---- — Here are some of the good things readers noticed around the area recently:
The family of E.R. “Bob” Pape III sends hearts “to the Danville community for the outpouring of love, support and comfort during our time of loss.
“We also want to take a moment to thank all of the funeral directors of the Vermilion County Funeral Directors Association for helping us through this time. Mike Rortvedt, Mike Robison and Matt Blurton — you were a godsend for those two weeks, and running the funeral for us allowed our staff to really be a part of the family.
“Loss isn’t any easier for us ‘in the business’ than it is for everyone else, and we appreciate the thoughts and prayers.”
Vermilion County Crimestoppers sends hearts “to the following people and businesses for their support of the Vermilion County Crimestoppers Car Show on Sept. 28.
“Hearts to Doug Barnette and family for being the sponsor of our car show, to the numerous car owners who brought their cars downtown for display and to The Tilton Trophy Shop for donating dash plaques to be given to the car owners.
“Hearts to the Cruse Brothers Band for playing some great music. Hearts to these businesses for providing door prizes: Shutes Alignment; County Market North; Advance Auto Parts; Big R; Carmack Car Capital; Kirchner’s; AutoMobile Diagnostics; Fagen’s Auto Parts; and Judy Myers with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
“Hearts also to Downtown Danville Inc., Danville parts and streets departments, Danville Police Department and its auxiliary officers, St. Paul’s for the use of its cash boxes and Shelly from the city’s parking garage. If we missed anyone, know that we appreciated what you did. Thank you all.”
Dorothy Carpenter and the family of Jamie Carpenter of Danville send hearts “to all of Jamie’s friends who put in a lot of hard work to put together the recent fundraiser on her behalf. Hearts to the host and hostess, who always do a great job and who have helped with so many benefits. Hearts to Bill Cahill for doing the hot meal for the workers.
“We never know what life will hand us until something happens to one of our family members. May the good Lord watch over us and the many other families facing a battle with cancer. Love you, Jamie.”