Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – July 16


Good people

On June 29, my mom’s car broke down by Taco Bell at Tipton Street and Burkart Boulevard. As we all know, it was very hot out. My mom has very bad COPD and would not have been able to move her vehicle. She and I both would like to thank the two young men, the woman and the young boy who helped her. We appreciate it so much and would love to let them know that their act of kindness was very touching. If anyone knows who these people are, please let us know so we can thank them properly. There really are some good people in the world.

Stephanie Grunden, North Vernon

Talented teens

Thumbs up to the teens who participated in the inaugural Smalltown Star teen talent show on the Fourth of July at Freeman Field Recreational Area in Seymour. The competitors were Evan Rohlfing of Brownstown, Annie Boyd, Cohen Tedrow and Levi Croquart of Seymour and Gage Mull of Vallonia. A related thumbs up to the Leadership Jackson County art project team of Chad Dixon, Jennifer Rorick, Stephanie Sluder, Brett Turner and Keisha Wright for coming up with the idea and carrying it out with the help of the Seymour Parks and Recreation Department and Boys and Girls Club of Seymour. Boyd won the competition by showcasing her skills on the violin. 

Lifting the community

Thumbs up to the employees of Toyota Material Handling, who spent time July 9 completing projects at the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour. The work completed at the club during the company’s first Lift the Community Day included spreading mulch and adding a ladder to the playground, weed eating, mowing and cleaning out a closet of accumulated items. Toyota employees also helped with a golf scramble for Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry in Seymour and completed similar projects at various sites in Columbus.

Showcasing swimming

Thumbs up to everyone involved in making the 30th annual Seymour Summer Splash this past weekend at Shields Park Pool in Seymour a success. Nearly 500 swimmers from across the state participated in the meet, which also serves as a showcase for the city. Another plus for the city is the visitors spent some of their money in Seymour by staying at hotels and motels, eating at restaurants, shopping and buying gas.

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