Hearts & Darts – December 29

Hearts and Darts

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  • Many hearts and thank-yous to the servicemen and -women for their sacrifices and also the mail delivery carriers and also the utility workers. I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season. May God bless you and God bless America.

Wilma Jean Hougland


  • Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County would like to send a heart of gratitude to the Indiana Credit Union League for its wonderful furniture donation, to David Brenton and his team for the use of their moving truck and to the volunteers from Camp Atterbury for all their help moving the donated items. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!

Lee Ann Wilbur

executive director,

Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County

  • It was emotional seeing the entire Indian Creek High School boys basketball team standing at attention with their hands over their hearts for the “Star-Spangled Banner” before the game. Keep it up boys: Your parents and grandparents are proud of you!

Mary Moore


  • A heartfelt thank-you goes out to the 44 wonderful people who signed up with the Franklin parks department trip to Galt House Christmas in Louisville. I was fortunate to be their escort of the two-night trip. From those people I already knew to those I first met — all were very generous and I consider my friends. Also to my husband, Phil, for his elf help, making the trip most successful. To all a very merry Christmas and happy, healthy 2015.

Linda Hougland


  • We would like to thank all the special people in the delivery business this special time of the year. Many work so hard in difficult conditions handling the large volume of gifts, cards and special mailings every holiday season. We would especially like to thank our postal service personnel and especially Sandy McAndrews, who handles the downtown Greenwood Main Street location. Sandy year after year handles this office with great pride, efficiencies and wonderful customer service despite at times difficult lines. Happy holidays to all our special elves!

Dixie and Steve Knott


  • Thank you to the person who anonymously donated icing and marshmallows for my second-grade classroom’s gingerbread cookie decorating. Your kind gesture and thoughtful note was very much appreciated! God bless you!

Cheryl Bixler

Second-grade teacher

Northwood Elementary School


  • To the many employees and volunteers at Morning Pointe. I hope everyone has a merry Christmas.

Helen Provost


  • Hearts and more hearts to my family — Dan and Melissa Teeters, Dennis and Patricia Teeters, Renee, Beth and Mary Teeters; my sister Norma Jean Vansickle; niece and nephews Ron and Gloria Vansickle, David and Cathy Vansickle for my 90th birthday open house. Thanks to all who attended — for the cards and gifts. Thank you.

Anabel Teeters


  • The Johnson County Museum of History would like to thank all our staff and volunteers for their hard work setting up our Christmas decorations and making our Santa visits this year another huge success. We would also like to thank the Johnson County Business Referral Group for sponsoring our Santa visits and our Dec-a-Tree competition and Discover Downtown Franklin for sponsoring the photos so they could be free both weekends this year.

David Pfeiffer


Johnson County Museum of History



  • Darts to the Greenwood Public Library for sponsoring and advertising a contest and then canceling it on the last day! Please sponsor the “PSHAW Fest” again, so my work will not be totally wasted.

Carol L. Stahl