Around Town – December 26

Orchids to …

• those who sent me a Christmas card, called me on the phone or stopped by to visit during the Christmas season, from John Tinkey.

• the Guardian-K9 staff — Sean, Jess, Kirsten, Erika, Madison, Ben, Tymira and Carly — for always being so friendly and caring; my dogs absolutely love coming to playcare and I know that they will be getting the best care.

• “Stan the Man” the UPS delivery man because we couldn’t do Christmas without you.

• Shiloh Baptist Church Choir for the beautiful cantata last Sunday.

• Craig at the Swiss Made grocery store in Hope for carrying my box of groceries to my car for me, from an impressed customer.

• the person who removes the labels from all their bottles and cans before recycling.

• Oren and Wilma Greenlee for the best fudge in town.

• Shane, the bartender at Amazing Joe’s, for taking care of my call-in order that didn’t get put in.

• Rebecca at Needler’s Fresh Market for making Cameron Wood’s Christmas a little brighter, from Jennifer and Cameron Wood.

Happy Birthday to …

• Vera Bloom, from your family and Donna.

• Chris Wheeler, from your family and Donna.

• Jeremy McDonald, from Nicole, Bryce, Leta and Donna.

• Ronda Illip, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Steve Wilson, from friends at the Moravian Church.

• Miles Harvey, from Aunt Elsie.

• Kevin Young.

• Darin Sims.

• Rhonda Bontrager.

• Jalen Frazier-Bey.

• Taylor K. Stone.

• Addison Long.

ANOTHER beautiful morning