Around Town – December 22

Orchids to …

• the United States Postal Service office downtown for keeping a long line of customers moving quickly, especially during this super busy week.

• the awesome Christmas lights on the apartments off of U.S. 31 in Taylorsville.

• the brass quartet that played at the meals site Tuesday night at Asbury for the beautiful Christmas music.

• City of Columbus for approving the banner changes.

• Marr Road Rehabilitation Center for the Christmas luncheon and gifts, from the hospital volunteers.

• Jason Horst of Hope and the large crowd of carolers who sang carols to me, from Priscilla McChesney.

• the man who handles valet parking at Columbus Regional Hospital, from the Mitchells.

• the gentleman who left us speechless with his kindness Tuesday at the Aldi checkout.

• the Dorel Cosco union committee for a great Christmas party.

• John Pate for doing a good job on my electrical work, from Betty.

• the two girls at Casey’s Pizza for customer satisfaction.

• Paula Winkler for her awesome picture of Hope’s centerpiece on the square.

• manager Robin, the paramedic and others who helped when I fell Tuesday at Freddy’s.

• all the student council that made thank-you cards for the crossing guards at Richards Elementary School.

• Tami, Barbara and Carolyn at the county auditor’s office who were so helpful and thoughtful on a very cold day, from Cyclin’ Bill.

• the generous lady who gave me Christmas money because I reminded her so much of her mother.

Onions to …

• the church that forgot the reason for the season and canceled Sunday school on Christmas Day.

• the six people who used a handicap parking spot.

Happy Birthday to …

• Phil Hanner, from your family and Donna.

• Sue Miller, from Kay, Doc and Susan.

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

• Sarah Bevis, from Martin Bundy.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Darrell and Betty Cummings, from Pastor Lewis Burton and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.