Florence News 7-2-15


The 2015 Relay for Life went very well Saturday all day and into the night at the Ogle Park. The weather was windy and chilly but everyone wrapped up and made it. The teams had booths with lots of food to sell. We had home made ice cream, cookies, desserts, snow cones, delicious funnel cakes, walking tacos, and drinks. The East Enterprise Volunteer Fire Department had a fish fry in the evening. It was really good. All of the sale proceeds went to the American Cancer Fund with the teams getting the credit.

The Farm Bureau team was in charge of the survivors lunch with Gayle preparing the delicious food. Thanks to all who helped with that. There was games for the kids and entertainment for all. The luminary program with the lights out and candles lit was again very moving as the cancer survivors and the ones who lost that battles. Names were read at the end of the relay. The auction was also very good. We enjoyed visiting as everyone walked around the laps. Lots of old friends were there and many from neighboring counties visited. I was disappointed that more people could not be there to enjoy the day. Thanks to all that came and all that helped. It was appreciated.

Sunday afternoon June 14th, family, friends and neighbors surprised Nadine Hankinson on her 90th birthday at the New Liberty Church Fellowship Hall. All of her living children and families were there: Paul of Patriot; Darlene of Indianapolis; Johnny of East Enterprise; Eddie of Missouri; Kenny and Dana of Quercus Grove. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren also attended. The afternoon was spent enjoying good food, sharing memories, and taking pictures. Happy you had a happy birthday Nadine.

Harold Cook formerly of this area is seriously ill in the Clark County Memorial Hospital. Keep him in your prayers. Thanks to Jean Burgess for the two items.

Myra Boles, Barb Barnhill, Ruth Lohide, Barb Thomas, Maxine Meisberger and Leona Adams attended the Indiana Farm Bureau Ag in the classroom program in Indianapolis June 10th, for the Switzerland County Home Ec. Club.

The Switzerland County Farm Bureau thanked the Ag in the classroom (RTZ) volunteers at a lunch at Jewell’s in Warsaw June 4th. Attending the lunch was: Debbie Allen, Ruth Lohide, Joy Briggs, Leona Adams, Connie Hollender, Myra Boles, Diana Johnson, Maxine Meisberger, E.J. Pompa, Barb Barnhill, Barb Thomas and Robin Braun. Good job ladies.

Faye Lewis’ company was Alice Duvall, Gertrude Voris, Evelyn Smith, Jean Sandidge, and Glenda Sullivan.

Jerri Lowe came in from Florida to spend a week with Pete and Carolyn Lowe for Father’s Day. Monday they had a 17th birthday party for Bralen Harsin. Those who attended was Carla Hollitt; Rod, Sue and Shea Dickerson; JD, Whitney, Holton and Morgan Mathews; Jeremy and Erin Harsin; Bralen and Azalea Harsin; Aleah Thomas, Jerri Lowe, Pete and Carolyn Lowe. The party was enjoyed by all. Happy Birthday Bralen.

Paul Messmore and Vickie (Cato) Rosemeyer spent a week in Florida with her parents. Margaret Lee Wiedman’s company for the week was Donna Miller, Kay O’Neal, Randy, Lorraine and Ryan Brown. Hello to Bryan Messmore and family.

Gary Wentworth, Ken Byars, Roy and Bonnie Duckworth and Patty Chase went to the Mary Katherine Dickerson visitation at Versailles Friday night. Many other local friends were there. Sympathy to Bing and the family. Mary Katherine was a beautiful lady and a good friend. She will be missed.

Get well prayers go out for Donald Dryer, Jim Austin, Joy Briggs, Joe Johnson, Nancy Johnson (Judy Lozier’s sister), Kevin Kelly, Tracy Seal, Nick Gault and family, Dale Thompson, Jeanne Konkle and all in need.

It was good to see Jeanne Konkle, Sharon Ballard, Dale Thompson and so many that are fighting cancer at the relay. Dale is at Silver Oak Care Center in Columbus but Danilee brought him out to visit the relay for a short time on Saturday.

The Tim Harmon Poker Run was canceled on Saturday. Watch for the event to be rescheduled.