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Spin-A-Round Sound Wedding Deejay Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES & Meet the Finalists!

THE SPIN-A-ROUND SOUND WEDDING DEEJAY GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES & Meet the Finalists

Official Rules: PRINTABLE/PDF VERISON

Learn about the Finalists:  (Click on names to read their stories)

Option 1: Danielle Nicole Ramser & Nolan Edward Taylor | Engaged December 3, 2017

Option 2: Chelsea Hargis & Michael Heater | Engaged December 25, 2017

Option 3: Jasmine Mullins & Benjamin Preston | Engaged January 1, 2018

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN & ALL ENTRIES HAVE EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING

How to Enter:  All entrants must be 18 years of age or older and be able to provide proof of an accepted engagement on or between the dates of Friday, November 17, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. All entrants must submit their engagement details in writing along with the engagement date, full legal name(s), contact number, email address and city of residences of both of the engaged to todd@spinaroundsounddj.com. Employees, officers, directors of sponsor, parents, spouses, contractors, vendors and immediate family of Spin-A-Round Sound or Extol Magazine are not eligible to participate.

The wedding venue must be within 50 miles of New Albany, Indiana (anything over 50 miles, will require additional fees).  Venue must allow outside deejay services unless pre-approved by venue owner/manager. Additonally, the date of services rendered must be agreed upon by winning party and Spin-A-Round Sound.  Only one entry per email address will be considered. All entries become the exclusive property of Spin-A-Round and will not be returned.

The Prize: Grand Prize is full wedding night deejay package including four-hour reception or wedding/reception service, two deejays’, DMX controlled light show – which includes four DMX moving head lights, twelve par lights with two eight-feet truss stands, two four-feet truss stands and ten uplights – total package valued at $2,000. Winning party is not limited to the above package and could add additional items upon request for additional pricing. Additional items offered: more up lighting, staging, projector options or whatever is needed to make your dream wedding a reality. (Winner will have to complete a prize validation and will be responsible for any taxes that may result from winning.)

Effective Date of Entries: Deadlines for all entries starts 12 p.m. January 5, 2018, and ends 11:59 a.m. January 12, 2018; no exceptions.

Selection of Finalists: Members of Spin-A-Round Sound and Extol will select three (3) finalists who will then be announced, along with their story, and sent to public vote via www.Extolmag.com. Final selection of finalists will be made on or before January 14, 2018.

Notification of Finalists and Grand Prize Winner: The three (3) finalists will be contacted by Extol Magazine or by representatives of Spin-A-Round Sound and may be asked additional engagement details and/or to answer questions regarding their dream wedding.

A Grand Prize Winner will be selected through public voting* and a panel of professional judges. Voting begins at 12 p.m. January 15, 2018 and end at 11:59 p.m. January 19, 2018.  The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by a representative of either Extol Magazine and/or Spin-A-Round Sound on or before January 20, 2018.

Other conditions:  All entrants, by submitting their entry, agree to participate, at no additional or out of pocket costs to Spin-A-Round Sound or Extol Magazine, in any and all public relations, social media, marketing or advertising of the DeeJay Giveaway. This may include the use of your name, your likeness or current photographs and descriptions of your Deejay Giveaway entry and any supplied engagement photos. These conditions also apply to the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner selected.

Names, addresses and email addresses that are gathered through this sweepstakes will not be used for solicitation or sold to a third party for solicitation or released to a third party for any purpose other than that of the giveaway itself.

Indemnification: Entrants, by submitting their entry, agree to release and hold Spin-A-Round Sound and Extol Magazine, its employees, directors, shareholders, representatives, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies harmless for any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

* Public Voting limits votes to one vote per person (tracked by IP address). The highest public vote count counts only a percentage of the overall criteria by which a winner is ultimately selected, with professional judges having the final say. (Percentage of vote: Public Vote 49%, Extol Magazine 25.5%, & Spin-A-Round Sound 25.5% = 100% of final vote)

 

SIRA 2017 Installation of Officers & Awards Ceremony

Southern Indiana Realtors Association (SIRA) hosted its 2017 Installation of Officers & Awards Ceremony Dec. 8 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. The evening included a welcome by SIRA CEO Glenda Gasparine, the swearing in of the 2018 SIRA Board of Directors, including Incoming-President Vince Hopper, as well as several awards, including to 2017 Realtor of the Year Kathi Combs Byrd of Schuler Bauer. Juice Box Heroes finished the night with a performance that kept those in attendance on the dance floor.

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Exit | December 2017

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At 6 a.m. Nov. 16, Q103.1 Morning Host Dingo Crank and Mike Benson of A1 Porta Potty ascended their respective scissor lifts – Dingo at Buffalo Wild Wings on Westport Road in Louisville and Mike at Coyle Chevrolet in Clarksville – where they both committed to reside for the next 103 hours to compel the community to donate new bikes for kids. Despite the wild weather over the next several days, which ranged from 65+ degrees to rain to a hard frost, Mike and Dingo persisted. So, too, did the Kentuckiana community. Early morning on Nov. 20, just before sunrise and with the end of the event in sight, we checked in with Mike, who said he was ready, understandably, for a hot shower but also was emotional about the outpouring of love and donations. Dingo, in his Facebook posts, echoed the same sentiments. (FYI: Dingo did this solo in 2016.) As of press time, 2025 bikes had been collected on both sides of the river with many more expected to be purchased with the monetary donations Mike and Dingo also received. “When I look out, I see each (bike) as a kid on Christmas,” Mike said, choking up as he surveyed the hundreds of new bikes. “We’re just characters up here. This is for the kids.”

 

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German American Bank’s Oktoberfest

Oct. 25 • German American Sellersburg branch

German American Bank hosted Oktoberfest Oct. 25 at the Sellersburg branch. The invitation-only event featured live music, German food, fellowship and more.

Photos by Christian Watson

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SIRA Monte Carlo Night

Sept. 22 • The Grand in New Albany

Photos by Christian Watson

Southern Indiana Realtor Association hosted Monte Carlo Night Sept. 22 at The Grand. Guests were asked to wear flapper- and gangster-style apparel and come out for a night of food, fun and entertainment.

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How Thomas Jefferson and King Kong Led to the End of My Child’s Innocence

screen-shot-2017-12-05-at-2-10-54-amBy Ray Lucas 

THIS SUMMER, my 5-year-old son peed on the president’s barn.

We were on vacation and had stopped for the day at Monticello, the home of President Thomas Jefferson. While touring the historic Virginian plantation, we stepped into the presidential stable where my wife and I read about what an avid horse rider Jefferson had been during his lifetime.

I was leaving the barn toward the fenced-in pasture, where TJ’s horses once grazed, when I heard fellow tourists giggling and clicking their camera. Curious, I turned toward the scene that held their attention and discovered my son, shorts and underwear completely around his ankles, peeing on the side of the white-washed barn so dear to Mr. Jefferson. Bare cheeks in the wind, he showed no modesty nor shame.

Containing my smile, it occurred to me in that moment that I was far overdue for a conversation with him about when a boy can and cannot pee in the yard. Walking the grounds toward the Jeffersonian mansion featured on the back of the nickel, we began our talk about being discreet while our fellow tourists were probably posting photos of his transgressions with “Ha-ha” emoji’s on Facebook.

The experience led me to the question, “What other conversations in my life have I been putting off?”

I made a mental list of a few that were seriously overdue.

• “The birds and the bees” part one with the 10-year old son and “the birds and the bees” part two with 17-year-old son.

• “I’m not as crazy about the movie White Christmas as I led you to believe while dating” with wife (I think she already suspected).

• “I’m not so sure Simba really escaped to the woods with all of the other bunnies” explaining the untimely demise of her childhood rabbit, with now 19-year-old daughter. (Sorry, honey!)


IT’S HARD TO TELL YOUR CHILD THAT THERE ARE BAD PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND SOMETIMES THEY OVERPOWER THE GOOD IN THOSE AROUND THEM.


A few weeks ago, another conversation came to mind. My wife and I allowed our 5-year-old to watch a movie he had seen the previews for and begged us to watch – King Kong. At the end of the story, our young filmgoer had grown attached to King Kong and was jumping up and down on the couch cheering each time the great ape swatted an attacking biplane out of the sky atop the Empire State Building. Even while his hero took bullets and grew weak, our boy felt certain that Kong would prevail.

Finally, as King Kong slipped from the building and fell to his death our son became sad and confused. He looked at me as if he had been betrayed. His voice quivered: “That’s not supposed to happen.” He couldn’t help himself as he began to weep. He was embarrassed and crying and mad. “Why did the bad boys kill him?” he sobbed. He cried for a solid five minutes as we consoled him. We were both unprepared at how upset the ending had made him.

Obviously, this was another conversation that was overdue – the good guy doesn’t always win. It’s hard to tell your child that there are bad people in the world and sometimes they overpower the good in those around them. One needs only to look at the headlines of the past few months to know this truth.

So why are these conversations hard to have? Sometimes it’s the fear of hurting feelings or bringing up a subject that we find uneasy about ourselves. But these experiences have led me to understand more often than not the hardest conversations to have with our children are the ones that mark the end of a certain innocence that we aren’t ready to see pass.

Most recently I have wrestled with another conversation with our 5-year-old that is long past due: “It’s time for you to sleep all night in your own bed.” We never let his older siblings sleep with us, but as the baby, we would occasionally allow him to slip into our bed in the middle of the night. As a toddler, it was sometimes cramped, but he would snuggle up, put his arms around your neck and smile in his sleep. How could we resist?

Today, he takes up more bed space than I do, kicks the covers off each night and his cold feet usually end up in my wife’s back. We agree that he needs to stay in his own bed, but because we have grown used to the arrangement or because we are typically too tired to get up and lead him to bed, we have not had that final conversation that is way past due. Or perhaps we both fear that this, too, will mark a passing of innocence that we are not ready to see end.

It’s true – our kindergarten son still sleeps with an innocent smile in our bed. Judge me if you like, but at least he no longer pees on presidential barns.

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Home For The Holidays: The Smith Broady Team Can Help With That

screen-shot-2017-12-05-at-2-05-01-amSonya Broady vividly remembers when she and Leslie Smith decided to start Smith Broady & Associates, a mortgage company located in Southern Indiana. “We opened in June 2008 in the middle of the real estate downfall,” Sonya said. “Everyone thought we were crazy.”

Now, more than nine years later, there are five members of the Smith Broady team, and they recently relocated from their Blackiston Mill Road location in New Albany to a beautifully remodeled, homey office at 1114 E. Tenth St. in Jeffersonville.

“It’s been almost a three-year process to look for something and find a right price and location,” said Leslie, who shares the principal manager/co-owner title with Sonya. “We have succeeded because of our team. We are family. Now that we’re in our new spot, we’re hoping to grow even more.

Smith Broady & Associates

At Smith Broady & Associates, we keep the mortgage process Simple so you can focus on more important issues in your life. Our experienced loan officers will personally guide you through our five-step process

STEP 1: Loan prequalification

STEP 2: Mortgage loan application

STEP 3: Mortgage underwriting

STEP 4: Final conditions

STEP 5: Closing

Every step of the way, your Smith Broady & Associates loan officer will keep you informed of their progress toward the closing date. With the large inventory of affordable homes on the market, this is a wonderful time for first-time homebuyers to purchase a home.

At Smith Broady & Associates, we look forward to earning your business and becoming your preferred mortgage company for all your home purchases. From starter homes to dream homes, we’re there for you.


Smith Broady & Associates

1114 E. Tenth St.

Jeffersonville

912.941.0926

smithbroady.com

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Premier Homes Has Broken Ground on Ellingsworth Commons

screen-shot-2017-12-05-at-1-58-44-amCelebration served as official start to development of Jeffersonville community

PREMIER HOMES hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in late October at 4029 Herb Lewis Road in Jeffersonville to celebrate the official start to the development of Ellingsworth Commons.

“We look forward to celebrating the beginning of our development of this one-of-a-kind lifestyle community,” said Premier Homes President Jeff Corbett. “Ellingsworth Commons also will improve the quality of life for area residents by increasing the tax base, providing economic growth by encouraging new businesses and addressing the growing housing need due to job growth in Jeffersonville.”

David Blankenbeker, a local surveyor and land planner, worked to develop Ellingsworth Commons by employing some of the concepts put forth by Randall Arendt, author of Rural by Design and a national-recognized expert on creative development design. The property is bounded by Port Road, Stonelilly Drive, Herb Lewis Road and Middle Road. Located off I-265 in Jeffersonville – mere minutes from Louisville – Ellingsworth Commons is a sprawling development that will feature numerous green spaces, three lakes, playgrounds, parks, walking and biking trails, a clubhouse and pool, and more than 500 lots on nearly 170 acres of land. Homes in the family-friendly community will range in style, including craftsman, brick and stone. Prices start at $180,000.

“This is something Southern Indiana has never seen before,” said Premier Homes Sales Manager Cat Stevens. “Ellingsworth Commons is about encouraging camaraderie with your neighbors. This is a lifestyle; this is creating a community.”


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We Do: Extol Weddings | Hitched at Harvest

Couple wins all-expenses-paid dream wedding, thanks to local vendors

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHLEY WALTS

Jamie and Sydney (Gohlston) Oliver wed Oct. 14, 2017, at The Loft on Spring after winning the first-ever Get Hitched at Harvest giveaway.

Laurie Haag, owner of Eventful 203, Laurel Wreath Bridal and Loft on Spring, came up with the contest as a way to celebrate Harvest Homecoming’s 50th anniversary. She easily garnered the support of local vendors, all of whom donated their services, and asked the public for email submissions. Then, a committee made up of community members picked the winner: Jamie’s entry about his soon-to-be wife

“You have to fight through some bad days, to get to the best days of your life,” read the submission from Jamie. “A lot of times you hear about the love of your life, but what about the life you’ve grown into by love? I wasn’t always the man I am today. I didn’t always want the things I have today, but because of Sydney and the way she’s always put love first, her love of life, her love of our children and her love of me, I’ve grown – by love. … Sydney is the love of my life and the hardest rock I know. She’s a diamond! When life’s pressures were applied, in the midst of darkness, she turned our life into something more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.”

On Sept. 29, Laurie announced on WHAS11’s “Great Day Live!” that Jamie and Sydney were the lucky couple who had won the dream package, which included a wedding dress provided by Laurel Wreath bridal, a rehearsal dinner dress for the bride (and 20 percent off bridal party dresses) from Sapphire on Main, a rehearsal dinner at River City Winery and an Oct. 14 wedding at The Loft on Spring.

“There’s a cadence in which society tries to follow rules,” wrote Jamie in his submission. “Love tends not to follow those rules. It has no rhyme or reason, no fault nor blame and as a pastor once told us, ‘Love holds no records of past transgressions.’ It is unconditional. It may not be the greatest love story of all time, but it’s all love for us.”


HITCHED AT HARVEST VENDORS

VENUE: The Loft on Spring

FOOD: Stumler’s Catering

BAR SERVICE: Wick’s

FLORALS: Merci Bouquet

DJ: Spin-A-Round Sound

CAKE: Sweet Stuff

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ashley Walts Photography

BRIDE’S DRESS: Laurel Wreath Bridal

BRIDE’S WEDDING DAY PREP: Laurel and Lavender Beauty Lounge

BRIDE’S MAKE-UP: Beauty by Olivia Louise
BRIDAL DRESS ALTERATIONS: Alterations by Carol

GROOM’S TUX RENTAL: Sew Fitting

GROOM’S ACCESSORIES: Him Gentleman’s Boutique

COMMEMORATIVE SPARKLING WINE BOTTLE: Hoosier Wine Girl

REHEARSAL DINNER: River City Winery

BRIDE’S REHEARSAL DINNER DRESS: Sapphire on Main Boutique

MEDIA PARTNER: Extol Magazine

 

 

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2017 One Southern Indiana ACE Awards

One Southern Indiana (1si) hosted its third annual ACE Awards Nov. 30 at Kye’s II in Jeffersonville.

ACE stands for Appreciating and Celebrating Excellence. The awards are given to 1si members.

Chris Garten, owner and president of Signature Countertops, won the Axiom Financial Strategies of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, James W. Robinson ACE Award for Young Professional of the Year.

Leslie Lewis-Sheets, owner of LL&A Interior Design, received the Duke Energy Kevin Hammersmith ACE Award for Community Leader.

Doug York, president of Rodefer Moss & Co, PLLC, was given the Kightlinger & Gray Sam Day ACE Award for Professional of the Year.

Photos by Christian Watson