As I think back to Christ-mases past, I recall the excitement and the anticipation of the guy coming down a chimney that we did not have. My Mom always told me that Daddy was going to get up and let Santa Claus in the front door by the tree.
Through life’s challenges Joyce Hamilton persevered and now her focus is caring for those in need in the community. Homeless at 19 years old in Brooklyn, Hamilton had two children and was leaving an abusive relationship.
Renae Harrison is happily retired from her role as Hardin County adult education coordinator. Although she thoroughly enjoyed her job, she says did it so well she wasn’t needed anymore and retired in October.
And that was fine with her. It had actually been a goal.
When SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program held a special video presentation in early October unveiling an addition to the Elizabethtown shelter, it was the culmination of lots of work, not the least of which was done by Janice Rawson.
Rawson, a public administration specialist with Lincoln Trail Area Development District, worked to find funding for the expansion.
At times, I find myself being somewhat ungrateful for things and people who surround me. A few days ago, in my eyes, was just a normal day until I looked at the date. Twenty-five years ago on Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was to be no more.