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2021 summer imagesRoad Trips, Not Too Many

Now-a-days, my husband and I do not go on many road trips. We do not wander too far from home base. We attended a wedding at Urbana Country Club which was so nice. I fell in love with the Club’s country setting and the amenities it offers. This picture was taken on the back porch of the Club while we all waited for dinner to be served, quite delicious appetizers were served too! We loved our day away.

In May, my friend Becky and I went on a road trip to Cincinnati so I could interview one of our classmates (which, by the way, will be in the next edition of On a Mission) and we dined at The National Exemplar, Mariemont Hotel, Mariemont, OH. It was super! The downtown area of Mariemont is so quaint and was one of my favorite destinations with my mom in the early 70’s. I was surprised. It is exactly how I remember it. I am glad Becky drove that day. I am not too keen on driving on the Interstates. When I visit my son and his family, I travel Route 33 which is not too bad, then I exit onto Interstate 270 for just a short jaunt. So far so good for this old gal in her different set of wheels from Beau Townsend, 2019 Nissan Sentra with a cool moon roof!

Thanks, Beau for the great deal!

Thanking everyone involved in this issue…it had a shaky start, but we did it! Thanks for all your hard work to get it accomplished!

 Carolyn Hayers, Publisher


Message from the Board

Pets Uniting People Society or PUPS is a 501c3 nonprofit pet protection network that provides education and awareness through print and social media. We offer, for those people who qualify, free or low-cost dog or cat neuter/spay services. In addition, we offer neuters/spays for free-roaming cats for established colony care providers to keep the overpopulation numbers to a minimum.

Pet protection education and awareness is the key to communities. That is why our Facebook page offers educational tips on various pet protection issues. We are a resource and referral organization regarding pet protection issues in southwestern Ohio.We network with other like-organizations to make this world a little nicer for our 4-legged friends and those who love them.

Every opportunity, we share our events. Please mark your calendar for our “Autumn Leaves” Fundraiser at the Marriott, Downtown Springfield, OH on Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10am – 1pm. It’s an auction, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 and a delicious breakfast, $25 for a ticket.

~ Dave and Dottie Smiddy; Judy Benning; Stacey Picolo; Susan Pike.

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Use your Kroger Plus Card to help P.U.P.S. Doesn’t affect your points. PUPS number is 82712 or type in our organization name: Pets Uniting People Society.

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