Smiles Scowls

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 14, 2003

Smile: For the 50-strong Suffolk Special Olympics Swim Team, which wound up their successful ’05 campaign with a pool party at the YMCA.

Smile: For 11-year-old Shanice Mason, who burned up the links this summer winning the Old Dominion Junior Tournament, finishing third in the U.S. Kids State Tournament; and faring well against the boys in other tournaments.

Smile: For Rosa Williams, who was treated to a 90th birthday party recently by the congregation at St. Paul Baptist Church.

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Smile: For Lindsay Hurrala, Alexia Clary, Taylor Ferguson, Shelbie Dashiell, Katie Babb, Lindsey Babb, Whitney Beale, Whitney Babb, Crystal Mitchell, Katelyn Gwaltney, Courtney Buckner, Ashley Ross, Rene Drewry, Deanna Cutchins and Coach Amanda Drewry of the Southern Sweethearts Dance Team, which won several awards at the Junior Olympic national games recently.

Scowl: For the Suffolk Redevelopment Housing Association for cutting its regular donation to the Suffolk Shelter for the Homeless by $15,000. Granted, the Shelter has suffered set backs, but over the past six months the board has aggressively addressed problems and needs the support now more than ever. We hope the SRHA can take a hard look at revisiting this matter.

Smile: For King’s Fork student Kathryn Babineau, who recently won the Over the Fences equestrian event at the national Summer College Bound Invitational Horse Show in Newberry, Fla.

Smile: For organizers of the benefit motorcycle rally

over the weekend which brought out 150 riders to help Trooper DeShaun Melton, recently injured in a flash-bang grenade explosion accident.

Smile: For Suffolk residents Violet and John Hankins who are actively spreading the word to area Parkinson’s disease sufferers of the existence of a support group in the area.

Smile: For Suffolk developers Ed Anderson of Anderson Restoration and Mickey Garcia of Garcia Development, whose quality work was recently featured in the 300,000-circulation Sherwin-Williams

Professional Painting Contractor publication.

Smile: For the Suffolk Family YMCA, which held a grand re-opening Saturday to celebrate the completion of its renovation project.