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4/17/2014 3:00:00 PM
Florence News 4-17-14
Patty Chase

The Vevay Shoe Factory reunion was really fun Saturday. Not as many attended as before but there were a few who had never attended and they really enjoyed it. Thanks to Carolyn Lowe and Alberta Pickett for signing everyone in and to Laverne Hayes of the Rising Sun Red Hat Ladies for her jokes and entertainment. Also thanks to Jimmy Simmons of the Madison factory and our friend Corinne Martin for their help. Also to the Edelweiss Florist for the lovely flower decorations that we gave as door prizes and to all the wonderful merchants and friends who donated the door prizes. We had so many donations that everyone got a prize and several got two. Thanks for all the food donations and for the money pitched in to help pay the rent, expenses and for the advertising. We almost got enough. Patty and Glenda hope to be able to do it again next year on the second Saturday in April.

The Florence Church of Christ Spring Revival got underway Sunday morning followed with a wonderful dinner and special music by the Gospel Bound quartet from Greendale Church of Christ. Special music was planned for each night.

Richard Chase and his family attended church at Truth Apostolic Church a week or two ago and Richard was surprised with a 40-year service award. It was a good day. Congratulations Rick. Keep up the good work.

Denny and Mary Lou Bowman visited Chris and Laura Bowman and family in Batesville Sunday for Laura's birthday. Happy birthday, Laura.

Happy birthday also to Aiden Lester, Loretta Westrick, Danna Lee Jackson Adams, LoriAnn Lozier, Melissa Duckworth, Jeremy Jackson, Ryan Brown and Inez Harker.

It was nice to see Dale and Danilee Thompson at church Sunday. Dale has finished his chemotherapy treatments and is still recovering at their home in North Vernon and is cancer free.

Mike and Linda LaFountain, Jean Sandidge, Evelyn Smith, Gertrude Voris and Glenda Sullivan visited Faye Lewis last week. Glenda, Patty and Faye went to Madison for Faye's doctor appointment and had lunch at Frisch's. Patty and Glenda went to Madison another day on business and had a nice visit with Kay and Jerry Smith at Bob Evans.

We send sympathy to the Harry Althoff family. He was a well known fine person. He will be missed.

Sympathy also to the Vernon Murray family of Rising Sun, Dorothy Rowlett family and Rocky Hollingsworth family. They were all fine people and will be missed.

The pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Patriot said they will have an Easter Sunday breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 followed by their 11 a.m. service and would love to have everyone attend.

Leona Adams said there were 208 families at the food pantry Sunday.

Danny and Missy James little Kaytlyn celebrated her first birthday party at her home with five grand and great-grandmothers there. Leona Adams, Laverne Bailey, Cathy James, Vicky James and Missy's grandmother Mariam. Several other friends attended and she got so many pretty little dresses she might be the best drerssed little girl around.

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