Thumbs up to organizers of the Go Johnny Go 5K Walk/Run 10K and the Johnny Keel Welness Foundation for presenting $5,000 to Sherry’s Run, which is the largest grassroots, faith-based organization in Wilson County that serves and makes a difference in the lives of families who are fighting cancer. The Go Johnny Go event is Saturday at 7 a.m. at Sports Village in Lebanon.
Thumbs up to Cumberland University for holding its 172nd spring commencement exercises last Saturday. Graduates totaled 450 who received diplomas during the ceremony. Thumbs up also to Pat Bryant, Sue Vanatta and student Chris Hall, who were each presented the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award during the ceremony.
Thumbs up to the Cumberland University baseball team, which made it to the NAIA World Series on Thursday afternoon. The Bulldogs defeated No. 7 Missouri Baptist, 6-3, earning the club’s 12th trip to the NAIA World Series next week in Lewiston, Idaho.
Thumbs up to John Wild, who was named Wilson Central’s new girls basketball coach. Wild began his coaching career as a junior high and varsity assistant basketball coach at Friendship Christian School in 1990.
Thumbs up to Wilson Central’s softball team for earning a trip to the Region 5-AAA softball tournament final to face Clarksville.
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet’s boys soccer team for earning a trip to the Region 5-AAA soccer tournament final.
Thumbs up to longtime Senior Citizens Awareness Network volunteer A.D. Key, who was honored Tuesday with a retirement ceremony. Key was involved with SCAN for the past 11 years.
Thumbs up to Lebanon Publishing Co. advertising and circulation staff for being among the best in the state at the recent Tennessee Press Association’s Ideas Contest awards.