Thumbs-up to the members of the Bicentennial Planning Committee of Jackson County for the time and effort they put into organizing various events and activities related to the 200th birthdays of Jackson County, Brownstown and Indiana this year. A related thumbs-up to all the volunteers who helped that committee organize and then staff those events along with the individuals and businesses who helped make them possible with donations.
A brighter Christmas
Thumbs-up to members of the Donald M. Winn Lodge 108 of Fraternal Order of Police for raising enough money to give 107 children a brighter Christmas, and then spending time with those children as they shopped on Saturday morning at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Seymour. A related thumbs-up to those who contributed funds to the effort.
A boost up
Thumbs-up to the nearly 140-members of the Brownstown Central High School Booster Club for tackling a project to revive the long-neglected garden area at the school so that it can once again serve a useful purpose.
Thumbs-up to the 20 varsity members of the Seymour Owls football squad for taking the time to visit five elementary schools in the city and read to the students. The players also spent time posing for photos with the students. The efforts of the teens will provide memories for the children for years to come.
Thumbs-up to Seymour sophomore Isaiah Pichardo for taking the top spot in the 106 weight class on Saturday at the Evansville Memorial Invitational and his Owl teammate Cheaney Reichenbacker, a senior, for duplicating that feat at 145. The duo both won with pins in their finals matches as they helped their squad to a third-place finish.
Thumbs-down to those who take packages, some containing Christmas presents, delivered and left outside people’s residences.
Thumbs-down to people who feel the need to park on busy streets so they can load or unload, impeding the flow of other motorists and creating safety issues.