Thumbs up to Brandy Lindsey who runs Wildberry Catering in Lebanon, who got a bit of a boost Tuesday night during the Great Give-A-Way at the Wilson County Fair. Just prior to the annual fair drawing that allows one lucky winner to choose between several vehicles, Lindsey had some significant problems with the van she used as the heart of her catering business. She said it was to the point where she resorted to renting U-Haul trailers to take her catering necessities to job sites. Her father, Calvin Gaskey, went to various businesses all across Lebanon to get tickets for Tuesday’s drawing. The result of his efforts was 250 tickets, or 250 chances out of thousands to win the car. Lindsey said new Dodge Caravan she selected was picked up from the dealership Wednesday and would immediately be put to use. Wildberry Catering plans to cater the Nashville Bridal Show this weekend.
Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet’s Brette Ruff, who was crowned 2014 Fairest of the Fair on Monday night. First runner-up was Elizabeth Kate Armistead, and second runner-up was Caroline Allison Hendrick. Hendrick was also voted crowd favorite.
Thumbs up to Lebanon’s Jackie Taylor, who was the Ms. Senior Wilson County winner. First runner-up went to Jeanette Stump, of Mt. Juliet, and second runner-up went to Bettye Jones, of Lebanon.
Thumbs up to Cumberland University’s baseball team, which took center stage Tuesday at Lebanon’s city council meeting. Mayor Philip Craighead presented Coach Woody Hunt and the Bulldogs with a certificate honoring a day of recognition for the team from Gov. Bill Haslam.
Thumbs up to Winfree Bryant Middle School students and faculty, who will get one-on-one time with an astronaut live on the International Space Station on Tuesday. The school will be connected to the space station through amateur radio. Science teacher Tammy Sheppard said the school received the opportunity through a proposal sent to NASA last fall.