Around Town – December 19

Orchids to …

• Rep. Jim Lucas for an excellent description of his Constitutional Carry legislation, which is long overdue.

• all of the many volunteers, suppliers and participants from the community and area churches who came together for a successful Love Chapel sponsored Christmas Pantry last week, from Mike Brinker.

• the family that paid for my family’s groceries at Kroger when I had debit card issues.

• Ruth Ellen at the 25th Street PNC Bank for great customer service.

• Ken Fudge for attending the city’s public meetings and looking out for the taxpayers.

• Toys for Tots for all the gifts for the children, from a grateful grandmother.

• Columbus Area Railroad Club, especially Larry and Bob for repairing my train engine last Saturday.

• Sherry Grimes for her excellent letter in Friday’s paper.

• Tim Orr for a much-needed article.

• Susie Vanarsdale for the delicious candy, from Central Heights Church of God.

• Joyce Morris for Christmas cookies, from Dorothy Todd.

• Sherry Grimes for fine editorial and telling it like it is, from another silent majority reader.

• The person in the gray van who paid for my sandwich at Burger King Thursday.

• Dr. Scott Benjamin for his care of my legs and feet, from John Tinkey.

• All of my great children for making my antique birthday very special, from your mom Norma Smith.

• The lady in the black Nissan pickup truck at Starbucks on U.S. 31 who paid for my order Sunday morning.

• Kroger for giving me a lovely grocery Christmas card with many lovely employee signatures.

• Everyone involved with the Christmas dinner for Presidential Park North.

• The Roby Anderson Community Center for an awesome Christmas party on Saturday.

• Eastside Community Center for the hard work for the Christmas party Saturday night.

• Carol, Anita and their two children who performed at the apartments Friday.

• Matt Tallent for being so good to your sister Jean, from Faye, Geneva, Bertha and William.

Happy Birthday to …

• Dennis Mize, from Dad, Mom and all the family.

• Charles Fiesbeck, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Mark Huckaby, from Aunt Jean.

• Kari Robin Strong, from your mother.

ANOTHER beautiful morning