Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – December 23


Santa’s helpers

Thumbs-up to the businesses and individuals who recently helped Santa Claus create Christmas for the kids at The Alley.Tony Fleetwood

Reaching out

Thumbs-up to members of the Working for Our Dreams 4-H Club and their parents who recently traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette to participate in a Spanish promotional video shot. The video, which will appear on the state 4-H website, social media sites and the YouTube channel, is designed to reach youth and encourage them to join 4-H.

Delivering the goods

Thumbs-up to members of the Crothersville FFA chapter, which recently completed its 28th annual toy and food drive. The group delivered more than eight tons of food and toys to 96 families in Vernon Township this year.

A similar thumbs-up goes to the Brownstown Central High School students involved in the iGrad program. Those students spent about a month collecting personal hygiene items from school corporation employees and the local Tri Kappa sorority. Those items along with cards, made by Deb Schwartz’s special needs class, along with candy were distributed to those in need during Monday’s monthly community food pantry at the school.

Another thumbs-up goes to the 31 members of the Brownstown Central Middle School Tribal Council and their classmates for raising the money to buy toys, clothing and other items for less-fortunate children in the community. The items are combined with canned goods collected by Brownstown Elementary School students and distributed by the Christmas Cheer committee.

A helping hand

Thumbs-up to those in the community, including members of the Seymour High School football squad, who responded with donations of clothing, money and other items to help Seymour Officer Gilbert Carpenter and his family after their home was destroyed by fire early Saturday.

End of watch

Thumbs-up to Koa, a German shepherd who worked for the Seymour Police Department from 2004 until 2010. His partner and handler, former Seymour Officer Ian McPherson, made the tough decision to put 14-year-old Koa

to sleep because of health issues on Monday. Koa has been living wit

h McPherson and his family since his retirement.

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