Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – December 28


Thumbs-up, thumbs-down for Dec. 28

Aubrey Woods | The Tribune

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Thumbs-up to Crothersville senior Piper Hensley, who recently became just the sixth girls basketball player in school history to score more than 1,000 points. Hensley topped the 1,000 mark by scoring 15 points on Dec. 20 at Edinburgh. She’s sure to add to that total with nine more games on the regular schedule, including the Tigers’ next outing Jan. 2 at Henryville.

Spreading Christmas cheer

Thumbs-up to everyone who donated to this year’s Christmas Basket Fund. The final total collected this year was $11,228.50. Now in its 73rd year, the project is sponsored by American Legion Post 89 in Seymour in partnership with Jay C Food Stores, JCB and The Tribune. The fund was started in 1945 by veterans returning home to Seymour and Jackson County from World War II to provide food for area families at Christmas.

A slam dunk

Thumbs-up to Pacers Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of the Indiana Pacers, who recently paid a visit to Margaret R. Brown Elementary School as part of the annual Pacers Season of Giving Big Toy Giveaway. The 600 students at the school received presents during the visit and had the chance to visit with Pacers mascot Boomer, Indiana Fever mascot Freddy Fever, Pacer cheerleaders and others with the organization along the Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman and Police Chief Bill Abbott.

Long serving

Thumbs-up to Stu Silver for 42½ years of service to Seymour Community Schools, including 30 as a teacher and 12½ years as trustee on the school board. He also served as a coach for several teams at Seymour.

Promoting pitching

Thumbs-up to Milwaukee Brewers’ prospect Zack Brown of Seymour, who recently returned and home and helped young baseball players with their pitching skills during the Owls’ annual pitching camp. Brown is a 2013 graduate of Seymour High School.

Supporting a shelter

Thumbs-up to the 20 fourth-graders in Holly Birdsong’s class at Cortland Elementary School who recently gave 39 blankets and 19 pillows to the newly created Cold Night Out Shelter project to benefit those who don’t have a warm, safe and dry place to sleep at night or know where to find their next meal.

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