The last time Santa Ava was called with a Best of Nice, Evan Bayh was governor of Indiana, Bill Clinton was president, American Idol season 12 finalist Angela “Angie” Miller was just baby, Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina was a newborn, Idol season 10 finalist Pia Toscano and The Voice US season 3 winner Cassadee Pope were in kindergarten, and yours truly was an 11-year-old boy that was heading to the 6th grade.
First some information… Why?
The news of the deaths of Ashley Rheam (1984-2013) on March 17,Braylee Rice on May 6, and Travis Simpkins (1979-2013) on July 13, plus a severe thunderstorm in the Marion and Fairmount areas the knocked out power for as many as five hours on July 10, Five Points Mall (formerly North Park Mall) losing Sears and Christopher & Banks, Marion’s Greyhound Bus station basically moving across Indiana 18 to Doc’s BP/Subway as a pick-up/drop-off point and purchasing tickets on Baron’s Bus Lines, the Speedway station being converted to a Marathon Mini-Mart in June after Speedway bought Gas America last May, Flores Mexican Restaurant in Gas City permanently closed, and NoSirGifts (my late mother’s business) filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy–signaling to yours truly to believe that the economy of Marion, Indiana is only getting worse despite improvements.
So yours truly, Ava Zinn, at the end of the July makes the decision to call off Santa Ava for 2013 after at least three deaths
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