Around Town – December 16

• Dec. 16

Orchids to …

• Hartsville Fire Department for the wonderful Breakfast with Santa with the best Santa Claus and the cutest elves, for all the hard work put into making this event wonderful and the lady who makes it so extra special for the kids.

• Hope vets and Dr. Dimple Hall for the prompt, caring and professional care received when our dog passed on Wednesday morning.

• all the wonderful volunteers for your time and efforts in assisting with the 2016 luminary event, we couldn’t do it without you, from the staff at Garland Brook Cemetery.

• Pat and Terry Robinholt for all your kindness, from Bonnie and Dana.

• Tarla Campbell of Webb’s Auto for being such a good friend and always being there for us, from Tommy Greenlee.

• Taylorsville kindergarten class for coming to sing for us at Fairington Apartments.

• Darrell Richards for all the chicken dinners and other food, from Mom Lou Greenlee.

• Mary, who picked me up out of my driveway Wednesday evening after I fell getting my trash toter down to the street, from Patsy.

• Teena Warf for all her hard work toward helping Elks Lodge No. 521 provide more than 90 children with gifts this Christmas.

• Keith Warf for his letter about the electoral college in Sunday’s Republic, as it was right on the money.

• Eldon’s and Eurotech, especially Nicole and the technicians, for going above and beyond, from Brad and Carol DeCamp.

Onions to …

• the person chewing gum so loudly at Wednesday’s Advent service that it was distracting to others.

• the city for allowing outdoor dining which blocks sidewalk traffic.

• the veterinary clinic receptionist for being unprofessional and rude.

• the person who used a social media page for personally attacking band students.

• the city for requiring all restaurants downtown to remove patio furniture but allowing one to keep them stacked up in front of their business.

• whoever is responsible for not having our schools on two-hour delay when it’s below zero.

• the board that undercut the countywide employees’ 2 percent raise by giving its staff a 1.5 percent raise.

Happy Birthday to …

• Launa Herrmann, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Paula Fetter, from Trish.

• Sandra Harrison, from Aunt Cleo.

• Dave Harmon

• Lori Wells, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Jessica Gates Morrow, from Nathan, Skyler, Mom, Stephanie, David, Bobbi, Steven, Easton, Grandma Alice, Lisa and Allen.

• Lola Ann Thompson.

• Julia Miller.

• Brian Shaw.

Belated Wishes to …

• Sue Burton, from Donna.

• Jim Temple, from your family, neighbors and Donna.

• Floyd Fisher, from your family and Donna.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Sean and Rebecca Everhart from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Randall and Elizabeth Finke.