Florence News 9-7-17


The town of Florence had a great meeting Thursday night to plan the 200th birthday party for the town. It will be Saturday October 14th at 1:00 p.m. at the Florence Firehouse. Everyone with Florence area connection in the last 200 years, please come to the meeting with your ideas and information and plan to be at the party. Andrea Brogan Ogden is taking orders for T-shirts. The cost is $10 for sizes up to XL and $12 for 2X and larger. You can reach Andrea at (812) 599-5549 or see her at work at Jefferson-Craig Elementary. There will be a cake contest with surprise judges. Bring your cakes to the firehouse between 11 a.m. and noon on October 14th. After the contest we will have the cakes for dessert with other donated cake or pie with the free lunch.

The next meeting will be Thursday September 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the church of Florence. Come and bring your ideas. Everyone is welcome. Thanks to Mark Scott and all who are helping getting it together.

Reta Gray you had a wonderful column last week. You covered a lot of territory and the Vevay High School Alumni. We really enjoyed it.

I’m sorry Royce Stiening’s name was spelled wrong. I didn’t send it in the way it came out. It just got changed somewhere. I did spell Jim Strausbaugh’s wrong though. I called Glenda to spell it for me and I still got it wrong.

I didn’t get all the names of people that traveled for the Alumni, but I know Mary Lou Smith Hildebrand and June Rice came from California; Lois Fothergill from Georgia; Joe and Darlene Roberts from Texas; Lona Mathews and Bill and Mary Roberts from Florida. Call me if I missed you. It is great that you travel that far.

Margaret Lee Weidmann’s company was the usual bunch: Randy, Lorraine and Ryan Brown, Kay O’Neal and Jerilyn and Earl VanWinkle. Happy birthday to Cheryl Messmore.

Glenda Sullivan and Patty Chase had a nice visit with Darrell and Betty Jean Chase at Frisch’s Tuesday.

Casey, Sheila and Tiffany Rininger are in Alabama visiting Casey’s mom Marge Schuler.

Get well to Ginny Ann Adams in a Columbus Nursing Home.

Sympathy to the Marjorie (Margie) Whitham family. We worked many hers with Margie at the local shoe factory.