Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – September 14


Happy reading

Thumbs-up to everyone who donated to help teachers buy Scholastic books each month during the school year for local schoolchildren. Reading is the most fundamental part of the education process, and creating a love of reading can never hurt.

Attacking addiction

Thumbs-up to the organizers of the John Crane Memorial Fundraiser for Overdose Lifeline Inc. and Pathways to Recovery on Saturday in Seymour. Crane, who died Jan. 15 after battling esophageal cancer, and his wife, Jackie Crane, attended many events locally and across the state distributing and training people to use naloxone, an overdose reversal medication.

Helping hands

Thumbs-up to everyone who participated in Saturday’s eighth annual Thousand Ten Project in Seymour. The goal of the event was to have 10 groups of volunteers with $10 each to raise at least $1,000 to complete projects for families in need. Some of that work can be as simple as getting groceries, paying for prescriptions, filling a gas tank on a vehicle or painting. Other projects can be more complicated and require several days to complete, such as building a wheelchair ramp.

A helping hand

Thumbs-up to those who donated food for the funeral of Brittany Watson at Brownstown Christian Church. They are Jay C Food Store (thank you Derreck), Brownstown Subway and Seymour Kentucky Fried Chicken. Thanks to all. Watson was one of four teens hit by another vehicle on the night of Sept. 8 while they were helping push a broken-down vehicle back to a nearby residence on State Road 258 on Cortland. The other three were Jenna Helton, 14, and Martin Martinez, 16, both of Seymour, and Nevaeh Law, 14, of Brownstown.

Marilyn Reedy, Freetown

Feeding patriots

Thumbs-up to the Crothersville FFA members for preparing and serving food to local first responders on Patriot Day on Tuesday. The event was a way for students to say “thank you” for everything emergency personnel do for the community.

Taking advantage

Thumbs-down to those who take advantage of an issue to perpetuate a scam against others. It seems to happen more and more often these days.

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