Our 2019 Bright Futures finalists.
Thank you for helping us honor Greene County’s Bright Futures!
Each year in April, we honor the top ten finalists in our Bright Futures contest. We write their inspiring stories, create a special section of the paper to shout their awesomeness to the world and we hold an all-you-can-eat pizza banquet for them during which we recap their stories, gift the finalists with bags of “swag” and announce our top winner.
Those bags, however, would contain very little swag if it were not for our wonderful donors. In fact, it’s possible we wouldn’t even have bags...
Along with our event sponsors McDonald’s of Linton, the Greene County Foundation, Quality Mulch, Midwest Satellite and Greene County General Hospital, these individuals and businesses don’t have to help us but they do. They give us vouchers for free food, free movies, free days at the pool, free days at the gym and free rounds of mini golf. They toss trinkets and treasures our way in multiples of eleven (one of our finalists this year was a pair of students), things like sports ice packs, sewing kits, note pads, pens, rubber bracelets, stickers, planners, wildflower seeds, gourmet candy, custom t-shirts, regular candy, customized, handpainted initial tags and homemade-that-day chocolate chip cookies, among other gifts and prizes to thank these outstanding young people and let them know how much Greene County appreciates who they are, what they do and how they will shape our world in the future.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to give them the honor they deserve.
Our 2019 Bright Futures donors
Barbara “The Cookie Lady” Hanauer
Patti and Lauren Jones
City of Linton
The AM Risher Pool
Pizza Hut of Linton
Wendy’s of Linton
Long John Silver of Linton
Just A Hobby
Miner Mini Golf
Greene County General Hospital
Arby’s of Linton
Linton Sporting Goods
Ultimate Fitness Gym
Owen County State Bank
Greene County Sheriff’s Department
Bloomfield Police Department
The Sh’ae Lynn/May’s Flowers
Jo Etta’s Pizza
And one more...okay, eleven more thank-you’s go out to our 2019 Greene County’s Bright Future finalists:
Sophi Edwards and Sam Rees
Abby Jo Hartzburg
Because of you, Greene County’s future is bright!
You are all very, very much appreciated.
See you next April :-)
Patti is a Staff Writer for the Greene County Daily World. She loves to laugh and also loves kitties. She’s kind of weird but has a heart of gold. If you would like to share a story or just make a friend, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.