Mike Croy knew he wanted to be a jeweler when he was a teenager.
“I was 14 years old and my neighbor was making jewelry on Pollywog Lake, sitting there, setting diamonds and catching catfish out his back door,” he said. “I said, ‘I want to do that.’”
The Grant County native has been a jeweler for 36 years and has been self-employed for 29 years.
He opened Claudia’s Custom Jewelers at 100 South Main St., downtown Williamstown, on Jan. 14, 2011.
For 42 years, the Grant County Chamber of Commerce has been an important part of the progress in Grant County. It has grown from a small group of founding businesses to the second largest chamber in the northern region of Kentucky. '
The City of Williamstown, in partnership with Fitness For Life Around Grant County, will be holding a volunteer clean up day at JB Miller Park on March 24.
JB Miller Park, on Waterworks Road, has been undergoing a renovation and extension of a one mile walking trail that loops around the city’s old water resevoir.
A work day has been planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 24 or a rain date from 3 p.m. to dusk on March 27.
Grant County Parks, Recreation forming softball leagues
The Grant County Parks and Recreation is now forming softball leagues for men and women. The men’s league will meet on Friday nights and the co-ed league will meet on Saturday nights. For more information, call Ruth at 859-903-9631.
The Grant County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for recipients for the annual awards banquet.
• Grant Countian of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
The Northern Kentucky Field and Forest Club is looking for new members. A meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on March 20 at the Grant County Extension Office in Williamstown. For more information, call Elbridge Cook Jr. at 824-5648 or John Mullins at 859-496-2130.
See next week’s Grant County News for more information.
Crittenden Baptist Church is buzzing with activity.
Since the March 2 tornado, it has become one busy place as the central drop off point for donations, volunteers, victims to connect with emergency service providers and its kitchen has been serving three meals a day to victims and volunteers.
It got started when Kim Haubner, the founder of HOPE (Helping People Out Everywhere) posted on Facebook that her newly founded organization would be distributing clothes and food to tornado victims on March 4.
Allison Spiess has been appointed as an agent in the Grant County Farm Bureau Insurance Agency. She is a graduate of Wauseon High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Morehead State University. In her new position, she will be calling on the residents of Grant County to offer a wide variety of insurance coverage through the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies.
Absolutely nothing says spring more than the distant chorus of spring peepers. There is a wooded stream just off Conner Station that is home to a cacophonous band of peepers all competing for as many females as they can. On a warm March evening, especially after a shower, spring peepers remind me of how glorious rural life can be.
Just by listening a whole other world can be imagined.