There are many reasons to offer up a cheer this week. Below are a few.
Cheers go out to:
Charter Cable that donated more than 5,000 feet of fiber optic cable to the Porterville Fair.
Don and Peggy Wheeler who have been making Christmas brighter every year as Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
The Hume Lake Ranger District staff in Sequoia National Forest for being honored with the regional forester’s award.
Those model train enthusiasts who every year put in countless hours to set up the annual model train show at the Porterville Museum. The show runs through Jan. 5
JoJo Zorn of Monache Cross Country who finished 32nd at the state meet. She also won the East Yosemite League meet and the sectional meet.
Porterville High School’s Misha Vega who was named Northern California’s Most Improved Junior Golfer by the Women’s Golf Association of Northern California.
All of those cross country runners, golfers and water polo players honored by The Recorder.
Myers Funeral Service for its annual Memorial Tree and ceremony that means so much to so many people.
Monache High School band that represented the community by marching in the Disneyland and Hollywood Christmas parades.
Porterville High’s water polo goalie Courtney Hall who was named the East Yosemite League’s Most Valuable Girls Player. Also to Matlyn Morris and Marnie Kavern of Porterville High who were named to the first team, and Elizabeth Jacobs, Mary Crocker and Shannon Kaye of Monache who were named to the first team.
The Porterville sheltered Workshop Foundation and all those who supported the annual Christmas Tree auction last weekend, which raised thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations.
Porterville Chamber of Commerce, city of Porterville and Noon Rotary Club for sponsoring the annual Children’s Christmas Parade.
The Recorder wants to be sure good news and good deeds are recognized. If you know of some good news or a good deed that needs to be recognized in this column, call Editor Rick Elkins at 784-5000, ext. 1040, or e-mail it to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also message him on Twitter.