Monday, April 22, 2019

STAR 88.3 Gives Love to the Huber Family

Trevor Huber is a name many are familiar with in Darke County, after hearing the news of his tragic passing in January. He was killed in an ATV accident. The Versailles community, where Trevor went to school, was rocked by yet another tragedy. But again, the amazing generosity of our community shone so brightly!

STAR 88.3, our area’s local Christian radio station, heard locally on 88.9 in Union City, is all about finding ways to serve the community. That’s why they Give Love several times a year. They accept nominations for someone to surprise, and then they pick a few recipients and surprise them with a nice basket. For Valentine’s Day, they again accepted nominations from the community for someone they’d like to surprise. Someone who is going through a hard time or is an inspiration in some way. Amy Hoying, a teacher in Versailles, nominated Trevor’s family.

STAR 88.3 community representative Naomi Cantrell reached out to Mrs. Hoying and other friends of the Huber family for more information about the family. “We want to make our surprises as personal as we can,” Cantrell said. “We give them a basket full of things we hope encourages them in a very personal way.”

But surprising the Huber family turned into far more than a gift basket. As Naomi Cantrell began to talk to friends and family, so many began to ask how they could help. Because STAR 88.3 is a non-profit ministry, they are not legally allowed to raise funds for individuals, but the community wanted to help. An idea began to take shape: The goal was to raise $1,000 to give to the Huber family, so they could take their family on a summer getaway. It would be something they can look forward to, and a way to remind them a few months down the road that their community loves them.

So, Cantrell began a GoFundMe page to give the community a place to Give Love to the Huber family. Donations came pouring in, and it was not long before $1,000 was raised. On Wednesday, March 27th, Naomi and some friends of the Huber’s surprised them at their home. STAR 88.3 provided a beautiful basket of love and encouragement, including a $50 gift card from The Inn at Versailles so the family could go out for a meal. In addition to the basket, Naomi told the family what their community had done for them. It was a very special time!

“I have found that one of the important ways a Christian radio station can serve their community is to provide opportunities for the community to meet a need,” said Cantrell. “So often, when tragedy strikes, we all wish we could do something, but we’re not sure how or what. STAR 88.3 offered the community a chance to Give Love to the Huber family, and the community responded in a big way. We’re praying that the Huber family is blessed by this gesture and that they can see once again how loved they are.”

STAR 88.3 is currently accepting nominations again! This time it’s Give Love for Mother’s Day. Nominate your mom or a special mom in your life for a very special surprise from STAR 88.3. Fill out a nomination form at

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