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Orchids & Onions (October 9, 2012)

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Orchids to…

• Suzanne Smith for sharing the beautiful flowers all summer at the library, from Sarah W.

• Kevin and Linda for lunch on Sunday, from Alvera.

• my friends and co-workers at Sam’s Club for their donations that helped me set a new personal record during the Alzheimer’s Walk, from Ross Ricketts.

• the Raiders for your awesome Super Bowl win on Sunday.

• Gary Scroggins for the beautiful Take Your Best Shot in Monday’s paper in Around Town.

• Kirk Johannesen and Andrew Laker for the wonderful article and photo on breast cancer, from Georgia Wilkerson.

• Susie Hatton for the well-written article on breast cancer, from Reba McGaha.

• the lady who paid for my breakfast Friday at the Third Street McDonald’s, from Peggy Cox.

• Mike at Auto Zone for helping me with my car battery, from Caren Perry.

• Whipker’s Market for being so nice and helpful at the pumpkin festival and for making it a great experience for our 8-month-old, from Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Lang.

• my loving boyfriend Craig Vanest for being such an amazing dad to our girls and for always being there when I need him, from Becky.

• cheerleaders who withstood the rain, cold and wind Friday night to support their teams.

• Dr. Rudolph for his generous donation of toothbrushes to my mission trip to Haiti, from Earlene Shock.

• the 450 people who attended the Orphan Grain Train fundraiser Sunday and generously contributed to support the program for another year, from Gene Wint.

• Columbus East soccer players, coaches, parents and fans for an amazing Olympian soccer season, Jack and Lynn Sparks.

• Grandma Barb Herold for taking the great-grandkids to the festival, from Clarissa.

Onions to…

• the fast-food place that is anything but fast.

• The Republic for taking six months to publish Take Your Best Shot pictures.

• the school employee who makes racist comments about other people in the newspaper.

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