Hearts and more hearts – June 5

  • Hearts and flowers to all who helped make the 13th annual Garden Celebration a success. These include the Johnson County Garden Club, master gardeners and the Purdue Extension staff. We also thank our outstanding speakers, Roger Graham of Graham Bee Works and Christena Taylor of EcoLogic, LLC. As always, Ron Kelsay’s kitchen crew and our vendors (commercial and not-for-profit) made the event enjoyable and worthwhile. Our Daily Journal friends and local businesses generously publicized our efforts. Thanks to D & L Trash for delivery and pick-up of the recycling bins. To all who attended this year’s Garden Celebration: happy gardening!

Carolyn Williams and Lynne Schuetz,

Garden Celebration XIII co-chairs,


  • Grateful hearts to Sue Galloway on her retirement from Clark-Pleasant Middle School. Mrs. Galloway dedicated her career to teaching health and physical education but many of her greatest accomplishments took place outside the classroom. As sponsor for the National Junior Honor Society, she touched many lives, teaching youth the importance of community service and helping others. These students were instrumental in developing Proctor Memorial Park through fundraising volunteering. They were taught to be responsible young adults ready to face the challenges of tomorrow. My children and grandchildren benefited from her leadership and I will forever be grateful.

Maribeth Alspach

New Whiteland

  • On Memorial Day, my wife and I decided to go to the park here in Franklin. I ride a scooter for handicapped people. I got mine stuck and couldn’t move. A real nice young man came over and lifted it up and moved it so I could get it up on the street. I never got his name but I’m hoping that they read this article so I may thank him again.

Jerry Trimble