Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00
Two front-page articles recently in the Mineola American brought awareness to things sadly coming to an end and things to be aware of in the future.
For 25 years, the Fairgrieves got Mineola up one Sunday morning a year to run, guard, support and watch the Mineola Mustang Run. A sincere “Thank You” to Scott and Linda for an event that led people to meet on corners and think about the news of the day as they waited for the stampede to start.
Another front -page story recently was an honest and informative one written by Jennifer Hettinger on celiac disease. One in 133 Americans are now diagnosed with the illness. That puts 150 residents here in Mineola with me and Jennifer’s never-ending question, “What’s for dinner?”
Few food establishments are aware of this growing population but those with a finger on the pulse are finding additional customers, thanks to their concern and interest. Ardito’s, Plum Tomatoes and King Kullen are helping out as always.
As I stood by 1st Street and Wellington Road, waiting for the race to start, I was hoping to see Jennifer run by so I could yell out, “Try Shop & Shop’s chocolate pudding, it’s fat free and gluten free.” Thanks to all.
Jon and Patricia Carroll