Around Town – September 21

• Thought for the Day

• “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”

• — Ralph Waldo Emerson

• American poet and essayist

• 1803-1882

Orchids to …

• Toyota Industries for providing a fork truck to use during the Feed My Starving Children event at Asbury Methodist Church, at which 233,280 meals were packed.

• the nice lady at the Merchant Mile Walmart on Saturday for helping me unload my cart at the checkout, from the lady with the bad shoulder.

• youth soccer leaders planning an indoor sports facility.

• all the businesses, friends and churches who donated food for the Southwest Volunteer Fire Department fish fry on Saturday.

• all the people who assisted me after my fall Friday outside of Target, the minister, the lady who so kindly contacted my daughter and the lady who shielded me from the sun while I lay waiting for EMS.

• Mayor Kristen Brown and Columbus City Council for the signage of the new Human Rights Law protecting everyone in the City of Columbus.

• Monica Morris for the beautiful yellow mums, from CJW.

• the nice lady at the Mill Race Rummage Sales for giving me the box of romance books, from Lisa.

• Tammy Sanford for going to the new church with me as it meant a lot, from Lisa.

• Conductor David Bowden, guest vocalist Sylvia McNair and the entire Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra for another stellar performance Saturday evening. Columbus has been blessed with such a talented group.

Happy Birthday to …

• Larry Elkins, from your family and Donna.

• Judy Norris, from your family and Donna.

• Ray Grossman, from your family and Donna.

• Perry Crippen, from Bethel Baptist Church.

• Davey Willard, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Donnie Hadley, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Sherry Burton, from Pastor Lewis and The Who So Ever Will Community Church.

• Laurel Weddle, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

• Debbie Clark, from her family.

• Hallie, from Sue DeBell.

• Carrie, from Steve, Mandy, Peter, Max and Mom.

• Marty Kochert, from your husband, Ron.