Help Our Hospice after the rain of concerts
Persistent thunderstorms swept away Our Hospice of South Central Indiana’s annual Labor Day weekend concert. But while large crowds missed 40 Years of College and Yacht Rock Review, the reason for the organization’s fundraising remains in the spotlight.
The annual event, which has also been impacted by COVID in recent years, was expected to bring in $125,000 to $130,000 this year, but organizers expect a shortfall of around $10,000, Brian Blair reported. from The Republic. The organizers are trying to make up the difference, and we’re sure the community will step up to make it happen.
The value of the hospice exceeds dollars, as many can attest. Compassionate and comforting palliative care for those with advanced illness and dignified end-of-life care is worth more than we can measure. But as Blair pointed out, this need for palliative care services is greater than ever.
If you are able to support the noble mission of Our Hospice, consider making a donation or volunteering. Learn more, including how you can help, at ourhospice.org.
Ignite Columbus thinks big
Think fast: do you have a great idea that will make Columbus a better place? Write it down – or better yet, get to work on a PowerPoint – and get ready to present!
Ignite Columbus invites presenters to show and tell their innovative and enlightening ideas in a brainstorming competition. Presenters have five minutes to make their point while going through 20 slides. Judges reward the most innovative and informative presentations while the public selects the audience award.
And as The Republic’s Jana Wiersema reported, the audience for these Columbus-area Chamber of Commerce events can be quite large — about 100 people turned out at the last such event at Helen Haddad Hall on April 27. House Speaker Cindy Frey said the event “resulted in the launch of two companies, Transcriptly and The Hive. In fact, Transcriptly recently secured a $20,000 investment from Velocities and Elevate Ventures. The teacher Kilah Dickey has partnered with software developer Brian Slater to create a platform to seamlessly transfer student transcripts at the middle and high school level.
Obviously, this is more than just a pie-in-the-sky vision. If you are interested in participating in the November 3 edition of Ignite Columbus, apply by October 10 at airtable.com/shr5DT70coAOzxnOY. For more information on attending the next event, go to columbusareachamber.com.
Tomorrow, remember September 11
We committed to each other as Americans 21 years ago tomorrow. We said we would never forget.
Do you remember where you were that morning, September 11, 2001? How did your world come to a halt after an airliner crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 8:46 a.m.? How did we watch on live television the smoldering tower, an unthinkable image, as confused broadcasters tried to make sense of what we were witnessing?
Even more unthinkable, a second airliner slammed into the South Tower at 9:03 a.m., then at 9:37 a.m. another slammed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Within an hour we knew we were under attack. We feared that others would follow.
9/11 cast a long shadow and changed our country and our lives forever. We have faced the threats of terrorism, none more heroically than our veterans who served, fought and died to secure our freedoms.
A memorial ceremony commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks will be held Sunday at 8:40 a.m. at Columbus City Hall.
As we remember, let us also remember what history tends to forget: in the days and weeks after the September 11 attacks, for a brief moment, in one of our darkest hours , we came together like we never had in most of our lifetimes.
Do you remember?