No partnership, new questions

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It came to our attention last week that a guest column in the Nov. 20 edition of Current in Zionsville incorrectly looped Leigh Ann Akard and Akard True Value into the discussion of a Walmart store on Michigan Road. The column in question, penned by Zionsville resident Bret Brewer, reported Walmart representatives as having mentioned a partnership with Akard’s store during a Nov. 12 meeting with residents. Further discussions with an understandably upset Akard revealed there is no such partnership, of course, but Brewer, who took copious notes during the meeting, did subsequently confirm a Walmart representative as having said that very thing. Clearly, we are inclined to believe both Akard and Brewer, which begs the question: Why would Walmart make that statement? Our staff will be looking into it. Stay tuned.

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Current has teamed with the Zionsville Merchants Association and the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce to help present Christmas in the Village on Saturday. Along with shopping experiences at village retailers, there will be holiday music, horse-drawn carriage rides, a trolley and barrel train and story-telling sessions. The event gets under way in earnest at 9:30 a.m. as the Marching Eagles of Zionsville Community High School lead Santa Claus in a parade down Main Street. (Santa will await visitors at Prudential Indiana Realty Office, 15 S. Main St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.) There also will be an Elf Scavenger Hunt at Akard True Value and chili at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center. We encourage you to make a full day of it.

 

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