Elsewhere on the Wabash web site you’ll see the short blurb about the Chicago Holiday Luncheon and President Andy Ford’s induction into the Hall of Fame. The entire luncheon felt exactly like a Holiday Luncheon should – a great time with family and friends concentrating on the best of everything.
Andy and Anne, with their daughter Lauren, were warmly welcomed. Andy spoke for only a couple of minutes but those minutes were so telling. In the picture, you’ll notice the pin on Andy’s lapel – “Always Means ALWAYS”.
Andy talked of his disbelief in the letter congratulating him on the Hall of Fame selection – he told the group “I thought it was a joke.” But he went on to talk of his vision, passion, and drive for an Athletics and Recreation Center for the entire Wabash community. Those same desires helped Wabash find a home in the North Coast Athletic Conference.
As Andy closed, he said Anne and he considered Wabash their home….and added “it will always be home for us.” To Anne and Andy Ford, “Always means ALWAYS!”