Wayne Hotelling of Silver Creek sure can dance.
If you did not see the photo of one of the area's great boosters on the front page of the OBSERVER special edition, we included it with this column. It is a fun photo of him and his daughter, Laurel, grooving during an event last January at The Resource Center.
On Wednesday, Hotelling was doing a lot more hustling than dancing in preparation for the annual Laurel Run, which takes place next weekend with a relay from Jamestown to Dunkirk and a group of events in Silver Creek on July 21.
The Page One photo from our special edition on Wednesday.
As usual - for the past six years - Hotelling got started early, greeting circulation director Shawn Paulus at 4:30 a.m. for his 550 special editions. The selling of the newspapers, which were on the streets by 6 a.m., is a group effort. Many participate here at the OBSERVER while a number of volunteers also assist.
Besides Hotelling, here are the volunteers who helped raise $2,000 for work-related projects for adults with disabilities at The Resource Center:
Victoria Trass Bardo, Paulette Barreca, Nancy Battaglia-Danielson, Kayla Bohall, Amanda Bolinger, Wes Buehler, Corina Bullock, Ricky Carlson, Dave Coia, Keith Collins, Vinnie Conti, Brooke D'Agostino, Carter D'Agostino, Catherine D'Agostino.
Gerald Dolce, Amanda Dove, Amy Drozdziel, Sophia Drozdziel, Travis Drozdziel, Nancy Ingram, Bill Johnson, Rebecca Hamlet Kapple, Josie Klee, Julie Kohler, Bill Kraft, Elizabeth Kraft, Greg Krauza, Maggy Krauza, Matt Krauza, Tucker Krauza.
Tony Lazarony, Virginia Lehman, Kevin Lowther, Dominica Luzzi, Bruce Main, Althea Maxwell, Donald Parker, Jessica Pietrkiewicz, Angela Puccierelli, Dave Rice, Sandy Rice.
Carol Roussiau, David Scholand, Suzette Smith, Yvonne Stein, Laurie Strong, Lisa Swanson, Richard Swanson, Steve Waterson, Cindy Willebrandt, Nick Woloszyn.
Those who assisted at the OBSERVER included: Gregory Bacon, Gary Butler, Gretchen Cronin, Chuck Cuccia, Randy DeJohn, Matthew Edwards, Ron Frommer, Corky Gloff, Bill Hammond, Mary Ann Herrington, Christine Higgins, Roberta Jacobs, Adam Mason, Matthew Messere, Barb Musso, Matt Schrantz, Christine Sell, Shawn Smith and Wally Welka.
Thanks, as well, to the community for its support in helping the Laurel Run in this fund-raiser.
John D'Agostino is the OBSERVER publisher. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 366-3000, ext. 401.