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Hearts and Darts (6/30/14)

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Hearts, hearts and more hearts to all who helped me in raising money for Relay for Life for cancer research. It is too many to name, but you know who you are. I greatly appreciate your help. A special thanks to Kathy Vest, Leesa Friedlander and Maggie Caudill, who solicited funds on my behalf. I couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks again.

Wanda Long


On May 31 I had to go to pick up a prescription that night. On the way there my car started acting up. I’m older and I was very upset. When I got to Walgreens the lady in the pharmacy called my son for me. Then when I was leaving, she called another employee who had just left work and asked her to follow me home. Not only did she follow me but walked me to my door. Thank you both so much, and God bless you. You find this kindness less and less these days. You both blessed my heart greatly!

Sarah Gahimer



Hearts and flowers to everyone who helped make our 10th annual garden celebration successful. This includes Deb Baker and Sarah Hanson and the Purdue Extension staff, Johnson County Master Gardeners, Ron Kelsay and his kitchen crew, the Daily Journal, the Interchurch Food Pantry, Ann’s Restaurant and all of our team who met for breakfast to plan the event, vendors, speakers, traffic controllers and everyone who came to celebrate gardening.

See you next May!

Carolyn Williams and Lynne Schuetz

Johnson County Garden Club


Hearts to Erin Napier for another successful Franklin Relay for Life Event. With a lot of hiccups along the way, you and your mighty committee were able to raise over $107,000! Few people know the amount of dedication, stress, worry and sacrifice that your committee and your husband and kids and you invest each year as you prepare, plan and host this event. I am so proud of your hard work and your never wavering commitment to finding a cure for cancer. My heart is bursting with pride.

Maribeth Alspach

New Whiteland

Hearts to the Give Back Gals for hosting a great golf outing! Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers and to all of the “ringers” (the men) that would sometimes tee off for us. Two special hearts: one to my grandson C.J., who is 6 and acted as our caddy for the day, and one to Loren Snyder for teeing off for us and actually hitting the pin! To my sister and my daughters — we didn’t finish last!

Maribeth Alspach

New Whiteland

A great big heart for Gary Howard, who stopped the Franklin United Methodist Community bus, also an unknown lady, and removed a huge piece of insulation from the middle of State Road 44.

Jess Shively

The Franklin United Methodist Community ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out)


A special thanks to the businesses and individuals who donated to the Kiwanis Club of Franklin’s Peanut Day to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.

The club raised $670. You truly make a difference in a child’s life!

Pam Garner

Kiwanis Club of Franklin

Big hearts and lots of love from Peggy and the Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana on behalf of the “Pins for Peggy” fundraiser​. Thank you to our sponsors, Mutual Savings Bank and Henderson Drugs, as well as the assistance from Hi-Way Lanes, your contributions were greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank the many merchants who donated items to this event and made it a success. Thank you to the following volunteers who made this event possible, Sandy and Karen McPherson, Sue Martin, Julie Calloway, Wilma Ruddick, Debbie Ruddick, Angie Harrison and my wonderful husband, Larry Robinette.

Barbara Ruddick and Larry Robinette

Sheltie Rescue of Central Indiana


Darts to pickup truck drivers with the enormous

extendable side-view mirrors who leave them extended even when not towing. In a one-mile stretch of Whiteland Road today I saw three different oncoming pickup trucks whose mirrors extended into MY lane! Further, these are extremely dangerous to cyclists

as these mirrors are at head-height and moving very fast as drivers underestimate the extended width of their vehicles.

Don Cummings


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