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.