The Odyssey Times, Vol 1, Issue 12

Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called The Odyssey Times.

Timothy Center hosts wide variety of conventions

This month the Timothy Center will host a convention for the local chapter of the Society for Mental Improvement and Living Enthusiastically, or SMILE for short. The group will be having a week-long bash filled with activities celebrating their happiness.

Howard Weamer, president of the local chapter, said that SMILE conventions are where members get their energy. “It’s so wonderful to be around all these happy people. So many people in this world are so cynical, so negative, so annoying, so hard to get along with, and so insulting. We keep everything on a much higher plane,” said Weamer.

The week will include the singing of the traditional SMILE song (composed by SMILE president and founder Guy Shaffer), a biggest smile contest, a few rounds of “Hide and Seek,” and a special appearance by a surprise guest. Weamer declined to comment on the guest. “I will only say that any SMILE member would be thrilled to see this guest!”

Tom Riley, owner and operator of the Timothy Center, said he’s glad that such diverse groups are using the Center. “When I started the center, I had no idea how many groups would use it. I’m very pleased.”

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