My name is Jennifer [Coffman] Rice; I’m the 6th generation of my family to be born and raised in Union City, on the Indiana side. This is one of a series of recollections about my hometown in the 1960’s and 70’s, and this particular account is Part One about the downtown area, especially its early history.Read More
More than two thousand communities are committing to rally their neighborhoods to celebrate Small Business Saturday this holiday season.
Now in its fifth year, Small Business Saturday (November 29)th, held every year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, was created by American Express in 2010 to support the small businesses that create jobs and boost the economy. Since its inception, Small Business Saturday has served as the ceremonial kickoff to the busy holiday shopping season for independently-owned businesses.
Just as important, it has driven high visibility and appreciation for the unique role that small businesses play in local communities. In 2013, consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reported spending $5.7 billion with independent merchants on the day, an increase of 3.6% from the previous year.*
This is the old W.K. Smith house, which sits directly across from the library, on the corner. The first shot is a sketch of the house that was published in the Tucker book about Randolph Co., published in 1882. The others are photos I took myself, in 1990 (center) and 2008.
We want to wish UC resident Delbert Elliot a very Happy Birthday! He turned 100 on Saturday. (photo provided by Rick Clear)