Delphos Aware Magazine August 2018

From the Editor Photography by Heather Marie Photography

I Hello friends!

can’t believe it’s August already and the kids will be headed back to school. While back to school is always a busy time, I also find this time of year to be a prime time for organization. The seasons are about to change, and many people will be taking inventory of their fall and winter clothes. I encourage you to keep our local Inter-Faith Thrift Store in mind as a wonderful place to donate those unwanted items. We begin to think about fall decorations and families begin to discuss who is hosting the fall and winter holidays. One thing I love to do in the fall is reorganize my office. Many busi- nesses prepare budgets, for the coming year, at the start of the fourth quarter. This is an opportune time to organize your computer files and desk drawers. You’ll find some helpful instructions to do just that in this month’s Business to Business article.

Whether you plan on spending your Friday nights under the Stadium lights, or your Sunday afternoons in front of the TV, I would like to encourage you to think about the ways you can support our local schools and our local students. Being involved in our city’s youth is probably one of the most rewarding things will ever do. We all have opportunities to extend kindness and support in one way or another. As always, we will do our best in the Delphos Aware Facebook group to keep you posted on what is happening with our youth in the community. Finding your purpose in the community could be as easy as showing up at an event and simply asking, “How can I help?” Many programs would appreciate having your assistance. Your Delphos Aware Facebook group turns one in August! We will be launching a few community initiatives in the coming year to add value and safety to Delphos. I am amazed at the continued growth of the Delphos Aware family. Our members are doing a fantas- tic job of keeping each other informed and up-to-date on what is happening in the neighborhoods we live in. Even if you may not see these people face to face, relationships are being built. That is what a strong community is all about. We will keep you posted as new projects develop. We are always open to hear what ideas you may have for Delphos, too. Another area of possible involvement to consider—being a committee member for one of these groups, as they form. My husband Mark and I were privileged to host Jim Smith, of the Point the Thumb Journey, as he traveled through Delphos on his across America walk to restore his faith in humanity. Jim is sharing stories of his journey and the people he meets along the way on his Facebook page and his website. I have shared a little of our visit in this issue. Lastly, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude for the warm, kind, and passionate reception I received after launching the inaugural issue of your Delphos Aware LLC Online Magazine last month. Your praise and appreciation validated all the arduous work and effort that has gone into this project. We have so much to be grateful for in our community! I encourage everyone to participate in this monthly magazine that highlights the best of the best in our city. We are always open for suggestions, articles, and content that in- spires and uplifts.

God bless each and every one of you and enjoy this issue of your Delphos Aware magazine!

Laura Hayford Editor in Chief

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