Around Town – December 22

Orchids to …

• a customer at the east side Walmart for the gift card that was paid forward after receiving it.

• Dave Barnes, Asbury Christmas Choir, Tech Team and the children for a blessed presentation of “On This Very Night.”

• the very nice “secret Santa” who paid for my cough drops at Walmart.

• Mayor Kristen Brown for the great way you fill the role of mayor, despite the adverse actions of the so-called self-appointed city leaders.

• the person who turned in my Target bag that I left at the post office.

• my children, family and friends for the surprise retirement party, from Eric.

• Ben Wagner, who always made himself accessible as the parks director and ran great programs.

• The Republic for having the Onions section in the newspaper.

• Victor and Lorena Allen for being amazing and supportive parents, from Brittany.

• Maurice and Carole Hughes for being amazing and supportive grandparents, from Brittany.

• the bell-ringers with the red kettle at Rural King that were singing carols.

• the young group of bell-ringers at Rural King who were singing the beautiful carols; it got my attention and a donation from me.

• the American Legion for letting me donate a small check for a wreath for my dad’s grave, from Rick, Justin and Raquel Moss.

• people and businesses that put “Christ” back into Christmas instead of an “X,” from Thom Jester.

• the mayor for approving the volunteer dinners therefore giving the former parks and recreation director the legal ammunition he needs to sue the city.

• Robin Gratz, Kevin Butler, the FUMC Chancel Ringers, the Chancel Choir, the Youth and Children Choir, Pastor Chris and Pastor Howard for our service this Sunday, from a member.

Happy Birthday to …

• Hannah Pruden, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Elsie Herron.

• Sue Miller, from Kay, Doc

• and Susan.

• Dan Viliger.

• David Carter.

• Olivia Crull.

• Chloe Mornier Ashbrook.

• Jon Knox, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Dakota Blair, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Philip Hanner, from your family, friends and Donna.

• Tobi Carr.

• Gary Robertson, from Sue.

• Alvin Hazelwood, from your Mother, Teresa, Charlotte, Wayne Lloyd and Stephanie.

• Amy Jewell, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Krislynn Minton, from

• Dove Ministries.

• Farah.

• Pamela Jo Fischer, from

• your Mother.

• Hunter Shehan, from Dad, Christina, Grandma and the family.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Jeff Graham on No. 30, from Tami Graham.