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The BEACON- Regional reach, Community Commitment.
December 2019 issue

Page 2B THE BEACON December 2019








In honor of all veterans, a

BIG thank you as we remembered/honored

veterans on

Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. As

a veteran myself, I salute the

men and women that have

proudly served our great

nation. My monthly veteran

salute goes to…

Norma Branigan- US

Navy 1979-1983

Julius Huffman- US Army


Lawrence Lytle- US Army


David (Didge) Smith- US

Navy 1958-1959

The Bright American

Legion Herald-Seig Post 132

handed out poppies at the



Kroger store in Lawrenceburg

on Saturday, Nov. 9, in remembrance

of Veteran’s Day.

A big shout out to my sis

Nancy Waples Condon

and her effort in October

for Breast Cancer. A cancer

survivor herself, she dresses

up each Friday in October and

collects monies throughout

her plant (Meyer Tool) to

donate to breast cancer. Last

year she raised nearly $1000.

Thanks, and love to Nancy.

This month I would like to

recognize a great community

resource, the North Dearborn

Library branch. Something

can be found there for everyone,

from books to movies,

seminars, and research.

They take the time to offer

special selections throughout

the year. The staff’s willingness

to help is amazing…

each one is always cheerful

and smiling, and the smiles

are real because they enjoy

helping us. And in December

(right around the corner),

Santa visits our branch on

Dec. 14 from noon to 2 P.M.

before returning to the North


Pole to prepare his sleigh for

Christmas… HOHOHO. With

all that said… a BIG thank

you to- Lorrie, Peggy, Beth,

Anne, Paula, and Joan.

A few November birthdays,

I would like to recognize:

John Blasdel Sr. (91), Bert

Wagner (91), and Lawrence

Lytle (92). All are embracing

their 90’s like true gentlemen.

Happy Birthday guys!

I would also like to recognize

my triplet great-nephews

on their ‘sweet’ 16th – Avery,

Brenden, Cooper Jones.

Happy Birthday to “my buds.”

As we prepare to celebrate

Thanksgiving this month, I

would like to tell you a little

about the holiday. Thanksgiving

began around 1621 with

the pilgrims as they celebrated

the harvest festival. Thanksgiving

was recognized by

President George Washington

around 1789 and declared a

national holiday by President

Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

Today we celebrate with feast,

family, and football… remember

to take some time to thank

God for our country and all of

our blessings.

Since I am talking about

Thanksgiving, I want to

Nancy Waples Condon

raises awareness of breast

cancer throughout the

month of October.

remind you about the annual

Gobble Wobble. The 5K walk/

run is held annually by All

Saints Parish- St John, Dover

campus. It is held on Thanksgiving

morning at 9 A.M. and

benefits the North Dearborn

Food Pantry and Sunman

Food Pantry. You can Google

Gobble Wobble 5K and get

their website and even preregister.

Gob gob gobble…

turkey talk for ‘see ya there.’

Again, with Christmas right

around the corner, please

The Bright Lions took part

in the North Dearborn

School’s ‘trunk or treat’.

Lions handed out over five

hundred bags of candy.

What an awesome event

for the kids and parents.

look for the ‘giving trees’ at

various locations (churches,

libraries, and businesses.)

Please participate.

In closing…. “As we express

our gratitude, we must

never forget that the highest

appreciation is not to utter

words but to live by them.”

President John F. Kennedy

Happy Thanksgiving, and

remember, there is always

something for which to be


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Happy Holidays everyone!!

Thanksgiving is just days

away, then Christmas will be

here! Can you tell I’m excited???

This holiday season

is joyous for all people. If you

have time or money, please

consider adopting a child,

donating a turkey, donating

toys, or any other charitable

option. Be on the “Good list”

and help one another out.

One way you can help is

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The weather was perfect for the haunted hayride.

by being a part of Operation

Christmas Child shoebox

dropoff at the POA office

Nov. 12-22. If you would like

to fill an Operation Christmas

Child Shoebox or need more

information, please contact

Deana Morris at 513-687-

6626. If you are unable to

drop off the shoeboxes during

this time, you can go to the

Dearborn Hills United Methodist


The Haunted Hayride was a

huge success! We had a record

Talk with your local licensed

Humana Sales agent today.

Talk with your local licensed

Humana Sales agent today.

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Monday 513-857-9513 – Friday, 8 (TTY: a.m. – 711) 5 p.m.

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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number of 1,300 people ride

on the hayride this year. This

massive event is put on by

gracious volunteers, truck

drivers, those who donated

hay bales and decorated

homes, non-profit vendors,

and people scaring. The event

brings our amazing community

together. We rock! The

Children’s Committee’s next

event is Cookies with Santa

on Dec. 8. More details to follow

on FB or HVL email, or

you can contact me.

December Birthdays!

Maddie Airgood, Shawnee

Airgood, Sarah O’Brien, Jill

Paul, Tori Heinrich, Elizabeth

Isom, Alix Feiss, Deana

Morris, Lindsay McFelea,

Miller & Conner Small,

Lilliah Clark, Donna Boyle,

Dianne Beebe.

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