Letters to the editor

This is a great community

Recently our family suffered a great loss in the passing of my wife, Lisa Castle.

Lisa was a employee of the Groveport Madison School District and "The Columbus Dispatch." She was a devoted mother of four children. We have lived in the Groveport Madison district for 25 years.

I would like say to the Groveport Madison community, Groveport Madison coaches, teachers, administration and all the friends of the family that your support, prayers and spirit have been overwhelming and have lifted our family and carried us through this difficult time.

All of us would like to express our sincere thank you for your support and strength that has been given to our family!

Yes, this is a great community to live in.

 John Craig Castle and family   
Groveport Madison

Customers have integrity

In this time of thanksgiving and reflection, I’d like to take a moment and say a big "Thank you" to the many patrons of my massage therapy business. 

I appreciate the confidence you have in me to refer to family, friends and co-workers. Many take the time to call ahead to reschedule appointments when there are conflicts. Even in this culture of hustle and self-serving so many of you compensate my time for missed appointments and late cancellations. It shows great character and integrity of the patron and great respect for me to pay for a missed appointment.


So, I am encouraged by the values of commitment, trust and consideration that remain true here in Groveport. Yet one more reason this is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Kim Marsee, Lic. massage therapist

Be a Christmas "Angel"

I am alarmed by the number of families in our community who urgently need help providing Christmas for their kids this year. This October, Go Groveport! became the administrator of the Groveport Madison Adopt-A-Family program (GMAAF) – formerly the Birch Tavern Adopt-a-Family program.

We currently have over 80 families in need (which translates to about 300 kids in the Groveport Madison School system) for whom Christmas would not happen if not for the GMAAF program. The program has already received wonderful support from many generous individuals, businesses, churches, and organizations.


Unfortunately, we don’t have all the families adopted at this point. We are still desperately seeking "Angels" for about half of the kids. Our community has such a great heart, and together we can help reach all of these families in need.

If you, your business or your organization would like to assist with this effort, and become one of our "Angels," either by adopting a family, or just helping out with part of the need; through a money, food, toy or clothing donation, please contact Christine Boucher at Go Groveport, 614-836-7939 or via e-mail at Christine@gogroveport.com before Dec. 15.

Collection boxes are also placed throughout the community for money donations, or you can make a direct deposit into the GMAAF account at the Huntington bank in Groveport. First Service Federal Credit Union is also collecting new toys until Dec. 15.

I would like to extend my thanks to those who have already come forward with their support, and I ask that you join us in this worthwhile effort. Together we can make Christmas come to our entire community.

Niels Hansen, president
Go Groveport!

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