

In awarding the prize, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe announced that CleanRite is also presenting each of the entrants a $25.00 gift certificate, good towards one initial housecleaning because, in her eyes, "each one is a winner." The grand prize winner, Connie Fansler, will enjoy a professionally cleaned home for Valentine's Day.


CleanRite Cleaning Services Announces the 2007
'MOST DESERVING MOM' ESSAY WINNER
Walkerton - CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc. is please to announce that Krishna Lundgard of South Bend, Indiana is the 2007 winner of the "Most Deserving Mom" Essay Contest. She beat out a mom with four kids under five and no "Nanny 911" calls, a mom with a dedication written to the tune of the Beverly Hillbillies, and many other nominees.

(photo, l to r: Hunter, Seth, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe (owner), Ca'Saundra Freitag (friend), Karlie Leyba (friend), Sierra King (niece), Destiny Lundgard (daughter), Krishna Lundgard (winner), Debra Voltz-Miller (entrant), Dustin Lundgard (son), Eric Leyba (friend), Drew - dog)

Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, owner of CleanRite Cleaning Services, launched the essay contest in order to reward one special mom with a real treat, a free professional house cleaning. The judges, six CleanRite employees, found it difficult to select a winner this year with so many deserving nominees.

The judges eventually selected the winning entry, written by Debra Voltz-Miller. Ms. Voltz-Miller nominated her daughter Krishna for her sacrificial spirit. In 2005, Krishna, who has two children of her own, took in her niece and nephew (now 13 and 15) after her sister passed away. When she found out that her daughter's friend and her brother did not have a stable home, she also welcomed in those children (now 11 and 13). Krishna's house is always filled with six kids and their friends, with dinners for twelve or more a frequent occurrence. In July of 2006 her house burned and all the contents were destroyed. Fortunately, except for the fish and hermit crabs, no one was hurt. The family, however, had to move to the extremely cramped quarters of a rental property until they were able to move back to their own home. According to Krishna's mother, though the stresses of the last two years have been enormous, Krishna has shown the strength to give love and comfort to any child who comes through her door.

In awarding the prize, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe announced that CleanRite is also presenting each entrant and nominee with a $25.00 gift certificate, good toward on initial house cleaning because, in her eyes, "each one is a winner." The grand prize winner, Krishna Lundgard, will enjoy a professionally cleaned home sometime in May.

(photo, l to r: Jenny, Sandy, Laura, Kelsie, Jody, Judy)


CleanRite Cleaning Services Announces the 2006 "Most Deserving Mom" Contest Winner
Walkerton - CleanRite Cleaning Services is pleased to announce that Birdie Birk of North Liberty, Indiana is the 2006 winner of the "Most Deserving Mom" Essay Contest.

Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, owner of CleanRite Cleaning Services, launched the Mother’s Day Essay Contest in order to reward one special mom with a real treat, a free professional house cleaning. This year’s entries included the mother of a 17-year-old son who “has put up with him for over 17 years,” a mom who at 52 adopted four young brothers, and many other deserving nominees. Judging the contest was no easy task for the panel of judges, five longtime CleanRite employees, but in the end the entry by Brooke and Paige Reed won their hearts.

Brooke and Paige nominated their grandmother, Birdie Birk, saying, she “has been battling cancer for 1 1/2 years now. Grandma had three surgeries in 2005 . . . is currently on a new chemo treatment . . . and has blood work and [medical] tests done almost every week.” Birdie, who is a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office, juggles her frequent medical treatments with daily farm chores. Her granddaughters report that Birdie frequently has to nap after her morning chores because she is so tired, and they feel she deserves a clean house.

In awarding the prize, Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe announced that CleanRite Cleaning Services is also presenting each of the entrants a $25.00 gift certificate, good toward one initial housecleaning because, in her eyes, "each one is a winner." The contest winner, Birdie Birk, will receive her free professional house cleaning on May 10th.

Workers come clean
South Bend Tribune
OUR FAMILIES
(Lifestyles: 2005/11/22)
Christine Cox, Tribune Staff Writer
Believe it or not, there are people among us, breathing the same air we do, who enjoy housecleaning. "The dirtier it is, the happier I am," says Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe, owner of CleanRite Cleaning Services Inc. in Walkerton. "I see more satisfaction out of it when I'm done."
southbendtribune.com

'Most Deserving Mom' Winner
The Walkerton Area Shopper
CleanRite Cleaning Services is please to announce that Diana Pippenger (center) of Walkerton is the 2005 winner of the "Most Deserving Mom," essay contest. Dawn Gorby-Verhaeghe (left), owner of CleanRite, launched the contest in order to reward one special mom with a real treat - a free professional house cleaning. Diana's son, Jason, who lives 100 miles away, penned the winning essay about his mom on a whim after reading about the contest in the paper. Jason's essay relates his mother's battle with cancer. Jason is pictured above with his most deserving mom.
































CleanRite Cleaning Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 65, Walkerton, IN 46574

verhaeghe@galaxyinternet.net