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Archive for February, 2011

Happy Birthday to Mary Johnson Who We Miss At the Front Counter!

Happy Birthday to Mary Johnson on March 1.

As many of you know, Mary used to be our always smiling person behind the counter at the drugstore. Mary had to leave last year to take care of her husband, Johnny, who had very serious back surgery. We truly miss having Mary at the cash register.

Have a wonderful day, Mary, filled with all the things you like–Buddy, Elvis, and a visit to your favorite pharmacy! We love you!

It Takes a BIG Pen to Keep Faunty’s To Do List Under Control!

We had these large pens for sale in the store and they brought quite a few chuckles–they looked like they were more suited for a giant living at the top of Jack’s beanstalk than for normal humans.

Lamphao was delivering to Faunty Heflin and caught him with his “biggie sized” pen tucked behind his ear (I don’t know how he got it to stay there, but he did).

Anyway, we all thought this was a very funny photo of Faunty and wanted to share it with you. Thanks, Faunty, for adding a bit of cheer to our bleak winter day!

Join the Union County Humane Society on Saturday, March 19, for Top Hat and Tails.

On Saturday, March 19, the Union County Humane Society will celebrate “Top Hat and Tails,” their annual fancy dinner and auction. Tickets are $50 and you can reserve your seat by emailing Executive Director, Steffen Baldwin, at steffen@uchspets.org. The gala, which is in it’s 7th year, will run from 6-9 pm at “The Armory” in Marysville, 1150 Charles Lane, behind the Union County YMCA.

Since the gala this year is closer to St. Patrick’s Day than Valentine’s, there will be a traditional bag-pipe band playing through social hour, which begins at 6 pm. Dinner and awards are at 7 pm. There will also be GREEN BEER!

Der Dutchman is catering the dinner. There will be a silent auction, as well as a raffle.

Additionally, you can also donate to the humane society’s online auction, which runs from March 4-18, become a gala sponsor, or view all of the current auction items by clicking HERE.

To find out more about Top Hat & Tails, visit the UCHS web site HERE.

Get your tickets soon. They are going fast!!

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, COAAA, Asks, “Do You Know a Dynamic and Dedicated Senior?”

The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, COAAA, is currently seeking nominees for their Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The next induction ceremony and reception will be held on Wednesday, May 18, in Columbus. Inductees receive a lapel pin, a framed portrait from a professional photographer, and a personal recognition on stage from county commissioners, followed by a catered reception with family and friends.

We have nominated or helped nominate three people from Madison County for the Hall of Fame: Paul Carpenter, our former delivery driver and good friend (2001); Richard “The Captain” Murray, Christmas decorator extraordinaire and husband to Ann, who has worked for the drugstore almost from the beginning (2005); and Mary Mitchell, a lady who can do just about anything she sets her mind to (2008). Mary is featured in the above photo, seated second from the left.

If you know someone who is over the age of 60 and has made significant contributions to their community, COAAA wants to know about them. Any individual or organization may nominate a resident of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, or Union County. The person must be 60 years of age or older and a legal resident of Ohio for the past five years. A married couple can also be nominated if they are both equally involved in the same activities and both meet the eligibility requirements.

You can request a nomination form by contacting Bonnie Ackerman, Hall of Fame Coordinator for COAAA, at 614-645-6149 or 1-800-589-7277.  You can also download an application from the COAAA’s web site HERE.

To find out more about the Hall of Fame, go HERE.

The Deadline for nominations is March 10, 2011.

Pleasant Valley Senior Center Selling Hand Made Mennonite Quilts to Raise Money for a New Television.

Many of you may have noticed the gorgeous hand made quilts we are currently displaying in the window of the pharmacy. The Pleasant Valley Senior Center recently lost their older television when it suddenly quit working. In order to raise money to purchase a new television, the Mennonite ladies at the Senior Center donated four quilts they had sewn to sell.  These quilts feature patterns such as “Bow Tie,” “Log Cabin,” “Wedding Ring,” and “Flower.” The quilts come in different sizes and are completely hand made, one of a kind creations, that were finished with a lot of love.

If you are interested in purchasing one of the quilts, which range in price from $100-$300, please contact Eleanor Obert, the activity director, at 614-873-8870. You can also get a closer look at the quilts by stopping in the pharmacy. We’ll take them out of the window so you can unfold them and sneak a peek at the excellent workmanship.

Please help the seniors get a new television! And if you don’t need a quilt, but would like to make a donation to help toward the television purchase, you can also give a donation to Eleanor (or us–we’ll pass the money along) for that purpose.