Around Town – September 26

Orchids to …

• Brian Blair for his articles, from a disabled person.

• the road crew on Taylor Road for the excellent job.

• The Salvation Army for serving first responders at the marathon and for your service to the community.

• Columbus for putting on another successful and amazing Mill Race Marathon on Saturday morning; we continue to come back because of the flat course and wonderful hospitality, from the Venados Running Club in Chicago.

• those who lined the course, offering cheers and encouragement to the 5K runners at the Mill Race Marathon.

• American Legion post 24 on 25th Street for the spaghetti dinner for the homeless shelter.

• Ryan and Blair Lauer for hosting a great neighborhood picnic on Saturday.

• Lindsey and the crew in the produce department at Jay-C for the beautiful fruit basket from Raquel, Abbi and the Moss Family.

• the residents that were most inconvenienced by the Mill Race Marathon, but embraced it and cheered the runners on.

• Elizabeth Nolan-Greven for her well written letter to the editor.

• our four county council members for considering the people on fixed incomes and remain opposed to new taxes.

• Tammy Sanford for forgiving your friends and having a heart, from Lisa.

• the high school students at the North football game who stood up, removed their hats and showed respect to the American flag and the national anthem.

• Courtney Perry at Betty’s Hair in Motion for your amazing hair cut and care you give to cancer patients, from Laura and Rhonda.

• Gary Stam of Victory Gymnastics Academy for opening his gym to Ashley Holliday for her senior project.

Happy Birthday to …

• Talan Rogers, from your family and Donna.

• Linda Haptonstall, from your family, Janet and Donna.

• Xandra Stone.

• Matthew Wasson.

• John Robertson.

• Tom Goecker, from Dad, Jeri, Jane, Brandon, Kristen and the rest of your family.

• Janice Pendleton, from your sister Ann.

• Luke Robert Swegman on No. 16, from Nana and Granddad.