Around Town – July 5

Orchids to …

• whomever set off all the Chinese lanterns at Shadow Creek on Saturday for the spectacular show, from neighbors to the south.

• Dave and Faith Newland for an excellent job coaching the Columbus East Volleyball Club to very fine results for the 13-15 year teams at the AAU Tournament in Orlando, from Ken VanLiew.

• Parkside Baptist Church choir for the wonderful and inspiring patriotic singing Sunday.

• all the wonderful people who were there to bring me help, hope and compassion during a most traumatic accident, from Tracie Piercefield.

• QMIX for the great fireworks.

• Hobby Lobby for the God Bless America page in the paper reminding us where our freedoms really come from.

• Nita Evans for the beautiful message in her column in Saturday’s paper.

Happy Birthday to …

• Zachary Pickett on No. 7, with love from Grandma.

• Phillip Harker, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Elizabeth Jessee.

• Iris Miller.

• Tara Manley.

• Christian Woods.

• Mary Jane Perry, from Jean Patrick.

Happy Belated Birthday to …

• Serena Hendershot, Aaron Simmons and Collin Ketron, from friends at the Moravian Church.

Happy Anniversary to …

• Doyle and Colene Rich on No. 64, from your friends Betty and J.D.

Happy Belated Anniversary to …

• Mike and Dana DeBaun, from friends at the Moravian Church.