Bowersville declares day for local girl

  • Sunshot by Grayson Williams - Outgoing Bowersville Mayor Jim Jordan, right, poses for a photo with Lainey Moon. Jordan proclaimed Aug. 25 as Lainey Jo Moon Day at a meeting on Dec. 19 after Moon won a Cabbage Patch Doll look-alike contest.
    Sunshot by Grayson Williams - Outgoing Bowersville Mayor Jim Jordan, right, poses for a photo with Lainey Moon. Jordan proclaimed Aug. 25 as Lainey Jo Moon Day at a meeting on Dec. 19 after Moon won a Cabbage Patch Doll look-alike contest.
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Bowersville Mayor Jim Jordan ended his last town council meeting as mayor on a positive note Dec. 19.
After the regular meeting, Jordan made an official proclamation to dedicate Aug. 25 of every year as “Lainey Jo Moon Day.”
Moon is a 5-year-old local girl who recently won the 2019 Cabbage Patch Kid Look-a-Like contest and will be featured on Cabbage Patch Kid packaging globally. She also received a custom made, hand stitched doll signed by Cabbage Patch Kid founder Xavier Roberts, complete with a head full of thick red yarn to match Lainey’s signature red hair.
“Whereas the town of Bowersville is very proud of Lainey Jo and her global recognition for winning this contest, therefore, I, Jim Jordan, mayor of the town of Bowersville, would like to honor Lainey Jo and do hereby proclaim August 25th as Lainey Jo Moon day,” Jordan said followed by applause.
In other business:
• Council members Jeff Burney, Cindy Hensley and Felecia Brown were in attendance, giving the council a quorum, and the council voted 3-0 to approve the FY 2020 budget. No other business was discussed at the meeting.