It was a good weekend for good news in the Firelands area.
It started Friday morning when Norwalk resident Bob Spettle won the Relly Award as "Bob the Wet Guy" on "LIVE with Regis and Kelly."
The story has been well documented. Bob and his wife, Jean, were in New York City earlier this summer waiting to get into the show. They were 60th and 61st in line standing in the pouring rain. Bob was pictured in the show's opening holding a broken umbrella and dripping wet.
Regis Philbin invited the two in to watch the show, and Spettle later was nominated for a Relly Award.
Spettle handled himself like a pro, both live on the show and again when the awards presentation was taped.
In this day of economic development and promoting communities, Spettle would be a great spokesman for Norwalk and Huron County. Right now, Spettle may be one of the most recognized people in town. (His picture appears on today's ReflectorCam page on B-1.)
"Bob the Wet Guy" is like money in the bank. It's time to make a withdrawal.
Our people will be talking to his people.
Two special events worth noting were held Sunday.
Christie Lane Schools and Workshop celebrated 40 years of the MRDD (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities) program. "I am more than proud of Christie Lane," Superintendent Dee Zeffiro-Krenisky said. "The community has supported and helped guide the development of services delivered and to them I say, "Thank you.'" (A related story appears today on Page A-6.)
At the same time, the Town and Country Garden Club hosted the Blue Star Memorial Ceremony at Veterans Park on Shady Lane Drive. It is the 18th Blue Star Memorial in Ohio, which honors all American veterans, past and future.
There's plenty of good news going on in this area, and it never hurts to point it out.
And if we ever need any help promoting good news, we'll get "Bob the Wet Guy" to do it for us.